As Salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmahtuallahi Wa Barakatuh

My Fellow readers, I am taking this time now to inform you that I have moved! I know, I Know You were all wondering what happened and why I had stopped blogging for so long.

If you want to continue our journey with us come on over to my new blog:

Umm Abdul Basir’s Creative Blog

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I am a mother of six wonderful children, Alhamdulilah. I have three girls ages 14,12, and 5  and three boys ages 4, 2 and newborn, masha Allah.

We started homeschooling last year and subhan Allah we have come along way with our adventure into homeschooling. Teaching them all has surely been a task in itself but from the help of Allah we have made it through and we have found great homeschool support and resources on the internet.

I am also new at blogging, but I am sure I won’t have difficulty in it since I love to share with my sisters in Islam any ideas or advice that may be beneficial.  I look forward to hearing your feedback and seeing your blogs and what you have to share.

I hope you have enjoyed my posts thus far. I have many more ideas ahead so please keep following and adding your input as much as you want. I certainly do appreciate it all.





Published on 2009/01/19 at 4:16 pm  Comments (81)  

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  1. Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Aminah. I also have 5 and one on the way, insha Allah. Mine are 15, 12, 9, 6, and 3. I have been homeschooling for 3 years. Alhamdulillah. Your blog looks great and I look forward to more posts.

  2. Assalamu Alaikum,
    Your blog is quite neat mashaAllah. I will certainly check it out often. We have a 3 yr old son who we want to homeschool. I am writing from TX.

  3. Assalamualaykum,
    It is great that you’ve started this blog. Looking forward to reading about your ideas!

  4. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah dear sister.
    Masha’Allah, so many children!
    May Allah make it easy for you, protect them and guide them to His straight path, Ameen.
    I am a mother of 3 boys, ages 5, 3, and 2 months, and am homeschooling (or planning to) as well.
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts, insha’Allah ta’ala.

  5. Assalamu ‘alaykum ukhti,

    Masha’Allaah nice looking blog, I homeschool my two daughters, 5 and 8.

    Insha Allaah, looking forward to reading more from you.

  6. Good Morning!
    Love your blog, great job. You are so good with the computer you really should have a homebase business.

  7. This site is very well put together. You would do well to try and start some kind of part-time home based home schooling network in your area. May Allah bless you with as-sabur to keep doing what your doing.
    Your family is blessed to have you.

  8. As salaamu ‘alaikum. Your blog looks so neat, mashaALLAH. I look forward to reading your posts, InshaALLAH. May ALLAH give you patience and strength on your homeschool journey, AMEEN.

    take care,
    wa salaam,

  9. As salaamu alaykum,

    Waiting for February posts…..(foot tapping)
    Smile 🙂

  10. as salaamu alaiki wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Very nice site ukhti. barakAllahu feeki ameen. I will check back time to time to see what has been changed or added. May Allah give you the tawfeeq in aiding the Ummah with the education of our children within this blessed Deen. May Allah make it easy on you ameen. Keep the posts coming and if I can help you in any way let me know in sha allah. Luv ya for the sake of Allah. +smile+

  11. Assalamu aleikum

    I found your blog through Islamic Lapbooking, I’ve added you to my blog-following list 🙂

  12. Hi! I just stopped by to check out the blog and I love the photos you added! You are doing a great job… keep it up! 😉

  13. Masha’Allah I am a mother of 3 and have been homeschooling for 12 years. Allhumdulilah. May Allah swt. bless your efforts Ameen. I am very impressed with your blog and the practical information and resources you have in it. assalamu alaikum.

  14. as salaamu alaykum
    very nice! and i look forward to reading more posts.

  15. Salaam!
    I saw your post about my Prophet Nuh lapbook! I am currently out of town, but I will get with you once I get back to make sure you were able to download the files!
    Thanks for stopping by! 😀
    Assalamu Alaikum

  16. Assalamu alaikum…Masha’Allah, may Allah reward you for your efforts. I am a teacher who once homeschooled and would like to know how do you handle it with 6 children, masha’Allah. I only have 3, and I find teaching the three different levels so challenging, mentally for me. I feel guilty that I am not covering for the other two what need to be taught when I spend extra time on a project with one. If you have any advice, please let me know.


