Sins and Prohibitions of the Tongue

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The sins of the tongue are many and in this era people may completely turn a blind eye to those sins. Here are some sins of the tongue that we should be wary about in our interactions with people.

  • Bearing false witness
  • Falsely accusing others.
  • Engaging in slander or defamation.
  • Backbiting
  • Cursing others and calling one another by offensive nicknames
  • Gossiping and making fun of others,
  • Boasting about one’s lineage
  • Uttering obscenities and speaking in an offensive manner.
  • Lying in general.

As Muslims, we must control our tongues and not speak unless we have something good to say. The Prophet (s) said:

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good or else keep silent.”

Al-Bukhaari (6018) and Muslim (47) – Narrated from Abu Hurayrah

All our words and deeds are being recorded. Allah says in the Quran, which means:

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‘Not a word does he (or she) utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)” (Qaf, 50:18)

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