Abu Sa’eed on Silence: By silence you will overcome the devil

August 9, 2017

‘Aqeel ibn Mudrik reported: A man said to Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, “Advise me.” Abu Sa’eed said, “You must be silent except in the truth, for by it you will defeat Satan.”

Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 91

عن قيل بن مدرك أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِأَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَوْصِنِي قَالَ عَلَيْكَ بِالصَّمْتِ إِلَّا فِي حَقٍّ فَإِنَّكَ بِهِ تَغْلِبُ الشَّيْطَانَ

91 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا