Assalamu Alaikum, Hello and Welcome…

This blog is to record all the exciting projects I and my children undertake as we travel down the homeschooling path. When I started this blog in December 2007, it was just the two of us. I now have a 5 year old son, 3 year old son and a 6 month old daughter mashaAllah. My reasons for homeschooling are many. However, there is one reason in particular: to attain the pleasure of the One who gifted me with a child to nurture, educate and raise for His Sake Alone.

Whether you are muslim or non-muslim, I hope that you will benefit from this blog. It will be updated regularly, with pictures, step-by-step guides and my planning (God willing).

I have been homeschooling since the very beginning. We are enjoying the journey and hope that it is one that will lead us to many other journeys as mother and daughter/son and servants of God.

It is my hope that this small endeavour is accounted for as one of my good deeds and that as a result, my Lord is pleased with me, and my children (God willing) understand their true purpose in life.

So without furtherado…welcome and enjoy…

Umm Raiyaan

54 responses »

  1. Assalamu Alikum
    dear sister Umm Raiyaan

    best of luck with your homeschooling, was very intersting to see how you started.

    Umm Sarah

  2. Assalamu aleikum

    Mashaa Allah, I just found your blog… Do you mind if I add it to my blog list? I’ll be back ocasionally for inspiration, inshaa Allah. Jazaakillahu khayran.

    Oum Anas

  3. Walaikum Assalam Sis,

    Jzk for your kind words, masha’Allah. I would be honoured to be added to your blog list insha’Allah. I visit your site often, masha’Allah.

    Umm Raiyaan

  4. Salam sister,
    What an inspiration! I am looking to homeschool my two girls, and have no guidance, experience, support whatsoever other than Allah Ta’ala. I hope you dont mind if I take a few ideas here and there from your blog.
    Thank you again for sharing, may Allah reawards you.
    With hugs,
    Oum Anna Kinna

  5. Assalamu ailaykum,

    mashaAllah very nice webpage….so many useful things, i am going to be using some of ur ideas inshaAllah if u don’t mind sis…
    how old is ur daughter? mashaAllah she’s very creative….

  6. Walaikum Assalam wr wb,

    Jzk sisters! I don’t mind you taking and using some of our ideas…that is what this blog is all about. Alhamdulillah. Enjoy and let me know how it goes!

    Umm R. X

  7. salam.

    masha allah for the work u do. i just found ur blog n it a inspiration for me. im right now living in France n my daughter who is born in South Africa is having difficulties with the french so i was thinking of homeshooling her, but didnt know how to begin or what exactly to do. i surely will come by ur blog to pick up all, i really mean it , all ur idea!
    hope u dont mind.

    i think i will go back to south africa or go live in london bcause its in english countries that i feel on the right way to give a good muslim education to my children.

    jazaka allah for ur initiative, ur idea n ur courage. homeschooling is not easy specially nowaday economic n social change n thinking.
    may allah bless u with his contentment.

  8. Assalamu’alaykum ukhti I just stumbled onto your site a few weeks and have been reading some of your posts. Maasha’Allah the things you’ve done have really inspired me to be more creative with my kids. My eldest is 8 and I’ve been homeschooling from the start alhamdulillah and it would’ve been nice if your blog was available when she was younger but Qadrullah!

    • Ws wr wb

      ummzakariyyah: Jzk for your comments sis. Are you on IHSAN Forum? Would be lovely if you could share your 8 years of experience with us insha’Allah. 🙂

      shukr: Do you mean the head to toe one sis? I have a black one that I could send to you but you would have to buy the niqab separately.

  9. Assalamu alaykum sis,
    Do you live in London? You mentioned East London in a post. If so do you mind dropping me a line in my inbox – I’d love to get in touch with you re. a book I am writing + some info.

