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Islam encompasses both how we behave towards Allah (swt) and His creations.
The idea of worship is that every act can be worship if it is done for the sake of Allah (swt).
We should ask ourselves some questions when it comes to speaking:
Is this going to benefit the situation?
Can it potentially hurt someone else’s feelings?
Is it possible that it may make someone jealous or ungrateful?
Is it for the sake of Allah?
Would Allah love me for what I am about to say?
Can I possibly regret what I am about to say?
Is it vulgar or idle talk?
It has been widespread to make jokes, brag, and exaggerate but Muslims need to remember that every single thing we do and say is held accountable for us.
Allah (swt) knows everything that we do so we should not waste our time in believing some sentences here won’t harm us or few words there will not matter-it does matter.
“Surely Allah is Ever-Knowing of everything” (8:75).