Choose Allah who believes in Him

Muslims speak carefully

بِسْمِ اللهِ الْرَّحْمَنِ الْرَّحِيمِ

الم تر كيف ضرب الله مثلا كلمة طيبة كشجرة طيبة اصلها ثابت وفرعها في السماء {1} تؤتي اكلها كل حين باذن ربها ويضرب الله الامثال للناس لعلهم يتذكرون {2}

Bismillāhirrahmānirrahīm
[In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful]
“Didn't you see what Allah compares a beautiful word with? A beautiful word is like a strong tree with solid roots. The branches soaring into the sky. With the permission of its Lord, this tree will continue to bear fruit. And Allah makes comparisons for people to learn from. ”

[Surat Ibrāhīm, verses 24-25]

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ

وَ مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللهِ وَ اليَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْراً أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ

Our Prophet (saw) said:
"Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Judgment should speak good or keep silent."

[Buchārī, Ādāb, 31]

Dear brothers and sisters,

one of his companions asked our Prophet (saw): “O Messenger of Allah. Advise me on something to hold on to! " Our Prophet (saw) answered him: "Say: My Lord is Allah and stay on this path from now on." The same companion asked him further: "And what do you fear most for me?" Then the Prophet (saw) pointed to his tongue and said: "This one!"[1]

With this our Prophet (saw) had pointed out to us that we have to pay attention to what comes out of our lips.

Dear Muslims,

by the way a person speaks, by his choice of words, we recognize his personality and recognize what is going on in him in terms of feelings and thoughts. It is the way he speaks that makes him stand out or reject it. Islam therefore urges us to speak in a good manner and avoid the bad, ugly word here.

A good manner of speaking is someone who chooses his words carefully and not at random, and knows exactly what he is getting to whom, how and when. Speaking in a good manner also means that the person, following the request of our Prophet (saw), remains silent if necessary. Because, he reminded us at the time: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Judgment should speak good or keep silent."[2] Because many a word that many may regard as harmless is suitable to put people in an awkward position. Knowing about this fact, even our Prophet (saw) prayed as follows: “O Allah! I seek refuge in you from the evil that my tongue causes me. "[3]

Dear siblings,

Among other things, it is his ability to speak that makes people human. The fact that he can use language or tongue to communicate. Many a tongue is able to speak so sweetly that he can win over even the most stubborn person and force a smile from him. This tongue is honey-sweet when it speaks and thus also softens the person opposite, fills the heart with love. Then there are tongues that are merciless and razor sharp. They can dissolve people into tears. Sting like a viper and tearing wounds in the heart that will hardly heal here. They only sow hatred among people, incite them against one another. And there are tongues that lie and convey things like honey to people that are not like that. They cannot keep secrets to themselves.

Dear Muslims,

a moderate choice of words, even when opinions differ on a matter, is able to leave a positive impression on the speaker and pave the way for friendship. A speech, however, that cannot adhere to any of the rules of togetherness and decency is a real torture for the listener. Carelessly speaking, let all your thoughts become a word, whether they are the truth or not, will surely be some Leave wound behind in society. The vernacular formulates here splendidly: "Knife wounds go away, but tongue wounds do not!"

Dear believers,

The Qur'an points out to us that careful speech, in keeping with the rules of propriety, will bring us some profit: “Didn't you see what Allah compares a beautiful word with? A beautiful word is like a strong tree with solid roots. The branches soaring into the sky. With the permission of its Lord, this tree will continue to bear fruit. And Allah makes comparisons for people to learn from. "[4] The Koran also describes the outcome of those who cannot watch their tongues: “And a bad word is like an uprooted tree that can no longer stand. [5]

And our beloved Prophet (saw), when he talked, you felt the compassion and love of his heart and you saw it by the smile that he hung up. He also didn't always speak himself, but also let the other person have their say. He was able to win many a hard heart through this.

Dear siblings,

our Prophet (saw) describes Muslims as people from whose hands and tongues other people are safe. [6] So let us live up to this definition of his. Let us take care of our word. To not offend anyone with the same. Wise they should be our words and instructive. Aligned to strengthen people in their dignity instead of hurting them. Through gossip, defamation, suspicion and ugly words, we should know that we not only lose our reputation in society, but also our rank with Allah.

[1] Tirmizī, Zuhd, 60.
[2] Buchari, Adab, 31.
[3] Abū Dāwūd, “Witr”, 32; Tirmizī, “Daavāt”, 74.
[4] Ibrāhīm, 14 / 24-25.
[5] Ibrāhīm, 14/26.
[6] Tirmizī, Īmān, 8.

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