Mean, Hurtful Words

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Beware of falling into mean, hurtful speech—the effect it has on [people’s] hearts is the effect of deadly arrows. It splits up a married couple, tears down a relationship between two relatives, and spoils the love and friendship between two partners.

Mean, hurtful speech isn’t a sign of a person’s bravery or a speaker’s frankness. Rather, it’s clear proof of his weak intellect and poor character.

Consider the ḥadīth: “Whoever believes in Allāh and the Last Day must either say good things or remain silent.”¹

¹Narrated by Muslim (tr)

Source: 5 Nov 22.