Being careful in one’s speech

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Q: A 15-year-old adult girl was misbehaving with her mother. The mother said to her (in Urdu), “Allah Ta’ala is watching you”. The daughter replied in a sarcastic tone (in Urdu), “Well! Allah Ta’ala is watching me! (Urdu: Acha! Allah mian mujhey daikh rahay hain!). Then the mother said (in Urdu): “Allah Ta’ala is listening”. The daughter replied again in a sarcastic tone (in Urdu): “Well! Allah Ta’ala is listening to me! (Urdu: Acha! Allah mian sun rahay hain!). The question is: is the ‘eman of this girl valid after saying these sentences? If the ’eman is invalid after saying these sentences, what is she supposed to do to revive her ‘eman? What about her salats, fardh Hajj, fardh fasting, etc.?


A: She needs to be more cautious and make istighfaar for saying these types of words.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)