We live in an age when people forget how hurtful and devastating words can be. People flippantly make comments on online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter with little regard to their effect.
I often hear Muslims claim that Islam teaches us to speak kindly to people, but in reality when pushed people often fall back on aggression and harsh words, especially when it comes to the defence of our religion.
Muhammad Qahtani, the 2015 ToastMasters World Champion, reminds us in the video above how words can have a life and death impact.
When we think of abuse, we often jump to the vision of someone being physically abused, but the power of mental abuse can be even more detrimental to a persons health.
In this video Mrs Nazara Ali looks at the effects both negative and positive words can have on us and how they can lead to either long term success or failure in both our professional and home lives.
She reads from various verses of The Holy Quran and also from Hadith to show that Islam already leads us in how we should speak to others, and she also looks at recent scientific work which is showing exactly what the Holy Quran already tells us.