The Bad Tongue
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Powerful Jummah Khutbah at the Mushrefah Da’wah Center.
The Muslim has to guard his tongue and avoid things that have been forbidden. Among these forbidden things which people often take lightly are gheebah (backbiting), buhtan (slander) and nameemah (malicious gossip).
Gheebah or backbiting means speaking about a Muslim in his absence and saying things that he would not like to have spread around or mentioned. Buhtan or slander means saying things about a Muslim that are not true, or in other words telling lies about him. Nameemah or malicious gossip means telling one person what another said in order to cause trouble between them.
There is a great deal of evidence to show that these actions are haram (impermissible). It will suffice for us to mention just a few of them in order to demonstrate that they are haram.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful” [49:12]
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Do you know what gheebah (backbiting) is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said, “Saying something about your brother that he dislikes.” It was said, “What if what I say about my brother is true?” He said, “If what you say is true then you have backbitten about him, and if it is not true, then you have slandered him.”
It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed by two graves and said, “They are being punished, but they are not being punished for anything that was difficult to avoid. One of them used to walk about spreading malicious gossip (nameemah), and the other used not to take precautions to avoid getting urine on himself when he urinated.” Then he called for a green branch, which he split in two and planted a piece on each grave, and said, “May their torment be reduced so long as these do not dry out.” [al-Bukhaari, Muslim]
For a person to say of another, “He cannot control his tongue (or he has a loose tongue)” is undoubtedly one of those things that a person would dislike to have said about him. If it is true, then it is gheebah (backbiting), and if it is not true then it is buhtan (slander).
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Any of you who have lived in this society, for any period of time,
will have learned the word of Bowman. When a person goes to buy a product, he asked, Does the product have a woman, this is something that is very common in this society, but man meaning a guarantee, or a warranty on this particular product.
And as a matter of fact,
most people in any society
around the world would prefer to buy a product that has a warranty
whether it is a car or appliances, or anything else that a person wants to buy, they usually prefer the product that has some type of guarantee with it or some type of warranty some type of domain.
Even though there are great differences as it relates to the domain itself, to the guarantee, or to the warranty, and some of them last for many years, some of them only covered certain parts. When a person buys a product.
And this is why when you find someone that you trust, or a company that you trust, you prefer the product that they have to offer, even if it costs a little bit more why because you trust that individual you trust the company.
What if the one who is offering you a woman
is offering you a guarantee is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
The one who is described as being a sodic, alumnus, Duke, the one who is truthful in everything that he says, and who is believed salani was the one whom Eliza Joe described by saying, Well, our young people and in our in our in our you have, he is the one who does not speak from his own desires. Rather, it is only revelation that is revealed to him.
So if the one who was guaranteeing you something is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam then you don't have to think twice about what he is guaranteeing you. And what if the thing that he's guaranteeing you is an agenda.
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So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
if he is the one guaranteeing you something
and the thing that he is guaranteeing you his agenda,
then is there something that should come between us and that guarantee? Especially if what the province of the lohani was Selim is saying is required of us is something that is not too difficult to do. Think about and consider this hadith that is collected by an Imam Bukhari Mahima Hello, China, on the authority of silence
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this Heidi. He guarantees Jenna for the one who protects the chastity of his private parts and his mouth.
And most of the scholars when explaining this hadith are discussing this Heidi, they specify the tongue but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Matt Bane Allah, ye Jani that which is between the jaw bones, meaning the mouth, in its entirety, because others from the scholars of Habib mentioned that this hadith also includes the consumption of alcoholic beverages,
or any other intoxicating for that matter. But in shallow Tana, we're going to restrict the speech in this happy to deal with the tongue with the lighter.
Our tongues are a blessing from Allah Subhana, who would add the tongue is a blessing. And you know how much of a blessing it is, when you see someone else with a type of speech impediment, when they're not. They don't have the ability to speak like others. So they're looked at in a different kind of way. Because they don't have the ability to express themselves, like others. When you burn your tongue, for example, and you can't taste food the next day or four days at a time, then you realize that Nima have this tongue. And Eliza Jim says in the Quran mentioning the favors that He has given to his servants, he says alumna janela, who I named, when he said OSHA 14, well, they know
nothing, have we not given him two eyes, and a tongue, and lips. And we have shown him the two paths that is the path of good and the path of evil. So it is with this tongue,
that we are able to express ourselves. We are able to call to the Dean of a larger German national called him and dying alone. Who is better in speech than the one who calls to Allah, we are able to taste food. I mean, just imagine eating and not being able to taste you simply eating for the nourishment of your body, but you don't have the ability to taste. So this tongue is a NEMA from Allah subhanho wa Tada. And if you want to know the value of something to you, because it's important sometimes to take a step back a lot of times, a person may complain about what they don't have. And forget about the things that they do have that aligns with john has blessed them with. So
if you want to look at the value of something that you have, think about what you would sell it for
your tongue, how much would you put it on the market? How much would you sell your tongue for it?
