بســــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــم الله الرحمن الرحــيــم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته


Think not that those who rejoice in what they have done (or brought about), and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think not you that they are rescued from the torment, and for them is a painful torment. 3:188

In the Cover to Cover series by Bayyinah TV, in the context of this Surah one of the qualities of the Munafiq was to take credit for whatever good that came the Muslim’s way. So if something good came, they’d say “yeah we were right there with you”, but if something bad happened then they’s say “Thank God we took precaution beforehand”. Essentially the idea is that they love getting credit for what they haven’t done. And that idea is exactly what plagiarism is. and some more too.

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So yes here we are. We as students. Plagiarism and cheating are all too common. And the idea of taking credit for what we haven’t done is exactly what is happening. This is one of the qualities of the Munafiq and a true moment of reflection for us all. It’s a shame that such habits are cultivated at an early stage and go on to manifest themselves when students go on with their careers. It’s one thing for us students to brag about “Quran and Sunnah” all day long and a whole different story when it comes to implementation. Yes it is very common. And the worst part … it’s normal.

So normal that in a diverse student body, there are no barriers when it comes to 2 students joining hands for the sake of cheating. After all, it’s not that big of a deal right? I mean that grade is only supposed to reflect your ability right? And that GPA with which we secure our jobs is only supposed to give an honest view about our academic abilities right? Suddenly that income doesn’t look very Halal now.

And then we complain about corruption?