Is this correct?

Aslam narrates that Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once saw Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) pulling his tongue. ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked: ‘O Khalifah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)! What are you doing? He said: ‘Indeed this tongue has brought me to destruction.  Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no part of the body, except that it complains to the tongue of its sharpness [for its speaking evil].”



Imams Abu Ya’la, Bayhaqi (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this narration with a suitable chain.

(Musnad Abu Ya’la, Hadith: 5, Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4596. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 302. Also see: Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 534)


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