someone said to me " even we're studying lillahi taala, we have to get the best result in exam, and at least become the dean's list, we'll be on the stage". Hurm.. something gets wrong here, you know why? because the term 'ikhlas' lillahi taala that i understand is vice versa. ikhlas means that you're doing something in the name of Allah and only for Him, then, you're not expect anything else others than what Allah had serve for you. By example, when you're studying lillahi taala, Allah will rewards you and will uphold you darjat. am i right? ( i got this in the book of 'adab hamalatul quran'). Then, what is the point by putting the stage as your target in study? are you going to boast out with you result?
" ... Aku mengabulkan permintaan org2 yang meminta apabila dia meminta.. "
BUT, it is different with studying, the main point of studying is to get the knowledge which make you closer to Him who is al-ilm. In any field that you choose especially for those who choose islamic study ( and the most specially is to the students of quran). By aming the dean's list in your study will throw you in the basket of normal-exam-oriented student! We have to reborn the islamic studying system. they're studying to undersatnd it and apply in our daily life
Aha.. i'm remembering something, my fren had been attacked with questions on her open discussin, one of them said something like this when she uttering about exam-oriented student
" Jangan mimpi, jangan mimpi, jangan mimpi.. sedang belajar malas.. hendak dapatkan result terbaik pun susah, inikan pula mahu bercakap tentang exam oriented ". Wow.. sarcastic!
im not going to answer this statement.. im just writing to convey the true concept of study lillahi taala.
~Just a piece of my mind~