Sabtu, 25 Februari 2017

Everyone is Smart

Teach the child the manner to see the world, not the way. 

Are you smart? When confronted with the question like this, usually we have two answers. Yes and No.

We either think that we are smart in everything or we are not. What if you have a different perspective this year? Questions about what kind of smartness that we all have in us? We would like to believe that we all have some kind of talent, some kind of smartness to excel in this life and hereafter, insha Allah.

Through this series, we will explore new frontiers, new parameters and new paradigm on how we can define smartness in children. A lot of times, great talent is wasted when children are not told on what area they can excel in. Imagine telling Imam Sudais that he must be a dentist! We would have lost a great scholar and a wonderful Imam.

The smartness is not about getting good grades, doing2 well on test, or memorizing things. For the past 100 years, IQ has been an indicator of how smart people are. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient and it is a measure of how someone scores on a test. The test has you to solve math problems, define words, create designs, repeat numbers from memory and do other tasks. Maybe, you have also taken an IQ test! Today, as education has evolved, experts tell us that besides IQ, what also matters is your EQ.

EQ stands for Emotional Intelligence. So when you hire a new teacher or when you recruit an employee, you look at the emotional quotient of a person and determine if a person has a right attitude for the job and not just skills and the talent.

Since we are working with regards to Islamic studies and Islamic environment, we also have one more quotient to add to this. It’s called SQ. SQ stands for Spiritual Quotient. This is a measure of you connecting with the Creator. Are your ideas in sync to1 the ultimate goal of benefiting your Aakhirah (hereafter)? Is your work according to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger ? Thus, all in all, we are looking at three new quotients with regards to our education: IQ, EQ and SQ.

So far, we have highlighted the basis of where we stand with regards to Islamic education. Now let’s explore how to culminate all of these into our specific topic of “Multiple Intelligence”.

The theory of Multiple Intelligence was first proposed by Dr. Howard Gardner from the Harvard University, USA. The MI theory in short, suggests that there exists a lot more different ways and not just the standardized test to measure a person’s ‘smartness’.

So how do you measure a child ability to paint, to climb a mountain, deliver a fantastic speech, observe nature or discover a new land? We will take examples from modern science to Islamic literature to explain the theory of Multiple Intelligence.

Had Alexander Fleming not kept a cluttered desk, he would have never discovered penicillin. Isn’t that the first message we instruct our teenagers – ‘put everything in order’. Perhaps in the randomness, they have a better idea where the things are stored! Thus, we can change our instructional method rather than trying to change the child without knowing their nature.

We need to bring out the latent talent in every child, not necessary in the way you see the world but in the manner in which they see the world.

There may be a child who loves to see the world of paintings and colors, looking at the sky and nature; this is also an intelligence. We have forgotten to even look up to appreciate the night sky!

The one who gives adhaan will have the longest neck of the Day of Judgement, as mentioned in the hadeeth of our Prophet . So essentially, this is an encouragement to one who has a good voice to go and give adhaan. This is not detected from the textbox intelligence test that we have in our schools. In our field of Multiple Intelligence theory, such a learner would be skilled in‘rhythmic intelligence’ or rhythmic learner.

The purpose of the article is to bring out a change in our schools and our testing system to make parents more cognizant where every child’s talent is celebrated. The question to ask now is not ‘Are you smart?’, rather, the right question should beL “How are you smart?”


Dawood Vaid, The Author

web: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

Sabtu, 18 Februari 2017

Allah atau OrangTua



Bismillahirrahmanirrahim



I try to write in english. Why? Because I want fluent in reading in english.InsyaAllah

Because, Islamic article in english is suitable for me.


It’s about Allah and my parents.

My parents always give what I want, if they can, they do.

Everything.

I can’t repay it.

Never ever.


I always miss them because I far from them.

Than I sad and think.

I have to miss He, who created the love in my parents heart.

Something that I have the direct access to Allah is by Quran.

Life being Barokah with Quran.


When I miss my parents, I really want to see their face.

Than I think.

