Controlling one’s tongue – Think before you speak.

If anyone asked Imam Shafi a question he kept quiet and did not give a promt answer. Someone asked him, “Imam, people ask you questions but you keep quiet for long (why is this so)?” Imam Shafi replied,

“(I keep quiet) until I know where excellence lies, in silence or in speech.”

(Spiritual discourses – Mufti Taqi Uthmani [edited for spelling]

 

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