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Guarding the Tongue by Shaykh Fawzan

Guarding the Tongue by Shaykh Fawzan



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Guarding the Tongue by Shaykh Fawzan
Guarding the Tongue by Shaykh Fawzan

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Published by: http://AbdurRahman.org on Jun 02, 2013
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Copyright 2013 Al-Binaa Publishing All Rights ReservedNo parts of this publication maybe reproduced in any language, printed in any form or anyelectronic or mechanical means including but not limited to photocopying, recording orotherwise, without specific written consent from Al-Binaa Publishing. This publication maybe distributed freely as an eBook for Dawah purposes.Translator: Abu Anas Atif HasanTranslation Verified By: Rasheed BarbeePublisher: Al-Binaa Publishing Email: albinaapubs@gmail.comCover Design: Jawad Productionswww.jawadproductions.comEmail:  jawadproinc@gmail.com 
All praises belongs to Allaah the Possessor of virtue and Perfection, the One Who created manand taught him clarity, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaahalone without any partners, any partners in Him being worshipped as well as in His Lordshipand I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger who warned us from thepoisons of the tongue, may the Salaat and the salaam be upon him, his companions and all thosewho follow him with precision, to proceed:O mankind fear Allaah and guard your tongues because it is very dangerous. The Prophetwarned from (the dangers) of the tongue as he mentioned in the authentic Hadeeth when Muadhasked him about an action that will enter him into the Jannah and will distance him from the fire,then he mentioned to Muadh great actions (to act by) and at the end of this Hadeeth he said:
"Shall I not tell you of the controlling of all that?"
Meaning, about what will (help) in preserving thatfor you?
He said:"Yes, O Messenger of Allah", and he took hold of his tongue and said: "Restrain this."He said: "O Prophet of Allah, will what we say be held against us?" He said: "May your mother bebereaved of you, Muadh! Is there anything that topples people on their faces - or he said on their noses intoHell-fire other than the harvest of their tongues?
The people are very negligent when it comes tospeaking and they think (what they say) just blows away with the wind, but Allaah the most highsays:
"And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And Weare nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (50:16)
(Remember!) That the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or shehas attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or heractions).
Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watch
er by him ready (to record it).”
(50: 16-18)
Meaning there is an angel on his right which records his good deeds and an angel on his leftwhich records his evil deeds and they are not neglectful in recording anything. So it is anobligation upon the Muslim that he guards his tongue and that he is cautious of his words, formost of the people their sittings are nothing but he said she said, and the forbidden speech ofbackbiting and slandering and also what people involve themselves in of speech regarding thescholars and the Muslim rulers specifically. They consider they consider this speech to be humorby which they amuse themselves with and they don't consider the harms or results of suchspeech. A group gathered during a war expedition during the time of the prophet and they

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