Perils of Speech: Praising Others

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The second principle: Foibles of the tongue [sharr al-kalām]
[and in it] The fifth danger: Praising others.

This is a common trait observed in people when they are in the presence of artistocrats (muḥhashimīn) and noblemen of worldly stature. It is also the habit of speechmakers and the preachers that they praise the rich and wealthy who frequent their‎‎ gatherings. There are six pitfalls in praise. Four for the adulator and two for the one who is being praised. 

Perils of Speech: Praising Others
Imam Abū Hāmid al-Ghazāli

 

   

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