For speaking good
Refraining from vain talk is a characteristic of the believers.
The tongue expresses what is in the heart. If a persons heart is good you see it in their saying.
If the tongue is used correctly then it has its blessing but if used incorrectly it has its dangers. Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la) has given us this tool (the tongue) to communicate and it is a blessing form Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la) which must be used correctly.
The gratitude we should show for this great blessing should include, using it for the obedience to Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la),
– for reading the Quran (and good Islamic materials),
– for speaking good, such as,
– enjoining good and forbidding the evil and in teaching the ignorant,
– in Dhikr, in worship,
– in sincere advice to our brothers and sisters and
– in many other things which enable us to get closer to Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la).
It is true that ONE saying may enter a person into the fire and one saying may save a person from the fire and enter one into paradise.
The prohibitions of the tongue are that you do not lie, abuse, use foul language, backbite, and do not slander.
The tongue is protected by the teeth and then the lips which should act as a prison when indulging in loose talk. Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la) says in the Quran:
“Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their prayers with all solemnity and full submissiveness. And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden).” (Al-Mu’minun 23:1-3)
Here Allah (subhanahu wa Ta’la) mentions the words “turn away from” not “leave” which shows that, refraining from vain talk is a characteristic of the believers.
Posted on April 13, 2015, in Purification of the Soul / Manners / Character / Etiquette and tagged advice. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.