Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ten useless things

  • Knowledge that is not acted on.
  • The deed that has neither sincerity nor is based on following the righteous examples.
  • Money that is hoarded, as the owner neither enjoys it during this life nor obtains any reward for it in the Hereafter.
  • The heart that is empty of love and longing for Allah, and of seeking closeness to Him.
  • A body that does not obey and serve Allah.
  • Loving Allah without following His orders or seeking His pleasure.
  • Time that is not spent in expiating sins or seizing opportunities to do good.
  • A mind that thinks about useless matters.
  • Serving those who do not bring you close to Allah, nor benefit you in your life.
  • Hoping and fearing those who themselves are under the authority of Allah; while they cannot bring any benefit or harm. – Al-Fawa’id
A great scholar, Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (d. 751H) was also known as the ‘doctor of hearts’. He was a prominent student of Sheikh-Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah.

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