Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Be careful "little" tongues and hands, and Trustworthiness

Narrated byAbu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu anh: Allah's Messenger Sallallahu alihiwassalam said: A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe from, and a believer is one in whom people place their trust in regard to their life and wealth.
(Recorded by Tirmidhi and Nasa'i)

- Be careful and cautious of what you speak. Be empathetic to the feelings of others. Our tongue, even though boneless, can cause a lot of fitnah, hurt feelings etc. to others. Speak less, if you fear that you will say something wrong and hurtful. Always analyse what is at the tip of your tongue. This rule is inclusive of all the people you deal with, be it kids, spouse, parents, friends, neighbors, strangers etc. We should not take even the closest of people for granted, as this sometimes causes us to hurt others.
- We should keep a check on our actions too, when dealing with people.
- One of The Prophet Sallallahu alihiwassalam's best qualities was trustworthiness. We should keep our promises, speak the truth, protect the dignity of our brothers and sisters. If someone places a trust in us, regarding any matter, especially with their wealth, we should live up to their expectations.
- All the above is possible if we inculcate the virtue of being cautious when we are about to do or say something, and if think before we leap, inshAllah.

And Allah knows best.

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