I discovered this link through my friend Raihanah’s Facebook and it is a lovely gem!
Ten-Minute Tafsir by Quranica.Com is a series aimed at making the Qur’an more accessible in the current day, using the popular short-video format to present a simplified explanation of a few verses at a time. More of an introduction than a commentary, it is based loosely on A Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an by the late Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali, a great Azhari scholar.
I love little nuggets like these that help to recharge one’s spiritual batteries… There are 11 videos to date and you can access them at Ten-Minute Tafseer’s Facebook page or at their Youtube Channel. Other resources are shared at Quranica.Com.
We’ve been up to all sorts of things… alhamdulillah, our days have been productive. We’ve kept things simple this year – no crazy crafts, no mega menus… just lots of family time, reading, studies and prayer. For the first time in a long time, I think we are feeling a great deal of hope and serenity, alhamdulillah.
I’ve let the kids watch a bit of Ramadan TV and they love it. Uncle Jawad hosts a Little Explorers show for kids and his energetic antics had them in stitches (but learning a lot!). They also liked the more serious lectures by speakers like Sheikh Yawar Beg, Ustadh Yahya Ibrahim, Dr Tawfique Chowdhury, Sheikh Isam Rajab, Sheikh Bilal Ismail and others.
3 EASY ways to watch:
(1) Watch LIVE stream at Ramadan TV (WORLDWIDE)
(2) Watch LIVE stream at Facebook
(3) Watch on SKY Channel 843 (in some countries only)
My kids and I have been blessed with really wonderful homeschooling resources, alhamdulillah. My husband has always been supportive and hardly ever questions my purchases. *grin* A fellow homeschooler in Singapore also ran an online store and ordered all sorts of books and curricula which helped me save on what would have been exorbitant shipping charges. Best of all, I live close to a library in Singapore and in Pakistan, am able to find loads of books going for a song at the second-hand bookstores.
I’ve often wondered what would happen if I weren’t able to afford books and curriculum packages. It’s made me a bit of a hoarder, I admit! Everytime I find study materials or curricula for free, I download and save… just in case! I still prefer to have my books on hand – it is so much more convenient than having to research, save, print and bind material myself, but it is good to know that it IS possible to homeschool for free if one is strapped for cash.
So here’s my list of free resources:
FULL CURRICULUM SITES