So last week I was asked by a good friend to come to the mosque and help with the exams. I was able to spare a couple of hours so I agreed.
So I came to the mosque to test youngsters from the age of 8-12 (well only one 12 year old). One particular student was so terrified that as soon as she walked in she cried so much, everyone was sooo scared and nervous
I felt proper sad for them. So me being me had to do a #motivational speech and said, “you don’t need to worry you are all well versed in this, I’m only here to see how amazing you all are, and if there are some things we can pick up that going to make you even better then we are going to just identify that”. It worked for most of the class, but this one girl would not stop crying
I discovered later it was her habit to cry, however when she came for her test she was so lowly spoken it was so hard to hear her, her problem was she was sooo nervous that it was hindering her. So I said “forget the test and just think about it”, I asked if she was nervous she said “yeah”. So I advised her to start with the basmalah and to recite saltwater/Darood Shariff she did that and started to calm down. Which made me feel a whole lot better
So we were looking at reading with the right pronunciation and the basic tenets of faith, along with the duas and kalimahs. It was amazing to see them reciting with such fluency, although struggling with letter origination and understanding what they were saying. I wasnt sure about if this is what they were taught. So whenever something wasn’t correct I would give them a try again and after explain the area to them so they know for next time.
It is said, if you get something wrong it’s good for you, because you know for next time and alhamdulillah I’m a believer in this Then to my surprise at the end of the exams I was given these beautiful cards with the cutest messages, which made me feel so honoured but so sad, for I am unable to do as they requested. Such kind opinions yet they had only saw me for two hours... Subhan’Allah!
May Allah bless them success and grant their teachers success in striving to aim
For the best in #teaching & #nurturing them, Amin.