Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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hamdulillah Alhamdulillah we praise Allah subhana wa tada and we thank him and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our actions. Whomever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah chooses to misguide, none can guide him to the straight path. I bear witness and testify that there is no god other than a law. And I bear witness and I testify that Mohammed was the law who I think he was seldom is the Messenger of Allah. Know that Allah has commanded us to have Taqwa of him when he says, Yeah, you have Latina Amano, choco la Hakata mutanda illa, one two Muslim moon. Dear Muslims, in Surah Nisa, Allah has a very beautiful verse about how
we can protect our children after we die. It is the verse that should cause us to think and contemplate, Allah says, while yuck shall be in an otaku, man healthy haematuria tongliao fun half watching him fall yet?
Well, Yoku yaku colon sadita let those amongst you who are worried about dying and leaving young children that will not be taken care of. We're in the midst of a plague every one of us is thinking about this. Every one of us is thinking who will take care of my family. What is gonna happen if I'm no longer here? Allah says let those who are worried about young children that they will leave after them who is going to take care of them. Allah says two things fell yet soco La Jolla kulu Colin sajida. Let them have Taqwa of Allah, and let them monitor their speech and whatever they say should be a correct and good speech. What has taken care of young children after your death have to do with
taqwa and good speech. It is as if Allah is saying, if you monitor me, I will monitor your children after you. If you are conscious of me, if you have Taqwa of me, and if you take care of your tongue, Allah is saying, Don't worry, I will take care of your children after you. And this is demonstrated in pseudo tilaka half in two of the three suitors that deal with Hitler and Moosa, two of them deal with progeny after a person has died. And in both of those stories, Allah takes care of the children because of the righteousness of the parents. Allah blesses the children because the parents were righteous. And this verse demonstrates this. During this time, and during any time when we are
worried about our families after us, Allah is saying, monitor Allah and then monitor the tongue. In another verse in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal illustrates what happens when you monitor your tongue. Yeah, you hola Dina. amaru taco la aku colon sajida O you who believe be conscious of Allah and make sure whatever you say is righteousness what Buddha Cohen said either if you do this what will allow you sleep coma como para la cama de Nova calm. If you monitor your tongue, Allah says, I will make sure the rest of your good deeds are corrected. I will make sure the rest of your deeds are made good and I will make sure that you are forgiven Subhana Allah dear Muslims, how big of a deal is it?
That if we become conscious of a law and if we monitor our tongues, Allah azzawajal will make the rest of our lives good for us. Allah will forgive our sins and Allah will take care of our children after us. This is straight from the Quran. very explicit message from the Quran. If we have Taqwa and we monitor our tongues, both verses of the frame say face and that is what guru Colin said either say studied things. What does it mean? Our scholars of Tafseer say, study it has a number of meanings. First and foremost, whatever you say must be the truth. Make sure your tongue does not utter a lot or for falsehood. Secondly, whatever you say should be that which is beneficial. Some
things are true but not beneficial. If you say something bad about somebody that might do that is not good, good. It is not beneficial. It is
It's possible for you to speak the truth and still cause harm. If you see something wrong with another brother, you don't go expose them. You keep it amongst yourselves. You don't say something that is both and that is slander. The 3000 sadita means that what you say is going to have a positive impact on society. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that, if you have nothing good to say, Be quiet. If you have nothing good to say Be quiet, it is better to be quiet, than to say something that is going to be harmful. In another Hadith. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that charity is due on every single limb of your body. A man said, O Messenger of
Allah, what if I don't have money to give charity, he said, a good word, or even a smile will count as a charity, a good word or even a smile, even your smile is Odin sadita even being cheerful when you meet some giving a positive word of encouragement, somebody is going through a calamity and you say inshallah, Allah will take care of you inshallah, there's good after this. inshallah Allah will give you a budget for this, somebody needs some good at some positive positive words, that is your charity. And that is your opponent's Edita. Dear brothers and sisters, what a beautiful, beautiful blessing that Allah is saying, Be conscious of me and monitor your tongue. If you do this, use the
AMA come, the rest of your deeds will be corrected. If somebody says, How can the rest of my body be corrected because of my tongue? Go to the Hadith in Sahih Bukhari, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every day the body wakes up. And every limb of the body speaks to the tongue, your hands, speak to the tongue, your feet speaks to the tongue, your brain speak to the tongue, and they will say be careful, and fear Allah with regards to the rest of us, because your success is our success and your failure is our failure. In other words, the tongue represents the body how true Is this right? The tongue represents the body, if you say something to hurt somebody else, your whole
reputation is in is in arrears. It is in problem. If you say something positive, your whole reputation is lifted up. The tongue is the ambassador to the rest of the body. This is in the Quran and then the Sunnah, and that is why Allah is saying, if you correct your tongue, the rest of your deeds is going to be corrected your Steadicam Amma comb, your armor will be corrected if you start with your tongue. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever guarantees me to Oregon's I guarantee him Jenna, number one, the Oregon that is between the two cheeks. And number two, the Oregon that is between the two legs. That's the private parts. If you can control these two things,
I guarantee you agenda. That's what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is saying, therefore, dear Muslims, the message is very clear. Let every one of us monitor what we say, monitor our speech. And by the way, what we write and what we type is an extension of our speech, what we type on our computers in our emails, it is an extension of our speech. Let every one of us monitor our speech and what we say and let us correct the affair of our tongue. Whoever corrects the affair of the tongue will have three blessings from the Koran. Number one the rest of your good deeds will be corrected. Number two, you shall be forgiven by Allah. And number three, Allah will take care of
your children after you What more do you want dear brothers and sisters May Allah bless me and you within through the Quran may make us of those who it's versus they understand, and who implementers held on and held on throughout our lifespan. I asked a lot forgiveness you as well ask him for he is the fool and the rock man
hamdulillah helwa hadn't had a summit la de la de la vida mula while me a colo Khufu and I had Roberto, there are so many a hadith that warn us about the dangers of the tongue. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the biggest factor that causes people to go to jahannam is what their tongues have done. The biggest factor that causes people to go to jahannam is what their tongues have done. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Sometimes a man utters a word, and he doesn't think twice about it. And because of that word, all of his deeds are destroyed. And another man utters a word, he doesn't think twice about it. And because of that one word he is
raised up in Jannah Subhana Allah
We don't think about the consequences of what we say what we type what we do. And yet that is where the bulk of gender and gender mistrust is decided by. Let us be extra vigilant dear brothers and sisters about the tongue. Our scholars give advice about how we can monitor the tongue. First and foremost the first advice from the Hadith. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advised to cut back on all types of speech. The wise person is not the one who talks a lot. No, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would observe long times of silence, we need to cut back on blabbering away on talking all the time. Silence is our Savior and another Hadith our Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam prays long silence Buddhists sometimes be quiet for long periods of time. In multiple a hadith he advised us Don't say anything. You don't have to say every time say something. And no opinion, a silent opinion is better than a wrong opinion. being quiet is better than saying something that's going to hurt somebody's feelings slandering backbiting, number two of the ways that our scholars advise us to monitor the tongue is to never speak in a state of emotion. never speak when you are very angry. never speak when your blood is boiling, no, control your tongue, and then only speak when your emotions have been put in check. A third thing that our scholars advise us
is before you say it out loud, say it inside of your head. Think about the repercussions of your tongue. Abraham says when you speak it is like an arrow that has left the bow you cannot bring it back once you say it. When you speak it is like shooting an arrow from a bow. Once it leaves your tongue you can never bring it back. So think before you fire that arrow. Think before you say something that might damage your relationship, bring about a divorce, hurt somebody's feelings, destroy the friendship of many years. Be very, very careful, dear brothers and sisters, and err on the side of caution for you to be quiet for a period of time and then think and then think through
should I say this should I should I not it is better than to say something in brash in an anger in a state of emotion. And then so many years of good work so many good deeds might be gone away. And especially dear Muslims especially Be careful of Heba and Mima. This is what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is the majority of the punishment of the grave comes when you talk about other people. Let me put this to very bluntly, when we gather together when we speak on the phone when we're having conversations, let not the topic of our conversations be other human beings and their sins. Simple as that. Don't talk about things going on in other households, or else along my test
you that's going to happen in your household. Don't rebel, in gossip, in slander in innuendo, do not carry the tales of other people's issues. Keep your tongue free, as Allah says in the story of Ayesha, in the famous slander of art is a story that came down. Allah says in the Quran, when you heard these rumors, Why weren't you quiet? And you say Subhana Allah, this is an evil. Why did you have to spread it with your tongue? Subhana Allah, Allah is criticizing some who all they did they spread things and they said things that they heard from other people. And Allah said, Why did you have to say anything? Be quiet and say Subhana Allah, why did you have to go from town to town? And
this is exactly what our Prophet says and referenced when he said, perhaps somebody says one statement, and he doesn't even realize and because of that his whole good deeds have been made inconsequential, dear Muslims, monitor your tongue, make sure you are in control of your tongue, or else your tongue will be in control over you make sure that when you say something, it is accurate, it is true, it is beneficial, it is something that will bring about good otherwise it is better to be quiet, rather than to say something that will bring about so much harm. May Allah subhanahu wa tada make us of those who can control our tongue and made the good of our tongue leaders to agenda
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