  17. As Salaamu Alayki Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

    Mashaa’Allah, I really enjoy reading your blog and all of the ideas that you have and what you do with your children. Makes me so motivated with my own! May Allah keep you in good health and grant you Tawfeeq,Ameen


  18. As Salaamu Alayki
    Alhamdulillah. Very nice site, Ma sha Allah. I have two Ibns, 4 year old and 1 year old Alhamdulillah. I am currently homeschooling my 4year old. My problem I need help with by Allahs Mercy, is time and management. I want to design a curriculum to stick with InshaAllah. My 1 year old is a little road block, lol and I always seemed to be consumed in housework. InshaAllah you can help me. Being a housewife\mother is constant, May Allah reward us for our hardwork, Ameen. I just want some structure, any suggestions. Another problem I have is always wanting to learn Islam, not a problem, but I find myself on the computer to much because I am so HUNGRY for knowledge to better myself and family before I reach the grave InshaAllah. So sometimes the children are just hanging by my legs like “Umi pay us some attention please” so looking forward to your help. Jazak Allahu khair. May Allah bless and preserve us Ameen.

  19. As salaamu alaiki.. I am very pleased with the work you have done. And I wanted to say Shukraan for sharing all of this stuff with all of us. It is such a benefit for the children.. Nice stuff on here… BarakAllahu feeki ameen.. May Allah continue to give you the Tawfeeq ameen ameen ameen.. +smile+ JazaakiAllahu khyra ameen

  20. As salaamu alaiki

    My dear sister in Islam. I am not a mom for the moment…in sha Allah soon! but I wish to read everthing that my sis can say, do and so on about the Deen ‘n homeschooling.

    I will stay tuned! in sha Allah


  21. As Salaamu Alaykunna
    Alhamdulillah. May Allah allow us to successfully come out of this Blessed Ramadhan as better servants to him, Ameen. InshaAllah I will beginning to officially homeschool my 4year old soon. Any tips how to occupy my 1 year from disturbing us. He just wants to be with us, MashaAllah. Jazakallahu khair.

  22. Salamalykum
    MaschaAllah, you have a very nice blog here, I found your blog through ISHU. I would like to ask, if its ok that I put you on the Link list of my Blog
    Also if I can translate some of your ideas into german, by using your pictures and post it on my blog, baraka lahu fiki

    Umm Khadidja Zahrah

  23. Salamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

    Allahu Akbar! Elhamdulileh, there are still REAL women in our ummah. Masha Allah.
    I am a mother of 2 girls, who are 2 years and 7 months old and we live in Holland. I am so happy to see that so many moms do homeschooling with their kids. Here in Holland it is very very very difficult to do so. I hope that we will me gone when my oldest one have to go to school here. There are only schools of the kufaar here where we live, and if there is any ‘islamic’school, it is full of bida’.
    May Allah help us and all of you to raise our precious sprouts according to the Quran and Sunnah, ameen.

    Love from Holland.

    By the way: where do you get time to do all those things masha Allah, Allahuma barak??? I only have 2 kids and cant even find time to get dressed properly, Allahul musta3an…..

  24. As salaamu alayki,

    Masha Allah ta barak Allah you have done a wonderful job with your blog. May Allah continue to increase you in educating your children and giving good ideas and references to help our sisters in Islam with their children as well. Ameen

    Now where were you when my children were small!!! (lol)

  25. Assalamu’alaykum Ukhty,,,

    allow me to pick up your very useful Ideas on my future homeschooling project wiht my daughter.

    Allahu Akbar, May Allah give you the strength to continue raising your wonderful 6 children. you’ve inspired me to be a tough mother and get Ridha of Allah Azza wa Jalla.

    Jazakumullah khayr.. wassalam uhibbuki fillah ya ukhty..

  26. yahooo!

  27. As-salaamu’alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Tabarak’Allah, you have an awesome blog!

    Lots of Love

  28. As salaamu ‘alaikum wa RahmatuLLAHI wa Barakatuhu, Sis.

    May ALLAH give you and your family patience during Ramadan and make things easy for you (AMEEN).

    Take care,
    wa salaam,

  29. السلام عليكم
    مشاء الله عمل ممتاز أسأل الله لك العون والتوفيق

  30. Assalamu aleikum. I happened upon your blog while trying to setup a display about Hajj at a public library and am looking for suggestions. I am not very artistic and was hoping to find some things to download and build or color with my children. Any suggestions appreciated.

