Amongst the countless blessings bestowed upon us by All-Mighty Allah is the gift of speech. However, it is also something, which if misused can bring about destruction not only to oneself, but can also cause great harm to the religion of Islam and the believers. How many tongues have been responsible for the cause of innovation? How many tongues have been responsible for the cause of a divorce? How many tongues have been responsible for innocent people being accused or punished for a crime? There is a statement if said, nearly causes the earth to rest asunder, the mountains to collapse and the seas to overturn, that statement is the statement of shirk. How frivolously we speak without thinking of the consequences. Yet if we were to just guard what is between our jaws then Jannah will be our abode.