Homeschooling our Children
is an Act of Obedience to Allah
By Shaikh Muhammad Jibaly was asked:
If a woman wants to homeschool her
children, to protect them from evil influences, can she do so against
her husband's wishes? Can you provide any articles about educating
our children, especially in this secular liberal society?
His response was:
The danger in the non-Muslim schools
is definite, and sending our children there when there is a good
alternative available is an act of disobedience to Allaah. If you
know that you can properly home-school your children, and you know
that you can get by it despite your husband's opposition, then do
it by all means, because, "No obedient may be granted to any
creature that involves disobeying the Creator."
The following is some brief background
on Shaikh Jibaly:
Secular background: BS physics 1977
Beirut. MS Physics 1979 Syracuse. Doctorate Positron Physics 1987
U Texas. Physics teaching and research until 1994.
1.Extensive self study and teaching
since 1978. Student of al-Albani. Met with or studied under a large
number of students of al-Albani and others, most prominently Mahmoud
Atiyyah in UAE 1983-84, Ali al-Halabi, Salim al-Hilali, Husayn Awayshah,
Abu al-Hasan al-Misri, Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini, etc. Keeps close contact
and consultation with all of the above and many others on a regular
2.A main figure in the Salafi da'wah
in N America and other parts of the world. Well known to most scholars
of our time.
3.Wrote and translated various monographs
on Islam including "The Quran and the Sunnah" 1981, "The
Magnificent journey" 1995, "Celebration in Islam"
1996, "The Night Prayers" 1997, etc.
4.Writer/editor/reviewer for many
Islamic/Salafi journals such as al-Hijrah, Hudaa,..
5.Chairman of al-Quran was-Sunnah
You do not have to be a teacher or
have a university degree to teach your children at home. Studies
have proven that homeschooled children are approximately five years
ahead of children that attend public school, regardless of their
parents level of education.
More and more Imams are encouraging
homeschooling and some are stating it is a requirement, allhumdulilah.