أبو وَائِلٍ خَطَبَنَا عَمَّارٌ فَأَوْجَزَ وَأَبْلَغَ فلما نَزَلَ قُلْنَا يا أَبَا الْيَقْظَانِ لقد أَبْلَغْتَ وَأَوْجَزْتَ فَلَوْ كُنْتَ تَنَفَّسْتَ فقال إني سمعت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  يقول إِنَّ طُولَ صَلَاةِ الرَّجُلِ وَقِصَرَ خُطْبَتِهِ مَئِنَّةٌ من فِقْهِهِ فَأَطِيلُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَاقْصُرُوا الْخُطْبَةَ وَإِنَّ من الْبَيَانِ سِحْرًا

It is narrated by Abu Wa’il: “ ‘Ammar (rta) delivered a sermon to us that was very brief and concise. When he descended [from the pulpit] we said: ‘O Abu al-Yaqzan! You were concise and brief in your speech. We wish that you had gone into details.’ At his, he said: ‘I heard God’s Messenger (sws) saying: “The lengthening of a person’s prayer and the shortness of his sermon is a sign of his wisdom. So, increase [the time of] your prayer and decrease [the time of] your speech. Indeed, some sermons are [as potent as] magic.”’”[1]

 

عن أبي وَائِلٍ قال كان عبد اللَّهِ يُذَكِّرُ الناس في كل خَمِيسٍ فقال له رَجُلٌ يا أَبَا عبد الرحمن لَوَدِدْتُ أَنَّكَ ذَكَّرْتَنَا كُلَّ يَوْمٍ قال أَمَا إنه يَمْنَعُنِي من ذلك أَنِّي أَكْرَهُ أَنْ أُمِلَّكُمْ وَإِنِّي أَتَخَوَّلُكُمْ بِالْمَوْعِظَةِ كما كان النبي  صلى الله عليه وسلم  يَتَخَوَّلُنَا بها مَخَافَةَ السَّآمَةِ عَلَيْنَا

It is narrated by Abu Wa’il that ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud (rta) would instruct and remind people [about religion] every Thursday. A person from among them said: “O Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman, I want you to remind us every day.” He replied: “I don’t do this lest it may be burdensome on you. I remind you at intervals the way the Prophet (sws) used to remind us at intervals lest we may become fed-up.”[2]



[1]. Muslim, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol.2, 594, (no. 869).

[2]. Al-Bukhari, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol.1, 39, (no. 70).