Time ticks away.
Then suddenly it’s tomorrow.
Then it now!
Most people would say, “don’t worry, the results aren’t that important, whats most important is that you know you’ve tried hard enough”..But that’s not the issue. That exam paper, will end up in our result script. And we’ll be holding to that very result for the rest of our lives!
What has been done is done. You’ll have the glory or perhaps shame for eternity.
All this, goes back to two things at the early of the semester.
1. Good plannings
Without proper planning, one can barely see where he/she is heading. What needs to be done to have the results we need. What were done by those who succeeded and what came by those who failed and casted aside. Strategy in positioning ourselves where and when, what class and with whom, what’s next and why. And most of all, good planning will go to nothing with out execution.
Another step in building a good house is to have the best quality products and materials. Jotun paint, meranti wood etc. it’s the same thing as ourselves, we’d surely want the best things to wear. Branded shoes, well known trademark shirts, trendy accessories etc. in studies, we’d opt to go for the best teachers, good ‘nerdy’ friends, simple and compact past year students notes etc.
Thus, this basic understanding applies similarly to our lives after death. What we do now determines the eternal final destination. And we could simply group it into two things. Good planning and best quality product.
Good planning also includes knowing where we came from, why we are here and where will we end. Planning to enhance ourselves to become better muslims, to build a family, to lead a faithful community and so on. Best quality product then reflects the quality of our ibadah. The pureness of our aqidah. Our ambitious dreams. What path we take to build our selves into strong obedient muslims; those who not only desires heaven and Allah redha, but also eager to bring along others with them.
وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلاً مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحاً وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِين
Al Fussilat:33 ;And whom speaks better than those who calls to Allah while he himself does good, and says: I am surely amongst those who submit?
وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
Ali Imran:104 ; And from amongst you there should be a party who invite to good and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and those are them who shall be successful.
"if you are in the evening, don't wait for the morning to come. and if you're in the morning, don't wait for the evening. thus use your time wisely during you are healthy before you become sick, and your time while you live before you die" by Umar in Sahih Bukhari (hadith 40 of matan 40 of imam nawawi)
Because heaven is for eternity. And also hell. Same as our results.
DK, Seksyen 8 Bandar Baru Bangi,
Just finished EMS final exam...a result i'll have for the rest of my life (Ya Allah, berikanlah yang terbaik)