The Nature of Tongue [Ibn al-Qayyim]

Posted on November 7, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim said:

“For the tongue does not keep quiet at all.
It is either a tongue that remembers or a tongue that is frivolous and it has to be one of these two.
It is the nature of the soul; if you do not preoccupy it with truth, it will occupy you with falsehood.
It is the nature of the heart; if you do not accommodate it with love of Allah, it will dwell with love of creation and this is a certain reality.
It is the nature of the tongue; if you do not preoccupy it with remembrance, it will most definitely occupy you with frivolity.”

[Al-Waabil as-Sayyib pg.166-167]

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