What is the reference for this?

يهلك الناس في خلتين فضول المال وفضول الكلام



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of the famous Tabi’i, Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah).

(As Samt Wa Adabul Lisan, Hadith: 103-681. Also see: Ithafus Sadah Al Muttaqin, vol. 7 pg. 467)



Two things will lead to a man’s destruction; surplus wealth and excessive [unnecessary] chatter.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar