السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Saturday 16th September 2023 / 30 Safar 1445H
Abstaining From Sins Or Performing Good Deeds
When we ponder upon our practical life as Muslims, as weak humans, we find ourselves committing sins. At the same time, we try very hard to be obedient to our Creator and carry out plenty of good deeds.
Whilst it is very rewarding to carry out as many good deeds as possible, it is even more important to abstain from sins. My message today is regarding the sins we commit when we are backbiting and slandering. After spending so much time praying The Qur’ān and performing Nafl Ṣalāh, etc., the first moment we get a chance, we are on to backbiting and slandering.
What will be the result of this? On the Day of Judgement all our actions will be weighed. We will be called forward one by one. There will be so many good deeds in our book. Then those people whom we may have oppressed or troubled in the world will arrive.
The currency of the day will be deeds. Those whom we backbited and slandered will take our good deeds and leave us with their bad deeds. Can you imagine how you will feel on that day?
So let us reflect upon our sins and abstain from them. Do not backbite and do not slander. Even if someone has done wrong to you, do not talk ill about them. This is a very important issue which most of us overlook, especially our sisters. Work upon your Nafs and keep your tongue under control at all times.
May The Almighty grant us all the ability to abstain from all sins at all times, Āmeen.
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala