Guard Our Speech

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “Allah (s.w.t.) has Blessed the sons of Adam (a.s.) with the ability to communicate, and so, we are always speaking to one another.  Just as the salam contains so much in it, every word we recite will also bring light or darkness into the hearts of those listening and into our own hearts.  Some of our words bring light, blessings and lightens the burdens of our listeners.  These blessed words, raise the spirituality of those listening, and also raise the status of those who are speaking.

On the other hand, some words bring darkness and pain to people around them, placing burdens and difficulties upon those listening, and upon themselves too.  Sometimes, a man who is addressing an audience, may bring darkness to all those who are around him, and at the same instance, he may fall from his high station near to Allah (s.w.t.), just by a single word that he utters, that is not pleasing to Allah (s.w.t.).

We are no longer careful about what we say; we do not realise the weight of what we are speaking about.  We speak freely and without care, unaware that each word has a Reward or Punishment.  Each word can raise our station or lower it.  Each word can bring light or darkness.  Each word can bring blessings or curses.  Each word can lessen burdens or increase them.  Each word can please Allah (s.w.t.) or displease Him.  We must beware of what we speak since it is Recorded, and we will be shown and repaid for all that we speak.”


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