57 – The Benefit of Speaking and Safety of Silence


In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) regarding the benefit of speech and the safety of silence. He narrates that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “may Allah have mercy on a servant who spoke well and gained good, or kept silent and avoided harm”. Shaykh Yahya explains the gravity of speech and what is consequent of it. Therefore one must be very considerate of what emanates from one’s tongue. Shaykh Yahya gives an overview of the different types of speech, and some of the etiquettes to consider when speaking.

The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.

Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.

In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.

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