Students urged to put knowledge to good use
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
IMAMS yesterday urged students sitting for examinations not to merely revise their work, but instead understand and put it to good use in this life and the Hereafter.
During the Friday sermon, congregants were reminded that Islam places a “high premium” on the importance of education, which is capable of helping individuals distinguish between truth and falsehood.
Imams quoted verse 11 of Surah al-Mujadalah on the benefits of attaining knowledge, which translated as “Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees. And Allah is acquainted with what you do.”
They also recited a hadith from Prophet Muhammad SAW that was narrated by Imam at-Tarmizi on the advantages of seeking knowledge.
It read, “Abu Hurairah Radiallahu ‘Anhu relayed that Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: ‘Whoever embarks on a journey to seek knowledge, Allah subhanahu wata’ala will make it easier for him the path leading to paradise’.
The imams added that they hoped students do more than revise. They said students should also intensify their supplications.
“More importantly, they need to understand and internalise within themselves the intent (niat) that knowledge is more than just passing examinations with flying colours... rather knowledge is meant to be applied and put to good use for the benefit of life in this world and the next,” said the imams.
They also reminded congregants on the importance of providing adequate attention to students sitting for their examinations, in terms of their spirituality and mental health.
“Parents will have to keep a close eye on their children’s activities and ensure they do their revision, particularly on the last few days prior to the examinations.
“The most important thing for parents to do is always offer prayers for the success of their children and make sure they never fail to carry out their religious duties, especially the obligatory five daily prayers,” the sermon added.
The Brunei Times