Posts Tagged ‘Tongue’

The Reality of Faith and Its Branches

by Sheikh Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Abdul Monim1 | Translated by Osman Umarji The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “Faith has approximately seventy branches (or sixty some in another narration). The highest branch is [living] the statement ‘There is no god except for Allah’; the lowest branch is removing anything harmful from the […]

Silence is Gold

In the famous hadith that we’ve all heard before, the Prophet ﷺ said: من كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر فليقل خيرا أو ليصمت “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day let him speak good or remain silent.” [Bukhari and Muslim] When looking at the Arabic language, this hadith is very powerful. The first thing […]

The Power of the Tongue

Imam An-Nawawī said regarding the tongue: “Whoever wishes to speak should reflect before saying anything. If any benefit is found, then let him speak. Otherwise, let him remain silent.”1 In a world where politicians, talk show hosts, entertainers, and gossipers never seem to stop talking, Islam reminds us that the tongue is like a loaded […]