It was the exam period and I stayed up really late doing last minute studying, while I had a morning exam on the following day. Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to make it without a couple of hours of sleep, I set several alarms on my phone and went to sleep. However, unfortunately I slept through the alarms and suddenly woke up to realize that I am already late for the exams by more than half an hour!! Our university allowed the students to be late for exams by half an hour, but i am already beyond the limit.
I freaked out immediately. I was panicked beyond words. I was being attacked by several emotions; sorrow, fear, regret, anger, worry, shock, misery…and what not, while my brain was trying hard to make a decision on what to do next. After a couple of minutes of thinking I decided to go to the exam hall and see what I can do. After all, trying our best and leaving the rest to the Almighty GOD is what we have got to do. I cannot merely stay in my room without doing anything and hope for a good ending! So I hurried as fast as I could, praying and reminding myself continuously that GOD is enough for me. Literally, my whole body was shaking when I entered the exam hall. I couldn’t spot my lecturer but Alhamdulillah! after speaking to an invigilator I was allowed to take the exam on condition that i would not get any extra time. I still had enough time to get through the exam with a pass mark and so with a thankful heart I sat to do it. Not long after that my lecturer came to me and with much support said that he would give extra 30 minutes!! I thanked him and tried to go on now with more hope and gratefulness to GOD. At that point I couldn’t help but tears rolled down, which I had been trying to hold back all that time.
I hope you readers would gain some benefit from this incident. It surely has strengthened my imaan, and helped me discover myself better and made me stronger than before.
To all brothers and sisters out there, I have got just few words for you.
- Don’t EVER loose hope in GOD, even in the worst of situations.
- When in a terrible situation do SOMETHING to make it better even if you are not sure whether it would bring the expected result.
- You never know how strong you are and often you are stronger than you think.