You will regret the time that you have wasted


Shaykh Saalih al-‘Usaymee said:

It is befitting for the student of knowledge to protect and preserve his time, because [sometime] in the future he will [reflect over this and] regret the time he has wasted.

And from the poignant stories regarding this is that the ‘Allaamah Ibn Maani’ saw [the young student] Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn Hamad ar-Rajihee reading a newspaper. So he said to him [as I was informed]:

To read [something beneficial] of knowledge is better for you than this newspaper; you will [indeed] regret this time of yours that you have wasted.

Our Shaykh ar-Raajihee said [to us]:

After some time, I found I had a great sense of regret!! So how [would the ‘Allaamah Ibn Maani’ feel today] if he saw a student [busy] on WhatsApp or any other social media app during the lesson? What would he say?!

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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