24th Day

Posted: September 24, 2008 in Lectures, Progress, Quran, Ramadan 2008

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah. Today is the 24th of September and a day of many revelations, beginnings, thoughts all around.

Allahuma Innaka 3afuwan Kareemon Tuhubul 3afawaa Fa3 Fu3anaa.

We have officially entered the last ten days of Ramadan and subhana’Allah I am reminded of the dua above as it is one that should be read in the night prayer….and along the same lines is the dua of Prophet Yunas a.s in the belly of the whale as he said “Subhanaka Inee Kunta mina thalameen”. It is this dua that the Prophet s.a.w said if you recite it along with your own duas then Allah will surely accept of you. More so, is the bases for these duas…hence repentence, forgiveness, a pleading to Allah to free us from the clutches of our own sins and grant us the goodness of this dunya and akhirah. Alhamdulilah, to be given these last ten days as well as the whole of Ramadan to purfiy our hearts and to train ourselves for the upcoming year. May Allah grant us the ability to conform to the ways of the likes of Prophet Yunas a.s and turn back to Ar-Rahman.

In addition, I have been in dire need to find a lecture on manners in general. I looked all over and I found one speaking of Bukhari’s book; Adabul Mufrad, but other than that haven’t yet found anything. Alhamdulilah, I was able to recall a very important lecture dealing with the tongue…such an awesome lecture. While sitting in front of the computer yesterday, I realized in this day in age one of the biggest issues or causes of our sins is our tongue. I remind myself before I remind anyone else of this much excercised muscle. I ask Allah to make us of those who take heed in the speech that is uttered, and I ask Allah to make it one that is pleasing and beloved to Allah. (Lecture Below).

Quran: Alhamdulilah made much progress this past summer. From my prevous goal I am 2 surah’s short of my goal for Ramadan. Alhamdulilah!

School: It is first day of school, hense the need to write this post, or rather to reflect on what was one of the best Ramadans ever, and overall one of the most beautiful times of my life. I ask Allah to make my Ramadans as eman-filled, less-hectic, and overall a joyous time for all time. I pray that Allah accepts it of me and my fellow sisters. May we all be united in that place of ever lasting splendor. Ameen, Ya Rubb.

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Here is the link for the lecture: http://www.halaltube.com/the-dangers-of-the-tongue

The Dangers of The Tongue by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

This tongue is a small thing in your mouth which is amazing muscle (Al-Lisan).

The tongue is a great blessing from Allah, one of his amazing creations in the body.

The muscle never gets tired, use it so much and too much –compare it to other muscles you use this muscle a lot.

The Scholars (Ulama) they say that this tongue though small the good that can come of it is great as well as the dangerous that can come of it is great as well.

You cannot tell the way of the Iman from the Kufr except by the tongue.

The Iman (3almal salah)-by the tongue

Whoever leaves this tongue and follows it (his desire), Allah will leave him to shaytaan.

Imam Shafi3 r.a. Said “Be aware of your tongue, its dangerous, and so many people have been killed by their tongue”

Ex.) Sahih Hadeeth—by Said Kudri r.a. (Isreal)The Prophet s.a.w.said their use to be a man among a nation who had killed 99 people and he went to a person and asked “can I make taubah (repent)”…the person who he came to him, had no knowledge, and the person said “You cannot make taubah, killing is a great sin”. The first man killed the second who told him he couldn’t make taubah. Lesson, is that the man spoke of that which he didn’t know and thus he was killed.

“Every single thing he says, there is an angle who writes it down” (Maylfidu min quwalin Illa ladahi rageebon 3ateet)

The tongue is a great issue in Shariah (quran and Sunnah)

Whoever guards whats in his tongue and between his thighs they will be under the protection of the prophet s.a.w.

Imam Malik—said the Prophet s.a.w. said that a man might say one word and Allah sw will be pleased with him till the Day of Judgment, and a man might say one word and Allah sw will be angry with him till the Day of Judgment.

In Islam talk is not cheap; talk is something Allah is going to ask about.

Allah will forgive whats in your heart (the talk you do to yourself), he will look at if you talk and act on that which you said to yourself.

Do you take in account how much you’ve said today and everyday?

Imam Tirmidi, Muslim, Imam Ahmed, Isnad—It was narrated that (Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. while walking with the Prophet s.a.w. asked him to tell him about something that if he said it would protect him from the fire of hell and grant him the blessings of Ar-Rahman—the Prophet s.a.w. said you ask of a great thing and Allah will make easy for this people; he s.a.w. advised

1.) Do not associate partners with Allah

2.) Establish Salah

3.) Fast in the month of Ramadan

4.) Pay Zakah

5.) Make Hajj

He s.a.w. continued, the greatest gate of getting reward—fasting—it’s a shield from you and the hell-fire, the charity keeps Allah’s anger away from fire—and praying in the night (recited –verses from sajadah), the main thing, the highest level in deen, the main thing in this deen is Islam–prayer is the piller of deen. All of this could be yours and more if you control your tongue! All this comes to one thing, control your tongue!

Again, Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. asked the Prophet s.a.w. to advice him.

1.) Worship Allah as if you’re seeing Him.

2.) Consider yourself as a dead person (picture yourself dying soon)

3.) Then the Prophet s.a.w. asked…Ya Muad you want me to tell you something you can control your desire with more than… (refer to above pts), Muad r.a. said yes—the Prophet s.a.w. held his tongue—and said watch this—watch your tongue!

