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A good education for our children is every parent’s concern and priority. We have been schooled to think of “success” as synonymous with, or at least dependent upon, “schooling”. However, as Muslim parents homeschooling in the UK, have we’ve lost sight and understanding of what a good education truly means?
In Episode 75 of the Raising Mums podcast, I talk about how we can instill good character in our children.
- The Quran and Prophet ﷺ spoke extensively about the importance of good character.
- Although individual teachers may try, the school system school has other priorities over developing noble character traits.
- Children lead double lives, not just externally, but internally also.
- When we homeschool, we can priority character, without sacrificing their academic performance.
The key to the immediate success of our children in this world, and their ultimate success in the next is our parental responsibility to ensure we nurture balanced, honest human beings who live lives based on principle and who exemplify good character in their dealings with other people.
Hadith about Good Character
The Prophet ﷺ once declared, “I have been sent to perfect noble character.” (Sunan Al-Bayhaqee: 21301)
The Prophet ﷺ said, “Righteousness (birr) is good character.” (Sahih Muslim: 2553)
The servant does not attain the reality of faith until he loves for people what he loves for himself of goodness. (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 235, Grade: Sahih)
No human being will enter Paradise if there is as much as the weight of a seed of arrogance in his heart. (Musnad Aḥmad 7015, Grade: Sahih)
Related: Get your FREE COPY of our Homeschooling eBOOK for Muslim Parents! https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/ebook
Related: Picture Books To Encourage GOOD CHARACTER In Muslim Children https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2015/07/picture-books-to-encourage-good.html
Related: What makes a Book Un-Islamic? Choosing Books for Muslim Kids https://ourmuslimhomeschool.com/2022/04/what-makes-a-book-un-islamic-choosing-books-for-muslim-kids.html
How to Start Homeschooling UK
Launch Your Homeschool is an online course that will hold your hand and walk you through the beginning stages of homeschooling, built upon the framework of the Charlotte Mason philosophy.
I teach you how to craft a curriculum for your homeschool, how to choose the right resources and plan out your year to create a homeschool experience that aligns with the values and beliefs of your family. Whether you are homeschooling in the UK, or elsewhere in the world, this programme will help you give your children an incredible education at home.
I show you the essential teaching techniques that you’ll need to know to get started. There’s even an entire module on how to manage your time so you can still cook, keep the house tidy and take care of yourself, all whilst homeschooling your children!
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Doors open Summer 2022, insha’Allah.
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Peace and love,