My name is gossip. I am your worst enemy. I am the cancer of your Thawaab and your good deeds. I have no respect for justice. I maim the innocent without killing them. I disfigure reputations for life. I break hearts and ruin happiness. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. No one should feel safe from my clutches. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society..
All my victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me, because I have no name or face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never quite the same.
I topple governments, wreck marriages, destroy partnerships and demolish old friendships. I ruin careers, cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief. I set brother against brother, husband against wife. I gain great satisfaction when they tear one another apart. O, how I celebrate when human beings tongues spi venom and poison! Even my name hisses. I am called gossip. I make headlines and am the talk of the town.
I am an expert at camouflaging myself. Have you not heard how holy people sound before they quote me:
“I don’t want to run him down, but…”
“I know we must not speak badly of him, but…”
“I could be wrong, but…”
A last word of advice, before you repeat a story, ask yourself, “Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?”
If not, don’t say it.
Allah Ta'aala says, “And do not gossip about one another. Does anyone of you love to eat the flesh of his brother; you dislike it.”
Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Gheebat is worse than Zina"(Mishkaat)
RASULULLAH SALALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM’S LOVE FOR HIS WIFE...
And what was the opinion of Nabi Salallahu alaihi wasallam concerning his beloved wife, Hadhrat Ayesha Radiallahu anha? Rasulullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said that"The superiority of `Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. a meat and bread dish) to other meals."
Once Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said to her: "You were shown to me in a dream. An angel brought you to me, wrapped in a piece of silken cloth, and said to me, 'This is your wife.' I removed the piece of cloth from your face, and there you were." I said to myself. 'If it is from Allah, then it will surely be.’ Thus Allah Ta’ala chose Hadhrat Ayesha Radiallahu anha to be the wife of his beloved Nabi Salallahu alaihi wasallam.
When the mother of believers, Ummu Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her), asked the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) to order people to give him the gifts wherever he is rather than only when he is with Aisha, he said: “Do not hurt me regarding Aisha, as the Divine Inspirations do not come to me on any of the beds except that of Aisha.”
His daughter Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) asked him the same and he replied: “O my daughter! Don't you love whom I love?" She replied in the affirmative.
The messenger of Allah Ta’ala loved her more than anyone else so much so that he declared in front of his companions when Amru Ibn Al ‘Aas asked him: ‘Who is the most beloved person to you?" He said, " `Aisha’ (Radiallahu anha)”.
THE VIRTUES OF THE NOBLE COMPANIONS IN THE EYES OF NABI (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
“Do not abuse my Companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to (mountain of) Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that”[Bukhari, Muslim].
“Whoever abuses my Companions, upon them is the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people”[Saheeh, At-Tabarani].
Abdullah bin Masood Radhiyallahu Anhu has stated:
"Verily Allah looked into the hearts of his servants. Thus He selected Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). He sent him with his message and He chose him out of his perfect knowledge. Then Allah again looked into the hearts of His servants and He chose the companions of His Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) . He made them the helpers of His Deen and the ministers of His Nabi(sallallahu alayhi wasallam)." [Musnad Abi Dawud]
"When Allah loves the people of a household, He introduces kindness among them.” (Ibn Abi al-Dunya; Sahih al-Jami)
Kindness amongst husband and wife, brothers and sisters, in-laws and other household people is a sure sign that Allah Loves them. On the other hand, bickering and fighting, arguing and bitterness, “silent treatment” and gossiping are a sure sign that Allah Ta’ala is unhappy with that household.
When Allah Paak is unhappy, no matter how delicious the food may be and no matter how exciting the TV program may be, it will not bring happiness into the heart.
When Allah Paak is unhappy, no matter how huge the mansion may be, there is no true love between a husband and a wife.At the slightest provocation, they spit and are split apart.
When Allah Paak is unhappy, then no holidays at a beach front hotel can bring tranquillity to the heart — it is but just band aids to a serious problem.
Sin does not glue people’s hearts together. Rather it is obedience unto Allah.
Does Allah Paak not proclaim:
“Verily those who bring Imaan and do good deeds, RAHMAAN will create LOVE AMONGST THEM” (Surah Maryam)
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THE HADEETH CORNER
حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ بُكَيْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ عُقَيْلٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو سَلَمَةَ، أَنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ لِرَمَضَانَ " مَنْ قَامَهُ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ".
Narrated Abu Huraira Radiallahu Anhu:
I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."