Reading is an essential part of attaining knowledge. The knowledge that will make us more humble as we rediscover our true selves.
On the other hand, we do not seek knowledge that will make us neglect the Hereafter and only Fulfil our worldly pleasures. We do not seek knowledge that will make us intellectually arrogant.
So, fix your intention and start with Bismillah (in the name of Allah).
Make Dua in front of Allah with sincerity. we should make to us in whatever language we are the most comfortable in and feel a stronger connection with Allah.
Here are a few of those golden duas for exams, studies, interviews, vivas or any other sort of trial you are going through.
Allah says in the Qura’n:
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
Rabbishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Wahlul ‘uqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee
“O my Sustainer! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.” [ Surah Taaha -20: Ayahs 25-28 ]
Allah teaches us in the Qura’n:
رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman
“My Lord Increase me, and increase me in knowledge.” [ Surah 20: Ayah 114 ]
رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ
Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena Waj’al lee lisana sidqin fee alakhireena Waj’alnee min warathati jannati anna’eem
“My Lord, grant me wisdom, join me with the righteous; give me a good name among later generations; make me one of those given the Garden of Bliss.” [ Surah Ash-Shu’ara- 26, Ayahs: 83-85. ]
قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ
Qaloo subhanaka la AAilma lana illa ma AAallamtana innaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu
“Glory be to you, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”[Surah Baqarah- 2: Ayah: 32]