So If you asked me what I wanted to do twenty years ago, staying at home and homeschooling my children was not even in my radar. I barely even thought I would get married, but here I am, homeschooler of ten years and mum to five children. While on the surface it looked like I was my children's school, they have in fact become mine.
Montessori believed that children have an inner force to become what they are destined to be and given the right environment and support, they will become just that. Stripped off the layers of what society and, sadly, sometimes family, want of us, maybe we can hear what our fitrah is whispering to us and eventually find our Self.
Education should not be merely a collection of facts and skills to get a good job, but continuously striving towards attaining the best possible state of Man as exemplified by our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Deep in our education of our children should be the aim of helping them achieve the state of being a servant of Allah and his vicegerent on earth.
Lofty targets are simpler said than done, but over the years I have learned that the outcome is for Allah to determine and for me to strive towards and seek His help.
In my journey, I have tried a few methods here and there and to me the Montessori method is the nearest to a spiritual curriculum that I can find which follows the laws of child development. After all miracles may happen, but most of the time God has placed rules for how things are. There may be a better one out there, but for now Montessori is the way for me to help my children find themselves and Allah.
So here I will share our spiritual journey in the form of our homeschooling and hope it will be beneficial to anyone who finds this blog.