I would like to know if this is a Hadith.

“The intelligent person is one who fetters his tongue.”


I have not come across these words as a Hadith. This is the statement of some of the salaf (pious predecessors).

(Refer: Lubabul Adab of Usamah ibn Munqidh demise: 584 A.H. pg. 462)


There are many Hadiths of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wherein he has exhorted us to control the tongue. See some of these Hadiths here, here and here.


Also see here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar



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