Gulistan of Saadi
On the Advantages of Silence
A fellow with a disagreeable voice happened to be reading the Quran, when a pious man passed near,
and asked him what his monthly salary was. He replied: ‘Nothing.’ He further inquired: ‘Then why
takest thou this trouble?’ He replied: ‘I am reading for God’s sake.’ He replied: ‘For God’s sake do not
If thou readest the Quran thus
Thou wilt deprive the religion of splendor.