Online Islamic Educational Tools and Resources (many for FREE)
Updated: Oct 13, 2022
There are many wonderful Islamic resources for homeschooling families that you can incorporate easily into your educational materials. We offer many free Islamic lessons, courses, games and activities for children right here on our site in the Lessons tab and Activities tab, but we'll also list some others below.
Can you teach your children to multiply by having them figure out how many hasanat they get from doing certain good deeds, like reading each letter of the Quran? Can they read the seerah of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, for reading comprehension exercises? The answer is YES! There is no need for them to read meaningless passages or word problems as part of their education. Teach them with something better and boost your own rewards, inshallah!
IQRA Cartoons on YouTube
The IQRA cartoon channel has videos in English, Arabic, and Urdu about the prophets in Islam, duaa and athkar, tafsir of surahs and more! We use the videos for many different types of lessons. Here are a few examples:
I have my oldest child (8 years old) watch one of the videos, which are usually under 15 minutes long, and then summarize the main points in writing.
My 4 year old watching the Muslim Heroes series about Muslim inventions and discoveries. I often catch my oldest peeking while he is watching too!
While I am writing this, Islamic Playground is being renovated, but they have been one of my go-to resources for many years! You can find tons of activities like word searches, coloring pages, puzzles, quizzes and more, all for free! They are still functioning during the renovation, so feel free to stop in and grab some new ideas for your little Muslim.
I absolutely LOVE One4kids tv and have a yearly subscription with them, but there are videos on their site that are free. If you do choose to subscribe, there are coloring pages and activities. Zaky is a cute character that my kids like to watch, but their hands down favorite it Baba Ali! Baba Ali reminds me of the Mr. Noodle character on Elmo's world and teaches children how to follow the sunnah by doing things like eat with the right hand and say Bismillah when you eat.
This site has amazing resources, including a page on how to perform wudu, which includes pictures and is perfect for beginners.