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Ten things are a waste of time

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Uthman RA said,  “Ten things are the greatest waste of time: a scholar whom no one asks about; knowledge that is not acted upon; sound advice that is not accepted; a weapon that is not used; a Masjid that is not prayed in; a Mus-haf that is not read from; wealth from which nothing is spent (in charity); a horse that is not ridden; knowledge of asceticism in the heart of one who is seeking worldly gain; and a long life in which no preparation is made for the journey (into the Hereafter).”

Irshad al-‘Ibad, p.91; Fara’id al-Kalam, p.278


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March 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

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