Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) explains what causes disgrace

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Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) was asked, “What makes a man lose his honour? He replied, ‘Talking too much, exposing people’s secrets and placing [hopes] and trust in every single person.’” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)



Imam Ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) has cited this narration in Al Intiqa.

(Al Intiqa, pg. 159)


Arabic text

وسئل (الشافعي) أي الأشياء أوضع للرجال؟ فقال: كثرة الكلام وإذاعة السر والثقة بكل أحد


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


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الانتقاء في فضائل الثلاثة الأئمة الفقهاء (ص: ١٥٩): وسئل أي الأشياء أوضع للرجال فقال كثرة الكلام وإذاعة السر والثقة بكل أحد.

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist.