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Date: Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 19:58

Alhamdulillah, we are continuing our homeschool journey for year 2012-2013. Here is the link, Our Journal "12/"13. May Allah always bless and increase our knowledge, aameen.
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Date: Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 01:15
Assalamualaikum,

Here is the link for Homeschool Year 2011-2012.

Insha Allah, it will give the benefits.

"Have a Happy Homeschooling."
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Date: Saturday, 07 Aug 2010 14:26
Insha Allah, our homeschool journey will be continued to this blog, Muslim Homeschool in America '10/'11

Happy Ramadan and Happy Homeschooling.
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Date: Saturday, 17 Jul 2010 20:56




Here are some suggestions for learning activities at home during summer vacation:


Happy Learning at Home with your family.
Have a Happy Summer Vacation!!!
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Date: Friday, 18 Jun 2010 21:57

These are copy of papers that I have to sign after the meeting.




This is my cover letter that BOE has to sign after the meeting.




Alhamdulillah, I finished the portfolio meeting for school year 2009-2010 with Board of Education. My oldest son will be dropped for the next year portfolio because he is already taking classes in college. I will still have to do for my youngest son. Insha Allah.

I would like to share my experience about this meeting.
Insha Allah, it will be useful to others.



  • What is a Home-school Portfolio?

    Some states require an annual assessment of homeschooled students.

    The annual assessment can be in form of periodic testing or the presentation of a portfolio.

    Basically, a homeschool portfolio is a collection of materials that are used to show what your child has learned during the school year.




  • The Important of Portfolio

    Some homeschooling family need a portfolio is because of the law in some state.
    Portfolio can help parents to record their children progress and achievements, especially when the children are homeschooling through high school.
    It is also important to help to make a transcript in their high school program.

    If your state requires you to keep records, then you should:
    • pay attention to any filing dates and submit paperwork promptly
    • remember to submit only the information required by your state law.
    • create a portfolio, which show her/his how much she has learned and her/his progress.




  • How and What To Present A Homeschool Portfolio

    I always create my own way to make this record keeping more informative for others and useful for the future. You can create your own record keeping which is depending on your children activities. My children love reading the books, working on the textbooks, and doing programming on computer. For the meeting, I create a list of reading books, a list of the textbooks for each subject with the explanations, and some sample of their computer works. I also bring some of their Arabic writing, an album of pictures of their activities and the field trips, and the audio of their reading Al Qur'an.

    Then I print and collect all the important documents in a binder.

    You can choose any variety of materials to reflect what your child has learned, experienced and accomplished throughout the year.
    Some suggestion materials are:
    • a journal which contains notes about your child,
    • a report card or a progress of your child for all the subjects,
    • a list of textbooks or workbooks pages,
    • a list of computer software or websites,
    • a list of outside classes or online classes,
    • a list of activities and achievements of your child,
    • samples of the child's work, such as :
      • samples of creative writing,
      • samples of drawings,
      • and sample worksheets of each subjects.
    • audio or video tapes of your child,
    • pictures of your children activities,
    • photos of field trips, artwork, projects and family life,
    • brochures and booklets from field trips and other activities,
    • a list of books that the child has read including both the title and the author,
    • a list of your goals for the year,
    • and a monthly or weekly schedule of your child during the school year.





  • Who Will You Meet in The Portfolio Meeting

    In the meeting, I meet with the Director of Pupil, the Board of Education in my school district. He usually ask some of the questions, such as:
    • How are your homeschooled children?
    • Where are the sample of worksheets of your children?
    • Are you going to continue for next year? or drop?
    • How is the social life for your children?
    • Do you have any problem in your home-school?
    • What is your plan for next year?


    The director will not asking any question at all about our homeschool, if I bring some sample of my children school works. He only ask me that if I am going to continue the homeschooling or not.
    But this year, I didn't bring any sample of my children school works. The director asked me to bring some sample next time because he wanted to see the actual works. You can read his comment in one of the pictures above.
    It's not easy to bring all the materials in 5-6 plastick bags or in a big box in the meeting.


