Thursday, March 25, 2010

Muslims Turning to Homeschooling in increasing numbers

Check out this article. Its from the US but I wonder if the same thing is happening in Canada. So far it seems to be mostly happening in Toronto where they have great homeschooling groups. One woman in the article kept going years ago, even though the muslims were scattered and resources were minimal. I have to give her kudos because I find those two things daunting. If I were in a bigger place I would like to revisit my decision. Meanwhile my kindergartener who goes sporadically to school keeps asking me why she is being sent to "christian' school even though we tell her its public. But she says the teacher is christian, the kids are christian (truth be told many are atheist actually but just celebrate christian holidays as a custom).

In the slides there is a picture of an empty room where a homeschooling family are praying. I have no prayer room in my house as its very small but we all squeeze into the dining room usually and when I homeschooled in the living room for jumuah prayer. Perhaps the difference is that they have no furniture in the room. If we took everything out like that we would have plently of space. Its like a metaphor; there is plenty of space for Islam in our life if we would just clear out the clutter.


  1. As salaam alaikum,

    Masha Allah, this sister is from VA and I saw her at the statewide homeschooling conference. I do think there are more Muslim homeschoolers in Northern VA, but there is a large population of people and Muslims there anyway. As for Richmond, the capital of Virginia, I haven't noticed a large increase in the last 10 years. Insha allah, more Muslims in our area will turn to homeschooling soon.

  2. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Small world eh? Was it a muslim homeschooling conference or a general one? Why do more muslims live in the north?

  3. As salaam alaikum,

    It was an inclusive conference, masha Allah. I blogged about it here.

    Northern VA is close to Washington DC, so that equates to more jobs=more people=more Muslims.