Hadith on Silence: The Prophet was often silent, sometimes laughed

Simak reported: I said to Jabir ibn Samrah, “Have you sat with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him?” Jabir said, “Yes, and he would observe silence for long periods of time and seldom laugh. His companions would mention poetry in his presence and some of their affairs. They would laugh and smile at times.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 20810

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ سِمَاكٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِجَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ أَكُنْتَ تُجَالِسُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ نَعَمْ وَكَانَ طَوِيلَ الصَّمْتِ قَلِيلَ الضَّحِكِ وَكَانَ أَصْحَابُهُ يَذْكُرُونَ عِنْدَهُ الشِّعْرَ وَأَشْيَاءَ مِنْ أُمُورِهِمْ فَيَضْحَكُونَ وَرُبَّمَا تَبَسَّمَ

20810 مسند أحمد

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