  • How Long Is The Meeting?

    The meeting is only taking 5-10 minutes for each child.


  • When Is The Portfolio Meeting?

    You will get a mail from Board of Education. You have to choose and confirm to the date of meeting with the Board of Education.
    Usually the meeting is taking place at the end of school year around June, July, or August.




  • Things To Remember in Portfolio Meeting.

    Things that I always have to remember in portfolio meeting are:

    • never bringing children to the meeting.
    • to ask the Board of Education, who is in meeting with us, to sign on my cover letter of portfolio meeting in my bundle of record keeping for my children.
    • always remembering that the purpose of portfolio meeting is to overview of the homeschool year that the child is have been done in homeschooling and that progress is being made.
    • keeping a portfolio is a great keep sake, a good way to chart progress and keep records.
    • not to copy any your child works for Board of Education, except the transcript from the institution where your child attended the classes. With this transcript, your child will be dropped for the next portfolio meeting.
    • to copy the papers which you are signing on for your record.
    • asking any support in your school district, such as textbooks, school facility, and important information regarding the testing or others.
    • making a lot of doa to Allah.


    I hope that this article is useful for you.

    May Allah make it easy on your homeschooling journey. Ameen.




    Useful links:


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Date: Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 01:56

Alhamdulillah, I got this award from this bloq, Over the Top-Blog Award.

Jazakillah khair for passing this award, my dearest sister.
Now, it's my turn to pass this award to others.

Before I pass this award on I have to answer the following questions with one-word answers!
1. Where is your cell phone? everywhere
2.Your hair? straight
3. Your mother? mama
4. Your father? papa
5. Your favorite food? spicy
6. Your dream last night? sweet
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? Jannah
9. What room are you in? living-room
10. Your hobby? traveling
11. Your fear? Allah
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? paradise
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren’t? reading
15. Muffins? anything
16. Wish list item? nothing
17. Where did you grow up? everywhere
18. Last thing you did? doa
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? unavailable
21. Your pets? cat
22. Your friends? dearest
23. Your life? Alhamdulillah
24. Your mood? smooth
25. Missing someone? mommy
26. Vehicle? toyota
27. Something you’re not wearing? bikini
28. Your favorite store? nothing
29. Your favorite color? white
30. When was the last time you laughed? now
31. Last time you cried? midnight
32. Your best friend? husband
33. One place that I go over and over? library
34. One person who emails me regularly? spam
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

Actually, I love all the Muslim Home school blogs...but I don't have time to list all of them in here.
Once again, Jazakillah khair my dearest sister.

Okay, now I pass this award on to:


You can also find my other useful links in Ikhlas Homeschool
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Date: Monday, 07 Jun 2010 20:09
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Alhamdulillah, my kids finished the Spring semester. They were doing great on their final exam.
Alhamdulillah, they did very well on the school. I knew that they were working hard to learn and get the good grade. And the same time, they had fun in between.

Summer is here.

In this summer, we plan to go on vacation with the kids and take summer course for my older kids, insha Allah.
Our small halaqah is still going on in this summer. Alhamdulillah. The kids will continue to read Al-Qur'an with tajweed and to learn more about Islamic study.

Please do not forget Islamic activities for your kids in this summer, such as:
memorization Al-Qur'an and Islamic study (story of Prophets and Sahabah).

Some of ideas for the summer that you can do with your kids at home are as following:



Have a Happy Summer Season and Safe Vacation.
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Date: Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:26

It was my son final exam.
He was telling me story about one of his classmate asking my son to do something.

"Do you want 20 dollar?", he asked to my son.
"No", said my son.

"Do you want one hundred dollar?", he asked again.
"Yes, of course", my son answered.

"If you want one hundred dollar, you have to give me all the answers in this exam." he explained to my son.
My son answered quickly, "Oh I can not do that, my dad will get mad to me. And this is not good manner in the school."

