Teaching your children about Islam can be a daunting prospect! Where do we start?

How do we teach the material?

Once they do start learning the various Islamic sciences, how do we keep up the momentum and maintain their enthusiasm.

How can we encourage our children to want to learn about Islam?

What are the best online resources available to help parents?

Ali and Sumaya school review

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I was recently introduced to the Ali and Sumaya school, an online Islamic school, that teaches children the principle Islamic sciences, from the comfort of my own home.

It has been such a blessing to incorporate it into my children’s Islamic education, and I am so excited to share it with you.

Teach your children Islamic studies online!

What is an Online Islamic School?

When we first logged on, I was so impressed! It’s like an Islamic version of ABC Mouse! mashAllah! Instead of teaching phonics or maths, it teaches children Quran, duaas, Arabic, and more!

Ali and Sumaya school homepage

The children absolutely adore it, and really look forward to doing their lessons! I have seen an incredible shift in their attitude towards learning the Islamic sciences. When I announce that it’s time for Ali and Sumaya school, they rush to get to the computer and watch one another do their lessons.

They even recognize the characters in the school from the Ali and Sumaya DVDS, which only adds to their enthusiasm!

Ali and Sumaya school Arabic

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What does it teach?

The Ali and Sumaya school currently teaches:

  • Memorisation of Quran (Hidfh)
  • Reading Arabic
  • Prophetic Duaas
  • Salah
  • Wudu

However since we began the programme, about 2 months ago, they have continued to offer more levels,and add more learning material to their website every month!

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How does it work?

Most lessons offered involve your child watching a short animated video, where the material is explained. These videos have been made to a very high standard! The audio is clear, with beautiful recitation of Quran, and the animation is amazing!

Ali and Sumaya school Quran

Then after practicing what has been taught, they complete a short quiz to ensure they have understood the lesson.

They way the school assesses memorisation is very simple, but very clever. The teacher will recite part of an ayah or duaa, and then conceal part of it with a “beep”. The child then has to decide what is missing from the duaa, and select the correct answer from a number of options.

Ali and Sumaya school online quiz

If they pass the quiz, they are awarded a “badge.” The badges are the equivalent to virtual stickers, and my kids love collecting them!

Ali and Sumaya school badge

A nice feature on the site is the presence of a leader board. For every lesson you complete, you are awarded points, and the students with the highest number of points will feature on the global leader board.

What age does my child need to be?

There are no specific requirements for age or experience. The only thing I would recommend is that your child should be able to comfortably use the mouse or a tablet, otherwise they may struggle to complete their lessons.

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Are their sources reliable?

There are so many different ways people practice Islam today, especially with regards to worship. The creators of the Ali and Sumaya school consulted a number of religious teachers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

If you have any further questions about the scholars and sources that were used, you can email the Ali and Sumaya school directly. Click HERE for their contact details.

Ali and SUmaya school duaas

How long are the lessons?

The time each lesson takes does vary between subjects and levels. However, the makers of the Ali and Sumaya school recommend that children spend 10-20 minutes on each lesson, as few times a week to get the most out of the programme.

We have chosen to use these online classes slightly differently. Instead of everyday, we have been using the Ali and Sumaya school as a reward for good behaviour or academic achievement! They enjoy using this online school so much that they will actually work towards it! They really do love it!

Benefits of Online Learning

Personally, I think the biggest benefit of using an online school like the Ali and Sumaya school, is that the kids enjoy it! Subhanullah, what a difference it makes to your child’s learning when they are having fun!

Ali and Sumaya school

When a child is self-motivated and interested in learning the material, they will retain that information more effectively than if you are forcing them to do their lessons. The Ali and Sumaya school is a fantastic way of nurturing a positive attitude towards studying Islam.

One of the biggest challenges we face as parents today, is the constant struggle we have with limiting screen time. This internal battle happens in almost all of us everyday. Many of us feel guilty at the amount of time our children spend watching TV, or playing on other electronic devices. What is wonderful about the Ali and Sumaya school, is that that guilt is gone! My children can go online, and do their lessons, and learn something really beneficial! Alhumdulillah!

The Ali and Sumaya school provides a halal alternative to the mainstream media. Furthermore, it is a safe and wholesome way for children to spend beneficial time online.

How do I enroll my children?

The creators of the Ali and Sumaya school only take in a limited number of students each term so that they really get to know those pupil’s needs, and assist them as much as possible.

If you would like to secure your child’s place for this terms intake, you can visit their website: AliandSumayaschool.com for more details.

Ali and Sumaya school

If you have any questions about the Ali and Sumaya school, and how we use it in our home, please leave them in the comments section below!

Peace and Love,

Homeschooling children

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8 Comments on Teach Your Kids Islamic Studies…ONLINE!

  1. stancil buena
    02/03/2018 at 6:14 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. Allah reacts to man’s petition and He is the special case who has the ability to acknowledge or dismiss it. He is the Master of man’s fate, nobody ever else can meddle with the destiny of others or even with his own particular destiny! Islamic online university

  2. Belkis Heyward
    31/03/2018 at 2:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice! thank you so much! Thank you for sharing. Your blog posts are more interesting and informative about Study Islam Onine.

  3. Mariam
    14/10/2018 at 8:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi has ali and Sumaya school shut down? I registered my details for school enrollment and haven’t heard from them. I emailed them and the email won’t get through. It says error on thier page.

    • Gemma Somauroo
      24/10/2018 at 8:25 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m not sure Mariam… The site seems to be working for me. Have you tried contacting them through Facebook?

  4. Sk
    02/12/2018 at 12:52 am (6 years ago)

    They always say child is on waitlist, they havent responded to any emails, such a shame, we dont have any respurces whete we live and i was so hopeful about this

  5. Fahima
    18/02/2020 at 4:57 am (4 years ago)

    Asalam o Alaikum
    I have a 13 year daughter and nearly 12 years old son that I’d like to enrol in your school. We live in Australia, Melbourne. Please let me know how I can go about this.

    Fahima Maayar

  6. Fazana
    26/04/2020 at 8:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi just tried for the first time today.. but am having trouble with the application.. lots of bugs.. the quiz are not working properly.. even though i like the concept and would like my son to learn through it so if someone from your team could get in touch and help.. thank you in advance

    • Gemma Somauroo
      10/05/2020 at 9:09 am (4 years ago)

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that Farzana. I’m not associated with the online school myself. I simply enrolled my children in it. When I used it, many years ago, it was working well.
      Please do contact the Ali and Sumaya school directly so they can advise you insha’Allah: https://aliandsumayaschool.com/contact-us/


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