Protecting one’s gaze is more difficult than protecting the tongue

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‘Abdullah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Protecting the eyesight is more difficult than protecting the tongue.”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abid Dunya (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Kitabul Wara’: 61)


Arabic text

عن حبان بن موسى: قال سمعت عبد الله رضي الله عنه  يقول: حفظ البصر أشد من حفظ اللسان


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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