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madeenahsh
08-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Words of Wisdom from Imaam Abu Haatim ibn Hibban

Imaam Abu Haatim ibn Hibban (d.354H) said:

"It is obligatory upon the intelligent to adhere resolutely to
silence until he must speak. Frequently will the one who speaks
later regret! Rare will it be that the one who remains silent have a
cause to regret! The people who will have the most misery and
greatest misfortune are those with unrestrained tongues and encased
hearts."

And:

"It is obligatory upon the intelligent to treat his ears and mouth
fairly. He should know that he was given two ears and one mouth so
that he may listen more than he speaks, for it may well be that when
he speaks, he will regret, and when he does not speak, he will have
no cause to regret. Man is more able to return to its place what he
did not say as compared to returning and retracting what he has
actually said. When a word is spoken, it has taken control of him;
but when it is not spoken, he is in control of it."

And:

"The tongue of the intelligent is behind his heart: when he wishes
to speak he first refers to the heart and if it is befitting that he
speak, he does, otherwise he does not. The heart of the ignoramus is
on the tip of his tongue: whatever comes to it, he speaks. The one
who does not preserve his tongue has not understood his religion."

[Taken from: Rifqan Ahlus-Sunnah bi Ahlis-Sunnah by Shaykh `Abdul-
Muhsin al-`Abbaad in which he quotes from Imaam ibn Hibaan and his
book Rawdat-ul-`Uqalaa wa Nuzhat-ul-Fudalaa…]
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amirah_87
08-07-2006, 09:29 PM
as salaamu alaykum,

Rahimallahu Ibnu Hibbaan!!..he speaks such words of truth!!

Jazaakillahu kharan sis!! may Allah reward you!!...

BTW that book is really good rawdat al-3uqalaa!!
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Umm Yoosuf
08-07-2006, 09:32 PM
Wa Alaikumussalaam Wa Rahmtulaahi Wa Barakatuh

Very deep subhan Allah!

Barakallahu Feeki for sharing Ukhti.

When a word is spoken, it has taken control of him;
but when it is not spoken, he is in control of it."
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kwolney01
09-09-2007, 06:18 PM
Great post. The part about we have two ears and one mouth..so that we can listen more than me talk thats really good..we all need to think about what were going to say before we say it.. thanks for posting

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Asiyah3
01-26-2011, 12:56 PM
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SubhaanAllah, very wise. Jazakiallah for sharing.
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