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Majority of sins emanate from the tongue

Question

Is the following Hadith reliable?

“The majority of man’s sins emanate from his tongue”

Answer

Imam Tabarani and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) have recorded this narration.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 10446, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4584)

Hafiz ‘Iraqi has declared the Hadith as sound (hasan) and Hafiz Haythami has declared the narrators as authentic.

(Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2825, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 299/300)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar