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Day 16: Speak Good About Others–30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 16: Speak Good About Others Even if we dislike someone, we know that when we will be in Paradise together, there will be no hatred or grudges. Even if someone was a frequent sinner in this world, Allah can choose to completely forgive them. This teaches us that we should only see others in […]

Day 10: Speak No Evil – 30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 10: Speak No Evil Words are definitely a very emphasized trait in Islamic teachings. In fact, most of what gets people into trouble, has to do with unkind or untrue words being said. Just like there are certain things you can’t unsee, there are also certain things you can’t unhear. Sometimes an offhand comment […]

Day 7: Stop Gossip-30 Deeds 30 Days

Day 7: Stop All Gossip The tongue can kill or heal, build or destroy. A physical scar heals faster than the scarring from harsh words. In the Quran, we are promised spiritual success -and also material success-if we speak well and are conscious of Allah. We also hear hadiths that say that a good  Muslim […]

The Gift of Speech And Using Our Tongues Wisely

The Prophet ﷺ  said, “The faith of God’s servants will not be right until his heart is right and his heart will not be right until his tongue is right”. In this Friday Sermon, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah expands on this and talks about the gift of speech, and using our tongues wisely for beneficial speech. Resources on […]

Characteristics to be Adopted: Controlling the Tongue – Imam Zaid Shakir

Article reposted, with thanks to NID and Imam Zaid Shakir Note: The following characteristic is especially relevant in Ramadan, as one of the objectives of the fast is to control the tongue. Ibrahim al-Nakha’i, on of the teachers of Imam Abu Hanifa, may Allah have mercy on them both, mentioned: “The people ruined before you were […]

Can You Explain the Hadith Stating that Saying a Word One Thinks Is Harmless Can Result in Falling in the Depths of Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The Prophet, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, said: A person may utter a word that he thinks harmless, but it results in his falling in Hellfire [the depth of ] 70 years [in travel]. What does this mean? Can you give me an example of what […]