All Posts by Umm Laylah

What is a Muslim?

hat does it mean to be a Muslim? How do you respond if it’s your child who asks? What a loaded question! Islam is a way of life, and there are many facets of our faith to consider when defining the attributes of a Muslim. I’m joyful to have found the book What is a Muslim by […]

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Ramadan Activities with a Science Twist

amadan is finally here, and subhan’Allah the time has passed so quickly! In the coming weeks, you may be planning to focus your energy on worship and Qur’an. Below are four fun Ramadan activities with a science twist so you and your children can make the most of this month while incorporating secular studies. Bake […]

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Spring Inspired Nature Craft

s a non-native Arabic speaker, ensuring Laylah grows up familiar and fluent with the language is of utmost importance to me. And as Muslims, we recognize it is our obligation to learn what is necessary to fulfill our duties in Islam. I was ecstatic when I first stumbled upon Arabic Seeds. Arabic Seeds provides practical […]

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3 Things Every Homeschooler Needs to Know

espite anticipated technical issues, the first annual Islamic Homeschool Convention was a success Alhamdulillah. Uplifting, would be my first choice of word, if I had to choose just one. For new and veteran homeschoolers, alike, it provided motivation to continue striving on the path of home educating, and it was a renewal of genuine passion […]

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Interview on Homeschooling with Nada Wafa

Nada Wafa is a passionate homeschooler living in Apex, North Carolina. A full-time mother of three, she has a 4-year-old daughter, 2-year-old son, and 6-month-old baby girl. She has experience teaching in both North Carolina and Jordan, where she lived for five years. She’s currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Curriculums and Instruction with a […]

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Nightly News with Safa

This week I had the opportunity to review Nightly News with Safa by Helal Musleh. For those who are unfamiliar with Sister Helal, she is an Ontario certified teacher with a passion for education. She shares

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Quick Guide to Begin Islamic Homeschooling

So you’ve decided to homeschool your children. Or maybe you’re still just considering it. You may be feeling overwhelmed at where and how to begin. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Below I’ve compiled and organized research on where to begin the process. You’ll also find valuable links to Islamic educational resources that you […]

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What’s Missing from your Islamic Homeschool that will make it Easier

o you agree with me when I say homeschooling is tough? It’s a daily challenge. If you’re just considering it, where to begin is overwhelming. If you’re just starting, how to begin is overwhelming. If you’ve been homeschooling for some time now, how to proceed (and find the determination to do so!)—each week, month, year—is always overwhelming.

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