SeekersGuidance, in collaboration with Masjid Al-Salaam, cordially invites you to this Critical Issue Seminar on
Guarding Your Tongue
Allah, the All-Mighty and Majestic, created this world and enabled us with the power to execute great endeavors using our tongues. In the teachings of Islamic spirituality, the tongue is called “the mirror of the heart.” In other words, what appears on our tongue indicates what is in our hearts. This becomes even truer in those unguarded moments when anger, frustration, or stress gets the best of us. Our tongues lose any sense of discipline, which is entirely contradictory and unnatural to a tongue that is inclined towards that which is beautiful and wholesome.
Allah the Most High says in Noble Quran: “Not a word does one utter, except that there is an (angel) watching, ready to record it.” [Surah Qaaf: 18]
And He says: “Verily, your Lord is Ever-Watchful.” [Surah Al-Fajr: 14]
If there is any part of our body we should guard most, it should be the tongue. It impacts everything we do and everything we will become, which is why it must be controlled and carefully guarded so that we don’t get in trouble.
Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever restrains his tongue, Allah Almighty will cover his faults. Whoever controls his anger, Allah Almighty will protect him from His punishment. Whoever apologizes to Allah Almighty, He will accept his apology.”
Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abi Dunya 21
Let us understand and practice what it entails to have a disciplined tongue. Indeed, it is the salient feature of seeking forgiveness and longing for salvation to be on the righteous path.
- Prohibitions of the Tongue
- Holding Ourselves to Account: Living by the Right Word
- Q & A
Please join us on Sunday, November 22nd, from 2- 5 PM, for this beneficial circle of knowledge and guidance at Masjid Al-Salaam.
This is a FREE program | Registration is required | Refreshments will be served.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Imam Yama Niazi during and after the program.
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About the instructor:
Imam Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the US for many years, culminating in his becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for eight years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers. In 2015 he founded “The Blessed Tree Foundation,” a nonprofit organization specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others. He has spoken on many Muslim platforms and programs throughout the US and Canada. He currently teaches and is an instructor at SeekersGuidance, leading youth education programs and conducting programs in local communities/ masjids in North America. He is married and has three children.