A WORD from the Principal
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
I will start with the proper thanks to Allah (SWT). I ask Allah (SWT) for his guidance. I ask Allah (SWT) for his forgiveness. And I bear witness that here is no deity worthy of worship but Allah (SWT), and that Muhammad is his last prophet and messenger. I thank Allah (SWT) that enriched my life with this opportunity to be of a service to this wonderful community. I ask Allah (SWT) to guide me to perform my duties. I ask Allah (SWT) to enrich this educational institute with pious Muslims, students and educators.
The duty that this community has entrusted in me is tremendous. The task of an educator is not just to pass information, nor is to complete a required book. The educational process is much more complex. It is a responsibility that a Muslim will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. This tremendous responsibility is met by few people that are eager to learn, teach, and guide.
At the start of this year I encourage every student to pass what he, or she had learnt to your family and to your friends. To all IADB students, be sure that you have correctly understood the subject and correctly related it to others. Also please do implement what you learnt in your daily practice.
Dear parents, take this opportunity to learn with your children, make this a life changing adjustment. And share with us your success and your challenges. You can lead us to be better and correct us if we erred. I would like to thank all the IADB volunteers, teachers and every one that assisted this year. I would like to thank the parent teacher association for leading our activity days.
I would like to thank the school board members who worked diligently on the full time school project; Edward R. Murrow said “Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts”. Let us together face these challenges. There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future. The future is now.
I would like to thank all educators that have been in my life. I would like to thank those who worked hard before my involvement in the Islamic Academy of Daytona Beach. I like to thank imam Al Khani a teacher that did walk the talk. I would like to thank my father Zakariya Khabazeh that read me Surat Al Kahf every Friday. I thank my family that supported me whether I accepted or rejected their support. Thanks to Allah SWT for giving me the gift of Islam and give me the chance to share it. I shall with your support walk the talk.
Mohammad Mounir Khabazeh