What’s in a number?

Recently I read a book that explained word choice and how listing our 10 most favorite words would be a way of deciding how to categorize word choice in writing.  Next, I read someone’s blog highlighting suggested things to do within a 10 minute time to remember Allah. Okay, so now I wonder is 10 just a number that limits our list of things to do?  Anyway, I would like to post the following:

10 Things We Waste

I certainly took benefit of not only reading this but reflecting on its content.

 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 the akhirah (hereafter).

4.  Our Hearts

Wasted because they are empty from the love of Allah (swt) and his Messenger (sallallahu ‘alahi wasallam), 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 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 Allah, moreover something that will benefit us in dunya.

10. Our Dhikr (Remembrence of Allah)

Wasted, because it does not effect us or our hearts.

 Source: Living Islam






























One response to this post.

  1. Posted by adikbongsu on April 18, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Masya’Allah….how true 😦
    thks for this post, a great reminder ….

    jazakillahu khairan ya ukhti …


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