The limbs complain about the sharpness of the tongue


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)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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