If you see your time pass by – Shaykh Uthaymeen

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) warned:

إذا رأيت وقتك يمضي، وعمرك يذهب وأنت لم تنتج شيئاً مفيداً، ولا نافعاً، ولم تجد بركة في الوقت,
فاحذر أن يكون أدركك قوله تعالى :
ولا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلنا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هواهُ وَكانَ أَمرُهُ فُرُطا” سورة الكهف الأية 28

If you see your time pass by and your life go, and you have not produced anything worthwhile or beneficial and you do not find any blessing in your time then be wary that the statement of Allah has overcome you:

“And obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost.” [Al-Kahf: 28] (1)

The Shaykh (رحمه الله) also said:

وفي هذه الآية إشارة إلى أهمية حضور القلب عند ذكر الله، وأن الإنسان الذي يذكر الله بلسانه لا بقلبه تنْزَع البركة من أعماله وأوقاته حتى يكون أمره فُرطا عليه

And in this ayah is an indication to the importance of (having) presence of heart when performing dhikr of Allah. And that the person who remembers Allah with (only) his tongue and not his heart, (then) the barakah (blessing) is removed from his actions and his time to the extent that his deeds become lost. (2)

[1] http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=123941

[2] Shaykh Uthaymeen’s Tafseer of Soorah Al-Kahf Page 62

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  1. Please help me. I do try to do zikr as much as I can or whenever I remember, but I don’t feel it reaches my heart. What can I do? Please advice ASAP. Jaza kallah khair.

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