Monday, July 21, 2014

2013-2014 is Complete!



Farewell to our 2013-2014 School Year, the year has been completed. Today, we have finished our 2013-2014 Portfolios or Record Books as we like to call them. A beautiful reminder of the work that we did this year. Whatever work that didn't get finished will be saved for another time. Believe me with four Beloved Children at four different levels, there is plenty of unfinished work and unfulfilled plans that will be saved for later. . . I just don't have that much time in my day available to do all that I would like to do. However, as I sift through the record book, I feel humbled of our year's accomplishment and relieved that it is over..


Although, I may not look back on how I can make changes to last year, I do look forward and self-evaluate how I can improve for the next year. . . and isn't that a life lesson that can fit any situation. There is no reason to relive the past, there will be so many more opportunities to improve in the future.


MashaAllah, our homeschooling has come along way since I began homeschooling my oldest son in 2001. May God bless you all with a wonderful, fun, & educational 2014-2015 school year!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Audio Books- Miraj

Z Man says Miraj Audio is sooooo awesome and I am inclined to agree.



We are enjoying the Free Audio Books and our purchased Audio Books from Miraj Audio during Ramadan. We do not watch television in our house and our movies are limited to documentaries and Islamic movies most of the time. Moreover, during Ramadan we cut out all videos that are not Islamic and we especially cut out the video games. Days filled in play & worship and nights at the Masjid keeps us pretty busy during Ramadan, but for those time periods where we want to be quietly entertained, Miraj Audio works perfectly!

The Sad Camel is always Free to Download
TRY ONE FREE!

During Ramadan Miraj Audio has had a special free listening special. This week you can listen to Yusuf and His Amazing Dreams for FREE. Next week will be a new free audio to listen to, so return to their website throughout the month. They are also offering 25% off Ramadan Special for all purchases, using the code: "Ramadan 2014"

Yusuf and His Amazing Dreams


Such a great deal! I regret to say that I have not personally taken advantage of their offer because I purchased all of our audios on Amazon for full price. I like keeping all of my downloads in the Amazon Music Library . . . just to keep things simple by having it all in one place. My only criticism is how they split up Salah ad-Din into three parts, each part is $6 each. $18 for the entire Salah ad-Din album is a tad bit high. All in all we are happy customers as you see by my Beloveds' drawings inspired by these enchanting audio books. Thank you Miraj, may Allah accept this as a great deed to Muslim families.
Here are the Amazon Links:

Salah ad-Din and the Frankish Boy Part 1
 Salah ad-Din and the Frankish Boy Part 1





Dawood and the Giant


Leyla the Sparrow


A Gift of Sands
A Gift of the Sands





Nuh and the Great Flood
Abdulqadir’s Treasure

The Ants and the Prophet
 The Ants and the Prophet





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ramadan Notebook

I have been color coding my children for a long time before Lil A was even born. My oldest son's color was orange, Big A is still pink, S Man is blue, Z Man is green, and Lil A is purple. Often I can replace a name for a color. Now you know what's up when I share the same printable, as with the Ramadan Notebook cover in 4 colors: they were made with my 4 Beloveds in mind. ♥



What's Inside?

Big A
(In Order)
Ramadan Notebook Cover- Link
Ramadan Ibadah Checklist- Link
Juz Tracker- Link
Ramadan Guide- Link
Wird-al-Latif- Link
Islamic Book Log- Link
Ramadan Chore Chart- Link
School Work Chart- Link
Prophet & Quran- Link
Ramadan in a Muslim Country- Link
Ramadan Notes page- Link

S Man & Z Man
(In Order)
Ramadan Notebook Cover- Link
Simplified Ramadan Ibadah Checklist- Link
Juz Tracker- Link
Ramadan Guide- Link
Wird-al-Latif- Link
Islamic Book Log- Link
Ramadan Chore Chart- Link
School Work Chart- Link
Prophet & Quran- Link
Ramadan Activity Pack 1- Link
Ramadan in Muslim Country- Link
Ramadan Notes page- Link

Lil A
(In Order)
Ramadan Notebook Cover- Link
Ramadan Road Map- Link
Surah Progress Chart- Link
Islamic Book Log- Link
Ramadan Chore Chart- Link
School Work Chart- Link
Ramadan Packet- Link
Quran, Niyyah, & Questions- Link
Zaay is for Zakat- Link
Kids of the Ummah- Link
Ramadan Activity Pack 1- Link
Ramadan in a Muslim Country- Link
Ramadan Notes page- Link

Other Great Resources 
(not included in our Notebook this year)

Ramadan Ibaada Logbook- Link
Quran Map- Link
Smart Ark Fun Stuff- Link
Ramadan Battle Plan- Link
Ramadan Workbook- Link
Ramadan Activity Book- Link
30 Days of Activities- Link

♥  Download the Free Printable
Ramadan Notebook Cover & Notes
Ramadan Chore Chart

General Islamic Page

♥  Amazon Store: Islamic Studies

♥  Pinterest: Ramadan/Eid Ideas


♥  Check our Progress: Curriculum Checklist

Monday, June 30, 2014

Ramadan Online Learning

*Live Sessions*
12:00 pm est.
Quran for Young Adults with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan - Link

2:30 pm est.
Nafahat Ramadaniyya with Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa - Link

6:30 pm est.
Purification of the Heart with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus - Link
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7:30 pm est.
Call to the Believers in the Quran with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani- Link

9:30 pm est.
Ramadan & Tarawih with Imam Mikaeel Smith- Link


*Pre-Recorded Audio*
Sacred Learning's Ramadan with Shaykh Husain Sattar- Link

Dowra 2014 with Habib Umar bin Hafiz- Link

*Pre-Recorded Youtube*
30 Juz of the Quran with Ustadh Nouman Ali KhanLink

Taraweeh Gems with Mufti Hussain Kamani- Link

30 Lights for 30 Nights with Imam Zaid Shakir - Link

*Ramadan Nasheeds*
Various Ramadan Nasheeds for Children- Link

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramadan Banner




I love all the Ramadan Banners that are available for download. Ramadan decorations have come along way since I became Muslim 15 years ago. So many wonderful ideas and creative people, mashaAllah. However, I wanted a banner that did not use up alot of expensive color ink and something that can colored by anyone, especially little hands. So I created a black and white version that is available free for download.


We painted ours with the beautiful watercolor set from Ikea, then outlined it with their glitter paint.


Ikea allowed us to frame our Ramadan Schedule on a budget :)



Happy First Day of Fasting!!!
Beautiful night, fun with sparklers after iftar at our beloved Masjid. 




Plenty of Duas, Thikr, Tarawih prayers, getting closer to our Creator. ♥


♥  Download the Free Printable
Ramadan Banner
Eid Banner
Ramadan Schedule

General Islamic Page

♥  Amazon Store: Islamic Studies

♥  Pinterest: Ramadan/Eid Ideas


♥  Check our Progress: Curriculum Checklist
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