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Free Islamic Studies Textbooks

Asalaamu alaikum, I knew that would garner your attention, hehehe….. anyway I found this link I wanted to share for free downloadable islamic studies books for ages 7-11. These are pdf files which can be printed out at home for your homeschooling use. Here is the only issue – I would ask that you go through it and make sure everything is okay in the book as I haven’t had a chance to do so myself, I only looked through the first few pages, jazakAllah khair.

Please click the link below to go to the host page

Islamic Studies Textbooks

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(reflections) we found a birds nest…

Salaam alaikum
No honestly, we actually did, I promise this is not just another random post alhamdulillah. There was a huge downpour today, such a mercy from Allah subhana wa tala that we get all this rain while countries like Yemen and Somalia are facing drought subhanAllah.

After the storm my son found a damaged nest on the ground, minus eggs and/or birds so he picked it up, pieced it together and looked at it in wonder, and then explained to his friends what it was. We talked about how intricate the nest was with ribbons and sticks and clay and mud and grass, and the bounty of Allah. Alhamdulillah it was a good conversation piece. We tried to initially put it back in the tree but the first branch was about thirty feet off the ground subhanAllah.

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92 most frequently used words in Qu’ran and their Meanings

92 Most Frquently Used Words in the Quran and their Meaning InshaAllah

Incha’Allah you find this beneficial. Allah subhana wa t’ala reward those who helped to compile the list. Click above for the download…

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full year weekend islamic curriculum year 1-12

Asalaamu alaikum rhamatullah wa barakatu

I found this at You can order their books from the curriculum or just follow the curriculum and make your own resources inshaAllah… click here. If my son were not going to a Sunday program already, I would use this one inshaAllah. I will continue to post my own son’s curriculum monthly inshaAllah…

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homeschooling resources

Asalaamu alaikum

My husband is designing a new website for the islamic publishing company he works for and he said he can include a seperate area on or offsite where we can upload homeschooling materials and resources for free use. It would be organized by subject with download links. The only problem is getting all the  materials together so if you have any materials that would be beneficial, please email them to me at this following address:

In the subject line, please state the name of the resource, the course and grade.

ex: asma’ullah al husnaa, islamic studies, grade 4      (or)
patterning with manipulatives, mathematics, grade 1     (or)
bag with shapes, montessori, grade k     (or)
history of the arab empire w/exam, history, grade 11

I am going to try and see if he can make it so that anyone can upload their own materials as they make them or find them so that there is more involvement and so it is more accessible inshaAllah.

We are accepting any and all resources and grades and subjects. Even if they are posted elsewhere, please send them us as well so that we have as many resources together in one space as possible, bi’thnAllah. Jazakallah khair.


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Sheikh Mishary Rashid al-Efasy Quran lessons

Sheikh Mishary Rashid al-Efasy, one of the best al-Qur`an`s Recitors, in this show is teaching the kids how to read and memorize the Holy Qur`an in the right way insha’Allah.

May Allah `Azzawajalla bless the individuals who has make this lessons possible. Allahumma amiin.


Alhamdulillah wa as-Syukru lillah, I`ve manage to find and get hold of 18 lessons. If you have the full or the rest of the lessons, insya`ALLAH, please kindly inform and share with us.

URL for download,

Al-Muthaffifiin :…

Al-Insyiqaaq :…

Al-Buruuj :…

Ath-Thaariq :…

Al-A`laa :…

Al-Ghaasyiyah :…

Al-Fajr Part1 :…

Al-Fajr Part 2 :…

Al-Balad :…

Asy-Syams :…

Adh-Dhuhaa And Al-Lail :…

At-Tiin And Ash-Sharh :…

Al-Bayyinah :…

Al-`Aadiyaat And Az-Zalzalah :…

Al-Kautsar And Al-Maa`uun :…

Al-Ikhlash And Al-Masad :…

Al-Falaq :…

An-Naas :…

JazakumuLlahu khairan kathira.

