Evils of the tongue

Q 1: What are the evils of the tongue?

A: The evils of the tongue include any speech by a Mukallaf (person meeting the conditions to be held legally accountable for their actions) involving violation of the Shari`ah. This speech can be an act of Kufr (disbelief) if the person curses Allah, His Messenger or religion or denies what Allah says in His Glorious Book (The Qur'an).It can also be an act of immorality or disobedience to Allah, such as telling lies, Namimah (tale-bearing), Ghibah (backbiting), mocking and scoffing at people, Qadhf (falsely accusing a chaste person of involvement in prohibited sexual relations), giving false testimony and making a false oath. (Part No. 26; Page No. 31) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.