Something you hold tight and remember all the time—say “Allah is my Lord, is the one I worship.

Al-Bari Ibn 3azim—said that a bedoun man came to the Prophet s.a.w. —tell me something that will take me to Jannah and save me from the fire of hell—The Prophet s.a.w. Free the slave or war prisoners, give food or water to the needy, or say something good or forbid a person from doing evil, then hold your tongue except to say speak good.

Abu Hurayrah said–The Prophet s.a.w. said say what is good, speak nicely and gently to the people, give charity to the needy, pray during the night, be kind to your relatives, and Jannah is yours.

Allah sw built rooms–Allah made it special for those people who talk good, who talk nice, who give food to the needy, who fast, who pray in the night while the people are sleep.

Those who survive in this dunya—The Prophet s.a.w. said:

1.) Hold your tongue

2.) Stay home–(make your home sufficient for you -if you see fitnah happening stay away from it) Stay away from that which brings doubts to your deen and weakness to your heart.

3.) And cry for what you have done.

Question: Why isn’t our hearts soft enough?

–We don’t cry when we hear from Qur’an

–We don’t feel good

—we thing our heart is not soft, its hard

Your heart won’t be good if your Iman isn’t good, and your heart won’t be good if your tongue isn’t good for you.

No one will enter Jannah if a person’s neighbor isn’t safe from him.

If you want to have a good heart, a pure heart, watch your tongue (Abu Huraryah r.a. narrated)

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment let them speak good or remain silent”

When the Prophet s.a.w. was asked who the best among the Muslims is-the Prophet s.a.w. said he whose mouth and hands the people are safe from.

1.) Ibn Mus3ud—best thing—pray on time—those who delay their salaah –a sign of the hypocrites

2.) The Prophet s.a.w.—next comes—the Muslim safe from our tongue

  • Many people (brother esp.) will criticize scholars—dead or alive—its very dangerous and easy to do—will say this scholar—haneefa, malika, etc don’t know much about this issue ..etc. and this is not the way of the Prophet s.a.w—Muslim should be safe from your tongue
  • Whoever remains silent, will survive (Man Samataa Najah)—we need to remain silent on a lot of issues—whenever you realize remaining silent is good, you’ll keep quiet, whenever you feel a desire of talking—don’t talking—but when you want to say something good or forbid evil—then you should talk.
  • The people who have knowledge remained silent—the were scared—accounting their words—(The Prophet s.a.w. said , Abu Bakr r.a.—If you were to weigh the Iman of Ummah and the Ummah of As-Saddiqh—Abu Bakr r.a. will weigh more)
  • Omar r.a. would place a rock on his tongue to keep him from speaking at times
  • There is nothing that needs to be locked up in this dunya more then the tongue.
  • Wara Al-Ijli—one of the earliest scholars said—I spent 10 years—It took him this long to not say something he regretted and wanted to take back—Jihad an-nafs-It takes a lot of effort—try hard, takes lots of effort.
  • Phone bill—when our phone bill comes—we shouldn’t look at the price—we shouldn’t be sorry about the amount—but should be sorry about the time we spent talking
  • After Isha—we should try to implement this—after Isha—put it into practice.
  • Ibraheem ATaymiah—one of the earliest Taybiyah—he said –The good deeds will be taken up—3amil salah—meaning you’ll talk about the akhirah–Imam Ahmed only mentioned one thing related to the dunya—(he asked someone—how is your mosque in your town.)
  • Purity of the heart—grants good memorization
  • Shaykh bin Baz—the day he died rahimullah, he was busy writing instructions for money to be sent to a masjid in Saudi and Africa—he said what made him feel good and alive was to be working!
  • Ar-rabi3 ibn kuthan—he use to write everything he said so as to bring himself to account

  • The scholars use to teach their children—ex.) Sufyan AThowbi said—I know five people in Kufa—who every morning that their Iman increases.—One of them is AbdulMalikah—why? His father sent him to go there and learn from how to avoid talking about what is not beneficial.

  • Imam Ahmed—use to have 5 thousands students, Imam Al Jawzee—20 thousands—he use to stand on a palm tree to give instructions—Imam Ahmed—some came to learn certain aspect of Islam—but some came to learn of how Imam Ahmed was in his manners and dealing with people, how he walked, acted, etc.

  • If you try to avoid about talking about what is not beneficial for sure you will avoid that which is haraam.

  • Aisha r.a. said she saw two women speaking to one another—she said “Why don’t you give your angles a break”

  • You want to do good, such as wake up for Qiyamul Layl—avoid to talking about what is not beneficial on that day. You’ll find that your prayer will be different, your Qur’an will be different, and your Qiyam will be different, your heart will be different.

  • The one who remains the most silent among you is the best among you.

  • Those who fight their nafs—Jihad un-Nafs—Allah will make easy for them in anything they do.

  • There was once a man who never talked unless he was asked to—he always had a smile on his face—and he made others smile around him.

  • The message: we’re not controlling our tongue the right way, there are things we should remain silent about, we should keep away from that which is not beneficial to us.

  • Laa YahobuAllah….(Allah hates bad talk)

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Comments
  1. juliherman says:

    the link doesn’t work, mercy..

  2. qarisister says:

    Check it out again, aunti dear

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