Islam promotes seeking all types of knowledge, although seeking Islamic knowledge is the most virtuous, studying secular subjects along side Islamic studies open many doors towards inviting others towards Islam.
It’s the time of the year where we as students push to our limits, late nights, early mornings, additional prayers, supplications and excessive Dhikr. The thought of failure during from an exam aside, there are perks of having them too! It allows us to dive into our books, unearth the gems we zoomed past the first time. Surely you’ve experienced the same.
I pray Allah creates ease in all our exams, and more so the main test of the hereafter. May He عز و جل allow us all to succeed with amazing results, and make it a means of pleasure for our parents and teachers. May He عز و جل remove pride or jealousy that this period may erupt, and May He make it pass with ease.
Please remember me in your humble Du’as.
When reading ḥadīth, names like “‘AbdAllah bin ‘AbdarRahman” etc. are usually what we read and find normal, but then we may encounter titles like “Ghundar” or “Masrūq” and “Ābil Laḥm” and wonder, what a strange and abnormal-sounding-like name?