As Salaam Alaikum,

When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education, and similar concerns. Sometimes we miss the greater objective of an Islamic education. That objective, in terms of what is necessary for the immediate success of our children in this world, and their ultimate success in the next, is nurturing balanced, wholesome, honest human beings who live lives based on principle and who exemplify good character in their dealings with other people.

—  Imam Zaid Shakir

anonymous asked:

How many low cielings and doorways has Zaid scratched up unintentionally with his horns and being like 6 ft tall

a lot

he used to get a lot of neck pains accidentally bumping his horns into door frames

S : Siapakah satu-satunya nama wanita yg disebut namanya dlm al-Quran?
J : Maryam binti Imran.

S : Siapakah satu-satunya nama Sahabat yg disebut namanya dlm al-Quran?
J : Zaid bin Haritsah. Rujuk dlm surah Al Ahzab ayat 37.

S : Apakah nama Surah yg tanpa Basmalah?
J : Surah at-Tawbah.

S : Apakah nama Surah yg memiliki dua Basmalah?
J : Surah al-Naml.

S : Apakah nama Surah yg bernilai seperempat al-Quran?
J : Surah al-Kafirun.

S : Apakah nama Surah yg bernilai sepertiga al-Quran?
J : Surah al-Ikhlas

S : Apakah nama Surah yg menyelamatkan dari siksa Qubur?
J : Surah al-Mulk

S : Apakah nama Surah yg apabila dibaca pada hari Jum'at akan menerangi sepanjang pekan?
J : Surah al-Khafi

S : Apakah ayat yg paling Agung dan dlm Surah apa?
J : Ayat Kursi, dlm Surah al-Baqarah ayat No.255

S : Apakah nama Surah yg paling Agung dan berapa jumlah ayatnya?
J : Surah al-Fatihah, tujuh ayat.

S : Apakah ayat yg paling bijak dan dlm surah apa?
J : Firman Allah Swt :“ Barang siapa yg melakukan kebaikan sebesar biji sawi ia akan lihat, Barang siapa melakukan kejahatan sebesar biji sawi ia akan lihat.. (Surah al-Zalzalah ayat 7-8)

S : Apakah nama Surah yg ada dua sajdahnya?
J : Surah al-Haj ayat 18 dan ayat 77.

S : Pada Kata apakah pertengahan al-Quran itu di Surah apa? ayat no Berapa?
J : وليتلطف Surah al-Kahfi ayat No. 19.

S : Ayat apakah bila dibaca setiap habis Shalat Fardhu dpt mengantarkannya masuk ke dalam surga?
J : Ayat Kursi.

S : Ayat apakah yg diulang-ulang sbyk 31 kali dlm satu Surah dan di Surah apa?
J : Ayat فبأي آلاء ربكما تكذبانِ ) pada Surah al-Rahman.

S : Ayat apakah yg diulang-ulang sbyk 10 kali dlm satu Surah dan di surah apa? Apakah ayat ini ada juga disebut dlm surah lainnya? Di Surah apa?
J : Ayat (ويل يومئذ للمكذبين) pada Surah al-Mursalat, juga ada dlm Surah al-Muthaffifiin ayat No. 10.

S : Apakah Ayat terpanjang dlm al-Quran? pada Surah apa? Ayat berapa?
J : Ayat No 282 Surah al-Baqarah… .

Trials and tribulations can be indicators of Allah’s love. The Prophet, peace upon him, mentioned, “If Allah loves a people He tests them.” People are also tested to the extent of their faith. The Prophet, peace upon him, was asked, “Which people are most severely tested?” He replied, “The Prophets, peace upon them, and then on down from them. A man is tested according to his faith.” Thus, trials and tribulations are a sign of faith, and an indication that one has a good standing with Allah. Furthermore, we should understand that Allah does not place on anyone a burden greater than they can bear. So if you are tested by Allah, bear that test with patience and dignity. If you are able to do so you will witness tremendous spiritual gifts and unimaginable benefits.
Ibn ‘Ata Allah reminds us that tests are a gift from Allah that He uses to familiarize Himself to us. They provide us with an opportunity to get to know the reality of His names and attributes. He is the Compeller who is capable of incapacitating us at a time we are enjoying good health. He is the Healer who alone is capable of restoring our health, or bringing us relief from those things that vex or oppress us. If trials, tribulations, disease or afflictions involve circumstances that allow us to gain a deeper understanding of Allah, then they are gifts from Him whose acceptance brings us nearer to Him in ways our actions never could.
—  Imam Zaid Shakir

Q: What should be guidelines for marriage then?

A: I think the guidelines should be, first and foremost, a study of marriage relationships. They should think: Will this person help me in my deen [Islamic code of life]? Will this person be an aid for me in attaining paradise? Will this person be a good mother or father for my children? Will this be someone who will be faithfully committed to me in my old age, when I need someone to assist me and to strengthen me? These are the questions people should be asking, going into a relationship.

Q: What would you advice to those looking for spouses?

A: I would advice, first and foremost, to not be fanatically committed to superficial things such as looks or income or profession that is if a person is close to standards of acceptability then to move in to look at their character and look at their religion…Character is what’s going to sustain the relationship, not good looks. Good looks fade. Big muscles become puffy and soft. Slim waistlines tend to bulge and expand as the years go by.

Q: What would you suggest to those who are married but feel they’re falling out of love?

A: It’s very important for them to do some of the things they were doing when they fell in love. Like when you ask people what did you do when you fell in love, they’ll say, we took walks together, ate out, went to the park ever Saturday and just sat and watched the children play. And invariably you’ll find that they gradually stopped doing those things.

So the things that led to them being in love in the first place were stopped. How does one expect to sustain a deep emotional attachment when the things that led you to develop that attachment in the first place, have faded away.

—  Questions Answered By Imam Zaid Shakir 

Here’s a reminder that Karma does exist! So this Hungarian journalist tripped a Syrian refugee holding his kid weeks ago! After that video went viral she got FIRED, & the Syrian family was invited to watch Real Madrid in la Liga, the kid walked with Cristiano, they met all the players & went on a stadium tour, and finally the father is set to coach in a Spanish academy! I just love this SO MUCH, & I have so MUCH respect for Madrid for doing this, for bringing a smile on the faces of people who were in so much pain❤ this is just too beautiful.

As Salaamu Alaikum,

When we prefer pleasing God to pleasing ourselves or others, we have made a statement concerning the purity of our faith. God mentions in the Qur’an, “Those who believe are more intense in their love for God.” (2:165) If our love for God is true then we will prefer Him to all others. This is a sign of true faith.

One of our religious principles is that what we get from God is a reflection of what we offer him. He mentions in the Qur’an, “O Believers! If you help God, He will help you.” (47:7)

—  Imam Zaid Shakir

Hello, laverrecity ! I’m your RF Secret Santa! I’m so sorry this took so long OTL;;; I went off of your headcanon, “that they were childhood friends, and eventually reconnect as best friends”. But I think I went a bit angsty with it;;;  Though, I hope you enjoy this and can read it despite the fact I crammed it with text.  I really hope you had a great holiday!! :D <3 (read left to right)