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 سُلَيْمَان قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ رحمه الله اسْتَعِينُوا عَلَى الْكَلامِ بِالصَّمْتِ وَعَلَى الاسْتِنْبَاطِ بِالْفِكْرِ

25 الفوائد والأخبار والحكايات