Guarding the Tongue حفظ اللسان

Hadith on Iqtisas: Do you know who the truly bankrupt are?

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you know who are bankrupt?” They said, “The one without money or goods is bankrupt.” The […]

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Hadith on Takfir: False charges of unbelief turn against accuser

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When a man calls his brother an unbeliever, it turns against at least to one of

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Hadith on Words: Descent into Hell by a sinful tongue

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the servant may speak a single word for which he plummets into the Hellfire farther than

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Hadith on Self-Bullying: Do not condemn yourself as evil

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “None of you should say: My soul has been wicked. Rather, let him say: My soul has faulted.” Source:

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Hadith on Manners: How the Prophet criticized people

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would not insult others, he would not use profanity, and he would not curse others. If he wanted

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Hadith on Spying: Do not seek faults, lest you corrupt them

Mu’awiyah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, if you seek out the faults of people, you will corrupt them or nearly corrupt them.”

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Hadith on Clarity: The Prophet speaks so they understand him

Aisha reported: The discourse of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was clear such that he was understood by everyone who heard him. Source: Sunan Abī

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Hadith on Backbiting: If Allah seeks his faults, he will be exposed

Abu Barzah al-Aslami reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O you who have faith with their tongues but faith has not entered their hearts!

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Hadith on Rights: Roads have rights, so fulfill their rights

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Beware of loitering in the roads.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, we have nowhere

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Hadith on Truth: Do not lie by repeating everything you hear

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It is enough falsehood for someone to speak of everything he hears.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 5

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Hadith on Qadr: What Allah wills, then what so-and-so wills

Hudhayfah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not say: What Allah wills and this person wills. Rather you should say: What Allah wills, then what

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Hadith on Joking: Warning not to tell a lie, even as a joke

Mu’awiyyah ibn Haydah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Woe to one who tells lies to make people laugh. Woe to him! Woe to

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Hadith on Islam: Muslim does no harm, can be trusted

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand people are safe, and the believer is

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Hadith on Truth: Avoid gossip, scandal, and fake news

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about calumny? It is gossip spreading between people.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ

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Hadith on Hypocrisy: Worst people are hypocrites with two faces

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the worst of people is one with two faces, coming with one face to these

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Hadith on Cruelty: Most hated man to Allah argues harshly

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the most hated man to Allah is the one who is fiercest in an argument.” (2:204)

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Hadith on Curses: Those in habit of cursing will not be intercessors

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Those in the habit of cursing others will not be intercessors or witnesses on the Day

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Hadith on Enormities: Worst sins are usury, slander, cutting off family

Sa’id ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the worst acts of usury is to disparage the reputation of a Muslim without right. Verily,

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Hadith on Backbiting: Speaking badly in their absence is backbiting

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” The Prophet said,

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Hadith on Guidance: Whoever calls others to righteousness or sin

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever calls to guidance will have a reward similar to those who follow him, without detracting from

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