Words That Are Light On the Tongue, Heavy On The Scales

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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of the remembinding people of Allah's statement about praising him and wishing him success. They also mention the use of words of praise and evil language on the right side of the scale, but on the wrong side. The speaker emphasizes the importance of making life easy for people and developing a relationship with Allah.
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Few more days remaining,

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occupy your tongue with the remembrance of Allah.

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I'd rather say

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I'd rather say that statement

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any day

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than to talk about another person behind their

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backs in a way that they would not

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be impressed if they heard what you said.

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That's called ghiba.

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I'd rather say

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glorifying

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Allah and praising Allah. Why?

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Because

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the Hadith says,

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2 words,

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2 little phrases

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that are very light on the tongue,

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very heavy on the scale, very loved by

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Allah

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That's a hadith, the last hadith in Sahih

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al Bukhari, and the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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stressed to us the importance of the remembrance

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of Allah and how

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small phrases can be heavy on the scale

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for you or against you. In this case,

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for you.

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And then

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when you utter bad words, it will be

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against you even if you think it's something

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light.

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When you accuse someone of having an affair,

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for example,

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Allah

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Almighty warns us in Surat al Nur

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when they accused Aisha radiallahu anha

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of immorality,

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And they belittled it in the sense that

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they thought it's not really something big and

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serious to talk about,

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meaning to talk about it is not such

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a grave sin because it's something small. Allah

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says,

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You think it's something light, but in the

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eyes of Allah, it is humongous

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to utter those words. This shows us that

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there are some words we consider light. Light,

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small. We accuse someone, we hurt someone, we

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said something about someone, and we don't even

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think about it twice. And Allah says, on

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the scales, it's actually very heavy, but on

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the wrong side.

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In the same way, you have words of

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praise of Allah

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that are simple, but heavy on the scale.

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On the right side, you have

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words of slander and backbiting and accusation

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and evil words that might be light on

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the tongue,

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heavy on the scale, but on the wrong

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side. May Allah protect us. This is the

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month of Ramadan.

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people, and develop your relationship with Allah.

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people, and develop your relationship with Allah.