"Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs, I guarantee Paradise for him." Will you explain this hadith? Between two legs probably means private parts; what does between tow jaw-bones mean?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
The Prophet (pbuh) said,
“Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs, I guarantee Paradise for him.” ([Bukhari, Riqaq 23)
What is meant by between two legs is "private parts" and what is meant bytwo jaw-bones is “the tongue”.
The person who says it is the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). He knows better than everybody what he guarantees for man and what he does not. If he says he will guarantee Paradise, he definitely will. It means the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) guarantees Paradise for a person who promises that he will controland guarantee the chastity of what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs and who keeps this promise. He does not say it based on his own desire. He promises it based on something that Allah Almighty informs him regarding the issue.
Besides, he never said anything based on his own desire on behalf of Allah Almighty. He is free and away from doing anything wrong like that. Then, whatever he says is true and whatever he promises will definitely take place when it is due.
Talking is a boon
In fact, man’s mouth is an organ that has the ability to speak, which is too great to appreciate. However, such a blessed organ becomes a harmful instrument that leads man to destruction if it is misused. Man glories and sanctifies Allah Almighty with his mouth. Man enjoins what is good and forbids what is evil with his mouth. Man reads the book of the universe and the Quran, which is its pre-eternal translation, its clear verses and tells them to others with his mouth. He sometimes causes another man to believe with his expressions and statements. Thus, he does something better than anything that the sun shines on. He ascends to the highest of the high and attains the peak of loyalty with it.
However, the same mouth can lead man to destruction.The mouth is a means of uttering words of swearing and unbelief. Those who curse Allah and his Prophet commit this sin with their mouths. Lies, backbiting and slander are committed by the mouth; thus, man falls into Musaylima’s pit of lies.
Thus, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) utters only one word; he attracts attention to one organ. This one word includes the issues that we have indicated a bit and hundreds of more unmentioned truths. He says, “Use your mouth (tongue) legitimately and I will guarantee Paradise for you.” It does not mean, “Keep your mouth shut and retire into a corner.” It means use it legitimately.
Manners of Speaking
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) does not utter the name of the "private organ"; instead, he uses the phrase "between two legs". This is a manifestation of his good manners. Besides, even when he expresses the things that are quite natural for us, he speaks so cautiously and in deep manners that some things that seem unpleasant to some of us suddenly become lovable. He was a person that was programmed to do nice things with his ethics, characteristics, character and nature.
When it is necessary to mention an organ that is used shyly among people, the Messenger of Allah uses a nice phrase and says, “between two legs”. We see the best manners in speaking in him.
Between Two Legs
The continuation of human species is through it; the destruction of human species is also through it with fornication and prostitution. When it is misused, the family lines will be mixed and what is necessary to be maintained in all legal systems will be destroyed because of it.
Who is the father of whom? Who will leave inheritance to him? Who will demand his rights from whom? How will family be protected? How will the nation stand? The questions above and similar ones are based on living chastely by controlling what is between two legs. Chaste people and communities formed by them continue their inner structure up to Doomsday but the individuals and communities that fall into the swamp of fornication and prostitution cannot survive even one generation.
In fact, "the limits of the permissible are broad, and are quite adequate for man’s desire; there is no need to trespass on the forbidden"; it is valid in every issue. That desire in man can be satisfied in the best way legitimately. Therefore, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,
"Get married and increase in numbers because I will be proud of your great numbers before the other nations.”(Munawi, Faydul-Qadir, III/269; Kanzul-Ummal, 16/276)
For, the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) will be proud of the number of his ummah before the other ummahs. The number of his ummah will be so great that the other ummahs will be kept in the background compared to his ummah. The increase in the number of the ummah is dependent on “between two legs”. Yes, it can be achieved only by that way. Those who are illegitimate and noble come to the world through that way. That place is fertile land that is suitable for two opposite ends.
If man seeks a legitimate way regarding the issue, he will gain a thawab of wajib. When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) told his Companions about it, one of them asked how it would be. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) smiled and answered: “If he does not it through a legitimate way, he will do it through an illegitimate way.” (Muslim, Zakah 53; Musnad, V/167, 168) It is wajib to abandon haram. Then, legitimate sexual intercourse gains man a thawab of wajib.
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