Al-Ghazali On the Treatment of the Harms of the Tongue
Muhammad Nur Abdus-Salam, tr.
Selections from the Alchemy of Happiness of Imam al-Ghazali
Al-Ghazzali speaks out against the harms of the tongue such as lying and backbiting or maliciously damaging another's reputation as destroyers of ones achieving a good disposition. He also speaks on the spiritual reward of silence and what to do when one is praised. This is Book XXIII of Part Three of the Alchemy of Happiness entitled The Destroyers.