Islamic Date

06 Shawwal

English Date

28 May

Two and Two

Allah's Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "Do you know the thing which most commonly brings people into Paradise? It is fear of Allah and good character. Do you know what most commonly brings people into Hell? It is the two hollow things: the mouth and the private parts." [Tirmidhi]

This hadith is a strong warning to us to guard against the most common causes of eternal punishment.

One is misuse of the tongue; lying, back biting, tale bearing, slander, indulging in lewd or obscene talk and speaking against Allah, His Prophets, Islam, and Muslims.

The other most common cause of punishment in Hellfire is misuse of the private parts; i.e. adultery, fornication, sodomy, homosexuality, etc.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) keep us far away from these and all other sins.