The point of the following
anecdote is to illustrate that one should not worry excessively, but should
instead surrender his will to the decree of Allah without feeling the slightest
degree of regret.
When I was in school I would
study diligently to be first among my classmates. After handing in my
examination paper, I would fall into a state of worry, fear, and anxiety. I
would go home, check the answers from the book, give myself a grade, and then
repeat the process all over again. It is obvious now, in retrospect, that not
once did my nervousness raise my grades by a single percentage point.