As Salaamu Alaikum

The Influence Of gossip cannot afford to overlook the influence that other 
people have on me. there are cases where people quarrel, fight and even commit 
murder because they are influenced by gossip, influenced by the words of 
others. To what extent do I check that I am not being influenced by gossip? 
Negativity in the mind is like poison. Negative thoughts are the seeds of 
negative actions. It might seem like a simple everyday occurrence - my friends 
tell me in the strictest confidence that such and such a person is like this 
and does so-and-so. I listen and accept without question because of the 
friendship. My attitude and actions now become influenced by my friends words, 
and I find myself acting and reacting in accordance with the information fed to 
me. Gossip and guessing bring sorrow, heaviness and distrust. Poison can come 
in many disguises, but poison is poison whether from an enemy or a friend.  



"Happiness is the key to the foundation of satisfaction, contentment and 
acceptance…"Zohra Moosa (Deaf Poet)



{Invite (mankind, O Muhammad ) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom 
(i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur'an) and fair preaching, and argue 
with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone 
astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided.} (Holy 

{And who is better in speech than he who [says: "My Lord is Allah (believes in 
His Oneness)," and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and] invites 
(men) to Allah's (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: "I 
am one of the Muslims."} (Holy Quran-41:33)
The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "By Allah, if 
Allah guides one person by you, it is better for you than the best types of 
camels." [al-Bukhaaree, Muslim] 

The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  also said, "Whoever 
calls to guidance will have a reward similar to the reward of the one who 
follows him, without the reward of either of them being lessened at all." 
[Muslim, Ahmad, Aboo Daawood, an-Nasaa'ee, at-Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah] 



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