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A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

The tongue mirrors the soul. When it speaks the truth, the soul becomes luminous; and when it lies, the soul becomes crooked. The rectitude of a crooked soul is to rectify the tongue. True faith can only be attained with a true soul. A true soul can only be attained with a true tongue. So guard the tongue.

Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Sometimes we think that, while backbiting is a disgraceful sin, “frontbiting”, i.e. saying things to someone about them to their face that he or she doesn’t like to hear, isn’t so bad. After all, we’re not stabbing them on the back, are we? But is it really better to stab them in the front?

Do You Know the Worst Type of Bankruptcy?

Do You Know the Worst Type of Bankruptcy?

The Prophet once asked his Companions, “Do you know who the bankrupt is?” The Companions said, “A bankrupt is the one who has neither dirham (money) nor wealth.” The Prophet said, “The bankrupt among my Ummah is he who would come on the Day of Judgment with prayers, fasting, and zakah; but he had offended …

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Ghiebah, or backbiting, is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an where a person who commits it is given the similitude of a person who eats the flesh of his dead brother. It is also condemned in the Sunnah. We read in a Prophetic hadith, “Verily, your blood (i.e., life), your property, and your honor are inviolable …

The Trap For Good People

What do you think the trap for good people is? It is when they backbite, and slander. We have to watch our tongues.

Wife Talks Bad about Me & My Family Behind My Back

Wife Talks Bad about Me & My Family Behind My Back

In this counseling answer: “As a last resort before contemplating divorce, it might be a good idea to seek counselling, ideally with both families present. It is advisable also for you and your wife to attend couple counselling, but since the influence of your families will also be there, it may be more helpful to have both families …

It's Considered the Mother of Sins - Sin of the Tongue

It's Considered the Mother of Sins - Sin of the Tongue

Backbiting is one of the most prevailing sins people commit subconsciously in their assemblies, meetings, banquets, wedding ceremonies and sad events. As long as the tongue feeds on people’s honor, it is involved in backbiting, which is one of the major sins…

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What is Backbiting and How Do I Stop?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam and for your question. It is commendable that you are concerned for your Akhirah and for the correctness of your deeds. What Is Backbiting Exactly? You have defined backbiting (gheebah in Arabic) correctly, viz. “I know that talking behind someone’s back in a manner they do not …

How to Be Patient with People?

How to Be Patient with People?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the questioner to “make your lists and journal to explore the reasons why you get hurt so easily and lash out at others. Take classes in positive communication and practice deep breathing and imagery before you speak in a tense situation. Get counseling if you feel it may …

Some Muslims' Bad Behavior Makes Me Doubt Islam

Some Muslims' Bad Behavior Makes Me Doubt Islam

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh dear sister, Ma sha’ Allah, you seem to be determined to do the right thing and follow the path of Islam in search of truth. Unfortunately, however, the influence of others makes this process difficult and at times causes you doubt Islam, too. Ma sha’ Allah, your intentions …



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