Exactly. No one is willing to sell their tongue for anything. If someone offered you 1,000,002 million, 3 million, you're not willing to sell your tongue because it's priceless. The value of this Nima that Allah Subhana who would Tana has given you is priceless? This tongue but if it is not used in a manner that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala then it can destroy that it could destroy the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it can be dangerous because the tongue moves without energy.
And in most sins that a person commits, it requires him to exert some type of energy
to go out and do something, but with the tongue,
most speech comes out effortlessly on a person for example, you'll find him effortlessly lying. And lying is a disgusting sin in Islam. It's not something that any believer should ever do.
And it will destroy your deeds. Think about the reward of fasting in Ramadan.
Elijah Joe said the reward of fasting of Ramadan in the song for in the Julio nsdap. The fasting is for me, I'm the one that rewards for you, it is be multiplied more than 700 times for certain people. All of that can be destroyed by one lie in the daytime while person is fast. So lying
is a sin that is destructive. It destroys a person's good deeds. And it's done with what it's done with the tongue. And usually effortlessly a person just does it.
mocking others cursing someone with a foul mouth.
Which is not again not not from the traits of the Muslims, a person praising himself a person insulting others. Now imagine someone says something bad to you?
Do you not want your rights from that person or yamaki? me think about this because Aquinas important point here. If someone insults you, and you are patient, and you say to yourself, I will get my rights from that person or Yeoman piano. That's if you don't forgive them. Do you have the right to say that? Do you have the right to do that? Absolutely. Because Eliza does Aladdin he is just
and if a person insults you, you have a right to get that back from them on yo pm.
What about people who with their tongue and salt entire nations of people, entire nationalities, entire ethnicities. Black people are this.
Beware Abdullah, do not let something like that come off your tongue. White people are like Saudis are like this. Sally is such and such.
And that's easy. Because the majority of us who are living in this society may have faced some type of difficulties living here or some type of oppression or something like that. So it's easy to generalize. Saudis are like this. Or as some people say, you want me to do what you want me to clean? What do you think I'm a Bengali.
You see, insulting an entire nation of people. And as some of the scholars have mentioned, just as one person has the right to get his hat from you to get his rights from oil, milk, even if you speak about an entire nation, you will face that nation on your mukim all of them requiring their rights from you.
That's done with what that's done with the tongue.
This tongue is dangerous, if it is not used for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So watch your mouth. Allah subhanahu wa tada says in the Quran, my young Roman coaling in the day hiraki bonati.
That he does not utter a word, except that there is a watcher by him, ready to record what he is saying. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in the Hawaii the tsunami,
that when he was raised, and Islam was alive when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was raised up to the seven heavens,
and jabril accompanied him. He said that he saw people whose nails were made of iron, and they were scratching their faces and their chests. And the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam ash jabril Who are they who are those people jabril is Salatu was Salam said to the prophet SAW the light it was Southern woman Latina, yet coluna luminous warrior para una de out all the him. They are those who eat the flesh of people, that is they backed by them.
And you're gonna find out all the him and they disgrace them. They talk about they dishonor them and insult them.
These are those people and this is their reward on the Day of Judgment.
The honor of a Muslim f1 is sacred.
And this is why when it comes to the tongue,
the Muslim has to follow
the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was setting them when he said made Cana you know biLlahi when a young man Cana you know Bella, he was young
We'll ask him, failure cool. Hi, Ron. Oh Leo Smith, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, then let him say that which is good. Or let him be quiet. This hat is collected by Bukhari and Muslim.
So the mo of the Muslim
is to either say that which is good or to be quiet that is the one who believes in Allah and who believes in the last day believes that he has a creator
that is a life of a gel and believes in the last day that day when he will stand in front of Allah subhana wa tada and answer for every single thing that he has done, and cluding his speech, including his speech, failure, cool Haven, this is the one who believes in Allah and the Last thing, then let him say that which is good, or let him be quiet. Talking about the deen of Allah, without knowledge is not good.
