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Who avoid vain talk;

The second attribute of a good Muslim is that he abstains from
frivolous and vain things. (Laghw) translated in the text as ‘vain
things’) means useless talk and action which do not bring any religious
reward and in its extreme form it may include sinful acts that are
positively harmful and must, therefore, be avoided. And in its mild form
laghw is neither useful nor harmful but it is very desirable to give up this
habit. There is a hadith in which the Holy Prophet (S) said (It is a part of one’s being a fair Muslim that he gives up all
that is useless for him). For these reasons guarding oneself against useless acts has been described as an attribute of a good Muslim in this verse.


Shafi, Muhammad (2008). Maariful Quran. (Vol .6 surah 23 verse 3)English-MaarifulQuran-MuftiShafiUsmaniRA-Vol-6.pdf (

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