Protect Your Tounge, Don’t Speak Negatively Of Others
Al-Imam Al-Shiraazi once said: Once, I stayed up the night with my father, while everyone around us remained asleep.
I said to him: Not a single person got up to even pray two rak’ahs?
He responded: It would have been better to sleep, my son, than to speak negatively of others.
Omar ibn Abd-Aziz once said: We lived in a time when we considered righteousness, not in fasting or prayer, but in withholding oneself from speaking poorly of others, for a person who spends his nights praying and days fasting will have his deeds go bankrupt on the Day of Resurrection if he doesn’t protect his tongue.