Being a student you are always worried that I have to prepare for the exams. And above all you want to prepare for your Final Exams. You come in a new class. Give exams occasionally and then after passing the exams you again come to the new class. But my dear brothers and sisters have you ever thought for your final exams of your whole life. Are you preparing for the final exam; The Last day?
A muslim’s reflection after a final exam.
Imagine that you have given your worldly final exams, you feel your tensions released as there will be no more exams. You have given very good exams as your preparation for the exam was very good. Now you can rest, you can socialize and sleep as much as you can.
Now let’s flip the coin and imagine that your last Final Exam; the exam of the Day of Judgment is approaching and you have prepared for it very good. So now you are not afraid of death. You can answer the Questions given in your exam.
Curriculum for the final day
You must be thinking that for your exams of this world you have proper curriculum and a specified amount of time is given to you to prepare for your final exam and there is no curriculum for the final day’s exam. But my dear fellows you have complete curriculum for the final Day’s Exam.
“Then We will surely question those to whom [a message] was sent, and We will surely question the messengers. Then We will surely relate [their deeds] to them with knowledge, and We were not [at all] absent”. ( Al-A’raf: 6-7)
Preparation for the final exams
We are so busy preparing for our academic exams that we wakeup whole nights and days, we are not aware of the fact that I have not eaten anything or I have not socialized for days. Rather we are busy preparing for our academic exams because we want to succeed in our exams. But have you ever think of preparing like this for the Final Day’s exam. Waking at night to be answerable to our Lord. Reciting Quran at nights and the days to be succeeded in the Final Exam. Preparing for the Final test in such a way that we are not afraid of death.
The examination Hall. The final exam
Dear Friends have you ever noticed that the examination hall of academic exams is giving the scene of the Final Day’s exam. You are alone. No friend of you is worried of you rather everyone is worried of his own self to get succeeded. Similarly on the Day of Judgment, everyone have to stand together at a place where they will be held accountable in front of God. Everyone is accountable of his own deeds. Allah says in Qur’an:
“The Day every soul will find what it has done of good present [before it] and what it has done of evil, it will wish that between itself and that [evil] was a great distance. And Allah warns you of Himself, and Allah is Kind to [His] servants.” (Surat Al-Imran: 30)
Now let us come to the Question paper of our Final Day’s Exam indeed we are so lucky that we know the questions to be asked in our Final paper.
The first question
The first question that will be asked from the people on the Day of Judgment is about the Prayers.
“The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer, Allah will say to His angels (even though he already knows) : “Look at my servants prayers. Were they complete or not?”
“If they were complete it will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers, if he has them Allah will say: Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.”
(Reported by Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawood, An-Nisa’i, and Al-Hakim)
Question in the final Day’s Exam
“The two feet of the son of Adam will not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgment until he is asked about five (matters) concerning his life – how he spent it; about his youth – how he took care of it; about his wealth – how he earned it; and where he spent it and about that which he acted upon from the knowledge he acquired.” [Tirmidhi]
So there is no escape from these fi
ve major questions that will be:
1. How he lived his life?
2. How he utilized his youth?
3. What means did he earn his wealth?
4. How did he spend his wealth?
5. What did he do with his knowledge? So are you prepared for the Final exams??? Are you able to answer the Questions??? For this you have to be prepared and donate your days and nights to complete the Whole Curriculum.
1. Read and Understand Quran.
2. Make Dua that Allah help us to answer the Question on the Day of Judgment.
3. As a youth do something beneficial for the mankind.
4. Offer your daily prayers.
5. Give Loan to Allah i.e. spend your wealth to help the Creation of God. Give Zakat.
6. Be kind polite and helpful to Allah’s Creation.
In the end we would like you to ask Allah for our forgiveness and pray to Him that everyone can answer the Question easily. May you yourself succeed in the Final Exam.