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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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    Re: Silence.. Shhhh!

    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!
    Silence.. Shhhh!

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    Here I stand.
    I can do no other.
    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

    [Psalm 95]


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    Re: Silence.. Shhhh!

    This is why I am a man of few words.

    Har!

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    Re: Silence.. Shhhh!

    ^ And I'm following your example.
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    Re: Silence.. Shhhh!

    great words
    this is the time of such subject..you should put this link in your signature for its importance!

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    Re: Silence.. Shhhh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amatul Wadud View Post
    It is not necessary for a lion to answer the dogs.
    Interesting..

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Should I seek a source of law other than God, when it is He Who has sent down unto you the Book (Qur'an) fully explained? And those whom We have given them the Book know that it has been sent down from the Lord with truth, so be not of those in doubt.
    {6:114}

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