The tongue is the mouthpiece of the heart; whatever is in the heart will be revealed through the tongue. When a person is calm he can maintain a facade, however the moment he becomes angry, passionate or embroiled in an argument, his tongue will reveal what is truly in his heart. If a person does not work on cleaning his heart and mind, these things will surface under pressure. When a person is tested by his pride being pricked or by being provoked, then he will show his true colours. However, a believer whose heart has been cleansed will always respond with honour and dignity whatever the situation.
[This short excerpt is based on a brothers’ majlis (gathering held for spiritual training) held by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq on 30th January 2002].