“Protect The Muslims From Your Tongue”

In the name of Allah (The One). I send peace and blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) and upon His Messenger’s family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgement (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah).

Questioner: Please explain the Hadith, On the Authority of Abdullah ibn Amr (radiAllahu ‘anhuma — may Allah be pleased with them both) who said: The Prophet ﷺ said, “The Muslim is the one who protects the Muslims from his tongue and his hand, and the Muhaajir (one who has migrated) is the one who migrates from what Allah has prohibited him from.” [Bukhari]

Shaykh Abdul-Razzaaq Al-’Afifi (may Allah have mercy on him) answered: The true Muslim is one who the traces of Islam are apparent on him, its rituals and commandments. He is one who restrains from harming the Muslims with his tongue and his hands; therefore bringing nothing but goodness and righteousness to the Muslims.

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About Abdul-Malik Merchant
Muslim. Husband. Father. Associate Imam @ISBCC. UQU grad. Boston resident. DC native. Biker. Goofy. Straight up.

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