Ten Things We Waste
By: Shaikh Mokhtar Maghroui
Based on a lesson of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
1 – Our Knowledge
Wasted by not taking action with it.
2 – Our Actions
Wasted by committing them with out sincerity.
3 – Our Wealth
Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr. We waste our money, our status, our authority, on things which have no benefit in this life or in akhirah.
4 – Our Hearts
Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allaah, 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 else.
5 – Our Bodies
Wasted because we don’t use them in ‘ibaadah and service of Allaah.
6 – Our Love
Our emotional love is misdirected, not towards Allaah, 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 detremental 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 Allaah, or benefit in dunyaa.
10 – Our Dhikr
Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.