It’s never too early to think about and prepare for Ramadan. Either we’re praying for it’s past acceptance or praying for us to witness the next one, bi Ithnilahi Tala.
I’m not a scholar and I don’t play one on the internet.
The following tips are directed at Muslim moms, as they prepare themselves to homeschool (or not!) during Ramadan.
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Tip 1 – Focus on worship to prepare yourself spiritually.
The first tip, and the most important tip is to focus on worship. Prepare your heart mind and soul and your children will take heed, God Willing.
I’m not a scholar and I don’t play one on the internet. Therefore, the following tips will be directly from Islam Q & A –
Islam Q & A
- Sincere repentance
- Du’a (supplication)
- Rejoicing at the approach of the blessed month
- Discharging the duty of any outstanding obligatory fasts
- Seeking knowledge in order to be able to follow the rulings on fasting and to understand the virtues of Ramadan.
- Hastening to complete any tasks that may distract you from doing acts of worship.
- Sitting with one’s family members – wife and children – to tell them of the rulings on fasting and encourage the young ones to fast.
- Preparing some books which can be read at home or given to the Imam of the Masjid to read to the people during Ramadan.
- Fasting some of the month of Sha’ban in preparation for fasting Ramadan.
- Reading Quran
Tip 2 – Decide whether you’re homeschooling or not during Ramadan.
You should’ve done this in the beginning of your school year, but it’s never too late. 😉 Do Istikhara about whether or not you’ll homeschool during Ramadan or not.
If you’re still stuck on deciding whether or not to homeschool during Ramadan, then I want you to ask yourself a question. –
How old are your kids?
Young children don’t need much when it comes formal lessons, and they especially don’t need to focus on secular studies during Ramadan. If you typically homeschool them Monday through Thursday you’re looking at only about 16 days, give or take of actual schooling.
No biggie, if you ask me.
For older children, on the other hand, the focal point should be on Islamic Studies, all while continuing with the basics in secular studies – ELA and Math. Should you choose to skip all secular studies, I don’t recommend skipping Math.
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Tip 3 – Prepare your home and all else.
And no, I’m not talking about purchasing the newest items to show off to family and everyone on Instagram.
I’m talking about tasks that you don’t you want to pay attention to during Ramadan? Do that now. Whether it’s spring cleaning, or other tasks that you normally do around mid-March to mid-April, try to get as much done as possible in advance.
For example, some moms will try to do as much laundry as they can in advance. No, laundry doesn’t end, but they’ve stated that it helps.
Or some moms find it helpful to do all of the Eid shopping in advance, including gifts as well as Eid outfits.
FAQs about preparing for Ramadan as a homeschooling mom
Do these tips apply to moms who have kids in traditional schools?
The first tip, focusing on worship, does apply, however your circumstance is very different in that your kids will continue going to school.
The last thing you need to know about preparing yourself for Ramadan, as a homeschooling mom
Focus on Ebadah and you won’t be sorry! Any time spent on the Lord AWJ is Blessed.
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