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Friday, 20 August 2010

My driving test =S

Salaam all, I recently took my practical driving test and I thought I would share my thoughts and feelings of that day with you inshaAllah.

On Wednesday the 18th I had my driving test. I had practiced all  I could and now the rest was down to Allah swt. I tried to keep myself calm by telling myself that whatever happens it is Allah's will and if I don't pass then maybe this time I wasn't supposed to.

As I stood for Taraweeh that night my heart was pounding as I asked Allah to keep me safe on the road and also for me to pass. After praying I felt a lot calmer and soon enough fell asleep.
Woke up for Suhoor, prayed Fajr and tried to go back to sleep. All I could think about was how much I wanted to pass, not because I really want to drive or anything, but just because taking lessons was taking up a lot of my time and money that I could spend on other things. As well as taking up my parents time and my uncle's.

I got a couple of hours of sleep and woke up bright and early. I freshened up made wudhu and went to my parents room to let my mum know that I was leaving to go to my uncle's house. (my uncle gave me the bulk of my lessons as my instructor wasn't that great) She jumped out of bed very enthusiastically saying "we'll take you, we'll take you" whilst nudging my dad to get out of bed. My dad sleepily got up and before I knew it they were ready and eager to take me to my uncles house. While my dad drove us there, both of them were giving me driving tips and advice. My dad's advice was "don't drive how I'm driving" xD

When I got to my uncles house everyone was nervous for me. I myself do not really get that nervous because I know all I can do is try my best and leave the rest to Allah. My uncle gave me a quick run through on how to check the car and answer the show me tell me questions. I prayed Zuhur and my nafl prayer, I made loooooads of du'a to pass and I was ready to go.

I prayed to have a male examiner because I thought women would be stricter as they pin point every little detail, but, I had a female examiner (and she looked strict! you know the strict English teacher type) She was actually really nice she asked a few questions and the test had started. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem I whispered as I walked over to the car and showed her how I would check my brakes were working, went blank for a bit and completely forgot that all I had to do was press the brake and ask her to check the lights but Alhamdulillah everything came flooding back to me. I wanted my uncle to be in the car with me so he sat in the back, the examiner asked for his name and he spelt it wrong, twice, that's when I realised he was more nervous than I was.

As the test went on I made some really stupid mistakes, hesitating more than I usually do whilst driving, the cars qued up behind me and started honking, trying to make me go, even when it wasn't safe to do so. The other drivers were getting impatient but surprisingly Alhamdulillah I was calm. After the junction the examiner asked me questions about myself to make me forget about the situation so I didn't make more mistakes due to nerves.

I had driven on all the test routes quite a few times (my uncle would give me up to 3 hour lessons nearly everyday) and the examiner took me on the route that I made du'a that I didn't want to go on because of the narrow roads. She took me on a mini roundabout twice and the second time I made a BIG mistake. Right then I thought that's it I've failed. I just felt like saying to her "If I've failed can we just go back to the test centre?" However, I didn't and just drove (a bit more relaxed now I thought I had failed), but I still had that hope, that faith, that if Allah wanted then I could pass. Even after that mistake I kept repeating to myself "Oh Allah all mighty you have the power to do everything and anything, even if the examiner has ticked fail, you alone can change that. Oh Allah if it is good for me, please let me pass"

We got back to the test centre and she looked at her papers and said "I'm pleased to say you've passed" I was so shocked! I couldn't believe it, I had passed after the mistakes I made I passed, with only 6 minors! She told me where I went wrong and said that If the other car on the roundabout hadn't slowed down and I didn't hesitate (which showed I acknowledged the fact that I should have stopped), I would have failed for not letting it pass before me. All I could think at this moment in time was Alhamdulillah! If it wasn't for Allah I obviously wouldn't have passed.

That day reminded me of all the tests in this life set out before me by Allah. Through different ways and at different points in my life He tests my patience, my faith in Him and my inner strength to stick firm to my beliefs, even if everybody else is trying to push me to do something which is wrong. It taught me that dua's are never unanswered but they are answered by Allah in different ways, ways which we might not understand at the time.

That day reminded me that Allah is the best of all planners and if things don't go how I want them to I just have to be patient because Allah has something better planned for me (=

88 comments:

  1. I love your post. I wish I passed first time. I've failed a few times now... I just have to keep faith and believe it will happen one day. Please make Dua for me sister. May Allah bless you.

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    1. I have failed 3 times too. And I always get so upset. Its so off putting when I fail. In Sha Allah i will pass on my 4th attempt

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  2. Ofc I'll make dua iA. Just be patient, like I said Allah is the best of all planners so have faith that when the time is right you will pass for sure iA. You may even be waaaay better than people that have passed first time round. Let us know when you do pass, iA you will, really soon!

