An Important Task Of Muslims: To Speak Kindly

The desired qualities for a believer in their speech and social life are kindness, sincerity, and benevolence. Muslims should strictly avoid speeches, quarrels, or writings that could hurt people’s feelings and cause hatred or friction between people. Wise and kind words and beneficial writings touch the souls, attract the hearts and help one to achieve their intended target. The wise teachings of Qur’an Al-Karim provide us beautiful examples in this regard. Real Mumins (believers) fear Allah Ta‘âlâ and try always to utter true and beneficial words. They abstain from harmful and useless speech. The 70th Ayah (verse) of Surah al-Ahzab is about this: “O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak the truth.”

Considering the orders and suggestions of Qur’an al-Karim, believers should try to use kind words and guide those who are deprived of Iman (faith) softly with words of wisdom. The desired aim can be achieved in this way. Otherwise, Shaytan may sow disagreements between them and prevent what is right. This fact is explained in Surah Al-Isra, Ayah 53 as follows:

“And tell My slaves that they should (only) say those words that are the best. (Because) Shaitan verily sows disagreements among them. Surely, Shaitan is a clear enemy.”

Rasûlullâh Sallallâhu Alayhi Wa Sallam recommended us two means of bliss in his Hadith Al-Sharif:  “Feeding people and speaking kindly will lead one to Jannah (Paradise).

In brief, thanks to Qur’an al-Karim, which elevates the Muslim nations with its wise principles and rulings and the sayings of our beloved Prophet SAW, the habit of speaking kindly has developed and spread in the Muslim lands. The goal of speaking kindly and guiding people have been perfectly achieved through the words and actions which please Allah Jallla Jalaluhu and through the duty of refraining from the sins. Those who follow the path which our noble religion shows us in this regard will no doubt enter Jannah and be blessed with the vision of Allah Subhanahu.

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