Some of You Drive Others Away

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

Some people, if they become weak in their religion and their īmān¹ goes down, they’re in need of some caring words and kind speech to strengthen [their] resolve, revitalize [their] determination, and help them to come back.

Harsh speech–where it doesn’t belong–puts [a person] off, makes the heart grow weaker, and makes a person [only] go further away in terms of [both] distance and aversion, [as] in the ḥadīth: “Indeed, among you are those who drive others away.”²

¹Īmān is faith as it consists of speech, action, and beliefs; it increases with acts of obedience to Allāh and decreases with acts of disobedience to Him (trans.)
²From a longer ḥadīth narrated by Al-Bukhārī (trans.)

Source: @m_g_alomari. 1 Sep 21. 7:56 GMT+3.