  31. Assalamu Alaikum
    Masha Allah may Allah S.W.T reward you immensely for raising 6 wonderful kids and putting up such nice educative activities and articles and ideas(which actually work).Jazakallah Khair.I am 23 and a mom of three children(3yrs boy,2yrs girl and 10 months boy)Alhamdulillah.

    I am conducting Weekend Classes for children in our locality so wanted to ask your permission if i could use your ideas to make the classes more interesting and lively

    jazakallah khair

  32. aslam alykom:

    mashallah ya ukhty your work is neat and nice.

    i will use some of your ideas for my chlidren at home and in the school where i teach .

    jazaky allah khyran.

  33. it helps me a lot to teach my kindergarten students in school and at home

  34. assalamualaikum
    mashallah may Allah reward you for all the effort you have put in.i too want to homeschool and i often think about it,gather resources,plan but never do it.what keeps u commited because some obstacle or the other keeps coming up.what r the basic things needed to get started.i have 2 kids a boy aged 4 and girl aged 2 alhamdullilah.i don’t have much space and i live in india.can u help me get started pls.
    jazakallah sis
    p.s i also want to teach kids of different ages on weekends.ranging from 18yrs to 5yrs.

  35. how do i receive updates on your blog thru email

  36. Assalamu alaikum….how can I email you without posting my question for everyone to see? JazakAllah khair

  37. Assalamoalaikum

    jazakillah for sharing your resources with us. can i put your blog on my blogroll at


  38. As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu ukhti, masha Allaah I love the picture on the top of your blog of you and your family, its so cute, masha Allaah. I also am a homeschooler of 4, I’ve been doing so for 2 years, alhamdulliaah. Sister, I was wondering if its not much trouble, could you share you schooling schedule with me. If you wish not to post it here, masha Allah you can email me
    shukrn, wa barakAllaahu Feek (smiles)

  39. assalamu alaykum wr wb,
    mashAllah great job. I found this website awhile ago and have been using your resources for 4-5months, my daughter loves the activities and the bulletin boards. jazakAllahu Khayr
    Umm Sumayya

  40. Bismillah
    salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barrakatuh,
    dear sister,

    I have 3 girls (6, 4 and 2 years), and I am looking for to teach them at home more and more.
    I am so sorry that my english is not so good, but I hope that I will understand mostly of your posts, mascha Allah, Allahumma barik!!! Very well done.
    May Allah bless you and your family.
    Big salam from your sister in Islam.
    wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barrakatuh

  41. This site gets better and better every time I see it ma sha Allah…Keep up the great work +smile+ I especially love the Arabic Bingo. That is such a great idea and I will be doing it with my kids in sha allah.

  42. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
    هذا عمل عظيم أسأل الله لكم التوفيق

  43. Salamu alaikum dear sister,

    Could i please pm you or send you an email?
    I really need your sincere advice insha Allah.
    Please let me know if it is possible and how.
    May Allah bless you and your beloved ones. Ameen.

    Wa salamu alaikum.

  44. Assalamaoe alaikoem Oem Abdul Basir

    Mashaa Allah, May Allah reward you and make you a succesful mom in this Doenya and Aghirah

    I picked a lot of ideas from your blog and i am verry happy with it, inshaa Allah i will show you soon what we made.

    I want to ask you if it is possible to get the pdf files in jpg or psd files so that i can change some pictures, i am from holland and want to change the english language in to dutch, i hope i get soon an answer from you

    Oe7ibok fillah
    wa salaam

    Oem Sayf

  45. Assalamu alaykum,

    My name is Hafsa and I’m the External Affair Coordinator to ProductiveMuslimah . com. We are looking for contributors to the blog. I was very impressed with your blog, and would be honoured to have you write for ProductiveMuslimah [dot] com. Please send us an email, and we can discuss the details, insha Allah,

    Jazak Allah,

  46. Salamu alaikum Oem Sayf from Holland.
    Would you like to contact me? I also live in Holland and would like to contact some other homeschooling moms here insha Allah.

  47. As salaamu alaikum,

    Your website is so inspiring. I am glad to make new friends and share resources. I will connect with you soon with some postcards…

  48. as salaamu alaiki I’m just stoppin by to show you support on your blog which is Awesome lol.. barakAllahu feeki ameen

  49. love your new blog bling! (wink)

  50. Assalammualaikum, i really like our website. Alhamdulillah theres such website. i want to homeschool my kids who is 3 years 4 mth and 2 years 2 mths but not sure what should i look at in your blog for them. Please guide me. and how do i organise the homeschooing time for my kids especially my 3 year 4mths kid???


  51. Assalammualaikum, my name is nasreen. really want to home school my kids. will it be possible for you to keep contact with me thru email. i need some guidance. jazakillah. my email:

  52. Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

    As always I am tickled pink when I visit your site and see all the wonderful work that you and the children have done. May Allah continue to give you success and grant you all a place in Jannah for striving in the way of Allah, aameen.

    Hugs from Saddiqua

  53. Aasalamu’alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
    I was searching for islamic material for children for islamic classes that we are going to start at our Masjid in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (yes, believe it or not there are muslims in Latin America and we are really growing Alhamdulillah!)and I am just so happy about all the resources that you have. May Allah, S.W.A. blesses you for helping others. Here in Santo Domingo all the muslim kids speak Spanish but my little daughter Halima who is 7 years old and me are trying our best to help since we are the only ones who speak English. Your site is really a big relief for this class that we are trying to run. Please pray for us that our little hispanic muslim kids grow strongth in faith, Insh-Allah.

  54. assalamualaikum ummi…. nice blog you have masya Allah…

  55. Asalamu alaykum dearest sister, masha’Allah your blog has been such an inspiration to me and I have recently started blogging myself via wordpress. I wanted to ask you if you could help me to understand how to set up the introduction home page (like this one). When I click onto the Header Bar the says ‘Umm Abdul Basir’s’ it takes me to your intro page but on mine, if i click on the Header Bar it takes me to my lastest blog. Any help would be much appreciated. Jazaki’Allahu khayran

  56. As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah. Jazaki Allaahu khairan ukhti for your wonderful and beneficial blog. I’m new to homeschooling and will just be homeschooling my daughter this year (and possibly her friend) as a test run. I’m a mother of 5 w’alhamdulillah. 3 boys and 2 girls. May Allaah continue to increase you in your vision and grant you tawfeeq. Ameen yaa Rabb. I hope to learn much from your experience with homeschooling since you’re a “seasoned veteran”. LOL!

  57. Best thing i see here( & ur new blog site also), is feeling much happiness with Islam, writing quraan in cheerful colors, funny and eye catching activities for kids.
    Its the best message for people : how much Islam gets us Happiness…
    JAK :)))))

  58. Asalam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh dear sister..
    My name is umm karim.. and im writing you from Colombia (south America). We recently started a weekend Islamic class for children in our mosque, and i have been using some of your material. MASHALLAH it have been of great help. May Allah reward you. I will like to ask your you mind us translating some of your material into Spanish?.. May Allah acept your fasting and good deeds..
    SAlam Alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh

  59. Asalam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
    dear sister..
    My name is Yasemin and I am from Belgium. I may recently start as a teacher Islam for children with disabilities at school.First i want to thank you for all your hard work it have been great help. May Allah reward you for you deeds.
    If its ok, I will like to ask you if you can place or send me those things also in an other file because i can’t translate those things or cut and past?

    Thank you for everything and May Allah accept your good deeds..
    SAlam Alaikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh

  60. As salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
    May Allah continue to bless you and your patience. I truly love your site. My name is Hayaa Charlene Henderson. I’m from Norfolk Virginia , I was looking around for idea’s on making a calendar and came across your web site. Our School is trying to raise money to expand our masjid so that we can have a year round school, I was wondering if it was ok to use some of your pictures, we want to sell them at the Eid, Insha Allah, may Allah accept your good deeds Amen
    Wa Alaykum Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

  61. Mashallah Love your blog! 🙂

  62. thank you for your great job. i have seen on your website a lapbook for wudhu. i have made some of it on the power point and i would like to email to you to share with other Muslim sisters, but i do not know how. can you send me your email.

  63. Assalamu-Alaykum!
    Dear Umm Abdul Basir,
    MashaAllah I love your site and have used many of your resources in my Sunday School. I was trying to find the 2011 calendar like the one you had made for 2010. I was not able to find it. I was hoping to be able to contact you but not sure how to do that as well. For the year 2010/1431 you had made a beautiful calendar for each month with hadith on each month and Gregorian and Islamic dates the calendar was huge hit in my classroom and other girl students also enjoyed it very much. I was just wondering if you have the 2011/1432 one made and how may I receive it. JazakiAllahu-khairan!
    May Allah(SWT) truly reward you and your families abundantly in this dunya and akhirah and make a increase in your work more fruitful and blessed for us all. Ameen I hope to hear from you sooon!!! 🙂

  64. SWW, ur blog is simply wonderful. UMMU ABDULLAH

  65. Salam aleikum,
    just discovered your blog…and loooooooooooooove it!!!!MashaAllah. Thx for all the job you made with this website..its perfect and full of ideas for me and my kids (4,2.5).
    thx again

  66. Assalamu alaikum

    I just found your blog and i love it too much, masha’allah.
    You gave me lots of ideas for me and my daughter (almost 3), and … i also started with an GOOD DEEDS POSTER for her, alhamdulillah.
    Thanks a lot, and i will come back very soon, insha’allah.

    Wa laikuma Salam
    sister zainab

  67. As-Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatulilahi wa Barakaatu I must Inform you that Alhamdulilah Allahum Mabaraak that you are doing a wondeful job and the sisters say wonderful things about you Masha’Allah. May Allah Azza Wa Jal Grant you Goodness in this life and the Akirah keep up the good work Insha’Allah May Allaah Keep you well in what you are doing Ameen you are difinitely Loved May Allah don’t hold you account for what we think of Ameen

  68. as Salamu alaykum Umm Abdul Basir
    I really enjoy exploring your site, it’s very inspiring and a great help!! may Allah reward you and keep guiding you & your family. I’m a mom of 3 boys of age 6, 3 1/2 & 2. I started homeschooling my 6 year old last year’s kindergarten and I LOVE teaching !!

    Greetings from San Diego
    Sister Myriam

  69. Assalaam wa alaikum.. i also have 3 boys 3girls masha allah aged 12 10 9 7 4 2.. i was told about your website today by a lovely sister masha allah, and just wanted to say i am getting inspired by your work and cant wait to start doing stuff with the kids insha allah . jazakallah khair

    Wa alaikum assalaam
    Umm Khalid

  70. Salam allayki
    Do you speack french ?

  71. I couldn’t find an email on your site but I wanted to let you know that we featured one of your awesome crafts in our article about Ramadan crafts (of course with credit and links):

    A little bit about us: is an online magazine for parents raising little global citizens and is dedicated to promoting multiculturalism and diversity though parenting. Our mission it to foster greater understanding across cultures through the lens of parenting.

    Kind regards,

  72. Whew! I’m glad i joined through google on your blogspot because i didn’t know your wp had moved till i came to your home page. Of course, i clicked “follow” then saw your announcement of the move. lol. al hamdulilah. Ramadan Mubarak,
    Assalamou alaikom wa rahmatullah
    Umm Sakina

  73. As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, Ramadan Mubarak.

    My family has really benefitted from your blog jazakiAllah khair. I wanted to know if it would be possible to get the Ramadan Memory Game that you created. I was on A Muslim Child Is Born and clicked the link it said the post was no longer available. I also didn’t see it on your other blog. InshaAllah if you could send it to me I would appreciate it.

  74. Besm Allah masha Allha bark Allah feekoum i thought i am the only harde working mother teaching her childrem but alhmdllAllah omatalesalam fi khair as long as there is such mothers may Allah blass u all ..

  75. assalamu alejkum …i also start homeschooling this year with my dougther …and it is not easy for me… i found this blog in the internet but my english is not very good…are ther also informations or blog in german??

    Barak Allahu fik
    Ummu Halima

  76. i am from france (reunion island) and i tell you jazakillah for your blog! i

  77. Assalamualaikum Sister. I am very new to all this and don’t always have time to go on the internet. However may I say Mashahallah you are an inspiration to us all to be able to help others like this when you have so much responsibility and commitment yourself. May Allah help you always and reward you greatly.

  78. May Allah reward you for sharing.

  79. Asslamu alikum wr wb sister I have 3 kids masallah 2 boys 1 is 10 and one is 5 yers and one girl she is 9 I am homeshooling I am looking something 4my kids

  80. Assalamualaikum.,umm Abdul basir , do you have an email address I can contact you? Jazakallah
    Umm shifa

  81. Assalamualaikum. I’ve heard so much about your site.looking forward to benefit from it in sha allaah.

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