Wahb on Health: The head of health is diet, wisdom is silence

August 9, 2017

Ibrahim ibn Muhammad reported: Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The doctors agreed that the head of medicine is diet. And the wise men agreed that the head of wisdom is silence.”

Source: al-Ṣamt li Ibn Abī Dunyā 619

عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ فِرَاسٍ عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مُنَبِّهٍ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ قَالَ أَجْمَعَتِ الْأَطِبَّاءُ أَنَّ رَأْسَ الطِّبِّ الْحِمْيَةُ وَأَجْمَعَتِ الْحُكَمَاءُ أَنَّ رَأْسَ الْحِكْمَةِ الصَّمْتُ

619 الصمت لابن أبي الدنيا