Islamic Waldorf School Online

If you are a Muslim homeschooling family, it can be difficult to find Islamic resources. I will be writing about specific resources you can use to integrate Islamic studies into your homeschooling or after-schooling program. For general homeschooling information and helpful tips, please visit the Homeschool Blog. The Islamic Waldorf School Online is a subscription-based Islamic curriculum. The site is operated by Kristie Karima Burns, an American revert who operated a Waldorf school in Saudi Arabia. [h]Waldorf in Brief[/h] Developed by Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf is a method of teaching that engages the whole child. Waldorf seeks to actively reach … Continue reading

“The Islamic Year: Surahs, Stories, and Celebrations” Book Review

Whether you are home schooling or simply looking for an Islamic supplement to your existing education, you should consider using “The Islamic Year: Surahs, Stories, and Celebrations”, by Noorah Al-Gailani and Chris Smith. This book takes a very hands-on approach to an Islamic education. It takes readers on a year-long tour of Islamic history, told through happenings in Muhammad’s (PBUH) life. Each chapter is packed with fun and engaging activities: crafts, recipes, songs, projects, and more. Some activities include: making a bookmark decorated with an attribute of Allah, making a model of the Kabah, making a “stained glass” design of … Continue reading

Why This Muslim Family Homeschools

On my oldest daughter’s first day of school, she came home and said, “John says I’m his girlfriend. What does that mean?” I explained to her that everyone, boy or girl, is her friend and there is no need for special terms like boyfriend or girlfriend. As she was only five, that seemed like enough of an explanation. The next week, she announced that she could no longer wear her favorite dress because, “Susie says it’s stupid.” I explained that she is free to choose her own clothes and that Susie’s opinion shouldn’t sway her. The following month, she came … Continue reading