I was very happy to hear this story. My son can handle this kind of problem with good manner.
I think his classmate was very desperate about this final exam and expecting my son will help him.

Alhamdulillah, my son's score is A in that course.

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Date: Monday, 05 Apr 2010 23:38

Alhamdulillah, Allah bless us with this earth and all the environment just for us.
We have to take care our environment everyday in this earth. Everyday is our earth day for Muslim. If our environment is clean, insha Allah, we can have our clean water, clean air, and healthy families.



Global Warming

There are so many problems about global warming, the climate is changing. Earthquakes, forest in fire, flooding, our decreasing natural resources, and other natural disasters are happening everywhere around the world.
There are several other causes of Global Warming, it is important to learn about what is affecting our world. Global Warming is a very serious threat to our way of life.



The Important of Earth

"He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth."
(Al Qur'an 6. surah Al An'am : ayah 101)

Allah made the earth a place suitable to prayer , Prophet Mohummed (PBUH) says " wherever the time for the prayer comes upon you , perform the prayer ; for all the earth is a place of worshiping for you".

"And the stars and the trees prostate."
(Al Qur'an 55. surah Ar-Rahman: ayah 6).
All the earth is a place for prostration, which means that all the earth is place for turning in humility. By bowing in prostration anywhere and everywhere we join the stars and the trees, the heavens and the earth.




Earth, Planets, And Other Living Things In Al Qur'an

In Al-Qur'an, there are so many statements about earth, planets, water, and all about all other living things.

  • All living things are made of from water.

    Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?
    (Al Qur'an surah:21.Al-Anbiya ayah:30)

  • Planets created to serve man.

    He is the Cleaver of the Daybreak, and He has made the night for rest and the sun and the moon for calculation. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing. (96)
    And it is He who placed for you the stars that you may be guided by them through the darknesses of the land and sea. We have detailed the signs for a people who know. (97)
    (Al Qur'an surah:6.Al-Anam ayah 96-97)

  • Water Cycle

    And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy [i.e., rainfall] until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds, We drive them to a dead land and We send down rain therein and bring forth thereby [some] of all the fruits. Thus will We bring forth the dead; perhaps you may be reminded.
    (Al Qur'an surah:7.Al-Araf ayah:57)

  • Water

    And within the land are neighboring plots and gardens of grapevines and crops and palm trees, [growing] several from a root or otherwise, watered with one water; but We make some of them to exceed others in [quality of] fruit. Indeed in that are signs for people who reason.
    (Al Qur'an surah:13. Al-Rad ayah:4)

    He sends down from the sky, rain, and valleys flow according to their capacity, and the torrent carries a rising foam. And from that [ore] which they heat in the fire, desiring adornments and utensils, is a foam like it. Thus Allah presents [the example of] truth and falsehood. As for the foam, it vanishes, [being] cast off; but as for that which benefits the people, it remains on the earth. Thus Allah present examples.
    (Al Qur'an surah:13.Al-Rad ayah:17)

  • The Mountains

    "We placed firmly embedded mountains on the earth, so it would not move under them, and We made therein [mountain] passes [as] roads that they might be guided."
    (Al Qur'an surah: 21. al Anbiya :ayah 31).





Earth And Others Living Things In Hadiths

Some hadiths that are saying about the important of taking care of our earth are, such as:

  • Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited Umm Mubashshir al-Ansariya at her orchard of date-palms and said to her: Who has planted these trees of dates-a Muslim or a non-Musim? She said: A Muslim, of course, whereupon he said: Never a Muslim plants, or cultivates a land, and it out of that men eat, or the animals eat, or anything else eats, but that becomes charity on his (planter's) behalf.
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, Number 3765)

  • Jabir b. Abdullah (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited the orchard of Umm Ma'sud and said: Umm Ma'bad. he who has planted this tree, is he a Muslim or a non-Muslim? She said: Of course, he is a Muslim, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: No Muslim who plants (trees) and from their fruits the human beings or the beasts or birds eat, but that would be taken as an act of charity on the Day of Resurrection.
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, Number 3767)


  • Anas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying
    "Never does a Muslim plant trees or cultivate land and birds or a man or a beast eat out of them but that is a charity on his behalf."
    (Sahih Muslim Book 010, number 3769)


Those hadiths show that the important of taking care our earth by planting the trees as an act of charity.



