Some Etiquettes of Conversation

Abū ʿAmr ibn Al-ʿAlāʾ Al-Baṣrī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

It’s not from [good] manners that you respond to one who hasn’t asked you; or ask one who doesn’t respond to you; or speak to someone who doesn’t listen to you.

Al-Ādāb Al-Sharʿiyyah by Ibn Mufliḥ, vol. 3, p. 414.

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff