“The person who keeps silent has attained salvation” (Tirmidhi, Ahmad).
“Verily, a slave says a word that is pleasing to Allah, and though he doesn’t give it any importance, Allah raises him
( a number of degrees because of it). And verily a slave says a word that Allah is angry with, and though he doesn’t give it any importance (when he says it), he will fall because of it in the hell fire”
[ Bukharee (6478), Ahmad (8206) and maalik (1849)]
Below are twenty golden rules of silence that should serve as our everyday guide in shaa Allah;
1. Be silent in the heat of anger.
2. Be silent when you don’t have all the facts.
3. Be silent when you haven’t verified the story.
4. Be silent if your words will offend a weaker person.
5. Be silent when it is time to listen.
6. Be silent when you are tempted to make light of holy things.
7. Be silent when you are tempted to joke about sin.
8. Be silent if you would be ashamed of your words later.
9. Be silent if your words would convey the wrong impression.
10. Be silent if the issue is none of your business.
11. Be silent when you are tempted to tell an outright lie.
12. Be silent if your words will damage someone else’s reputation.
13. Be silent if your words will damage a friendship.
14. Be silent when you are about to use vulgar words.
15. Be silent if you can’t say it without screaming it.
16. Be silent if your words will be a poor reflection of God on you.
17. Be silent if you may have to eat your words later.
18. Be silent if you have already said it more than one time.
19. Be silent when you are tempted to flatter a wicked person.
20. Be silent when you are supposed to be working instead.
“WHOEVER GUARDS HIS TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES”.