Downloadable teaching books Islamic Aqeedah, Science and History
I REALLY should have posted more often, i’m sorry. However, we don’t say “if” in Islam so i will just say I have been busy with the kids as learning is not just 8am -3pm but all the time.
I have been crafting a lot lately. As well i’ve been enrolled since December in an online tajweed class though al Baseerah http://studyislaam.org/hifdh/ maa shaa Allah the teacher is good and class is comprehensive. May Allah increase me in ilm, ameen. I also started another blog not on wordpress but more simple, on blogger with more pictures. It includes all we do in nature, with animals and bugs in and out the house 🙂 and our love of books. It’s a work in progress. I will be glad to update with a link to it later, inshAllah. I started it as a record for us but realized it would be great for my parents and family to see the children and keep up since we live so far away. and Allah is the best of Planners all praise is due to Him subhann wa ta’ala.
I am sure I have listed Harun Yahya’s site before it has MANY great videos on subjects such as History, Ideologies, almost every branch of Science, all from an Islamic perspective, as well as books, articles and a kids site but through a Muslim Photographers group on Flickr and someone on there posted a link. Harun Yahya does not just have great teaching tools, i myself love the quality of the PBS like videos attributing the miracle of the ant and bird to Allah, but as well very intellectual documentaries for adults. http://harunyahya.net/V2/Lang/en/Pg/WorkDetail/Number/205
The actual site I got I had clicked on ‘English” from flickr but got a site all in what I presume to be Turkish however, a little navigation I chose English again. There are many books to choose from. This link inshAllah, is for the book title ‘Let’s learn our Islam” I would say its more for older kids as there is much reasoning, Science, some History as well as stories of the Prophets but it’s fine for adults to read to kids and probably a great dawah tool. One could also give the link or printed book to a public school or your child’s teacher. (Should homeschooling no longer be an option or perhaps to educate all your fellow Christian homeschoolers who, in the publications for teaching their kids encourage them to ‘pray’ for us 😀 when many of them haven’t read the Quran only believing the media and what THEIR preachers say about Islam.
Overall, the book is a nice guide for teaching children about their Lord and the miracle of this earth, our bodies and mankind. What is better, is that the website allows choice available in MANY languages and the downloads as well. So, i knew about Haryn Yahya and his other sites and kids site but I never saw this one, i hope it will benefit 🙂
I am so grateful to Allah not just that I found this, but he granted me understanding but i have much further to go and we can never learn everything about this beautiful deen but one of the goals is perfection of Ibaadah, and for me to teach my children and uplift my own soul through Tarbiyyah. We’ve had ups and downs as a family, we all do, as well as we are told Imaan (faith) is like the phases of the moon.
So, all praise is due to Allah He is truly merciful! With harship is ease. My children are growing and doing better, my daughter had gotten some attitude but that improved and my son, well he’s got a lot of energy and a bit of a temper. ( i don’t like labels I prefer to say traits) So that’s why I have said that I am grateful because, by the mercy of Allah, learning, changing my behavoir and applying the sunnah not just in my life but in the interactions with my children they have improved. I am sure making du’a didn’t hurt 🙂 al hamduliah.
Changing my own attitude and thought process worked but also I saw some things about the Prophet’s salla lahu alahi wa salams interactions with children that were an inspiration and insight. One can easily study the seerah of the Prophet in books or online, however I had read half of Shadeed Muhammad’s book He came to Perfect Moral Character and it had several hadeeth I had never seen before about the sunnah with children and correcting people and some I had seen but the hadeeth were explained more so it made a real difference with my understanding and thinking. http://rawdah.org/book-store-2/ *
The fact is, in any insightful quote or example of good I have found the same in the biography of Muhammad, salla lahu alahi wa salam and even better or more clear. I love the website and philisophy of www.raisingsmallsouls.com but in reality the video Animal School and their articles and classes are the sunnah. A lot of modern psychology and parenting turns out to be the sunnah. All good is in following the sunnah and this is in all aspects of life and of course in parenting, the upbringing and education of the children.
Finally,i made the resolution to keep daily notes so that what i find, learn and we experience can be kept track of so that at a bare minimum for me, it will help as a record and reference (because believe me, it’s beneficial because later I read something I forgot) and at the most can benefit someone, at least one 🙂 inshaAllah. May I be consistant with this. May Allah make me successful in this life and the next, forgive me and grant me Jannah. May Allah guide all my brothers and sisters and anyone seeing truth.
P.S. In following the original scope of this blog, i want to post my corrections of the logic curricula by Douglas Wilson and James Nance, making it more Muslim friendly, if you know this book of beginning logic it’s filled with shirk and could use some names and ideas besides John and Michael and “Jesus either died on the cross or he did not” Well, actually now that i see that in writing thats not bad…as a test of an example of a statement. lol. Also, my plan is to also list the topics covered by grade of the Georgia curriculum using k12 and how I have moved the History around to be more sequential, though it’s not too out of order. I actually see many things they are doing now, copying the Classical method. We used k12 in Texas a few years ago.
In general in relation to k12 I will list substitutions, skips, and what we suppliment from the library and by the favor of Allah, glory be to Him, allows us to see everyday. God willing. Soon i will comment of the positives and negatives of using k12 and compare it to The Well Trained Mind method and the newer teaching manuals and books by Susan Wise Bauer. I have a few of her newer books and reviewed Writing with Ease and can’t wait to order it!
* i am aware of some refutation however i read this a while back and was unable to finish and returned to it in the practice of my parenting. It was the HADEETH that inspired me that our brother, yes he still is, quoted.