Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
It has been a lot of time and no posting, and it has its reasons, and Allah knows best. As it says below my blog title I was raising muslim children in a non muslim country, but that has changed, alhamdulillah!
Three weeks ago we made hijrah to a muslim country by the will of Allah! At first our thoughts were to stay for six months, but our intentions and plans changed and we decided to make our planned stay as hijrah, evidently, bidnillah!
My first thoughts were to continue with full home education for all children, then, by the will of Allah, we started to do a check around in our environment for possibilities to help them learn fluent arabic easy. And then a wonderful islamic school happened to be very close to us. Their aqeeda is sound alhamdulillah, the children dont have too long days, and their curriculum and structure was very good, masha Allah. We talked to other parents of appliciants and parents of students and we prayed salat ul istikhara and then decided for the children to do the exam to see if they could get accepted, and they both did well, tabarakanAllah. The arabic and math was just according their level, regarding english we had one week of preparation to build a vocabulary and to learn pronouciation of letters and the first stage phonics before the exam (they only knew like yes, no and hello in english before as it is not our language), and they did still pass, wa lillahil hamd. So after the summer they will start inshaa Allah.
Im so thankful to Allah that we have had this time of learning together, and my intentions still, of course, are to take the largest responsibility regarding their tarbiyyah and also continue with islamic education at home, what regards adab, Quran and general islamic studies to nurture their eeman and love for Allah and His messenger, sallahu aleihi wa sallam and this perfect deen, helping them to walk and follow the steps of this manhaj of salafiyyah inshaa Allah. And Im so thankful not having to raise my children around kufr and all that follows it of trouble, worries and difficulties.
I pray that Allah makes it easy upon us and others that are strangers in a new land for His sake, and that this will bring us closer to Him. And I pray that Allah makes hijrah easy on those that are left in the non muslim contries, and assist them in their struggles. I pray that Allah help our brothers, sisters and children in Syria, and all muslims in other parts of the world, and protect the muslims from suffering and being upressed!
Barak Allahu fikom. I will inshaa Allah update this blog occasionally with our acitivities!