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  3. Someone just e-mailed me for a dua before taking her test and any extra tips so here's what I told her:

    Firstly before I went for the test I made sure I prayed Zuhur (because it was in the afternoon) so don't miss your salaah.

    Secondly I prayed 2 rakat nafl and made a long dua at the end of it asking for Allah's help (I did this in english =S )

    I don't think there is a specific dua for passing a driving test but you can read this:

    Allahumma la'sahla ilma ja'altahu sahla wa'anta taj alu al'hazna idha shi'ta sala

    Oh Allah, nothing is easy except what you have made easy and only you can make the difficult easy for me.

    Also remember to recite the dua for when you board a vehicle:


    Sub-hãnal-ladhi sakh-khara lana hâdhâ wa-ma kunnâ lahü muqrin, wa innâ
    ilâ rabbinâ la-munqalibün.

    Glory be to Him who has brought this under our control whereas we were
    unable to control it. Surely we are to return to Him. (Surah Zukhruf)

    Say Bismillah before you start and stay completely calm.

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  4. Oh and...today she passed her test mA!

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  5. hi can you please tell me did you make these duas at home or when in the vechile. please let me know by sending a email to lbegum@ymail.com and did you think you made any srious mistakes?

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  6. Mashallah yo were so lucky sister.
    I have failed 10 times and i got my 11 the test soon inshallah. My driving has improved dramatically since my 4th test. It is really distressin and upsets me!

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  7. Congratulations hun, its daunting wen ur in the middle of the test and feel you have failed. tc x

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  8. please make dua sisters it is my 8th test tommorrow and i cant afford it anymore ya allah please let tommorrow be the day i pass if Allah wills it, it will happen. Inshallah

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  9. salaaam hi how did asma get on? i have a test coming up my 7th one and i am so nervous i just let nerves take over i realy cannot afford it anymore its getting so ridiulous! please sisters pray for me and Inshallah if its ment to be then i will pass Inshallah may Allah swt help me and make it easy for me Ya Allah! x

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  10. Mash'Allah to all sisters that have passed.. And Insha'Allah those of you going for a test also pass. I will pray for you all. I am going for my 5th test this week. Please make dua for me too sisters. It is very stressful especialy when you have been a number of times.

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  11. Salam sister, congratulation for passing your test , I have failed my test 11 times and the same problem happend with me aswell. I really need to pass for my kids, I had relay on family and freinds. Can I ask all Muslim please do duas

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    1. Im giving my first theory test do dua for me sisters nd brothers

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  12. You are all in my du'as...May Allah make it easy for you and make you successful this time round xx

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  13. You do have a good instructor and because of that you pass it.That was a very successful driving lesson with the guid of allah.

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  14. Salaam girls
    Mashallah, well done to all of you who have passed their test & to those of you who haven't yet passed, have sabr & remember that Everything happens by the will of almighty Allah SWT. I will keep you all in my duaa's and ask you to do the same for me. My test is next week
    Insha'Allah & is my second test. Failed miserably on my first! I pray to Allah that he makes it easier for all you guys on the day of your test.
    Wa'alaikoum salaam
    Hanan xo

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  15. Plz make duah for me aswell

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  16. Feels good reading this post, Have to say Mash'Allah, Allah works wonders indeed.
    I am still learning, its my 13th lesson tomorrow, is there any duas for being able to pick driving up quickly or is it the matter of being patient? xXx
    Much Love
    x
    Sana, Manchester, UK

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  17. congrats on passing your test,all you can do is pray and try your best and leave the rest to Allah,for he has a plan for everyone.Above all you must have SABAR.i have failed twice, i have faith my time will INSHALLAH come, i will pass my test to.plz remember me in your dua's got my test on 28th in the morning ,

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  18. Mabrook
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    I have the test today plz make dua for me sisters... I really need the.license
    Jazakillah..

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  19. I
    Need prayers too I.have test today. .

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  20. Salaam,

    Please make dua for me i.A I have my 1st test on the 27th next week. Feeling nervous....

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  21. salam,
    please remember me in your dua' i am having my test today at 10;14,i prayed and made loads of dua's and read load's of tasbee,now i will leave the rest to ALLAH(swt},insha allah if i am meant to pass today notheing can stop that by the grace of ALLAH (swt) and if i am meant to fail the it is for the best, and may be next time inshallah i will pass.

