Think before You Speak

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Al-Nawawī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Whoever wants to say a word or a sentence should think to himself about the consequences of that before saying [anything]; then if the advantages of [doing so] become clear, he speaks; otherwise, he holds off.

Sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, vol. 18., p. 117.

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Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff