Don’t you think the human voice is an amazing thing?
No two people have exactly the same voice. Guys sound different from girls and kids sound different from adults.
And with this voice, we produce sounds and speak. The speech organ called larynx or voice box is capable of producing an infinite number of sounds. The act of speaking involves movements of hundreds of muscles in split-second coordination. Through over 6000 identified languages over the world these spoken sounds become meaningful and become understood. SubhanAllah!
Of course when it comes to communication there are many other elements besides the words we say. Tone of voice, body language and facial expressions all have a huge influence on what we mean to say. But this time let’s just focus on the spoken words.
I speak English, Malay and Japanese, but all not very well because i’m just bad at talking. More than several times i’ve said something only to end up wishing i hadn’t. Words can be hurtful and they can’t be taken back.
Sufyan bin `Abdullah (radiallahu anhu) reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Tell me, of something to which I may remain steadfast.” He (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Say: My Rabb is Allah and then remain steadfast.” Then I said: “O Messenger of Allah! What do you fear most about me?” He took hold of his own tongue and said: “This.”
Speech is silver, silence is golden.
Ibn `Umar (radiallahu anhuma) reported: The Messenger of Allah (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not indulge in excessive talk except when remembering Allah. Excessive talking without the Remembrance of Allah hardens the heart; and those who are the farthest from Allah are those whose hearts are hard.”
But i’m definitely not saying that i don’t like to talk or that i am against the idea of talking and voicing out an opinion. In fact, sometimes when i don’t get to say the things i want to, the emotions feel suppressed and, well… my patience gets tested.
Talking is important for communication (obviously). The voice and ability to talk itself is a gift Allah has given to humans for many reasons, maybe of which are different for each individual. But besides being a very valuable gift, the voice is a big responsibility. But fret not, Allah has given us clear guidelines on how to use this voice responsibly and how to speak.
Also, since it’s a gift, how about using it to our advantage?
info about voice from here. I don’t remember where i got the pics, but if they’re yours and would like credit please let me know ^^