Fear the Words Uttered by the Tongue
by, 17-06-2012 at 05:30 PM (636 Views)
Those familiar with the last lesson of the Bukhari Shareef dars (lesson) will be aware of the discussion which takes place where Imam Bukhari stresses the fact that both the Qawl (words) and A’amaal (actions) of Banu Aadam (Children of Aadam AS) will be weighed in the scales on the Day of Judgement.
In today’s final lesson of Bukhari Shareef at Jame’ah Riyadul Uloom and Riyadus Saalihaat (Leicester) our respected Shaykh Muhammad Saleem pointed out that in contrast to other organs like the eyes and ears which can tire of hearing and seeing, our tongues can remain busy without getting tired and one is not even aware that those words can become the means of ending in the Fire...
This hit home today as it never has before because I realised how our words can often hurt others, put them down, judge them etc. and we’re not even aware of the dire consequences. These words, once said can never be retracted. I pray that those whom we have hurt in any way forgive us and we beg forgiveness from Allah the Most forgiving and beg His protection from the fire of Jahannam. May Allah subhaanahu wata’ala replace the words leading to the fire with words which He becomes pleased with, which are light on the tongue and heavy in the scales (Mentioned in the final Hadith of Bukhari).
“Subhaanallaahi wabihamdihi Subhaanallaahil ‘Atheem”