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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 […]

Is It Permissible to Backbite Someone When Your Interlocutor Has No Way to Discover the Identity of This Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. Is it permissible to backbite someone when your interlocutor has no way to discover the identity of this person? I have said bad things about my teacher to a friend who doesn’t know his name but who is able to look it up. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

How To Repent From Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum I have gossiped a lot when I was in highschool. I once heard that two of my classmates were in a relationship and I told my other friends what I heard. I think the girl and boy found out. Did I do a major sin? How do I […]

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 […]

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

Characteristics to be Adopted: Controlling the Tongue by Imam Zaid Shakir … 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 done in by three characteristics: too much talking, too much eating, and too much sleeping.” … A. Silence (الصمت) […]