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Unformatted text preview: !" You would find many such people in real life.Try to bear their cumbersome attitude, treat them kindly and earn their love. Try your best not to gain enemies for yourself.You have not been put in charge of them by Allah. So, save whoever you can and do not torment yourself unnecessarily. A thought... Life is too short to gain enemies. 488 (76) The tongue is king I was thinking about factors that cause hatred and arguments between people and make them cumbersome for each other, such that one may not even like to see or be in someone's company, or travel with him, or even attend his wedding. I discovered that it is the tongue that causes a man to stoop to such a level. How often brothers or couples quarrel all because of verbal abuse, backbiting or insults! When we are able to deliver our thoughts to others with beautiful manners, why then resort to horrible ones? There was once a king who saw in a dream that all his teeth had fallen out. He called a dream-interpreter, told him what he saw in the dream, and asked him to interpret it. When the interpreter heard the dream his complexion changed and he began to repeat, "Allah's refuge is sought! Allah's refuge is sought!" The king became worried and asked, "What is the interpretation of my dream?" The interpreter said, "After many years pass, your wife and children will die and you will be all alone in your kingdom!" The king screamed, became furious, and began to hurl abuses
489 The tongue is king 76 and insults. He then ordered that the interpreter be imprisoned and called another interpreter, related to him what he saw in the dream and asked him for its interpretation. The dream interpreter smiled and said, "Glad tidings, dear king!" The king said, "What is the interpretation of the dream?" The interpreter said, "It means that you will live for very long - so long that you will be the last of your family to die, and you will remain a king your entire life." The king became very pleased, showered him with gifts and remained content with him...
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