Assalaamu 'alaykum, Welcome to MakkahCentric Education
I’m Zahra Osman, mom and educator, (and a bunch of other roles and titles, you’ll learn about as you follow me). I am honoured and feel blessed you stumbled on my blog because I wish I had this resource when I started my journey in education over 12 years ago.
In a nutshell, this blog is dedicated to serving Muslim homeschoolers and educators by giving them the training, resources, and inspiration they need to effectively teach their children all the important academic lessons through an Islamic worldview.
Download My Free Lesson Plan Template and Planning Guide
Get super clear and organized on how you’ll teach your next lesson by using this free lesson plan template.
You’ll also get a sample lesson plan and a mini- training workshop on how to design an effective Islamically integrated lesson.
It turned out that teaching was actually my talent and passion. The greatest blessing in this self-discovery was the blessing of teaching Muslim learners. Ever since, I’ve taken my calling to another level, and I am forever grateful that Allah has gifted me with an opportunity to serve Islam and the Muslim ummah through MakkahCentric Education.
Some people choose teaching, and some people are called to it. I accepted the call!
Well since then, I’ve taught grades 5-8 core curriculum subjects, Adult level ESl, conducted various workshops for teachers and homeschoolers, completed a Masters in Education (Curriculum & Pedagogy), and founded MakkahCentric Education. And I’m still not done!!
I have a vision to make Islamic pedagogy the standard and default learning practice where ever Muslim children learn. That’s a life long mission that can’t be accomplished by one person alone!
If you believe in this mission, then have a look around, and see how you can contribute to this site or cause bi-ithnillah. A unified ummah with a cause is better than scattered high achievers!
This Site and You
What the Research Says
Download this action-based monograph that summarizes my research supporting the necessity of Islamic schools and Muslim educators adopting Islamic pedagogy as a culturally responsive solution to our educational problems. I also outline the qualities and mindsets of an Islamically responsive educator. After my research, I created this monograph for Islamic schools as a guide but it can also be used by homeschoolers to shape their educational philosophy. Feel free to download, print, and post it up in your learning spaces! It is 12 pages including a bibliography.