Members of the Muhammad’s University of Islam Home School Network have gathered some materials that they have used and/or shared that may be helpful to our Sisters and Brothers as they begin their homeschooling journey.
A Resource Guide For Homeschoolers was produced by a circle of Sisters who pooled their resources to provide information to homeschooling families in the N.O.I. through the conduit of the M.U.I. Home School Network. Although they no longer have as formal a structure to share information, the Guide contains some of the resources that can still be accessed by those who may find them useful. Please know that many of the links in the document may no longer be active websites; however, there are still many time-tested and useful resources included from which you should benefit.
DOWNLOAD PDF: Homeschool Resource GuideIn addition, the M.U.I. Home School Network still has some content on their M.U.I.H.S.N. YouTube channel that Sisters and Brothers may find of interest. Moreover, they recently came across an interview series produced by the Collective 9 on the Language of Learning, which has extremely valuable guidance about effective teaching approaches.
Lastly, here are some methods of teaching that members of the M.U.I. Home School Network have personally used with their children. The Sisters would like to share them as a personal testament to how effective they have been in creating children who are loving, grateful, and very intelligent:
Do these things with your children:
- Listen to soft music (classical, nature sounds, etc.). Some we have used are compositions by Mother Tynnetta Muhammad, as well as The Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan’s violin concertos and “This Is The One.”
- Listen to The Hon. Min. Louis Farrakhan’s lectures all day everyday (or as much as possible 🙂
- Read every night together (books with Black images or books about nature—no fairy tales or talking animals, if avoidable).
- Start ABCs and numbers—as well as Arabic or any other language you want to teach—as soon as your child can repeat words and sounds.
- Use flashcards of everything—make your own if necessary—to increase vocabulary.
- Start them reading “easy readers” as soon as possible (make your own paper books if necessary). Children can start reading/repeating one-word/two-word/short sentence types of easy reader books even before they turn 2 years old.
- The diet is MOST important. Children eat what you give them, so start them out right. Teach them that refined, white sugar is poison. [The Messenger in How To Eat To Live said “virtually all fruits are good”—fresh, raw, and unprocessed.] They will not want candy or most sweets if they understand this. Don’t feed them crackers—they are VERY bad for the teeth—plus the Messenger taught us not to eat them. No gummies/fruit roll-ups or anything that sticks to the teeth—not even gummy vitamins. And no fruit juices (or at least very little). Our children only drink water and whole milk—except at certain occasions. Children eat what you give them.We pray that this information will be helpful. May Allah Bless you and yours with success!Peace.