Action For Earth

There are so many ways that we can teach to our children to take care our earth clean, such as:
  • Clean up event around the house or the school or the community.
  • Teach about environmental issues affecting ours.
  • Teach about the causes and effect of global warming.
  • Teach the important of clean water.
  • Make a poster about "Save the Earth".
  • Have fun learning about plants, soil, water, and more.
  • Explore and learn about rivers, lakes, and streams.
  • Teach about Reduse, reuse, and recycle.


Some of actions to reduce energy and reduce waste are:
  • In House
    • Turn off lights when you leave a room.
    • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps(CFLs).
    • Wash clothes with cold water. Consider using air to dry your clothes.
    • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degree Farenheit and wrap it with an insulation blanket.


  • In Backyard
    • Plant a family garden. It's a fun way to learn what goes into growing produce, and the results are delicious.
    • Use a rake instead of leaf blower, it's great exercise and cuts down on pollution and energy consumption.
    • Use a push mower and leave grass clippings on your lawn to decompose and return organic nutrients to the soil.


  • In Your Trash
    • Recycle everything.
    • Purchase reusable and durable items rather than disposables.
    • Compost your leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps to reduce materials that go to a landfill.


  • In Your Car
    • Keep your vehicle maintained, including tire pressure, filter and oil changes.
    • Don't carry more items around in your car than you need. Extra weight reduces gas mileage and increases emissions.
    • Try to drive non peaks hours to avoid idling in heavy traffic.
      Idling hurts engines, wastes gas and generates unnecessary emissions.
    • Consider walking, biking, carpooling or using mass transit when you can.

Insha Allah by doing some of those actions above our child will be a leader who care about the environment. My students said that "We are the Green Generation".



Useful Links

There are some of useful links:
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Date: Monday, 05 Apr 2010 23:32
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Date: Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 11:07
  • Allah is with Those Who Patiently Persevere (Saabireen)

    • O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient.
      [2. Surah Al-Baqarah : Ayah 153]


    • And obey Allah and His Apostle and do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah is with the patient.
      [8. Surah Al-Anfaal : Ayah 46]



  • Allah is with Those Who Believe (Mumineen)

    • If you demanded a judgment, the judgment has then indeed come to you; and if you desist, it will be better for you; and if you turn back (to fight), We (too) shall turn back, and your forces shall avail you nothing, though they may be many, and (know) that Allah is with the believers.
      [8. Surah Al-Anfaal : Ayah 19]



  • Allah is with Those Who Restrain Themselves (Muttaqeen)

    • O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).[9. Surah At-Tawba : Ayah 123]


    • The Sacred month for the sacred month and all sacred things are (under the law of) retaliation; whoever then acts aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has inflicted on you and be careful (of your duty) to Allah and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
      [2. Surah Al-Baqarah : Ayah 194]




  • Allah is with Those Who do Good (Muhsineen)

    • Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way. And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; but if you are patient, it will certainly be best for those who are patient. And be patient and your patience is not but by (the assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not distress yourself at what they plan. Surely Allah is with those who guard (against evil) and those who do good (to others).
      [16. Surah An-Nahl : Ayah 125-128]

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Date: Monday, 15 Mar 2010 04:19
Last week, my youngest one asked me how to take wudhu. I was so happy helping her to learn how to take a wudu before salah. Alhamdulillah.