And so if you find yourself in a predicament where you're about to speak about the deen of Allah and you don't know what you're talking about, then Be quiet, spreading other secrets Is that
Is that good? Then don't do it. If someone has entrusted you with information, keep it to yourself. These are all sins that come off the tongue. The purpose of life is seldom guaranteed Jenna, for the one who protects his tongue. These are things that we need to avoid complaining about Eliza Jo's decree something that has happened to you some type of calamity that has befallen you, it's from your own hands anyway.
And then you go and complain about your situation to whom you complain about a lung to the creation of Allah. Is that good for you? Is that good speech? Absolutely not. Allah azza wa jal, the purpose of the law it was seldom
when he was asked about
the speech to the person, or the speech of an individual is it counted from his actions? The prophets a lot It was some said well,
Allah will do him for now in the Hassan II to elsina to him okay. makalah salado, Salah Is there anything that is going to drag the people on their faces in the fire, except for the harvest of their tongue that is the fruits of their their speech. That was they have said off of their tongues. So beware of backbiting and slandering other Muslims beware of belittling other Muslims and spreading rumors. The This is as it relates to protecting the tongue then the Prophet sallallaahu Selim also mentioned this Howdy, the importance of protecting one's private parts.
As the prophet SAW you saw them said in this Huggy WOMAD bayonet, it's late that which is between his legs because of a person doesn't do so. Then the evil sin of Xena will spread in the community and this is something that destroys communities brings about children who do not come up in proper homes who do not know who their fathers are, it spreads diseases and all other types of destruction to one's honor and to one's lineage. And Allah says in the Quran, cada f lahan meaning
that the believers are successful. He goes on to describe who those believers are. And lettino home VSA lighting him Cossio, those who have who should. And there's a lot who stand with humility, in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. A lot goes on to say, well Edina, whom leave Fuji him happy doing those who protect their private parts Illa Allah as well to him, oh man malakut a man whom, for whom a woman woman except for with their wives, or their spouses, and those whom their right hands possess because there is no blame upon them. And doing so. For many reasons, Vol one ah danika for hula, eco Humala Dune, whoever goes beyond that, that is their wives and their right hand
possessions, then those are the transgressors. So unless of how it's added here, in this in these is the first is sort of to let me know, is mentioning to us that the one who does not protect his private parts is not going to be successful. And he is blameworthy and he is from the transgressors.
Whoever goes beyond his wives, and those whom whose right hand possesses which we don't have in this day and time.
Whoever does that goes beyond that any kind of way.
homosexuality, sodomy in Islam is from the most immoral of sins, and it is beyond one's wife, likewise. And for the sake of the young people here, I'll say it like this likewise one pleasing himself by himself. This is haram in Islam.
This is not something that can be done. This is not from the protection of one's private parts.
Whoever goes beyond that, then they are the ones who are transgresses. And so
Alonzo gives us some of the ways to remedy the situation, because usually one goes and transgresses beyond the bounds as it relates to his private parts because he is looking at that which is haram. And that's why Allah subhana wa tada tells us in the Quran, we're calling me Nina, your look do min Abba sorry him wait for the Buddha say to the believers to lower their gaze do not look at that which is haram
and protect their private parts. Because by looking at that, which is haram, it will lead to one not protecting his private parts. So do not look at that which is haram. And unfortunately, unfortunately, with all of the technology that we have today, they could be used for that which is good. Unfortunately, many people use it for that which is hon and they go onto the internet and they look at that which is haram and they use their cell phones to look at that which is haram. So beware of looking at that which is haram. And remember the guarantee of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the one who protects that which is between his jaw bones and between his legs. A poodle
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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam o bada cannon Amina Mohammed while early he was actually me and my back yeah fighting for lung there is no Muslim except that he wants to gender
is non Muslim that will tell you that he wants to go to the Hellfire non Muslim because we understand what happens after death. We know that there is a fire and that there is gender
and every Muslim wants to receive a wants to be from the inheritance as a parent to Allah describe them in the Koran like
they want to be from those who inherit gender.
And the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam
informed us and this hadith that we are talking about today,
informed us that gender is guaranteed guaranteed
from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself he guarantees for the person who protects what is between his jaw bones and between his legs that he will be from amongst the people of gender
as it relates to the private parts.
