Tag: Speech الخطاب

Hadith on Judgment: Allah will speak to you without a translator

January 28, 2018

‘Adi ibn Hatim reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are none among you but that his Lord will speak to him (on the Day of Resurrection) without a translator between, nor a veil to separate them.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 7005, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1016 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed […]

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Hadith on Tawaf: Circling the Ka’bah is like performing prayer

December 10, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Circling around the House is similar to prayer, except that you speak during it. Whoever speaks during it, let him speak nothing but goodness.” At-Tirmidhi said, “This is practiced by the majority of scholars, that it is recommended for a man not to speak […]

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Hadith on Manners: The Prophet is polite to a vulgar, rude man

December 6, 2017

Aisha reported: A man sought permission to enter the home of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and the Prophet said, “Admit him, for wretched is the son of a hostile clan and wretched is the man of a hostile clan.” When the man entered, the Prophet spoke to him gently. Aisha said, […]

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Ali on Knowledge: No good in being silent about beneficial knowledge

November 5, 2017

Ar-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 in speaking when it comes to ignorance.” Source: al-Tafsīr al-Kabīr 2:30 عن الرازي قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رضي الله عنه لَا خَيْرَ فِي الصَّمْتِ […]

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Hadith on Speech: Speak to others as you would like to be spoken to

October 29, 2017

Harmalah ibn Abdullah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, what do you command me to do?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Harmalah, do what is good and avoid what is evil. Observe what you are pleased to hear people say to you; when you stand to leave […]

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

August 9, 2017

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 man said, “How can one live among people and not speak?” Salman said, “If you speak, then speak the truth or be silent.” The man […]

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

August 9, 2017

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 laugh little. His companions would mention poetry in his presence and some of their affairs. They would sometimes laugh […]

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Al-Qushayri on Presence: Silent contemplation is being present in the moment

August 6, 2017

Al-Qushayri reported: Abu Bakr Al-Farisi, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the practice of silence in private and he said, “It is to abandon preoccupation with the past and the future.” Source: al-Risālah al-Qushayrīyah 1/247 عَن القشيرية وسئل أَبُو بَكْر الفارسي رحمه الله عَن صمت السر فَقَالَ ترك الاشتغال بالماضي والمستقبل 1/247 الرسالة […]

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Abu Darda on Wisdom: Silence is wisdom but not many practice it

July 11, 2017

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Silence is a form of wisdom, yet few people practice it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 628 عن ابن عبد البر عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَقُولُ الصَّمْتُ حِكَمٌ وَقَلِيلٌ فَاعِلُهُ 628 جامع بيان العلم وفضله لابن عبد البر

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Hasan on Mosques: Only discuss the Hereafter in the Masjid

May 31, 2017

Abu Hazim reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “There will come a time upon people when their discussions in the mosques will be about the affairs of their world. Allah has no need of it, so do not sit with them.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 34622 عَنْ أَبِي حَازِمٍ عَنْ […]

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