Control your Tongue!!!
“PICK YOUR TEETH”
ONE OF THE GREATEST SINS BUT TIME AFTER TIME WE R DOING IT
Sometimes we don’t even realise it. You’re just chatting away with your friends and you begin to talk about somebody else. Our whole lives are based around ‘Home and Away’ and ‘Neighbours’, soaps based on lying, backbiting etc.
But look at what the Prophet (SAWS) said about it:
The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi Wasallam was sitting with his companions one day and one of them was speaking badly about someone who wasn’t there. As the man got up to leave the Prophet (SAWS) said to him: “Pick Your Teeth!” “But I haven’t eaten anything,” the man protested. “No,” the Prophet (SAWS) said “YOU HAVE EATEN THE FLESH OF YOUR DEAD BROTHER“.
As Allah tells us in the Quran:“Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? No, you would hate it.”
But What If It’s True?!
The Prophet (SAWS) told us:”Backbiting is to say something about someone they wouldn’t like said about them….If what bad you said about them is true, then you have backbited and if it is false then you have slandered them.”(MUSLIM)
If you’re still not convinced of how big a sin backbiting really is,
then look at the punishment Allah has in store for the backbiters.
The Prophet (SAWS) described:
“On the night of me’raaj I passed by some people who had metal hooks in their hands and were clawing at their faces and their necks with them. I asked Gabriel ‘Who were these people?’ He said ‘These are the people who eat the flesh of human beings and disgrace them’ (Abu Dawud).
This is how big a sin backbiting is looked upon and yet we continue to
backbite without a second thought. Next time you lie, talk about
somebody,remember Allah (swt) and the Prophet (SAWS) and put them in front of you before you speak.