The steps of taking wudhu are:
  • Making Niyyah (Intention) that you are making Wudu' for Salaat and begin by saying. "Bismillah" (In the name of Allah).
  • Washing both hands up to the wrist three times, the right hand first and then the left, and making sure that water has reached between the fingers.
  • Rinsing and gargling the mouth three times;
  • Washing the nose into three times;
  • Washing the face beginning from the forehead to the bottom of the chin, three times;
  • Washing your right arm and then your left arm thoroughly, from the forearms up to the elbows three times;
  • Wiping wet hands over the head from front down to the neck, only one time.
  • Then passing the wet tips of your index fingers into the grooves and holes of both ears and also pass the wet thumbs behind the ears (three times).
  • Washing the feet including the ankles three times, making sure that water has reached between the toes and back of the feet. Do the right foot first and then the left.
  • Doa

    أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَهُ

    "Ash-hadu an la ilaha illal lahu wah dahu la shariikala wa ash-hadu anna Muammadan 'abduhu wa rasuluh."




Cleanliness In Islam

We, as parent, are responsible in teaching our kids about cleanliness.
Cleanliness, more importantly starts from keeping our body clean.
We have to take a bath and to clean and to wash thoroughly our private parts and bodies.

Teaching cleanliness should start with personal hygiene. Children should learn the importance of hygiene and the various diseases when they are very young age. It is essential to teach them certain habits like washing hands with soap and water before meals, regular brushing of teeth, using the toilet, taking a bath, and taking wudhu (an ablution).

In our community, children should follow certain rules such as keeping our surroundings clean and avoid littering in public places.
Children should be taught to keep public places clean just as their houses. They should not be allowed to litter at public places like parks and roadsides. We also should teach them how to use and to clean when they go to the masjid restrooms just the way they do at home.


In Islam the Arabic term for purity is Taharah.
Al Qur'an insists that the believer should maintain a constant state of purity.

Cleanliness in Islam emphasis in both its spiritual and physical. On the physical side, Islam requires the Muslim to clean his body, his clothes, his house, and the whole community. Allah will reward for being clean. On the spiritual side, Muslim should clean their heart and soul.


  • Cleanliness In Al Qur'an

    • "Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean." (2: 22)

    • "Keep your clothes clean." (74:4)

    • "Believers! When you prepare for prayer wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water) and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are ritually impure bathe your whole body." (5:6)

    • "Of their wealth take alms so that you may purify and sanctify them." (9: 103)

      Charity is a way of purifying ours wealth. A Muslim should give charity (Sadaqah) and pay the required annual Zakah, the 2.5% alms-tax.




  • Cleanliness In Hadiths

    • Narrated AbuMalik al-Ash'ari:

      The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Cleanliness is half of faith and Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah) and Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth, and prayer is a light, and charity is proof (of one's faith) and endurance is a brightness and the Qur'an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.
      (Sahih Muslim Book 2, Number 0432)

    • "Don't ever come with your hair and beard disheveled like a devil." [Al-Tirmidhi]

    • "Had I not been afraid of overburdening my community, I would have ordered them to brush their teeth for every prayer." (Bukhari)




  • How and What To Clean

    • Ghusl (a complete bath)

      This is when all our parts of the body are washed with water, including the mouth and the nose.

    • Wudhu (ablution)

      This is when certain our parts of the body are washed with water.

      "Once I went up the roof of the mosque along with Abu Huraira (RA): He performed ablution and said, "I heard the Prophet (S) saying, 'On the Day of Resurrection, my followers will be called Al-Ghurr-ul-Muhajjalun from the traces of ablution and whoever can increase the area of his radiance should do so (by performing ablution in the most perfect manner.'"
      (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Hadith No. 138)

      This hadiths show us that the important of wudhu (ablution) in Islam.

      Narrated Uthman ibn Affan:
      "The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: 'He who performed ablution well, his sins would come out from his body, even coming out from under his nails.'" (Sahih Muslim, Book 2, Number 0476)

    • Tayammum (purification without water)

    • Removing Hairs and Cutting The Nails

      We do not want to look alike an animals because of our hairs and nails growing long.

