Muslim Homeschooling

Reasons to Homeschool Your Children in sha'Allah

The first and foremost reason to educate our children in the home is to ensure that they are being educated according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).The greatest gift we can give our children is the commitment to follow the straight path as the Qur’an states;

"Surely, this Qur’an guides to that which is the straightest, and gives good news to believers who practice good and they will get a great reward."(17:9)

"And He (commands you, saying) : This is my straight path, so follow it. Do not follow other paths, which will separate you from His path. Thus He has ordered you so that you may be truly obedient." (6:153)

"O you who have believed, save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, stern [and] severe, who do not disobey Allah in what He orders them and [who] do [precisely] what they are commanded." (77:6)

The Prophet ( sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said:

"All of you are shepherds, and each one is responsible for his flock. A leader of people is a shepherd and responsible for them. A man is like a shepherd over his family, and he is responsible for his flock. A woman is like a shepherd over her husband’s house and children, and she is responsible for them. And a slave is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. So all of you are guardians and are responsible for your charges." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

By ensuring the quality of our children’s education we may be able to save our children from the hellfire in sha’Allah. We as parents cannot take lightly the responsibility that Allah has given to us. Nor can we delegate this responsibility to others.