Key to being an effective student — pass with an A+

Re-run based on requests

Q/concern: Imam, could you provide study du’as for us students? Finals are going to start soon.

Jazakullah Khair in advance.

Comment: Dua (Prayer) is important. Prayer alone is not always enough.
  • Allah loves those that take pride in their work
  • Allah loves those that acknowledge their  weakness
  • Allah loves those that focus on their areas of weakness so that they may attain success
  • Know what you know and focus on what you do not know. Know your worth and act according to it.  Do not try to outsmart the examiner. It is not benefit anyone

How to be successful as a student

    • Success comes with superior study habits. This means, you review your work the night before the class begins. The professors’ lecture should exist for you to ask questions to help your mastering of the lesson. The professors lecture should not be new to you once your questions are answered. Any past material remains fair game to be tested upon. This should be your part of your student-philosophy
    • Your job is not to flip burgers, chat with your friends, build dream houses or worry about the affairs of others. You JOB as a student is to study and be a student. That should be your priority. If you value yourself, then this should be already known to you
    • Gain good study habits for lasting results. Set a fix time for each subject. Set a fix place to study. If your house has noise that cannot be controlled, then go to a library. If you feel you are  going to chat with your friends at the library, then stay away from them until you have attained your success
    • Learn to shut your cell phone off! keep your personal emails aside. Distraction is what shaytan loves. The more poor you do in life, the happier shaytan gets. Shaytan loves it when a Muslim becomes a loser!

      Once the above above is taken care of (which is proof that you care for your future)

      • Pray to Allah (Subhanahu Wata’Ala) that your knowledge remains beneficial to all of humanity.
      • Before you review and take your exams, send salutations 11 to 13 times upon the Blessed Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)
      • Pray for yourself and those around you. Allah (Subhanahu Wata’Ala) loves those that have humanity at heart. You need the prayer of others and others need your prayers as well.  So don’t be selfish
      • Once done with a given subject (or exam), send salutations again to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Ask Allah (Subhanahu Wata’Ala) to make matters easy for you, to make you the best you can ever be, so you can serve Allah (Subhanahu Wata’Ala) as He desires

      Best of luck to all, Ameen


      p.s. View our site regarding what Imaam shafee has to say about the method of attaining knowledge.


      15 responses to “Key to being an effective student — pass with an A+

      1. Jazakullah Khair, that was much better than I hoped for.

        Thank you sincerely for the advice and to the fellow students out there, may Allah (SWT) help us all achieve success on our exams.



      2. Subhana’allah thanks for that answer imam.
        Inshallah may we all be successful in this life and the
        Hereafter to come inshallah.

      3. Rabbanaa a tinaa fid dunyaa hasanah wa fil akhirati hasanatan wa qinaa azaaban naar
        Translation: Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the life to come and keep us safe from the torment of the Fire[Al-Baqarah :201]

      4. Rabbee zidnee ‘ilman war zuqnee fahman
        Translation: O Allah, bless me with more knowledge and true understanding

      5. Jazakullah Khair CW, for the du’as.

      6. Study Dua’s
        Allahumma infa’nii bimaa ‘allamtanii wa’allimnii maa yanfa’ unii. Allahumma inii as’aluka fahmal-nabiyyen wa hifthal mursaleen al-muqarrabeen. Allahumma ijal leesanee ‘amiran bi thikrika wa qalbi bi khashyatika. Innaka ‘ala ma-tasha’-u qadeer wa anta hasbun-allahu wa na’mal wakeel.
        Oh Allah! Make useful for me what You taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me. Oh Allah! I ask You for the understanding of the prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to You. Oh Allah! Make my tongue full of Your remembrance, and my heart with consciousness of You. (Oh Allah!) You do whatever You wish, and You are my Availer and Protector and the best of aid.

        Allahhumma inni astaodeeuka ma qara’tu wama hafaz-tu. Faradduhu ‘allaya inda hagati elayhi. Innaka ‘ala ma-tasha’-u qadeer wa anta hasbeeya wa na’mal wakeel.
        Oh Allah! I entrust -You with what I have read and I have studied. (Oh Allah!) Bring it back to me when I am in need of it. (Oh Allah!) You do whatever You wish, and You are my Availer and Protector and the best of aid..

        Allahumma la sahla illama ja-’altahu sahla wa anta taj ‘alu al hazana etha shi’ta sahla
        Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what You have made easy. If You wish, You can make the difficult easy.

        Allahumma inni a’oodhoo bika minal-hammi-walhazan. Wa’a oodhoo bika minal-ghammi-wal-kasal. Wa’a oodoo bika minal jubni wal bukhl. Wa’a oodhoo bikal min ghalabatid-dayni-waqarir rijal.
        Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, from helplessness and laziness, from cowardice and stinginess, and from overpowering of debt and from oppression of men.

        Allahumma rahmataka arjoo falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih-lee sha’nee kullahu, laa ilaha illa anta
        O Allah! It is Your mercy that I hope for so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You

        Hope they help.


      7. Talib-ul-Ilm, thank you so much for the dua’s. It helps a lot. May Allah reward u..

      8. Sorry I meant may Allah both reward u for posting up the dua’s..(:

      9. Certified Unicorn

        This is my study Du’a: “Oh Lord, I seek refuge in you from the addiction of facebook”

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