Jun 25, 2010

Tazkirah for Juma'at: 10 Things We Waste

Assalamualaikum and may blessings of Allah upon everyone.

I am not feeling very well since yesterday. Another sore throat and a little headache. It's common during my period. Since I do not want this blog to be left without update for so many days, I think this short article would be a good sharing.

It's about 10 Things We Waste. I copied this from a friend's post in facebook. Thank you sister Rahma Alkhadr Rahimah.

Let's read.

Ten Things We Waste

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

2. Our Actions: Wasted by committing them without sincerity.

3. Our Wealth: Wasted by using on things that will not bring us ajr (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 else.

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(this world).

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

I believe it's true that when we do not know how to appreciate our lives we tend to waste so many things. Mentioned above are only 10, there might be more. Hopefully this reminder can help us change the way we live our lives so that it will be more meaningful and leading to the right path.


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