The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has urged the community to keep South Africa’s Matriculants in their duas, as they embark on the most important examinations of their schooling journey. The MJC in a statement wished all Grade 12’s well and urged students to put in all the necessary effort to achieve good results.
“We need to remind ourselves that the beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: ‘Indeed Allah loves if any one of you does any action, he or she must do it with excellence’. So as Muslims, we always strive to achieve excellence in anything that we do,” said the Presidency in a statement.
The ulema body implored on matriculants to be diligent, proactive and focused on their studies.
“Remember this is one of the most decisive moments in your life. Word and study hard and leave the rest up to Allah. We also know this is a very stressful period. Seek Allah’s help and guidance through patient perseverance and prayer. Utilise this time to strengthen your bond with Allah. He is the one that makes and turns every difficulty into ease.”
“May Allah grant all our Matrics success and prosperity in their lives going forward, InshaAllah.”
The imam at the Claremont Main Road mosque Imam Dr Rashied Omar offered this duas for matriculants:
“O Allah, The Guide and The Giver of All
We thank You for Your Guidance in leading our students to this moment and for sustaining them throughout their school careers.
We express our sincere gratitude for all the opportunities that brought them to these exams.
We are especially grateful for the parents and teachers who have supported them and persevered with them.
O Allah, The Perfectly Wise and The Source of all Wisdom,
Help our students to use their time wisely and keep all distractions from them as they prepare for exams.
Be with them as they take these exams – help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions,to think clearly, and to remember accurately.
Grant them the strength to handle the pressure of the coming days, the confidence to feel secure in their knowledge, and the ability to keep a proper perspective through it all.
O Allah, The Compassionate and The Responder to Prayer
We ask You to be gracious with the things they may have overlooked and accept their best efforts in these exams.
Guide their paths as they move forward – help them to keep in mind what is truly important, enable them to apply all that they’ve learned so they may be well equipped for the future.
We also pray and make du’a that someday they will invest their experiences and valuable knowledge into helping others.
We ask this in all of your Beautiful and Holy names.”
This year 53 146 full-time candidates and 13 185 part-time candidates will be writing the 2016 NSC. The marking of the examinations will take place from around the 5 December 2016 to 15 December 2016. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has 3 881 markers to mark the examination scripts.
To ensure that the mark calculations of our markers are correct, the WCED has appointed 575 mark checkers. The much-anticipated results of the NSC are expected to be announced on the 5th of January 2016 by Minister Motshekga. Schools and candidates will receive their results on the 6th January 2016.
“I have every confidence in our matrics who have worked hard throughout the school year. I wish them all the best of luck for this final leg of their school career and am positive that they will do both themselves and this province proud,” said MEC Debbie Shafer. VOC