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Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) explains what causes disgrace

Question

Kindly provide the reference and Arabic text for this:

Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) was asked, “What makes a man lose his honour? He replied, ‘Talking too much, exposing people’s secrets and placing [hopes] and trust in every single person.'” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)

 

Answer

Imam Ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in Al Intiqa.

(Al Intiqa, pg. 159)

 

Arabic text

وسئل (الشافعي) أي الأشياء أوضع للرجال؟ فقال: كثرة الكلام وإذاعة السر والثقة بكل أحد

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar