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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 18 / Hadith 1801

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Riyad as-Salihin
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Qais bin Abu Hazim (May Allah be pleased with him) said:

Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) came upon a woman named Zainab from the Ahmas tribe and noticed that she was observing total silence. He said: "What has happened to her? Why does she not speak?'' People informed him that she had sworn to remain silent. He then said to her: "You should speak, it is not permissible (to observe silence), for it is an act of the Days of Ignorance (Jahiliyyah)." (After hearing this) she started speaking. [Al-Bukhari].

وعن قيس بن أبي حازم قال‏:‏ دخل أبو بكر الصديق رضي الله عنه على امرأة من أحمس يقال لها‏:‏ زينب، فرأها لا تتكلم‏.‏ فقال‏:‏ ما لها لا تتكلم‏؟‏ فقالوا‏:‏ حجت مصمته، فقال لها‏:‏ تكلمي فإن هذا لا يحل، هذا من عمل الجاهلية‏!‏ فتكلمت‏.‏