Protecting one’s gaze is more difficult than protecting the tongue

Question

Please mention the reference and Arabic text for this narration:

‘Abdullah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Protecting the eyesight is more difficult than protecting the tongue.”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Kitabul Wara’: 61)

 

Arabic text

عن حبان بن موسى: قال سمعت عبد الله رضي الله عنه  يقول: حفظ البصر أشد من حفظ اللسان

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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التخريج من المصادر العربية

كتاب الورع (٦١): حدثني محمد بن علي بن الحسن بن شقيق، عن حبان بن موسى قال: سمعت عبد الله يقول: «حفظ البصر أشد من حفظ اللسان».