Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bad Consequences of the Tongue

(Viper-Tongued Orchid, 2010)

"Oh Allaah
do not punish me for
what they say about me and
make good that which they
conject about me, and
forgive me for that
which they do not know about me."


*dua of Abdulilah Ibn Rabah Lahmami as-Salafi, translator of Sheikh Ahmad Zamzami's advice on "The Bad Consequences of the Tongue"


American Muslima Writer said...


It's sad the amount of backbiting and slander one recieves and dishes out. May Allah forgive us all!

kat said...

Surah 49 Al-Hujurat verses 10-13

10. The Believers are but a single Brotherhood So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and have awe of God that you may have mercy

11. O you who believe! let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, Nor call each other by offensive nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, after he has believed: And those who do not desist are doing wrong.

12. O you who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other, Nor speak ill of each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? No, you would abhor it...but have awe of God. For God is oft-returning, Most merciful

13 O Mankind! We created you from a pair of male and female, and made you into Nations and Tribes that you may know each other (not that you despise each other). Surely the most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God is full of Knowledge and is well aquainted (with all things)