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Re.TiReD
12-24-2008, 04:21 PM
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It is said that Imām Shāfiýī was asked a question and he was silent for a long time. He was asked again whether he would answer it or not. He replied, ‘I am yet to decide what is better: to answer or to keep quiet’.

qul bimā shiyta fī masabbati írđī
fa sukūtī áni’l laýīmi jawāb
mā ana ádimu’l jawābi walākin
mā mina’l usdi an tujība’l kilāb

Say what you will in abuse,
My silence is an answer to the scoundrel –
I am not devoid of an answer, but:
It is not necessary for a lion to answer the dogs.


Dīwān ash-Shāfiýī p.143; Aĥsanu’l Qasas 4/106

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glo
12-24-2008, 04:24 PM
There is much wisdom in this.

Sometimes I resolve not to say anything unless it is positive, beneficial or constructive ... alas, unlike Imām Shāfiýī I tend to fail in my efforts pretty quickly! :-[
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Muezzin
12-24-2008, 04:38 PM
This is why I am a man of few words.

Har!
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Re.TiReD
01-04-2009, 08:41 PM
^ And I'm following your example.
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*Yasmin*
01-04-2009, 09:44 PM
great words
this is the time of such subject..you should put this link in your signature for its importance!
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Ali.
01-04-2009, 10:15 PM
Originally Posted by Amatul Wadud
It is not necessary for a lion to answer the dogs.
Interesting..

Thanks for sharing.
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