Then for those who are not married and have the ability to get married, then they should as the prophets of the law it was sent them say Mashallah Chabad. Minister time in common bat affiliate so much? Whoever Yeah, Mashallah Chabad. Oh, young people in Islam, oh, Chabad. Whoever has the ability from amongst you to get married, then let him do so for me who have a Boolean buzzer because it helps him to lower his gaze or axonal infant and helps him to protect his private parts for those who do not have the ability to do so. Or it's impractical then let him fast. This is the prescription that was given to the Muslim by the prophet sallallahu. It was in them. Lowering the
gaze is another very important point and not looking at that which is haram. The other thing is that every Muslim who is about to do something that is haram, what someone whom it is haram, for him to do it with that let him think about this young woman that he is approaching. Would he be pleased with this for his mother? Would it be pleased with this for his sister? What about his daughter? Would a person be pleased with that? For someone who is his close relative? That likewise this woman is someone else's daughter? She is someone else's mother, perhaps someone else's system.
And so a person has to think about these things before
embarking upon something that will destroy him.
Another important point here and the last point that we'll mention as it relates to protecting the bribery parts is the issue of controlling your thoughts.
And if we have the ability at some point we'll go over the tip zero sorta ness shallow data because it deals with the aspect of the whispers of shaping. Do not allow a passing thought, to turn into an ardent desire. Do not allow Satan to whisper something to you. And then you follow that whisper up until it become too you become determined to do the thing that started out as just an evil thoughts. No, you have to repel that thought when it comes to you and seek refuge in Allah Subhana who was added as it relates to the tongue and how we protect it. Then the first thing that I'd like to mention is that just as easy as it is, for someone to use his tongue for the disobedience of Allah
subhana wa Tada. It is just as easy to use it for the obedience of allies of each other. And in the same way that someone says something that is evil is the same way that he can use his tongue to say Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will love. The most beloved speaks to Allah azzawajal are these four as the prophets of the lives of them satisfy Muslim Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah and Allah Allah Akbar, you can say it while you're walking down the street, you can say it when you're at work you can say it while you're driving while you're cooking while you're doing anything that you do, use your tongue for the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala the prophets of
the law it was seldom said and another heavy man and Muslim and yes Allah has generated a lesson in the quality Jenna Allahumma absolute Jenna, woman a Muslim yesterday woman and Narita lesson in LA Cala t na Allah gentlemen and not Oh come upon an abuse of the law. It was enough. There is no Muslim who asks a lot for gender three times. Allah India sonoko Jenna Aloma India silica Jenna la mania silica agenda, except the agenda says Oh Allah enter him into agenda and there is no Muslim that seeks refuge in Allah from the fire three times except that the fire says Oh Allah protect him from the fire. This is easy for the Muslim to say. So the same way that one uses their tongue and
disobedience of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Then they need to use their tongue for the obedience of Allah azza wa jal likewise, likewise, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and this is a prophetic remedy,
men samata Naja, whoever is silent that has it doesn't speak about evil Naja, he will be successful. He will be saved from the fire whoever is silent, and he does not speak about evil, then he will be successful that is he will be saved from the fire. So we need to be conscious of the things that come off of our tongue. We need to measure the speech is what I'm about to say something that is beneficial. Is it something that will gain me some type of reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala or is it other than that?
Oh my god, Allahu taala. And
he saw Abu Bakar he said, when he was the Khalifa
He saw him by himself. And he was sticking out his tongue.
And I don't want all the low tide and who said yeah, honey butter muslimeen Oh Khalifa of the Muslims. Yeah. kalibata Rasulullah. He said, Oh halifa of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what are you doing?
And Abu Bakar the low tide and who said to him had the lady. Oh, Ronnie Alma. Well, this thing here my tongue. This is what has caused me so many problems. Indeed, I heard that this is gonna be a long time and Hussein. Indeed I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu I think he was sent him saying, Lisa shavon minal jsat in Yesh, qu e la la in the sand, there is nothing from the body, except that it complains to Allah about the tongue Subhana Allah. So it quani as it relates to this tongue, then we need to use it for the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala making decode of Eliza gel making reading the Quran calling to Allah subhanahu wa tada encouraging others to do that which is good
forbidding them to do that which is evil. And I'll end with the advice of Omar. Abdul Aziz, the great halifa of the Muslims, Rahim Allah who Tana, who said in them and Xsara the current multi radhiya minute dounia when you see whoever thinks about death a lot, then he will be pleased with just a little from the dunya
Because he knows that it's all going to go away. Woman at the kalama who Menominee he, kala Kala mucho el FEMA, Annie, and whoever, whoever considers his speech to be from amongst his actions that is that they will be weighed on the Day of Judgment then his speech will be little except for that which concerns him.
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to make us from amongst those who protect their private parts and protect their tones, but then it never been you're gonna have a laugh here but he has an Okinawa Vietnam War Aki masala