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  22. Salaam sisters, I have my test tomorrow at 12.43pm, inshallah by the grace of Allah swt I can pass. This is my third test and I am very nervous! Please make dua for me.

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  23. Salam sisters my test is on wednesday.Its my 3rd test I m so nervous plz pray for me

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  24. salaam everyone ,thank you for making dua for me i passed my test on thursday 28th @10.14.i put my trust in ALLAH (swt) and did my test.jakallah everyone.

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  25. Salaam sisters,
    Please pray for me, I have my test tomorrow and I really want to pass as it is rather expensive to do another test.
    I just tend to get really nervous and not go with my gut instinct which is usually right. May Allah help us all in passing.

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  26. WHILE we finking to pass driving test , their are family that are finkin about having water, people without legs and hands so whateva happens we should still fanks ALLAH SWT

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  27. Salaam,
    Ive failed my test 6 times in the past year, I have my 7th tomorrow, hoping to pass inshallah, please all make dua for me sisters :)

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  28. salam
    i have test 18 july 2012 plz pray for me

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  29. salam
    i have test on 18 july 2012 please pray for me .

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  30. Hello I can understand how you must have felt. That's true Duas never go wasted.

    I have failed twice but have a lesson on 25th July 2012 please everyone just pray for me.

    I also hope whoever is taking practical or theory test inshallah passes it.

    Ameen

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  31. salaam i have test on 1 agust.this is my 13 try plz plz plz plz make dua for me thanks

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  32. Salaam sisters, I have my 4th test coming up on the 23rd August. I've been making dua everyday and I really want to pass so Inshallah please make dua for me. Jazakallah

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  33. Salaam, Allahamdulliah Allah only knows best what is good for you & what is not. I have my test coming up next month, can you please make Dua for me InshAllah & may Allah make it easy for me InshAllah.

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  34. Salaam all! Great to find such a lovely encouraging post. Congrats to all those that have passed and goodluck to all those who have their tests soon.
    Please make dua for me to pass my test on Thursday. Insha'Allah by the will of Allah swt, I will pass this time.
    JazakAllah

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  35. Salaam sisters I completely gave up after I failed the first time now I'm going for the 2nd time inshALlah on the 5 please make dua for me , I really want to pass

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  36. Salaams,
    I have my test next week and it's my 3rd time, I know it's all up to Allah swa and whatever happens is up to him, I would really appreciate it if you could make dua for me jazakallah, inshallah I will let u know my result soon.

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  37. Salaam,my 1st test tomorrow please make dua for me.
    thanx
    Akeela

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  38. Salaam to all, I have passed my driving test today, ALHUMDOLILLAH, with the help of the Almighty Allah,may Allah (swt)keep me and all other drivers safe on the road,Ameen....
    thank you
    Akeela x

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  39. Salam Everyone

    I Have my test on 5 november 2012! It's my second Please keep me your dua's

    Thankyou

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  40. Sisters I have my driving test today ! Please Make Dua

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  41. Salaam Sisters' I have passed my driving test ALHAMDULILLAH x with 8 minors ! I was over the moon

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  42. Test in a couple of hours. like the post said if it is in Allah's will then inshallah I will pass! pray for me brothers and sisters. Ameen.

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  43. Going for my 7th test in an hour
    I'm nervous but I know whatever will happen, it will be for my own benefit
    Yaa Allah!

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  44. Salaams I have my test next week. I want to pass and get it over with so please make dua for me inshallah. Jazakallah.

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  45. Salaam everybody...i have a driving test tmrw afternoon inshaAllah. Please remember me in ur duas inshaAllah...reading this post and all the comments have really helped me mashaAllah and i hope all u people tryin to pass ur test like me pass it kwik. Im doin this for my parents. I have tried many times but i have failed. Please make dua for me...jazakAllah

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  46. People pray for me I have a test today :)

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  47. salaam sisters i have a test in about 2 hours time can you please make dua for me as this is my 7th test. in sha Allah it goes well. its all in the hands of Allah and pleasee remember me in your duas. in sha Allah. x

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  48. Salaam sisters,
    tomorrow is my 1st time on practical test. so nervous it is unbelievable. in shaa ALLAH i pass, you are all in my duas please make dua for me too x

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  49. salaam i have my test on 16 of feb 2012 can all brothers and sisters please pray for me as im going threw alot of difficulty and i really need to pass jaza khalla khair to all of you.

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  50. salaam wale kam to sister i have read your post masahalla i had driving test before praying to allah but i failed first time now i book second time on thurs 10th jan 2013 which is i dont want to fail second time the reason i like to say its is difficult for me for my nice daughter she only 3years old my daughter is disable and not well, not having food from mouth she has gastromy tube on stomach which is feeding milk only she get effections and blood comes out of stomach and it hard to take my daughter to hospital without car some time i have take her in emergency by taxi or bus i have to wait and i dont like my family make fun of me not passing test. I just like to sisters please make dua i pass my driving test and second dua my daughter get well.

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  51. dear sister i just read your post above inshallah you will pass second time round allah is most merciful i pray to Allah that your daughter gets well very soon may allah give u patience i have two daughters myself mashallah so i understand how stressed you are about not passing i know the dates past for your driving i hope youve passed my test is tommorow inshallah. please all pray for me jazah kalla khair.

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  52. Salaam to all, congratulations to everyone who has passed nd goodluck to evdryone who got tests soon, have faith n keep doing dua, ull do it when da tym is ryt for u. Inshaallah.
    I have my 3rd test booked for this friday 8th feb 2013, i failed my first 2 cos of silly mistakes due to nerves, pls pls pls make dua for me,if it is allah's will i will pass inshahalla.
    My dua's r with u sister may allah give u sabar nd grant your daughter good health ameen., dont listen family when dy make fun of u not passing use that as ur insentive to pass proove to thm u can do it,

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  53. Salaam sisters please do dua to allah swt for my test tomorrow morning the 17 of april 2013. Inshallah I will pass jazak allah khair

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  54. Salam can all sisters do dua I pass my test at end of this month, if this is what is right for me. So nervous. This post has helped me a lot.

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  55. salaam aleikum brothers/sisters iam happy for those who pass they test and for those who havent pass yet please be patient inshallah . Allah will make it easy for you to pass your test we should put our trust in Allah the most merciful.i failed first test.second test is on 21/may/2013 make du'a me. ya allah keep us safe on the road ,dunya, hereafter amin

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    1. Salam zaainab,as a fello sister i am intrigued to see if you past your test the second time? I am also one to retake my test the second time.

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  56. Salaam, I know this is a bit late but Im beyond nervous! Im taking my test in about an hour and a half so I am just looking at success stories of passing and also those not so lucky stories. My parents spent almost $500 on lessons and more lessons plus the car rental. the thing that worries me the most is failure. And having all that too waste. Ya Allah please help me. I really need my license all my friends have it but me. This is my first time taking the test. Im pretty good at driving now from what others say. But I feel like im going to forget things. And mess up!!! Because im just nervous. Please make dua for me! Inshallah I will keep you updated if I passed. Salaams

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  57. My driving test is literally in an hour please make dua I pass really need lots of duas

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  58. I have a test tomorrow morning I have failed 5x and now my theory is going to expire please make dua for me that I pass I have spent a lot of money on driving and can't afford it no more I've been trying to pass for almost 2 years now my confidence level has dropped so much from the first time I done a test my mum really wants me to pass please do dua for me

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  59. Salam
    I failed second time and I have to redo my theory test again inshallah I will pass both of theory and practical test. Inshallah all of us will pass and don't give up

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  60. Salam.sisters plz.pray i pass too.x

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  61. Alhumdullilah i passed today

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  62. pray for me also tomorrow my driving test plzz dua

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  63. I have my first test tomorrow, please pray that I pass as I really need it. Takes me an hour and a half to travel to work and I don't like having to see my mum on the bus. Hopefully Allah will help me pass but your duas will really help

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  64. Salam evryone,

    Please make dua for me as i have my test tomorrow, i really want to pass & in sha Allah with Allah (swt) will i do. All your duas will benefit me too so please keep me in all your duas.

    Thank you so much
    Shelly

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  65. y doesn't my mum pass her theory test she tries so hard and she has taken so many tests but she always fails by 2 or 3 marks and I am so amazed ahe prays to allah makes dua and so do we all make dua but noo she still fails. I think she is jinxed or allah just doesn't want her to pass.its not in her kismet and my mum practises twice a day but still she fails.
    can u give me some advice for my mum please. I really want her to pass.it has been about around 4 years but she still hasn't passed but she did pass but den later she was really buzy so her license expired
    can everybody make dua for her and hope she passes her theory test plz.

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  66. I failed 2 times, inshallah will pass on my 3rd, i wasted a lot of money, and i keep asking questioning why i failed!, it brings mt down a lot of the times.

