Hadith on Silence: You are safe as long as you stay silent

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, you will continue to be safe as long as you remain silent. If you speak, it will be recorded for you or against you.

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 16591

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِنَّكَ لَمْ تَزَلْ سَالِمًا مَا سَكَتَّ فَإِذَا تَكَلَّمْتَ كُتِبَ لَكَ أَوْ عَلَيْكَ

16591 المعجم الكبير للطبراني

2866 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن لغيره في صحيح الترغيب