Speak good, you will gain rewards

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Kindly translate the following Hadith from Musnadush Shihab:

قولوا خيرا تغنموا، واسكتوا عن شر تسلموا



The translation is as follows:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Speak good, you will gain [reward] and keep silent from speaking evil, you will be safe.”



This narration appears in Musnadush Shihab as you have mentioned, on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Musnadush Shihab, Hadith: 666)


Imams Hakim and Tabarani (rahimahumallah) have recorded these words as part of a longer Hadith, also on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 286-287, Al Mu’jamul Kabir; Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 299)


Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared this version authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared the narrators of Tabarani credible.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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