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Islamic Sayings about the Tongue and its Evils
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Protection of tongue is such an important task of a man that the great religious leaders have paid much attention to it. This is because most of our sins are committed by it, such as backbiting, telling lies,defaming, mocking, insulting, gossiping etc.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"The destruction of man lies in three (things): his stomach, his lusts, and his tongue."

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"Among all things, the tongue deserves to be prisoned longer than anything else."

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

"The affliction caused by the tongue is worse than (that caused by) the strike of the blade of a sword."

He also said:

"Contemplate before speaking so that you may guard yourself from (committing) errors."

Protection of tongue is such an important task for a man that the great religious leaders had paid much attention to it. Tyhis is because most of our sins are committed by it, such as backbiting, telling lies,defaming, mocking, insulting, gossiping etc.

Imam Ali (AS) said:

"A fool's mind is at the service of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind."

Imam Ali (AS) also said:

"A wise man first thinks and then speaks, and a fool speaks and then thinks."

He also said:

"One who is quick in saying unpleasant things about others will himself quickly become a target to their scandal."

Imam Ali (AS) also said:

"A man can get values through his sayings."

and

"The wiser a man is, the less talkative he will be."

Imam Ali (AS) also said:

"One who has no control over his tongue will often have to face embarrassment and discomfort."

He also said:

"The tongue is such a ferocious beast that if let loose, it will act ravenously."

Imam Baqir (AS) said:

"No one is safe from sins except the one who controls his/her tongue."

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