Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our Home School Journey 2012-2013

l Alhamdulillah, we are continuing our homeschool journey for school year 2012-2013. This is the link of our journey, Our Journal "12/"13. May Allah always bless and increase our knowledge. Aameen.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Algebra: Free Online Tutorials and Lessons

Free Algebra Tutorials and Lessons:

Free Math Videos:

Free Worskheets:

Free Online Solving Algebra and Calculator:

Free Math Games:

Free Algebra Book:

Free Math Help:

Have a Happy Homeschooling...

Free Online Islamic Knowledge Courses

Alhamdulillah, my dearest friend, who took a class last term, wanted to share that Seekers Guidance Org now offers free online Islamic learning courses through a program they call "Knowledge Without Barriers."

Another free online courses only for sister, it is The Rahmah Foundation. Most of the past courses are free.

Here is the link to know what are courses from Seekers Guidance Org catalog offered this year, Islamic Courses
And to register you can find in sign up

For Academic Calendar Fall 2012 is following:
  • Registration Opens: Jul. 30th, 2012
  • Courses Begin: Aug. 27th, 2012
  • Registration Closes: Sep. 10th, 2012
  • Courses End (One-Term Courses): Nov. 19th, 2012
  • Courses End (Two-Term Courses): Mar. 4th, 2013

There will be free conference online about Ramadan on August 11th, 2012, to register please click Free Ramadan Conference Online

For uptodate information, you can find on Facebook: Seekers Guidance.

May Allah always increase our knowledge, aameen.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ramadan oh Ramadan: Balancing dunya and akhirah

While he was fixing this laptop, the phone was ringing.

Me: "Hallo"
Man: "Assalamualaikum, can I talk to your son?"
Me: "Wa alaikum salam, okay."
Then I gave the phone to my boy. ...

When the phone was hang up, the girl asked.
Girl: "Who is he? Another customer?"
Boy: "Yes, a Moroccan Man wants me to fix his desktop."
Me: "Wow, Alhamdulillah, you did very good job, honey. Now people come and need your help to fix their computer. I want you to have fun whatever you are doing."
Boy: "ya, ibu. After this laptop is fixed, I am going to memorize my Qur'an."

May Allah always guide our children being successful in this dunya and akhirah. Aameen.

Have a blessed Ramadan, everyone....


Allah created death and life that Allah might try you according to which of you is best in works. And Allah is the All-mighty, the All-forgiving
(Quran surah al Mulk 67:2)

Free Future Online Education

Online classes have been around for years, with technology evolving to include multimedia features and interaction among students and faculty.
Alhamdulillah, there are so many free online courses available now for kids to learn from big universities.

In the future, the standard class will be a hybrid of in-person and online elements. There will be more digital university for students of the global one-world classroom. Imagine that in 50 years from now, there will more and more free online courses from universities. All you need is access to a computer and a reasonable Internet connection. You don’t even have to pay or you only have to pay at lower cost, such as Udacity recently announced plans to have students pay $80 to take exams at testing centers operated around the world by Pearson, a global education company.

“Online education is absolutely not a replacement for the high-quality education that a top university can give,” Andrew Ng (the co-founder of Coursera) says. He also said that the real value of a education isn’t just the content. The Content is increasingly available for free on the Web. The real value is the interactions with professors and other, equally bright students. 

We knew that more kids love to play game online. Well, I think we should ask the kids to learn more than play online. 

Here are some of the Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
Each company offers online materials broken into manageable chunks, with short video segments, interactive quizzes and other activities — as well as online forums where students answer one another’s questions. There are so many other free online courses out there available for you to learn.

Other useful links about the articles:
May Allah increase our knowledge. Aameen.

Ramadan oh Ramadan: Fasting can heal any dieases.

Kid: "Ibu, why doesn't she fasting?"

Me: "I think it's because she is sick and she has to take the pill."

Kid: "I thought fasting will heals the sickness."

Me: "You are right, honey. I think she should try to fast if she is strong enough to do it. We know that fasting can heal the sickness and any diseases."

Kid: "ya, ibu. Fasting can make us healthy, insha Allah."


Fasting is a completely natural healing therapy that has been used for thousands of years to treat and even cure many common diseases.

The Benefits of Fasting
  • teaches patience.
  • strengthens the body and cures some diseases.
  • comforts the stomach.
  • teaches us how to be merciful and compassionate with the poor.
  • teaches us to organize our eating and drinking habits
  • increases our good deeds.
  • heal a host of minor (and sometimes major) health disorders.
  • help you lose weight and keep it off.
  • cleanse your body of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  • improve your skin tone and health, making you look younger.
  • stimulate new cell growth, making you feel younger.
  • strengthen your immune system and natural defenses.
  • improve glandular health and hormonal balance.
  • increase mental clarity.
  • enhance your moods, enjoy a more positive outlook.
  • give you more energy and enthusiasm.
  • enhance your spiritual connection. 

Those Who are Exempted From Fasting
  • The sick
  • The traveler
  • The elderly who physically unable fasting
  • The pregnant woman or a breast feeding mother who feels that she may cause harm to herself or her baby if she fasts
  • The woman during her menstrual period or post-natal bleeding
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become the pious." (2:183)

Let's teach our kids about the important of fasting.

Ramadan oh Ramadan: Teaching Children to Pray.

I really need help with my son, when I tell him it is time to pray. he gets angry and leaves the room. He is 11 I though he would get up and pray by himself. Please give me advices.

Ramadan Karim, sister.

Have you try to pray in jamaah at home with the whole family (father, mother, and kids)? After praying jamaah, you can always have small halaqah. It's important to remind each other about why, when, and how to pray, the beautiful of our deen, the purpose of life, etc.
You can also try to read together about hadiths or story of al Qur'an, etc. Kids need to learn and understand more about Iman, Islam, and Ihsan. In this Ramadan, you should also try to pray in masjid together (For 11 years kid, he should not play around in masjid anymore).
If you teach them about the deen then it will be more easy teaching them about other things, insha Allah.

We should always teach our kids to love Allah, trust in Him, and to ask from Him all their needs. This positive attitude will help the kid build a lasting relationship with Allah.

O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is man and stones. (Al-Qur'an 66: 6)

From a young age, a kid should be encouraged to pray, recite the Qur’an, perform wudhu etc. Parents should not wait until they are almost baligh. It is much better to start at an age when kids are willing to imitate the parents and have an interest in praying and doing wudhu.

May Allah always give us more sabr and guide our children to practice our beautiful religion, aameen.