Guard your tongue

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This may come as a surprise to some Muslims, STOP using foul, dirty, inappropriate, cursing, vugular language and being scarstic and well you know- sighing, rolling your eyes, uttering bad words, cussing, swearing... and snickering. I have had some Muslim friends who use such bad words and think it's acceptable to "express how you feel" and to be honest, it really does bug me. But it's not like I can tell people, "Please stop saying such bad words!", because the response I will get in return is, "We live in America, where we have the freedom of speech." I'm sure we all hear this phrase a lot. People think it's so cool to use such dirty language, I mean really?!? What's so cool about cursing out people? Is it that you think you are such big stuff and  that you can make people scared of you? In my opinion, I think it's just immature and it just shows what kind of person they are when they talk such nonsense. I hate hearing and using bad words (that's why I have never said a bad word and hope to never use one)! It really just destroys your iman (faith). Nobody wants to hear your potty mouth so flush it and make sure you clean it real good! And don't think just because you are using a word that sounds (or looks similar to the bad word or even when you don't spell it out as know how some people put one letter of that word and then along with little stars (i.e. **), it still doesn't make it acceptable as it's your intention that counts). Allah is the All-Hearer and All-Knower of what you do, don't think he doesn't know what your intentions are because he does. Fear him when such bad slips out of your tongue! The beautiful angels around you are writing what you are doing 24/ in and day out and do you really want to make such beautiful, honorable angels of Allah (subbhana wa tala) write these bad words in your Book of Deeds that you are to be held accountable for on the Day of Judgement?  Don't think just because one bad word isn't going to hurt as it may add up and you might say it again and again without realizing it! So guard your tongue....restrain it! This tongue is such a beautiful and important organ in our daily lives. Allah (subbhana wa tala) gave us these tongues to spread good and not to spread such evil/mischief (examples from cursing to lying to gossiping to ETC. ETC. ETC), the list goes on and on). Even the Christians and Jews are supposed to guard the words that come out of their mouth, so we as Muslims aren't the only ones to have to watch what we say.

Where does it mention in the Bible about guarding the tongue? 
Here are just a very few verses from the Bible:

Proverbs 21:23 

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Where does it mention in the Quran about guarding the tongue? 

Here are just a very few verses from the Quran:

But say not― for any false thing that your tongues may put forth― "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. 

On the Day when their tongues, their hands, and their legs (or feet) will bear witness against them as to what they used to do.

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting)[] . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful.

No Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk) will they hear therein, nor any sinful speech (like backbiting).

Take a look at some of these video clips below for futher information/suggestions on guarding the tongue:

Hear it from Kamal el Mekki

Hear it from Nouman Ali Khan

Hear it from Brother Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari

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