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Hadith on Speech: Restrain your tongue except for good words

Al-Bara’ reported: A bedouin came and he said, “O Prophet of Allah, teach me a deed that will admit me into Paradise.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, […]

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Ali on Insults: No better punishment for fools than to be silent

Al-Qurtubi reported: A man insulted Qanbar, who was under the patronage of Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him. Ali called out to him, “O Qanbar! Leave

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Yazid on Listening: Speaker awaits trial, listener awaits mercy

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Yazid ibn Abi Habib, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the speaker only awaits a trial, and the listener only awaits mercy.” Source: Jāmi’

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Shafi’i on Silence: Seek help in your words with silence, reflection

Al-Rabia’ ibn Sulayman reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seek help in speaking with silence, and in reasoning with reflection.” Source: al-Fawāʼid wal-Akhbār 25 عن الرَّبِيع بْن

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Hadith on Sermons: Avoid preaching to people too often, stubbornly

‘Ikramah reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Preach to people once a week every Friday. If you refuse, then two times. If you desire more, then

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Hadith on Food: Allah reveals Halal and Haram food

Abu al-Sha’tha reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The people of the time of ignorance would eat some things and leave other things believing they were

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Ibn Sirin on Honor: Evil to only mention bad about your brother

Al-Rabia’ reported: Ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is an act of wrong against your brother that you mention what you know is evil about him,

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Shafi’i on Debate: Only debate those who might accept truth

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “I never debated anyone I knew to be founded upon innovation.” Al-Bayhaqi said, “This is because the one founded upon

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Hadith on Haya: Modesty, speaking less are branches of faith

Abu Umamah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Modesty and reticence are two branches of faith. Profanity and temerity are two branches of hypocrisy.” Al-Tirmidhi said,

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Sahl on Spirituality: Four qualities which make a saint

Abu Talib al-Makki reported: Sahl al-Tustari, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “All good is combined in these four traits, and by them the righteous replacements became saints: having

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Hadith on Bismillah: Reciting name of Allah to begin prayer

Anas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as well as Abu Bakr and Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, would open the prayer by reciting, “All

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Ali on ‘Ilm: No good in silence on beneficial knowledge

Al-Razi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no good in silence when it comes to knowledge, just as there is no good

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Salman on Silence: Speak truth or be silent, do not be angry

Maymun ibn Mihran reported: A man came to Salman al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, and he said, “O Abu Abdullah, advise me.” Salman said, “Do not speak.” The

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Wahb on Health: Foundation of health is diet, wisdom is silence

Ibrahim ibn Muhammad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The doctors agreed that the head of medicine is diet. The wise men agreed that the

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Abu Sa’id on Silence: By silence you will overcome the Devil

‘Aqil ibn Mudrik reported: A man said to Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, “Advise me.” Abu Sa’id said, “You must be silent except in the truth,

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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

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Qushayri on Mindfulness: Being present in the moment

Al-Qushayri reported: Abu Bakr al-Farisi, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the practice of inward silence and he said, “It is to abandon preoccupation with the past

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Ibn Sirin on Sin: Biggest sinners mention other people’s sins

Hisham ibn Hassan reported: Muhammad ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “We used to say that people with the most faults are the quickest of them to

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