audhu bil-Lahi min ash-shaytan ar-rajeem
bismillah hir-rahman ir-raheem
as-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi!
My mother sent me this email many months ago asking me to do a research and I failed to follow through on it. Please help me with it as this is not my area. Thank you in advance and may Allah bless you. Here is the email:
Date: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 12:48 PM
Subject: Hadith or proverb?!!
Khair el kalam MA qala wa dala
خير الكلام ماقل ودل.
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End of email.
It is a maxim of Arabic rhetoric which means, “The best discourse is meaning couched in concision”.
Hajj Gibril Haddad