On Freedom of Expression


Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul, may Allāh protect him, said:

My religion has taught me…

…that the freedom to express opinions is contingent upon my making sure that what I am saying is good.

He ﷺ said: “Whoever believes in Allāh and the Last Day should either say that which is good or remain silent.”¹

Author’s Notes

¹Al-Bukhārī, Kitāb Al-Adab, Bāb Man Kān Yuʾminu billāhi wa-l-Yawm al-Ākhiri fa Lā Yuʾdhī Jārahu, 6018.

N.B.: Title mine (Trans.)

Bazmoul, Muhammad. Silsilah ʿAllamanī Dīnī, 1425 H, p. 22.