“What the F”, “Hey you B”, “You are cool “af”
If you listen to the conversation of the average Muslim youth talking to each other, unfortunately that is what you’ll hear. expletives, bad words and cusses. In fact, foul language is often heard as part of their everyday life at school, universities and work place. Without remorse and without even realizing that these words are obscene, filthy or repulsive. Using the words ‘hell’ and calling each other ‘dog’ and ‘gay’ like it’s nothing. And these are some of the most cuss ‘decent’ words people use. There are other much worse words that are totally unmentionable. Is that the language we should be speaking?
What’s worse is that they use these words without thinking. And when you reprimand them for using such language, what do they say? “O come on! This is how everyone talks!” or “This is how I ‘express’ myself. or “We don’t mean it in a bad way, we’re just joking around with each other!” Subhanallah! Calling each other bad names and using foul language? Since when did that become a ‘joke’? Since when did cussing become part of a Muslim’s vocabulary?
And, sad to say, not only the youth, but even some of the adults are guilty of the same. And, there are some, who may speak very decently under ‘normal’ circumstances, but when they are provoked or they get into a fight with someone, nothing comes out of their mouths except cusses, bad words and filth. What a stark contrast between this and what the Prophet pbuh used to do. Allahul Musta’an.