Sahl bin Sa’d (may Allah be pleased with him) says that the Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) said: “A person who gives surety to (safeguard) the thing between the jaws (viz. tongue) and the thing between the two legs (viz. private organs), I guarantee his entrance into Paradise.”
(Bukhari and Muslim)
In this hadith the Holy Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) guarantees the believer’s entrance into the Paradise provided he fulfils the two conditions: that he would safeguard his tongue and private organs from any misuse. A close study of the hot bed of evils and corruption spread all over the human society reveals the fact that evils and crimes emanate from the misuse of the tongue or/and the private parts.
As Islam is the complete code of life, it has given directives about the use of these two vital organs of human body. Following the teachings of the Qur’ān and the Sunnah, if the believer keeps from calling names, backbiting, expressing venom of sorts against his fellow beings, and above all telling lies, etc., he would fulfil at least one condition of entering the Paradise. Similarly, if he is extra cautious in the use of the private parts, he fulfils the other condition thereof. Thus, with fulfilling only these two conditions one is guaranteed to enter the Paradise where he will enjoy a blissful life for all the times to come.
This Prophetic guideline is a soothing balm to the ailing society more of today than ever before.