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Ten useless things

By Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah


- 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



- A mind that thinks about useless matters.


- Serving those who do not bring you close to Allah, nor benefit you in your



- 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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