      Prophet (peace be upon him). He said, "From the acts of nature are five: circumcision (obligation for men, but not for women), removing pubic hairs, trimming the mustache, cutting the nails and plucking the hair from under the armpits."
      [Recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim].

      It is not allowed to leave them for more than forty nights. This is based on the Hadith of Anas who said, "The Messenger of Allah set a time limit for us for trimming the mustache, trimming nails, removing armpit hairs and removing pubic hairs. They cannot be left for more than forty nights." [Recorded by Muslim].




We should always keep reminding our children the importance of hygiene and how to maintain it.
You can give your children rewards, such as sticker or sweets or small gift, for every effort from time to time.

Useful links:



May Allah always keep us clean and in state of wudhu ready for salah/prayer.
Amin.
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Date: Sunday, 14 Feb 2010 17:43
We went to Savin Rock Beach, West Haven. This beach is very nice and clean.
The kids really love to go there. They learned, played, and enjoyed the nature.
These are some of pictures that I took.

Have a Happy Homeschooling....




















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Date: Tuesday, 09 Feb 2010 01:03
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 00:03
"Mothers should feed their children for two whole years (that is) for those who wish to complete the suckling term, the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms is upon the father of the child."
(AL Qur'an surah Al-Baqarah 2:233)

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Last Saturday night, we went to masjid for aqeeqah.
Aqeeqah is one of the children's rights upon the parents.

Here are some others of children's right upon parents, as following:

  • We should do Aqeeqah for our newborn child if we can afford it.

    Aqeeqah refers to the animal slaughtered as a sacrifice for a newborn child.

    ’Aa’ishah, Umm Karz, Asmaa’ Bint Yazeed, and Ibn ’Abbaas (y), all reported that Allaah’s Messenger (S) said: "The Aqeeqah is two sheeps for the male child, and one for the female." [There is no harm whether they be male or female animals.]


  • We should give our children a good name.

    Abdullah ibn Abbas (R.A.) relates that the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said "It is also a claim of the child on his father that he gives him a good name and teaches him good manners."

    In another hadeeth, the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said "on the Day of Resurrection, you will be called out by your name and the name of your father. -The call will be:- so and-so, son of so-and-so, therefore, give good names."

  • We should do circumcised when they are young.

  • We should teach how to read and memorize Al Qur'an.

    The sisters should listen to Al Qur'an when the baby is still in womb after 4 months.
    The child will quite beacuse of listening Al Qur'an.

    The first thing the baby should hear when born is Allah's name, the Adzan. Father should make adhan with soft voice.

  • We should teach them about our deen.

    We should bring them to masjid and let them hear about Jannah (paradise) and Jahanam (hell),so they will have their heart to our deen.

    Most of the kids do not know about haram and halal, they only think about enjoyment.


  • We should teach them to make doa for their parents.

    Allah will not punish us when our children make doa for their parents.

    "Rabbighfirli wa li wa lidayya warhamhuma kama rabbayani saghira"
    [Oh Allah! Bestow upon my parents mercy as they cherished us in childhood.]

  • We should order them to do salah so they will fear of Allah.

  • We should make doa for our children, too.

  • We should control the TV, the game, and any other playstation.

  • We should ask our children to read together Islamic books at home.
    Alhamdulillah, this is what we always try to do with our children. We can make a small halaqah regulary with our children.
    We should try to read Al Qur'an and Islamic books for 5 to 15 minutes everyday.
    Insha Allah, our children will be a good Muslim in the future with Allah's bless.



These are some of the children's rights upon the parents that Sheikh gave on lecture that Saturday night.
Next week, insha Allah, we are going to masjid for another invitation on aqeeqah.

May Allah always bless our children. Ameen.
Author: "noreply@blogger.com (Muslim Home School in America)" Tags: "Islamic Study - The Children's Right"
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Date: Monday, 25 Jan 2010 03:37
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