I will not say anything good or bad about a person

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Reference: Reported by Ahmad, al-Haakim and Ibn Abee ‘Aasim in as-Sunnah No.226. Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Saheehul-Jaami’ No.5023
Sharhus-Sunnah – Imaam al-Barbahaaree

Imaam al-Barbahaaree (rahima-hullaah) mentions:

I will not say anything good or bad about a person until I see how he ends, after something I heard from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

It was said: What did you hear?

He said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

«The heart of the son of Aadam is agitated more severely than the cooking pot when it boils.»