Ini merupakan tulisan ummi untuk anak-anak ummi. Actually, the whole blog, everything that I wrote in here, were for you, my gorgeous, courageous and brilliant boys. Baru sahaja habis pilihanraya, ramai pulak yang masih tak kebah ‘demam’ pasca pilihanraya. Tapi ummi tak nak bercakap mengenai pilihanraya hari ini, ummi nak bercakap mengenai meniru di dalam peperiksaan.
I remember during my matriculation’s orientation week at ITTAR Langkawi, our manager, Pak Wan remind us not to cheat during exam. He said (as far as I remember), ‘I told my sons, if you cheat during your examination, there will be no barokah for the rest of your life, because the result that you obtained from the exam, the grades that engraved in your certificate, will be used by you to apply a job. Then you gain your income with the job that you apply with that certificate. And you live with that income that you gain with the job that you apply with a certificate which has a result where you gained it by cheating in examination! You think your income is halal?’
I was shocked and determined not to cheat during examination from that moment on. Lucky during my secondary, there were no carry marks. My SPM result was solely based on the examination which there was no way for me to peek at my friends’ paper. Because I did cheat during an annual exam a year before. I was ok for the first two years in 1st degree until third year, I copied from my friend during a test (which I don’t remember). The statement from my matriculation manager keep revolving around me, I felt a guilt which I can never wash away. Until the very end of my study, I tried my best not to cheat, accept whatever marks I got and blame myself if I did not perform.
And guess what, I did not get my job with a degree that I obtained. Surprised huh? Me too. I get this job with a certificate from a course that I took after I finished my degree, and my degree certificate was only used for my company to make sure that I qualified to be a staff only. That was after three month of unpaid salary! That is why for the first year, I hardly know how to do my job. Because it was completely foreign from what I learn for four years! But I am glad, as I meet many inspiring people (which had already left the company) who urge me to learn and do my best here.
Moral of the story is, sons, please don’t cheat in your examination, be it if it just a pop quiz or test because all the marks will be combined with your whatever-you-get-from-the-final-exam and finalized your grades. It was the lowest thing to do. When you think you can cheat, then you will not study hard, you will not bond with your teachers and you have many to lose. Yes many. Your integrity, your knowledge, your skills and DIGNITY. When you start cheating, it will not end there, it will have a long way to go. That will mold you to become a very dishonest person unless you repented.
There are many reasons to live in positive way, so choose it. Leave negative way because it is not worth it. Allah is up there to judge us.
Be a smart mukmin boys, because Allah always love those who remember Him in whatever they do.
Love you forever.
Ummi,Qider Firdaus Bandar Baru Bangi