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18 Aug 2016
Silence - An Islamic Perspective

"Silence is gold" we are saying. In Islam silence is a bit more than gold. You will find there's well known saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for the worth of keeping silent:

Quran Recitation

"Salat (prayer) could be the main pillar of Islam, however remaining silent is better.
Sadaqa (charity) will extinguish the anger of Allah, however remaining silent is way better.
Sawm (fasting) is really a shield against the fire of hell, however remaining silent is better.
Jihad (holy war) occupies an increased position from the deen of Allah, however remaining silent is way better."

A persons experiences tranquility by reduction of four of his innate habits: Socializing, eating, sleeping and talking much. Islam puts much concentrate on controlling one's tongue. Speech is amongst the inlets for the spiritual heart. Generally useless talk is the majority of what we should utter. It is whatever is said with little thought much less purpose. Surprisingly even talking about religion can fall into this category. Many Muslims discuss God and Islam without proper knowledge.

For every day's conversations, all of them are about arguing, backbiting, debating, and lying. Such speech doesn't have value, or rather bears negative effects for this brings just distraction with the trivial.

Alternatively beneficial speech according to Islamic teachings is whatever is wholesome and constructive. Commenting on public life's not considered spiritually harmful however not until our lips are sealed concerning the ordinary that beneficial speech becomes illumined. Excessive talking can be quite a serious threat to one's soul. The tongue has a privilege that other organs in the body tend not to, and that is to cover Allah's name and don't forget Him audibly. The fundamental cure to excessive talking in accordance with Scholars is via constant remembrance of Allah.

We have often learned to consider before we talk however aptitude appears to have been lost over the years. While it may not be very easy to spend every moment remembering Allah, it can be the main spiritual training to strive towards keeping one's tongue moist with dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah). After much remembrance together with the tongue (some express it takes years), it will become natural for a few to stay constant contemplation and remembrance with the One, Allah. Silence in Islam, is merely Salvation.

Quran Recitation


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