Know before you talk

Talking just for fun will only waste our time. It is one of the causes of corruption of the tongue. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “One of the signs of goodness of a Muslim man’s submission to Allah (swt) is avoiding vain talk.” Ibn Abbas (RadhiAllahu Anhu) said: Achieving the following five matters is more beneficial than owning the best types of horses: – Not involving yourselves in conversations that do not concern you, as there is no guarantee that you would not sin therein. – Not talking about things that…

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Backbiting: Killer of Social Life

Giybah is a denounced deed that ruins the social relationships and consumes the good deeds of the backbiter. Giybah (backbiting) is an utterance said behind someone which will offend him when he hears it. Prophet Muhammad Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam said: “”Do you know what giybah is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He then said, “It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him, “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of Allah said, “If what you say about him is true,…

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Backbiting detested

A famous Arabic saying is as follows: “I never stoop to vexing my enemy with backbiting, for backbiting is the weapon of the weak, the low, and the vile.” Although it is severely prohibited, backbiting (or gossip) is very common in today’s society. Both man and woman continuously gossip someone (even a close friend or a relative) so much that it has become something publicly accepted as normal. Moreover, people cannot easily give up backbiting although they want to do so. Backbiting is destroying the values of society. It spiritually…

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