Khalid ibn Abi ‘Imran reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would hold his tongue for a long time. Then, the Prophet said, “I fear for you because of this. May Allah have mercy on a servant who speaks goodness and is rewarded, or he refrains from speaking evil and is safe.

  • al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq li-Ibn al-Mubārak 380

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ أَبِي عِمْرَانَ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَمْسَكَ لِسَانَهُ طَوِيلًا ثُمَّ قَالَ أَتَخَوَّفُ عَلَيْكُمْ هَذَا رَحِمَ اللَّهُ عَبْدًا قَالَ خَيْرًا وَغَنِمَ أَوْ سَكَتْ عَنْ سُوءٍ فَسَلِمَ

380 الزهد والرقائق لابن المبارك باب حفظ اللسان

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