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Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle;
said, "It is better for anyone of you that the inside of his body be filled with pus which may consume his body, than it be filled with poetry."
حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ لأَنْ يَمْتَلِئَ جَوْفُ رَجُلٍ قَيْحًا يَرِيهِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ أَنْ يَمْتَلِئَ شِعْرًا ‏"‏‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 6155
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book of Good Manners, Hadith 176
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Good Manners, Hadith 176