“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
Zayd Shafiq is a Pure-Bloodwizard of Algerian and English descent. He is the son of Hawa "Eve" Morgan and Kahlid Shafiq.
Zayd Omar Shafiq (زيد شفيق عمر)
Meaning of name:
Zayd — Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) "to increase"
Omar — Means "populous, flourishing", derived from Arabic عمر ('umr) "life"
Astrological Sign: Leo
Type of childhood:
Making homemade chocolates with his mother
Most important childhood event:
Living with his uncle Rasheed as his father figure
Zayd and Rasheed treated one another with average disdain because of the nature of their relationship
Life Before Hogwarts
He doesn't treat me the same way he treats them.
– Zayd Shafiq
He loves all three of you exactly the same regardless of how he treats you.
– Hawa Morgan
Zayd was born into a Pure-Blood wizarding family thought to be extant in at least the 1930s.
As a small child, a toddler, Zayd did not recognize Rasheed as his father. Whenever Rasheed was near the child he raised as a son until Zayd was three years old he cried. Zayd finally stopped crying in the presence of Rasheed as long as his mother was in his sight if she stepped away he would burst into tears. Rasheed began referring to Zayd as "the boy" around this time. Zayd has a minor interest in gaining the respect of his father figure, he thinks it would take the entirety of his life to earn a small compliment.
Hawa and Zayd get on well largely because Hawa spent his first six years of life talking to him. Hawa raised her children alone as a housewife, Rasheed travels constantly, and spends very little time home with his family when he is not "away". Zayd is the eldest child, as a new mother Hawa coddled him. She was very protective, and hovered around Zayd tending to his every want, or need. Rasheed and his brother's son do not get on well. They are two different people with two different sets of morals.
Rasheed is a wizard from an exceedingly long line of Dark Wizards, and Zayd is not like him. Rasheed is callous, and arrogant while Zayd is sympathetic, and trusting. Zayd has been verbally abused by Rasheed on a regular basis. Rasheed does not use Zayd's given or middle name when speaking to him, or referring to him to other people. Rasheed always calls Zayd "the boy".
The bad traits Zayd inherited from his paternal family only come out around Rasheed and Nadira. Zayd sometimes feels like he is two people. The mean Zayd, and the nice Zayd. He gets no support from his sister Nadira who does everything she can to bring out "mean Zayd". He has wanted to get along with his little sister since she was born. The first thing Nadira did when their mother introduced her as a newborn was poke Zayd in the eye, then she giggled. He did not want to like her, but she was so tiny, and her baby giggle made him smile.
On the train in the first year carriage Zayd was too nervous to introduce himself. His classmates are outspoken and lively enough that when they needed a game to keep them occupied on the ride he suggested one for them. The fact that they played it made him feel a lot better about his future as a student of Hogwarts.
Well, well, riddles, enigma - the 'calzone' approach to character development, only in that it lacks the ut extremis of yin yang. Yearnings, yearnings everywhere - cravings indeed, in their unslaked disruption. And yet, and yet ... much of note, and more to come - inevitable, that. The road diverges, cleanly, still the choice is not clear. A seeming slight might tip this balance, and loath am I to shoulder such a burden. Hmmm. Don't want to be among the successors of Salazar, eh? Iftah ya simsim!RAVENCLAW!
– The Sorting Hat
Zayd was a near Hatstall between Ravenclaw and Slytherin (similar to Gilderoy Lockhart). He was very close to being put into Slytherin the only thing he knew he did not want. He begged the hat to send him anywhere else, to Hufflepuff with all the rest or to Ravenclaw instead if it had to. He would not have minded being with Melinda and Heather they remind him of his sisters, but being stuck in the boys dorm with John until seventh year was a reality Zayd did not want to experience. He feels some sort of shame or guilt at being a near Hatstall, and believes if the Sorting Hat had said anything other than "the successors of Salazar" he would feel better.
He loved being in Ravenclaw, he enjoyed waking up in the tower every morning, and he liked be able to hangout with Seline in the common room. He drew a different tower everyday for two weeks during First year. He wanted to try to do sketches of all of the Towers at Hogwarts, he had rough sketches of eleven and high hopes of finding a way to get those last five. It took him two weeks, but he drew interior and exterior sketches of the Astronomy Tower, the DAtDA Tower, the Hospital Wing, the gargoyle outside of the Headmaster's Tower, the North Tower, the West Tower, the Clock Tower, the Bell Towers, the Stone Bridge Tower, and the Grand Staircase Tower. He began to notice that he easily knew his way around the school grounds because of his hard work. He was even able to found a quiet little oasis undisturbed by the rest of the student body in the old Wizard Art Professor's Office.
