Good deed #442 – Be silent

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is silent has been saved.”

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2501, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir

Al-Baji said, “It means he should be silent when there is no good in speaking.”

Source: Sharh Muwatta Malik 1678

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Abu Ad-Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, would say, “Silence is a form of wisdom, yet few people practice it.”

Source: Jami’ Bayan Al-‘Ilm 628

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, met Abu Dharr and he said, “O Abu Dharr, shall I not show you two qualities which are light on your back and heavier on the scale than others?” Abu Dharr said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “You must have good character and observe long periods of silence. By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no one can behave with deeds more beloved to Allah than these two.”

Source: Mu’jam Al-Awsat 7287

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Mundhiri

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