THE MOST DIGNIFIED IN SPEECH



THE MOST DIGNIFIED IN SPEECH

The Prophet ﷺ was known for his truthfulness and integrity. When we look at his personal conduct, we see that he was the most dignified in speech and that he spoke only to seek the pleasure of God. The Prophet ﷺ was measured in his speech, and he would not speak fast but at a balance and moderate pace such that if one were to count his words, they could be counted. Anyone who listened to him could understand him, and he would even speak to others in their own dialects.*

The Prophetﷺ would remain silent most of the time and would not talk excessively. His words were concise but full of meaning, and he would never raise his voice when speaking, but he would smile and make others feel at ease. He would never cut anyone off whilst they are speaking unless he would forbid them from something wrong. If he heard someone say something weird or strange, he would tell them to relate only what they saw or heard.²

I Set forth by al-Tirmidhi in al-Shama’il al-Muḥammadiyya, p. 291 $352. al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, 22:158 $4142

Set forth by Abu Dawūd in al-Sunan, 4:260 $4838. 3 Set forth by al-Bukhari in al-Ṣaḥīḥ, 3:1307 $3374. Muslim in alSahih, 4:2298 $2493.

* Set forth by Abu Dawud in al-Sunan, 4:26x $4839.

$ Set forth by al-Tirmidhi in al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, p. 184 $226. al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, 22:156 $414.

Set forth by al-Tirmidht in al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, p. 185 $226. al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, 22:156 $414.

? Set forth by Abu al-Shaykh al-Asbahänt in Akhlaq al-Nabi 2:17 $207, al-Tirmidhi in al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, p. 291 $352.

*Set forth by al-Tirmidht in al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, p. 291 $352. al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, 22:158 $414. Set forth by al-Tirmidht in al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, p. 291 $352. al-Tabarant in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir, 22:156 $414.

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