The Yule Ball had come and gone for Zayd twice. His third and his fifth year. During third year he was much too young, and the prospect did not interest him. Unfortunately when his feelings changed in his fifth year he was unable to find a date, and saw no reason to attend if he would be going alone. He wanted to ask Abi, he could not. He wanted to ask Selene, he could not. He thought of asking Tess, he assumed that she would be going with John. He was not hurt by that fact, he would have been rather supportive despite his initial dislike for him. Zayd chose to discover what he could of the Hospital Wing and the Headmaster's Tower for his sketches with so few people wandering the castle he knew he would not be distracted, to be more exact he hoped he would not get caught.
Three months shy of 16 he began dating for the first time, exploring a romantic relationship with fellow Ravenclaw Albion Kinnaird. During his sixth year he was chosen as Perfect. He expected stiff competition, and he had it in none other than the Head Boy from the year above him, Owen Connor. He was lucky the elder gentleman received a more respected title, Zayd knew he would stand a better chance of being selected without Owen in the running. His first quidditch game ended in success, he caught the snitch, and played his part. Ravenclaw pulled ahead of Hufflepuff with 190 points being the difference between winning and losing. His second game of the season ended in a miserable loss. He was not as bad off as he could have been but it was his first loss, topped by his first ever quidditch injury. It was a dislocated wrist, and a scaphoid fracture. A trans-scaphoid prelunate dislocation. He battled with chronic pain from that day forward because of it.
He did the impossible seventh year, he got Head Boy. He was not sure if he was worthy, of it, but he had faith in himself as the choice that Ravenclaw should make, and he expressed that to the selection committee as eloquently as he could. He is not sure if he is more proud of that way that badge gleamed of the way it felt to be the one wearing it.
His first quidditch game ended in success, he caught the snitch, and played his part. Ravenclaw pulled ahead of Hufflepuff with 190 points being the difference between winning and losing. His second game of the season ended in a miserable loss. He was not as bad off as he could have been but it was his first loss, topped by his first ever quidditch injury.
It was a dislocated wrist, and a scaphoid fracture. A trans-scaphoid prelunate dislocation. He battled with chronic pain from that day forward because of it. His third and final game of the year ended better than the one that preceded it, but not the one that started the season. He received a minor back injury, and requires physical therapy to combat the pain from a pinched nerve. His game did end in a win, with Zayd plucking the snitch out of the air before Aydan Dane. He fells lucky to have accomplished a win for Ravenclaw, helping them steal first with 100 points between retaining or losing the Quidditch Cup.
Rather than pursuing either of his passions with food or art, Zayd took up his recreational habit on a professional level. He began playing quidditch for the Caerphilly Catapults alongside a few of his former schoolmates.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ; Ravenclaw
Charms — O
Transfiguration — E
Herbology — E
Defense Against the Dark Arts — O
Potions — O
Care of Magical Creatures — A
Astronomy — O
History of Magic — E
Defense Against the Dark Arts —
Care of Magical Creatures —
History of Magic —
Talents (hidden or not):
Music, Non-Verbal Magic
Extremely skilled at:
Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts
Extremely unskilled at:
Chakchouka, Kefta, Makroud El Louse
Pop, R&B, Acoustic
Masculine, casual, Muggle clothing
“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.”
“Our blunders mostly come from letting our wishes interpret our duties.”
He suffers from CPS (Chronic Pain Syndrome)
Caring - Patient, Brooding, Impudent, Derisive
Zayd wants to be loved, and everything he does is only to be admired, praised, or shown some level of respect. He is charming and well spoken because his mother encouraged it, he is proud and snide because his "father" warned him no one likes insecurity. Zayd thinks he is soft-hearted because of his mother, and his sisters, when he thinks of his "father" that gentle person goes away. His similarities to the man that made him are obvious. Zayd does whatever is necessary to keep the traits he inherited from his paternal family well hidden. Zayd despises his "father" Rasheed, but he does realize at his core he is exactly like him; sarcastic, and disrespectful.
Talking with his mouth full, scratches his ear in concentration
Geumaphilia or Geumophilia - Abnormal affection for taste (thinks he has the ability to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste)
Zayd has an oval shaped face, and cool yellow, pale brown skin tone. His smile is wide, and shows almost every single one of his front teeth. He has his father's beautiful curly black hair. It has always been wild, and thick. Rasheed does not like "his son" having long hair, and he often implies it makes Zayd seem effeminate. Zayd also shares his father's stony, deep russet brown eyes, but he has his mother's pointed nose.
Relationship with them
Hawa is Zayd's entire world, she taught him to be sympathetic and optimistic. She is the only parent he wishes he had. For the most important years of his life (the first five) Zayd only remembers being with his mother, he has no happy or clear memories of Rasheed or his real father Kahlid.
Nadira despises Zayd, and sees the personal attention he gets from their father as a privilege she does not receive. She does not understand the "attention" that Zayd receives is not positive, it is antagonistic. She mimics her father's treatment of Zayd because she sees how hurts him, and she enjoys it.
Sultana loves Zayd, and hearing his stories about the small amount of life experience he has that she and Nadira currently lack. She is mesmerized by her brother's abilities, and although she is slowly coming into her own magic. Too slowly for her liking, she looks to Zayd as a mentor more than either of her parents.
Oliver is Zayd's step-father. The man has been more attentive, kind, and honest than anyone he has ever met in his entire life. He has no reason to dislike this man, yet he still feels the need to be protective of his mother and his sisters.
Kahlid was the half-brother of Zayd's step father Rasheed. Zayd did not have the chance to get to know him, Kahlid died before Zayd was born.
Rasheed is a weakness for Zayd. Without a word he can make Zayd feel lower than dirt, gum stuck to the bottom of a shoe.
Zeinab Morgan (née Ross) Grandmother
Lucas Morgan † Grandfather
Caliana Albaz † Grandmother
Rahim Shafiq Grandfather
Diya Kateb (née Morgan) Aunt
Mehdi Kateb Uncle
Kahleed Shafiq † Father
Rasheed Shafiq Uncle
Jasmine Morgan (née Evercreech) Aunt
Basil Morgan Uncle
Nadira Shafiq Sister/Cousin
Sultana Shafiq Sister/Cousin
Relationship with them
Adam and Nina Lellouche
Adam and Nina — Zayd's best friends, the people he complains to about his father when his mother will not listen. The people he tells his secrets to because he cannot trust Nadira and Sultana would be confused by. He wishes they were actually his family then he could see them more often.
Grandchildren of Leila Bensousson and Layth Lellouche Hawa's god parents.
Rayya — The daughter of Hawa's best friends. She is practically another sister, but she is so like family he cannot maintain the same happiness he gets around his mother and sister. Rayya has a way of aggravating Zayd that reminds him of Nadira, there is unspoken tension between them.
Abi — Zayd's girlfriend. He met Abi at Flourish and Blotts while purchasing his text books for sixth year. She bumped into him sparking so much more than conversation. She invited him to her home, but he made it a point to see her again before that. They ran into one another again at Die Blumenterasse where she helped him find more than flowers.
Tess — Zayd would call Tess his closest friend without a doubt. For years she was one of the only people to spend time with him. He taught her to draw, and she taught him how to write stories. He still plans to finish that one story they never really started. It has been on his mind since they came up with the idea in their second year.
Most prized possession:
His grey journal
Zayd did not like to interact with Rasheed before his sisters were born. Since his mother would choose to entertain Rasheed, Zayd was left with books.
Ananda (Pharaoh eagle-owl)
Acacia and Jarvey Tooth
First Year Spells
Causes minor spells to rebound or not have their full effect
Creates a small light from the wand's tip
Counterspell to Lumos
Binds the target's body in a straights position
Locks the target's legs together
Levitates and moves objects
Unblocks blocked throats
Causes the target to trip
Second Year Spells
Causes fire to become harmless
Produces a cloud of dark gray smoke
Knocks over or throws back animals
Creates a bright light and hurts things which don't like sunlight
Creates a bubble of air
Removes traces of passing, such as footprints and smell
Third Year Spells
Heals minor injuries
Summons an item
Provides protection against Hexes
Causes two objects to be swapped for one other
Causes a small explosion
Negates the effects of most charms
Fourth Year Spells
Target is dangled upside down by an invisible force
Counterspell to Levicorpus
Reduces solid objects to smaller pieces
Creates a bandage and splint
Opposite of summoning
Cures minor magically-induced ailments, such as paralysis and poisoning
Protects an area or dwelling
Fifth Year Spells
Creates a Patronus
Causes a big explosion that can take down entire walls
Causes the target to become nearly invisible
Provides a shield against dark magic
Animates an object, which interposes itself between the caster and harm.
Silences the target
Erases images and magical "after-effects"
Sixth Year Spells
Powerful shield charm against Dark magic
Wounds magically as if the target had been slashed with a sword
Causes wounds and gashes to heal up, and any blood to return to the victim
Causes great pain to the victim's eyes and vision
Creates a temporary gap through protective magical barriers
Causes things to explode
Undetectable Extension Charm
Causes a container's interior capacity to be increased
Seventh Year Spells
Conjures a ring of fire. The caster can direct the fire. Most powerful fire spell
Turns an object into a Portkey
Disintegrates the person(s) entering this protected zone
Whenever the cursed object is touched, it makes multiple fake copies of itself
Transforms target creature into a duck
Causes an echo of the last spell cast to come from a wand
When the trigger word is spoken, the caster is aware, and concealment enchantments around the target are broken for the caster, who knows the speaker's location
Causes weather effects caused by incantations to cease