Open Book Test
Students are told that they have only one course book which they have to read and understand. They are given a few questions which they will be asked on two consecutive exams. The date and time of the exam is not told. They will be asked to appear for the exam anytime. They should be prepared to answer those few questions that they were provided beforehand. They have been told to live in a certain hall where there is every facility. They can avail the facilities according to the rules of the examiner. They have to stay there for a period of time until the examiner calls them. In the meantime they have to keep in touch with the book, and they have to see if they know the answers to the questions provided. There is someone who is hidden and recording all the activities of the students which he will show to the examiner on the Final Exam day in the form of a record book.
They have to appear in two exams. One is the Pre-final and the other the main exam or the Final Exam.
What should be the role of the students now?
Although they have been allowed the facilities in limits, they are told they will be given abundant prizes, a great job with life time job security, handsome salary and they will be given housing, furniture, beautiful clothes and pious and beautiful partners for marriage. Apart from this they would not need to worry about food and other things. They will be given personal gardens as well…
Imagine what such students will enjoy if they pass this exam!
They have the questions and they have the answers!
They have the Book too.
It is an open book test! The paper is out!
We are the students. This world is that hall with all those facilities and limits. The angels are the ones who are maintaining our record books. The Pre Final is our Death and the Final is the Day of Judgment.
What we need to do is to keep reading and understanding the Book and prepare ourselves for answering the few questions provided.
The questions that we will be asked on the Pre Final exam (after death) are:
- Who is your Lord?
- What is your religion?
- Who is your Prophet?
And the answers are:
- My Lord is Allah.
- My religion is Islam.
- My Prophet is Muhammed (pbuh)
The Questions for the Final Exam (Day of Judgment) are:
- Will be Questioned about Kufr and Shirk.
- What you did in the world?
- Will be Questioned about the luxuries you enjoyed.
- Questions about promises and covenants.
- Hearing, sight and hearts will be questioned.
- The first of the Deeds for which a person will be brought to account will be his prayers (obligatory, then voluntary, then other deeds).
- Let us be a little more conscious of what we are letting the angels record for us.
- Let us be more sensitive about the pre final and final tests.
- Let us see this world and its engagements as passing and just a place of preparation for our finals.
If we do the exams well insha Allah we will be in the Gardens of paradise....
imagine....no work, no job, no filth, no idle talk, no noise, no bothering worries and hard work, no quarrels, no cooking!!!!
Let's start preparing from today. Bit by bit.
First lets look after and guard our five daily prayers. Once this is done insha Allah other things will fall into place.
May Allah Help and Guide us to the Straight Path. Aameen.