  10. Asalamalaikum my dear sis
    mashallah ur blog is amazing and so are you efforts with ur daughter mashallah may Allah subhana wa tala record them in ur good deeds ameen
    basically im in search of help inshallah and that is how somehow came across this blog.
    my daughter is 4 mashallah very bright is doing fantastically with arabic and quran but when it comes to english i feel really stuck i dont know what hse would be doing if she was in reception or what i should be doing with her and all this anquish is making me consider putting her in school which i dont really wnat to do mashallah she knows all her letters and letter sounds but im struggling to get her to put them together and start reading and was wondering if u knew any good resources for this im sure they are on ur blog somewhere but im a bit technologically challenged! sorry im sure their is somewhere else i could have written this aswell but pls inshallah contact me with any ideas and tips for getting to the next step inshallah
    jazakillahu khairan

  11. Salaams sister,

    Please could you email me privately. I am homeschooling my two daughters (5 & 2) and would love to discuss and share ideas with you.
    Jazak Allah Khair

  12. As Salaamu alaikum sister,

    I hope this finds you in the best of health and iman. I wish to speak to you in private via email in regards to homeschooling. Could you email me? 🙂

  13. Salam ummraiyaan,

    Stunbled upon your blog…masyaAllah it’s beneficial…Hope you do not mind as I would like to add your blog to my blog list’s.

    May Allah showers HIS blessing on you and your family.

  14. Salaam Sis

    Please could you send me the email address of the sister who makes the prayer outfits InshAllah I dunno if you have already? but I havn’t recieved it yet. May Allah reward you. x

  15. assalamu’alaikum…..
    i am ummu fatih (a mother of 2 years son) from Indonesia. visiting your blog, it’s so inspiring.if you dont mind, i would like to add your blog to my blogroll. jazakillah khoir

  16. Salams sister,

    I’ve just come across your blog, very beneficial alhamdulillah.

    I assuming you live in newham (you mentioned newham city farm) so i was wondering if you could kindly tell of any muslim homeschool support groups.

    Jazakallah and hope to hear from you soon.



    • Ws wr wb

      Jzk for your kind comment. Nope, I don’t live in Newham. But if you join the IHSAN forum, I’m sure you will find home educating sisters in your area inshaAllah. x

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  18. salam alikum . ur nbac story blew me awayits given me some strength. im currently pregnant with my second child sixmonths after my first . and i had c-secton . plus the midwife refuses to suggest a nbac because she says its too early. i meen it wouldnt make a difference if i gave birth naturally or not . please please keep me in ur duas ameen

  19. assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah
    maa shaa Allah I love your kunya Raiyann can you tell me what it means and if it was the name of a sahabiyyat or I have seen another spelling Rayann and it is one of the doors of jannah opened in ramadaan?
    jazakillahu khayran for all the beneficial info

    • Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

      Raiyaan is the door of jannah that opens for the fasting people. It is just spelt differently. x

  20. Assalam Alaekum Sister,

    I was searching the web for homeschooling resources and came across your blog. Though I have not checked it in detail yet, from the few posts it looks like you are doing very good, Masha’Allah.

    I was wondering if you can guide me about how to start the process, what are the pros and cons, how to evaluate the progress and especially what the kids would do once they learn equivalent to grade 8.

    Will appreciate if you can respond by email.


  21. As-salaamo alaykum,

    I just started following your blog, and we are insha’ Allah just starting our Homeschool experience. May Allah accept all our efforts, Ameen. We have a blog of our own, if you ever want to check it out: Its not much, but as you said, insha’ Allah, Allah will accept it from us. Look forward to your posts, and checking out some of your links. Take care.

    -Ms. Momina

  22. assalamu alaikum wr wb my dear sis, masha allah may allah reward you with good in this life and hereafter[ameen] masha allah your blog is soo beautifull and interesting.. im looking into homeschool my children age 9,7,3yrs but i have no idea were to start and i could do all help n advise i can get,i would be greatful if you can offer me any advise n guidlines. please email me @

  23. Assalam o alikum: i am a mother of a 20 months old girl. I want to start homeschooling for her so can you please refer the activities mentioned in your site for this age group… As I am new to homeschooling please guide me… JazakAllah

  24. Assalamu aleikum, Im a homeschooling muslim mom from Bulgaria…Were the only homeschooling muslim family in the country alhamdulillah, were using Charlotte Masons method for naw, but I feel a great difficulthy, because in our country literature is realy very, very poore, we dont have nice bookstores, nore libraries, and for muslims there is no litreture for children at all….were using cristian books, but we need muslim books aswell…so, please can you tell me from where to take a good adventures muslim books, history, geography….
    jazaaki Allah khairan!
    yuore doing nice work ma sha Allah!

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