Types of Evil Speech

Types of Evil Speech

When people mention others they may commit one of these four:

  • Gheebah (Backbiting),
  • Buhtaan (Slandering),
  • Ifk (Rumours), or
  • Nameemah (Gossiping).
  1. Gheebah: Backbiting – is to say what is true about a person.

Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“O you who Believe! Avoid much suspicion; Indeed, some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful.”[1]

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Prohibition of Listening to Backbiting

Prohibition of Listening to Backbiting

Allah, the Exalted, says:

وَإِذَا سَمِعُوا اللَّغْوَ أَعْرَضُوا عَنْهُ وَقَالُوا لَنَا أَعْمَالُنَا وَلَكُمْ أَعْمَالُكُمْ سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكُمْ لَا نَبْتَغِي الْجَاهِلِينَ

“And when they hear Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk), they withdraw from it and say: “To us our deeds, and to you your deeds. Peace be to you. We seek not the ignorant.”[1]

And He says:

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ

“And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden).”[2]

And He says:

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The Path of the Sahabah

The Path of the Sahabah, radhi Allahu ‘anhum.

It is fitting that the way of the best of people should be followed. Allah Ta’aalaa said, paraphrased: {You were the best of nations to arise for mankind; you enjoin goodness, and forbid evil, and you believe in Allah}, [Aal-‘Imran: 110].

Therefore by the Text of the Qur’an, their way lies in: Enjoining goodness, forbidding evil, and believing in Allah.

And the Prophet sallaa Allahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa Aalihi wa sallam said: (The best of my Ummah is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them), Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 3450.

In fact, we have been ordered to follow their Way.

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The Evidence that the Silence of the Texts on an Issue is its Ruling, i.e. that of Ibahah (Permissibility)

The evidence that the silence of the Texts on an issue is its ruling, i.e. that of Ibahah.

If the Qur’an and Sunnah are “silent” on an issue, meaning: There is no specific Text that mentions that specific issue’s ruling by name, nor a general Text whose general meaning may encompass it, some resort to Qiyas Al-Shabah to seek its ruling, while others conclude that this particular issue’s ruling is that of Ibahah: Allowance (i.e. Halal). The evidence for the latter position is as follows.

The Prophet sallaa Allahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa Aalihi wa sallam said, paraphrased: (Leave me with what I have left you with, for indeed those before you were destroyed due to their questioning and differing with their Prophets. Therefore, if I prohibit you from something, then avoid it; and if I order you to do something, do of it what you are able), Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 6858.

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Book of Purification Pt2- Sifatu-Wudu and What Nullifies It – Sheikh Muhammad bin Jamil Zeno (Dar-ul-Hadith Al-Khariyyah)

How to Perform Wudu (Ablution)

Allah said: “O you who believe! When you intend to offer prayer, wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles…”

(Surah Maa’idah: 6)

1 – Before starting it one should intend to enter the state of ritual purity by the actions of the ablution.

2 – Saying Bismillah

3 – Wash hands up to the wrists

4 – Rinse water in your mouth and draw water from your cupped hand into your nose up to the start of the nose bone – three times for each of these actions

5 – Wash your face three times

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Book of Purification -The Categories of Water – Sheikh Muhammad bin Jamil Zeno (Dar-ul-Hadith Al-Khariyyah)

Part 1 – The Book of Purification – The Categories of Water

First: Ordinary water is Tahur (purifier), that is, it is pure in itself and purifies other things. Among its divisions are:

  • Rainfall, snow and hail.
  • Water of springs and rivers
  • Sea water.
  • Zam Zam water
  • Water which has changed due to stagnation for a long time, or by tree leaves settling in it or moss growing in it, because it is still valid to call it “water” without qualifying the word, therefore it is valid to use it for purification.

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Objectives of Islamic Belief and Creed – Shaykh Salih Al‐Uthaymeen

Objectives of Islamic Belief and Creed

The Arabic word Hadaf (Objective) has several meanings: an object which one takes aim at and shoots at; an object of want and desire. The objectives of Islamic creed can be defined as those noble purposes which one aims to achieve by believing in and adhering to it.

They are many, and some of them are as follows:

The first objective: sincerity and purity of intention. Allah is the Creator Who has no partner, and the intention and worship must be only to Him alone.

The second objective: liberation of the mind and intellect from false notions, foolishness and irrationality. Whoever is devoid of this true belief and creed becomes depraved intellectually and spiritually, becomes a worshipper of material things and physical desires or stumbles along with various misguided, deviant and foolish doctrines and ideologies.

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