SHUNNING WORTHLESS TALK

When they [believers] hear worthless talk, they turn away from it and say: "We have our actions and you have your actions. Peace be upon you. We do not desire the company of the ignorant." (Qur'an, 28:55)

[Believers are] those who do not bear false witness and who, when they pass by worthless talk, pass by with dignity. (Qur'an, 25:72)

New Testament

The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. (1 Timothy 1:5-6)

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (2 Timothy 2:16)

Old Testament

Words from a wise man's mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. At the beginning his words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness-and the fool multiplies words. (Ecclesiastes 10:12-14)


AVOIDING ARGUMENTS

When you see people engrossed in mockery of Our Signs, turn from them until they start to talk of other things... (Qur'an, 6:68)

... More than anything else, man is argumentative! (Qur'an, 18:54)

They retort: "Who is better then, our deities or him?" They only say this to you for argument's sake. They are indeed a disputatious people. (Qur'an, 43:58)

New Testament

Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. (2 Timothy 2:23)

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 2:24-25)


CALLING ON PEOPLE PATIENTLY AND GENTLY

Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided. (Qur'an, 16:125)


It is a mercy from God that you [O Mohammed] were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in God. God loves those who put their trust in Him. (Qur'an, 3:159)

So remind them [O Mohammed]! You are only a reminder. You are not in control of them. (Qur'an, 88:21-22)

New Testament

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Timothy 4:2)

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. (1 Timothy 5:1-2)

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. (Titus 3:1-2)

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you . . . should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)


TO REPEL A BAD ACTION WITH SOMETHING BETTER

A good action and a bad action are not the same. Repel the bad with something better and, if there is enmity between you and someone else, he will be like a bosom friend. (Qur'an, 41:34)

[People of intelligence are] those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, perform prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Qur'an, 13:22)

New Testament

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:9)

... Warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)


TO BE TOLERANT AND FORGIVING

Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives, the very poor, and those who have migrated in the way of God. They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love God to forgive you? God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qur'an, 24:22)

[The people who guard against evil are] those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people-God loves the good-doers. (Qur'an, 3:134)

Say to My servants that they should only say the best. Satan wants to stir up trouble between them. Satan is an outright enemy to man. (Qur'an, 17:53)

New Testament

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:12-13)

Old Testament

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man conceals shame. (Proverbs 12:16)

A quick-tempered man does foolish things... (Proverbs 14:17)

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. (Proverbs 14:29)

 

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