Hadith on Words: A single word can earn the pleasure or displeasure of Allah

November 6, 2016

Bilal ibn Al-Harith reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, one of you speaks a word pleasing to Allah without realizing what he has achieved, so Allah decrees his satisfaction with him until the day he meets him. And one of you speaks a word displeasing to Allah without realizing what he has committed, so Allah decrees his displeasure with him until the day he meets him.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2319

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عن بلال بن الحارث قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ لَيَتَكَلَّمُ بِالْكَلِمَةِ مِنْ رِضْوَانِ اللَّهِ مَا يَظُنُّ أَنْ تَبْلُغَ مَا بَلَغَتْ فَيَكْتُبُ اللَّهُ لَهُ بِهَا رِضْوَانَهُ إِلَى يَوْمِ يَلْقَاهُ وَإِنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ لَيَتَكَلَّمُ بِالْكَلِمَةِ مِنْ سَخَطِ اللَّهِ مَا يَظُنُّ أَنْ تَبْلُغَ مَا بَلَغَتْ فَيَكْتُبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ بِهَا سَخَطَهُ إِلَى يَوْمِ يَلْقَاهُ

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