By Fadia Bint Ismail
The Tongue? What is it? To me the tongue is the organ that works the quickest either to abuse, show love or to remain silent. what is said with the tongue is connected to your heart and your brain and if both of those aspects are good then the words expressed from the tongue will be pure and in turn illuminate the heart and your brain will be pure and cleansed from any evils and vice versa.
Allah informed us that we are responsible for what we do, for what we say, for whatever we listen, for wherever we go, for whatever we write, and for whatever we see. We will be asked on the Day of Judgement about all these activities and more. We will be rewarded if we use our organs and faculties in the best way and for the love of Allah. We will be charged or penalized if we use them in the wrong way. We have to remember that on the Day of Judgement our physical organs will stand as witnesses for and against us.
If you have nothing good to say, if you want to indulge in back biting, vain talks and anything that is not in the sphere of Islam then you should reform yourself and keep your tongue moist in the remembrance of Allah. Inshallah.
May we all remain steadfast and may we speak that which is beneficial and for the sake of Allah. Ameen