One Yardstick — or Two — to Measure Your Taqwa [Quote – 635]

Dec 10, 2015

For those Working for Allah, if you do any amount of writing or speaking, your typos are the measure of your Taqwa: how much you truly fear God and love him.

And so may be the slips of your tongue.

Sahaabah Kiraam — the Noble Companions of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam — once expressed surprised at the power of human speech for good or evil. 

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, pointed to his tongue and said: What else do you think gets you thrown in hell, if not the fruits of your tongues?

Hasaa-id Alsinatikum, he said.

So, those claiming to Work for Allah, need to be extra-mindful of their typos. 

And of the slips of their tongues.

This is obviously an individual responsibility in most instances. But in cases where individuals may fail or falter, for whatever reason, the responsibility becomes a shared and collective one.

In Islam, this is called Fard Kifaayah. 

Meaning: when nobody does it, everyone is held responsible for it.

What a beautiful concept! Like all else in Islam!


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