Sunnats and Aadaab of Speech – Part 3

1. One should not get involved in discussions that do not benefit one in one’s deen or dunya, and one should refrain from nonsensical talk.

عن الحسن بن علي قال : سألت خالي هند بن أبي هالة ، وكان وصافا ، فقلت : صف لي منطق رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم متواصل الأحزان دائم الفكرة ليست له راحة ، طويل السكت ، لا يتكلم في غير حاجة ، يفتتح الكلام ويختمه بأشداقه ، ويتكلم بجوامع الكلم ، كلامه فصل ، لا فضول ولا تقصير (الشمائل للترمذي، الرقم: 225)

Hazrat Hasan (radhiyallahu anhu) says, “I asked my (maternal) uncle Hind ibn Abi Haalah (radhiyallahu anhu) to describe to me the manner in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) spoke. He (my maternal uncle Hind ibn Abi Haalah) would always describe (to people) the noble features of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He replied, ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) would always remain in deep concern and worry (about the hereafter and the way his ummah will gain salvation in the hereafter), and he would always remain reflecting and pondering (over the attributes of Allah Ta’ala and the way his ummah will receive guidance). He never found rest (due to remaining concerned about the ummah). He would remain silent (deep in thought) for lengthy durations. Without any need, he would not speak. He always spoke clearly from beginning to end. He spoke in a complete and comprehensive manner. Every word he spoke was clear. There was no nonsensical speech found, nor any deficiency in his speech.’”


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