In our hadis class we were studying following hadis:
عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه عن النبي قال "ان الصدق يهدئ الى البر وان البر يهدى الى الجنة - وان الرجل ليصدق حتى يكتب عندالله صديقا- وان الكذب يهدي الى الفجور- وان الفجور يهدى النار- و انالرجل ليكذب حتى يكتب عندالله كذابا (متفق اليه
'Verily, truth leads to good and verily good leads to jannah. And verily, a man speaks truth until he is written as honest in Allah's book. And verily lie leads to bad. and verily bad leads to fire. And a man lies until he is written a liar, in Allah's book."
We were learning it with word to word translation from Arabic to Urdu and you can see its small with a lot of words shared from Urdu। A class-fellow said, 'miss its so easy। We've learnt it already.' and what did our teacher say? She said, "Its easy to learn it but how much easy it is to act upon it?" And really, we are so low that we learn even these things to just pass the exam with flying colors. It is just a play for us. Attend a half hour class, parrot rote material so that we can pass the exam (and to impress others), and then when bell rings, books are closed (with a thud) and text fly away from our minds as well. It will be opened next only before exam, just for exam. It is not for these purposes. It is to learn, to orate ourselves, our manners, our lives and most of all our akhirah. It is our dear Prophet's life we are reading. It is not a novel or some ordinary person's life history. Each word is important. Every word is like a light shower of rain in desert. It falls on us and refreshes us from the world's ugliness, its false temperament. And it affects us, benefit us, be our companion. We will only be respected in this world if we respect what we have pledged ourselves to.
"There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often." (Surah Al-Ahzab [33:21])