‘The one who is silent about the truth is a dumb Shaytan’ a Hadith?


Is the following a Hadith and can we quote it?

The one who is silent about the truth is a dumb Shaytan

I was given the following reference for it: Al-Mu’jam al-Kabir-Tabarani.


I have not come across this Hadith in the mentioned reference, or any of the authentic Hadith books.

This has been cited as the statement of Abu ‘Ali Ad Daqqaq (rahimahullah) -a saint of the past, and should be quoted as such.

Abul Qasim Al Qushayri (rahimahullah) mentions: “I heard Abu ‘Ali Ad Daqqaq (rahimahullah) say, ‘Whoever remains silent from the truth is a dumb devil’,

(Ar Risalah Al Qushayriyyah, pg. 62. Also see Imam Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim, vol. 1 pg. 209 and Al Adhkar, Hadith: 1005)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


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