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  67. I have failed 2 times, inshallah will pass on my 3rd, it is really getting to me, i question that 'why did i fail 2wice', It really gets to me

    Thank you! xxx

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  68. Salam, came across this blog through google search, read the blog post it was very inspirational. I have my 5th driving test tomorrow, could you all please make du'a for me to pass insha'Allah, it is very sad and distressing specially when you fail because of silly mistakes that are made. Insha'Allah Allah (swt) will keep me safe on the roads, give me a easy route and the chance to pass insha'Allah.

    Thank you all so much Jzk xxx

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  69. Salam everyone!

    Please can you all make du'a for me insha'Allah, I have my 5th driving test tomorrow and really want to pass because I've been spending too much money, very expensive. It is very distressing and sad when you fail because of silly mistakes and really makes you feel down. insha'Allah Allah (swt) keeps me safe on road, gives me a easy route and gives me the chance to pass tomorrow insha'Allah.

    Thank you all so much Jzkk xx

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  70. hey so how did it go?, inshallah u have passed xxx

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  71. I have my 5th test tomorrow. I felt that I should have passed on my third or fourth but the test examiner was very strict ( I got the same one on both the third and fourth one). But Allah SWT knows best and I have put my trust in Him. If He wills it, not even the toughest test examiner can stand in my way! May everyone taking their tests pass with flying colours and may they all become safe motorists. Ameen.

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  72. Salaams sisters, I have my 4th test tomorrow I really want to pass so I can take my mum to places, like simple things such as grocery shoppings, family and friends houses, she's never been anywhere because of the transport facility :( its really upsetting, please make dua I pass tomorrow inshAllah

    did you pass ?

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    1. I failed again:( It was the best test that I have ever given, I felt that I did everything right and was expecting the examiner to tell me that I had passed. I got two serious faults, one for slowing down whilst going uphill, I immediately dropped down to second gear when I felt the car was slowing down, there was a car behind, it should have been a minor fault. Second for observation at a stop line. It was clear to go, I looked both ways before I pulled out, that should not have been a fault at all, even my driving instructor was flummoxed about that one when the examiner was giving feedback at the end because the examiner himself said that it was clear to pull out!!!! No one passed on my test that day. Even though, I didn't get a pass certificate, I'm calling that test a pass, my instructor said that a different examiner would have marked the first fault down as a minor. Like you, I really want to pass, simply so that I can drive my elderly parents to medical appointments etc and support family members in need.
      I really hope that you passed, Irafana:)

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  73. Salam everyone hope you all are in the best of health
    I commented on this blog before and I soon have my 7th driving test coming up.
    I feel very upset and sad that I am still not able to pass :( I guess everything does happen in the will of Allah (SWT) and He will allow me to pass when he does, can everyone please please make du'a for me to pass I keep making silly mistakes. Thank you salam

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    1. Salam, i feel the same, i had my 4th test 2day and failed, in-sha-allah i will pass 1 day, just loosing hope in myself, what can i do, i guess its just for the best right! when Allah wills it will happen right, and in-sha-allah everyone will pass!!!

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  74. Salam,
    I am learning to drive, for the first couple of lessons I was doing really good now I am struggling to drive and I dont know why, I know how to do everything and I realise the mistake that I make too but I keep making mistakes that are basic driving skills one week I am really good at driving and the next I completely mess up! Does anyone have a dua I can read so insha'Allah I can pass soon too!

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  75. Asslaam,

    please keep me in your duas as my test is in the morning at 10:14, this is my 3rd test i really to hope to pass this time in sha allah! May allah swt make it all easy for everyone with problems that are concerning them ameen!

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  76. Thank you this is really inspirational. Allah knows when it is best for us to have it, keep your faith it is all part of our test. Good luck

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  77. I have a test Monday Sept 28th. Please dua for me sisters!

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  78. Please make dua for me sisters. I have a driving test on Tuesday insha Allah. JazakAllah khair

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  79. Salam sisters. This post is really inspirational Allah knows what's best for us .inshaallah we all pass driving test one day.keep hope in Allah .I failed my driving test 6 times.its been 4 years.since I started to learning to drive.I gave last taste on 14th December 2015.my theory has finished .I have to retake theory.i spend lots money on test & lesson,but I still have hope in Allah's mercy .After all without him we are nothing.

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  80. I have my test on Monday 18th Jan 2016 and really trying to believe that I can do it! inshallah also just curious @ihijabi at what point did you think you failed??

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    1. When I was hesitating too much at the junction and all the other cars were beeping their car horns at me. But alhamdulillah I stayed calm and didn't let them pressure me to go until I saw that it was safe for me to pull out. InshaAllah you will do great!

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  81. Salam please can you send me some duas for my second test that I give on the 21 september please please dua for me that I pass my test my email address is sadianoor132@yahoo.co.uk

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