Hence the believer (finds) all of these interpretations to be correct. The believers are those who avoid all types of shirk and they avoid sin and they avoid everything that has no benefit or interest (taken from it); because (indulging in laghw) will distract them from what is really important. This is how thebeliever should always be careful (of all types of shirk) and this is what Allaah has forbidden of all other sins and warned against being occupied with anything except what is important. Thus (to stay away) from things from which benefit cannot be taken from, in words and deeds."
6. On the matter of 'qeela wa qaala', The Messenger of Allaah
ل ثد نأ إ ءر
"It is enough lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears."
[Imam Muslim in his 'Muqaddimah', 6 and Abu Da'wud, 4992 - graded as saheeh (see 'Saheeh al-Jaami', 4482 and 'Silsilahal-Saheehah', 2025)]
commented in his sharh of Saheeh Muslim that:
"Usually a personhears truth and lies, so if he speaks of everything that he hears, he is lying by telling of things that did not happen, and lying by speaking of something other than the way it happened; and he does not haveto do that deliberately (in order to be regarded as telling lies)."
He further states elsewhere:
“Every responsible person should refrain from saying anything except when there is a clear advantage to speaking. Whenever speaking and not speaking are of equal benefit, it is Sunnah to remain silent [note: as per the hadeeth: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say what is good or remain silent."]. This is because permissible speech easily leads to that which is unlawful or offensive - as what happens much of the time; and there is no substitute for safety. ”
7. The Prophet
said as part of a beautiful hadeeth:
"...And He (i.e. Allaah) dislikesgossip for you..."
[Saheeh al-Bukhari, 2231]
Al-Hafidh ibn Hajar
said in his 'Fath al-Bari':
"With regard to the words 'And He dislikesgossip [qeela wa qaala (lit. "it was said and he said")] for you', al-Muhibb at-Tabari said, there arethree points of view as to the meaning of this hadeeth:
i - That it indicates that it is makrooh to speak too much, because it leads to mistakes.ii - That it refers to wanting to pass on what people say and looking for that in order to tell others of it, so that one can say, “So and so said such and such, and Such and such was said…” The prohibition on this is either a rebuke for doing too much of it or it refers to a particular type of talk, which the person spoken of dislikes tohave mentioned.iii - That it refers to narrating differences of opinion concerning religious matters, such as saying, “This onesaid such and such and that one said such and such.” - The reason why this is disliked is that speaking of such matters may lead to mistakes. This applies especially to those who transmit such views without verifyingthem, merely imitating those whom they hear from without exercising any caution. I say: this is supported by the saheeh hadeeth, "It is enough sin for a man to speak of everything that he hears."