I have to miss His face (ALLAH), who give the loving parents to me.

In sujood, I wish that I can see His face and live in Jannah ever after life.


My parents know how to treat me.

Make me feel comfort by them. so I can tell everything what I want to tell.

Than I think.  I have to tell Allah for all of my situation. It has to more comfort.


I feel that


Oh Yaa Rabb, forgive me from my bad deed.







Kamis, 16 Februari 2017

Aku Ingin Begini, Aku Ingin Begitu

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

“Dan sungguh, kami telah memudahkan Al-Quran

untuk peringatan, adakah yang mau mengambil

pelajaran?” (Al-Quran 54;17)


Peringatan, larangan, perintah

Engkau telah turunkan.

Aku ingin begini, aku ingin begitu

Ingin ingin ingin banyak sekali.

Namun, apakah yang aku inginkan itu salah?

Kebenaran telah datang,

Ya, benar. Al-Quran.

Zaman terus berubah,

Dulu anak baca majalah bobo, sekarang main gadget.

Al-Quran tak pernah berubah.

Isinya selalu sama.

Al-Quran itu petunjuk.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dibaca.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dihafal.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dipahami dengan benar.

Benar, Al-Quran harus amalkan

Menyemangati diri untuk memperbaiki bacaannya.

Sabar menghafalnya.

Sungguh, saat bersama Al-Quran,

Kita membentengi diri dari hal yang sia-sia.

Lalu masih saja menunda, padahal ini suatu kebenaran,

Kebenaran apa lagi yang dicari?

Ibarat 1 + 1 = 2.  kenapa kita harus bertanya, kenapa tidak 3,4,5?

Syaikh Ibnu 'Utsaimin rohimahullah mengatakan,

"Termasuk menzholimi diri sendiri ketika kita menunda hal yg

 Allah wajibkan atas kita"

Semoga Allah mengampuni kita, dari kejahatan diri kita,

kejelekan amal kita. aamiin Yaa Rabb.

Sabtu, 25 Februari 2017

Everyone is Smart

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Teach the child the manner to see the world, not the way. 

Are you smart? When confronted with the question like this, usually we have two answers. Yes and No.

We either think that we are smart in everything or we are not. What if you have a different perspective this year? Questions about what kind of smartness that we all have in us? We would like to believe that we all have some kind of talent, some kind of smartness to excel in this life and hereafter, insha Allah.

Through this series, we will explore new frontiers, new parameters and new paradigm on how we can define smartness in children. A lot of times, great talent is wasted when children are not told on what area they can excel in. Imagine telling Imam Sudais that he must be a dentist! We would have lost a great scholar and a wonderful Imam.

The smartness is not about getting good grades, doing2 well on test, or memorizing things. For the past 100 years, IQ has been an indicator of how smart people are. IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient and it is a measure of how someone scores on a test. The test has you to solve math problems, define words, create designs, repeat numbers from memory and do other tasks. Maybe, you have also taken an IQ test! Today, as education has evolved, experts tell us that besides IQ, what also matters is your EQ.

EQ stands for Emotional Intelligence. So when you hire a new teacher or when you recruit an employee, you look at the emotional quotient of a person and determine if a person has a right attitude for the job and not just skills and the talent.

Since we are working with regards to Islamic studies and Islamic environment, we also have one more quotient to add to this. It’s called SQ. SQ stands for Spiritual Quotient. This is a measure of you connecting with the Creator. Are your ideas in sync to1 the ultimate goal of benefiting your Aakhirah (hereafter)? Is your work according to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger ? Thus, all in all, we are looking at three new quotients with regards to our education: IQ, EQ and SQ.

So far, we have highlighted the basis of where we stand with regards to Islamic education. Now let’s explore how to culminate all of these into our specific topic of “Multiple Intelligence”.

The theory of Multiple Intelligence was first proposed by Dr. Howard Gardner from the Harvard University, USA. The MI theory in short, suggests that there exists a lot more different ways and not just the standardized test to measure a person’s ‘smartness’.

So how do you measure a child ability to paint, to climb a mountain, deliver a fantastic speech, observe nature or discover a new land? We will take examples from modern science to Islamic literature to explain the theory of Multiple Intelligence.

Had Alexander Fleming not kept a cluttered desk, he would have never discovered penicillin. Isn’t that the first message we instruct our teenagers – ‘put everything in order’. Perhaps in the randomness, they have a better idea where the things are stored! Thus, we can change our instructional method rather than trying to change the child without knowing their nature.

We need to bring out the latent talent in every child, not necessary in the way you see the world but in the manner in which they see the world.

There may be a child who loves to see the world of paintings and colors, looking at the sky and nature; this is also an intelligence. We have forgotten to even look up to appreciate the night sky!

The one who gives adhaan will have the longest neck of the Day of Judgement, as mentioned in the hadeeth of our Prophet . So essentially, this is an encouragement to one who has a good voice to go and give adhaan. This is not detected from the textbox intelligence test that we have in our schools. In our field of Multiple Intelligence theory, such a learner would be skilled in‘rhythmic intelligence’ or rhythmic learner.

The purpose of the article is to bring out a change in our schools and our testing system to make parents more cognizant where every child’s talent is celebrated. The question to ask now is not ‘Are you smart?’, rather, the right question should beL “How are you smart?”


Dawood Vaid, The Author

web: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

Sabtu, 18 Februari 2017

Allah atau OrangTua

Diposting oleh Devi Suhaila di 20.51 0 komentar Link ke posting ini


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim



I try to write in english. Why? Because I want fluent in reading in english.InsyaAllah

Because, Islamic article in english is suitable for me.


It’s about Allah and my parents.

My parents always give what I want, if they can, they do.

Everything.

I can’t repay it.

Never ever.


I always miss them because I far from them.

Than I sad and think.

I have to miss He, who created the love in my parents heart.

Something that I have the direct access to Allah is by Quran.

Life being Barokah with Quran.


When I miss my parents, I really want to see their face.

Than I think.

I have to miss His face (ALLAH), who give the loving parents to me.

In sujood, I wish that I can see His face and live in Jannah ever after life.


My parents know how to treat me.

Make me feel comfort by them. so I can tell everything what I want to tell.

Than I think.  I have to tell Allah for all of my situation. It has to more comfort.


I feel that


Oh Yaa Rabb, forgive me from my bad deed.







Kamis, 16 Februari 2017

Aku Ingin Begini, Aku Ingin Begitu

Diposting oleh Devi Suhaila di 06.05 0 komentar Link ke posting ini
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

“Dan sungguh, kami telah memudahkan Al-Quran

untuk peringatan, adakah yang mau mengambil

pelajaran?” (Al-Quran 54;17)


Peringatan, larangan, perintah

Engkau telah turunkan.

Aku ingin begini, aku ingin begitu

Ingin ingin ingin banyak sekali.

Namun, apakah yang aku inginkan itu salah?

Kebenaran telah datang,

Ya, benar. Al-Quran.

Zaman terus berubah,

Dulu anak baca majalah bobo, sekarang main gadget.

Al-Quran tak pernah berubah.

Isinya selalu sama.

Al-Quran itu petunjuk.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dibaca.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dihafal.

Benar, Al-Quran harus dipahami dengan benar.

Benar, Al-Quran harus amalkan

Menyemangati diri untuk memperbaiki bacaannya.

Sabar menghafalnya.

Sungguh, saat bersama Al-Quran,

Kita membentengi diri dari hal yang sia-sia.

Lalu masih saja menunda, padahal ini suatu kebenaran,

Kebenaran apa lagi yang dicari?

Ibarat 1 + 1 = 2.  kenapa kita harus bertanya, kenapa tidak 3,4,5?

Syaikh Ibnu 'Utsaimin rohimahullah mengatakan,

"Termasuk menzholimi diri sendiri ketika kita menunda hal yg

 Allah wajibkan atas kita"

Semoga Allah mengampuni kita, dari kejahatan diri kita,

kejelekan amal kita. aamiin Yaa Rabb.