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Ad-Duha’s new feature

Home school Questions & Answers click here

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The way your dua’a is answered bithin’Allah

A common perception and thought that generally passes a muslim mind – why are our dua’s so ineffective? Is there a deficiency in the manner that we ask? Why is it that certain people who live very carefree lives, openly violate the Shariah, and propagate unislamic values seem to live very comfortably? They seem to be blessed with everything they ask for and have no real cry or pressing need. On the other hand, there are some who are particular with their Deen, regular with their salah, and conduct themselves in a righteous manner, yet they seem to be plagued with worries and difficulties. This situation seems to be very perplexing to many and it is appropriate that we examine the true nature and purpose of dua’a and the various benefits that Allah has placed in this great ibadah (act of virtue).

Firstly, the apparent acceptance of a person’s dua is by no means any proof that this person is accepted or beloved by Allah. Similarly, the apparent non-acceptance of a person’s dua is no indication of a person’s rejection or non-acceptance by Allah. Instead, the matter can very much be the opposite, whereby at times a person who is truly beloved and accepted in the eyes of Allah seems to have his duas apparently rejected all the time. On the other hand, a person who maybe despised in the sight of Allah finds his duas being promptly and regularly accepted.

Sheikh Tajuddeen Ibn Ata Iskandari (rahimahullah) has recorded a hadith in his book; the effective meaning of which is, a certain person lifts his hand in dua, Allah instructs the angels to fulfil his need immediately, because I dislike him raising his hand in dua. Another person raises his hand in dua, Allah instructs the angels to procrastinate in fulfilling his need, because him raising his hands before me is beloved to me and I look forward to his pleading and requests.

Secondly, for a person to be given the ability to make dua is a great blessing in itself. A person who raises his hand in dua before Allah Ta’ala should never be concerned whether the dua will be accepted or not. A person should have complete conviction that whatever dua is made will definitely be accepted in the court of Allah. It is mentioned in a Hadith recorded by Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah and Mustadrak Haakim that, Allah is extremely kind, One who gives without asking, Allah is extremely modest and shy, when His servants spread their hands before Him, He feels shy to refuse or reject their requests.

Thirdly, it is a failure and deficiency on our path that, if we receive exactly that which we ask Allah for, then we consider our dua to be accepted. If we do not acquire exactly what we ask for, then we consider our dua unaccepted. In reality, there are various ways in which a dua can be considered accepted. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, when a servant makes dua to Allah, then through the barkat and blessing of this dua Allah Ta’ala certainly grants him one of three things, either that he gets exactly what he requested for,or his dua is reserved for a bounty and reward which will manifest in the hereafter, or a calamity is removed from his path.

Either way, we find that a person’s dua is certainly heard and answered; however the outward appearance of its acceptance may differ. It is therefore our bounding duty to continue begging from Allah for our needs with firm conviction that Allah will favour a person with his mercy. To become despondent and neglectful over dua not being accepted is indicative of our naivety and short-sightedness.

It has been recorded in yet another hadith, that a person should not become hasty and wrestless regarding acceptance of his dua. It was asked that what be meant by hastiness? The reply was, a person believes that after making fervent dua, there is no response; therefore I might as well leave out making dua. In this way he stops asking from Allah.

(Extracted from the writings of Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Ludhianwi rahimahullah)

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Asalaamu alaikum
This is a nice activity mashaAllah provided free from Umm An’Numan on the Sahaba and their description alhamdulillah. I am looking forward to using it, thankyou uhkti, jazakAllah khair. You can find it here insha’Allah.

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MashaAllah, seven year old imam

Asalaamu alaikum ramahtullah wa barakatu

InshaAllah at seven, my son will memorize Quran and recite like this boy from Houstan inshaAllah…Allah protect, and lead and guide him, as with my son and all the other young Quran students who are learning inshaAllah, ameen.

And of course my favourite child reciting online mashaAllah… Surah Ya’Sin…

edit:This boy, Mohammed Taha, has beautiful recitation too mashaAllah….

“Time runs out and people pass away. But the Quran stays untouched, and continues to color our lives.”

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