Thursday, 4 August 2016

Gossip

My Name is…………Gossip

My name is gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts & ruin lives. I am cunning & malicious & gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no face. To track me down is impossible for u. The harder u try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments & wreck marriages. I ruin careers & cause sleepless nights, heartache & indigestion. I spawn suspicion & generate grief. I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip. Office gossip. Shop gossip. Party gossip. Telephone gossip. I make headlines & headaches.

Before u repeat a story ask urself;
     is it true?
     Is it fair?
     Is it necessary?
 If not— KEEP IT TO URSELF!

اللّه
Subhana wa Ta'ala warns in the Quran:
       {O you who believe! Avoid
        much suspicion, indeed
        some suspicions are sins.
        Aиϑ 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).
        Aиϑ fear Allah, verily, Allah is
        the One Who accepts repentance,
        Most Merciful.}
(Al-Hujurat 49: 12)

To help us avoid falling into the trap of becoming back biters, lets always ask ourselves;
1) Will this saying of mine please Allah?
2) Will this saying of mine bring me closer to Allah?”

If yes, then speak, otherwise one should keep quiet.
When Rasulullah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam was asked which of the Muslims were best he replied:
      "He whose tongue & hand
      the Muslims are safe from."
(Al-Bukhari & Muslim)
ߍðߌ鰟̓ߌ鰟̓ߌ鰟̓ߌ鰟̓ߌ銠 My Lord, I ask You for the good of this day & the good of what follows it.                                                          
اللهم إني أسألك خير هذا اليوم وخير ما بعده
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