Preserving the tongue

Q: I speak a lot when I talk to others, starting by asking trivial questions. Later on I rethink of my previous questions with regret, wondering how I said such things. Sometimes I become sick about that and become angry with my siblings (Part No. 26; Page No. 33) but I would like to perform Salah (prayer) at the Masjid (mosque), read the Qur'an frequently and memorize it. Please, advise. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: If this occurs to you as a result of talking much and idly, you have to quit that and stick to the Islamic etiquette in preserving one's speech and controlling it with the criteria of Allah's purified instructions. The etiquette of the Shari`ah elaborated by scholars may benefit you in this regard In-sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills).However, if this occurs due to illusions or insinuations, you should ignore them because they come to you from Satan.In general, we advise you to speak moderately and preserve your tongue so that you will be saved in this world and in the Hereafter. You should remember Allah (Exalted be He) often, ask His forgiveness and seek refuge with Him from the accursed Satan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.