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Unformatted text preview: whilst angry with the first dreaminterpreter. If you contemplate, you will realise that both of the interpretations were the same, the difference was in the way in which the interpretation was conveyed. Hence, the tongue is the master. The Prophet said in a Hadeeth, "When the son of Adam wakes up in the morning, all of his body parts humble themselves in front of the tongue and say, `Fear Allah with regards to our rights! Our wellbeing depends on you. If you remain upright, so shall we. If you become crooked so shall we.'" (Ahmad & at-Tirmidhi, Hasan) Yes, by Allah, the tongue is master. It is master as it delivers the Friday sermon. It is master as it rectifies people's relationships. It is master as it bargains in the marketplace. It is master as it debates in a court of law. However, this does not mean that if a person loses his tongue his life ends. Rather, those with strong determination remain he- 490 The tongue is king 76 roes, no matter how many faculties they lose. My friend, Abu `Abdullah, is no different to the rest of my friends, but he is and Allah bears witness to this the most eager of them all to do good works. He is involved in a number of da'wah projects, including the da'wah work he does during his work. He works as a translator in an institute for the deaf and dumb. One day he called me and said, "What do think if I bring to your mosque two men from the institute of the deaf to deliver a lecture to the people?" I became surprised and said, "The deaf delivering a lecture to those who hear?" He said, "Yes! Let us come this Sunday." I impatiently waited until Sunday.When it finally came, I stood by the door of the mosque waiting for them, until Abu `Abdullah arrived in his car and parked it near the main doors of the mosque. He then got out of the car along with two men. One of them was walking next to him, whilst the other was being held by Abu `Abdullah and being led by his hand. I looked at the first of them to notice that he was deaf and dumb. He c...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12