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Why don’t i succeed after trying so hard?


Since  childhood I am always asked for good marks in studies. Now I am in medical student .Since last 3 years I  am studying in this field  .I am just failing . Students who don’t study  pass easily  and I fail. Why does  my hard work go in vain. God says I will pay your hard work then why he doesn’t in my case ? I see others who even  don’t study pass easily. Am I so bad?


Salam Alaykum

This world has its own customs and traditions. the worldly result does not show the love of Allah. Our worldly action must observe the worldly formula.  If one is gifted in a subject, of course, he\she would get better results. Also the techniques of reading and studying has significant effect in learning.

Also you must know if you are working sincerely for Allah, he would reward your work. However you must not anticipate the reward be as you  wish. Maybe you collect your reward in a place you would not think even; as Quran says: وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا

no one knows what he shall earn on the morrow

on a side note, you may want to explore other ways of studying than the one you’re accustomed to. It may help you achieve what you’re working so hard for.

Best regards!