About

5682fc0c-3078-42a6-aa00-a8ae542b351aAssalamua’lykum Warahmatullahi Wabaraktuh

I am a full time home educating mother of three boys ages 10 , 6 and 2.My husband and I chose to home school our kids from the very beginning.

Our philosophy is a cocktail of  Montessori,Classical ,usually Charlotte Mason,Project Based and mostly Play Based.So we are perfectly an Eclectic Homeschooling Family.

We are learning as we are going ahead in this journey.But over all these years we have realized its worth all the effort and time.

Why Baith Al Hikmah?

Baith Al Hikmah means House of Wisdom in Arabic.

It was a major intellectual center during the Islamic Golden Age. The House of Wisdom was founded by Caliph Harun al-Rashid (reigned 786–809) and culminated under his son al-Ma’mun (reigned 813–833) who is credited with its formal institution. Al-Ma’mun is also credited with bringing many well-known scholars to share information, ideas, and culture in the House of Wisdom. Based in Baghdad from the 9th to 13th centuries, many learned scholars including those of Jewish or Christian background[1] were part of this research and educational institute. Besides translating books into Arabic and preserving them, scholars associated with the House of Wisdom also made many remarkable original contributions to diverse fields.

During the reign of al-Ma’mun, astronomical observatories were set up, and the House was an unrivaled center for the study of humanities and for science in medieval Islam, including mathematics, astronomy, medicine, alchemy and chemistry, zoology, and geography and cartography. Drawing on Greek, Indian and Persian texts, the scholars accumulated a great collection of world knowledge, and built on it through their own discoveries. By the middle of the ninth century, the House of Wisdom had the largest selection of books in the world.[3]

This has inspired me to be sooo proud of my heritage.And the whole process of collecting and sharing knowledge made perfect sense.

The quest for providing and empowering my kids with knowledge has exposed me to abundant of philosophies and methodologies.Its a bumpy road when one tries to practically implement  those theories and philosophies,but homeschooling gives us an opportunity to mix and match.

Here I  document our journey,with the only intention to please my Rabb and make this endevour a source of Sadaqah Jariyah

عَنْ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَبِي حَفْصٍ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: سَمِعْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ: ” إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى، فَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ، وَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ لِدُنْيَا يُصِيبُهَا أَوْ امْرَأَةٍ يَنْكِحُهَا فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى مَا هَاجَرَ إلَيْهِ”.

{رَوَاهُ البُخَارِيُّ وَمُسْلِمٌ}

It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu’minin, Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin al-Khattab, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say: “Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

May peace and blessings of Allah be upon all.

 

 

 

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  1. As-salaam aleykum Sister,

    Al-hamdulillah, I have just seen your site today and was pleased to see that you are reading some of my books. It is families such as yours that I always envisioned as my readers.

    You might be interested in five new books that I have written and will hopefully be printed soon. Four are now in the process of being published by IIPH (Riyadh) and include illustrated books entitled “Bayt al-Hikmah”, “‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-‘Aziz,”, “Imam Bukhari”, and “My Turkish Travels”; one will be published by Ta-Ha (London) entitled “The Book of Muslim Nomads – an Homage to the Perennial Wanderers of the Deserts, Steppes and Mountains of Dar al-Islam”. I have also submitted an new manuscript to Ta-Ha Publishers entitled “The Wisdom, Beauty and Compassion of Islamic Architecture – a Primer of Appreciation”.

    I wish you and your family success and Allah’s blessings in your pursuit of knowledge. And may I also wish you a blessed ‘Eid al-‘Adha!

    Wa as-salaam aleykum

    Luqman Nagy

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    • Walikumassalam warahmatullahi wabaraktuh brother;
      JazakAllahukhairn katheeran for leaving us a comment,it means sooo much!My family n I are soooooooo thrilled and excited and really appreciate you stopping by.MashaAllah we are soo happy that we’ll be able to read many more of your words and enjoy the breathtaking illustrations.We have thoroughly enjoyed every book soo far Alhumdulillah!May Allah preserve you,and bless you and your family with AL-FIRDOUS!Ameen.Its a true blessing to have Muslim authors like you!BarakAllahufeek!Wishing you a blessed Eid too!

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