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23 January 2018 CE | 05 Jumada al-Ula 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Like Cow Chewing Cud


“It is narrated that once a deceitful man, wearing beautiful clothes, went in the presence of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and during conversation raised his voice higher than the voice of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). When he went away the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Allah does not like people of this type. They work their tongue in the way a cow does when it chews the cud. In the same way Allah will twist their faces and mouths on Doomsday in the fire of Hell.’” [Tibraani]

We have to be very careful in what we say and how we say it. Words are like arrows; once they leave our mouths we no longer have control over them. Our prosperity in the next life depends on our controlling our tongues today, not being conceited about ourselves, and keeping our feelings within the bounds of the Shariah.

Keeping our voices lower than the voice of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) for us today means to not argue against his teachings and not raise our voices higher than the voice of those who command us with his teachings.

Having the fineries of the world often makes people conceited. Sometimes they consider themselves to be more valuable and of higher caliber than the Ulema who dress ordinarily and live humbly. Since righteous Ulema are the inheritors of prophets, we should be careful not to raise our voices higher than theirs.

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