The Effect of Your Words

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

Choose your words when you speak.

There are words that mend hearts and others that break [them]; words that are a comfort and others, deep wounds.

So don’t be abusive to someone who truly loves [you], even if you were only joking, because that’s one of the reasons people stay away [from others], [one of] the things that make [people] become distant and cold.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 11 Apr 21.