Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10 things we waste

Ten Things We Waste

1. Our Knowledge: Wasted by not taking action with it

2. Our Actions: Wasted by committing them without

3. Our Wealth: (Wasted by using on things that will not
bring us reward from Allah). We waste our money,
our status, our authority, on things which have no
benefit in this life or in akhirah (hereafter).

4. Our Hearts: Wasted because they are empty from the
love of Allah, and the feeling of longing to go to
Him, and a feeling of peace and contentment. In it's
place, our hearts are filled with something or someone

5. Our Bodies: Wasted because we don't use them in
ibadah (worship) and service of Allah.

6. Our Love: Our emotional love is misdirected, not
towards Allah, but towards something/someone else.

7. Our Time: Wasted, not used properly, to compensate
for that which has passed, by doing what is righteous
to make up for past deeds.

8. Our Intellect: Wasted on things that are not
beneficial, that are detrimental to society and the
individual, not in contemplation or reflection.

9. Our Service: Wasted in service of someone who will
not bring us closer to Allah, or benefit in dunyaa.

10. Our Dhikr (Remembrence of Allah): Wasted, because
it does not effect us or our hearts.

-Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah-

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