Hadith on Humility: Beware of showering people with praise

Abu Bakrah reported: A man praised another man in the presence of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, so the Prophet said, “Woe to you! You have cut your companion’s neck! You have cut your companion’s neck! If one of you inevitably praises his companion, let him say: I consider him to be good and Allah will take him to account. I cannot testify to anyone’s purity to Allah, but I consider him good as far as is known.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 3000

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي بَكْرَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ قَالَ مَدَحَ رَجُلٌ رَجُلًا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ فَقَالَ وَيْحَكَ قَطَعْتَ عُنُقَ صَاحِبِكَ قَطَعْتَ عُنُقَ صَاحِبِكَ مِرَارًا إِذَا كَانَ أَحَدُكُمْ مَادِحًا صَاحِبَهُ لَا مَحَالَةَ فَلْيَقُلْ أَحْسِبُ فُلَانًا وَاللَّهُ حَسِيبُهُ وَلَا أُزَكِّي عَلَى اللَّهِ أَحَدًا أَحْسِبُهُ إِنْ كَانَ يَعْلَمُ ذَاكَ كَذَا وَكَذَا

3000 صحيح مسلم كتاب الزهد والرقائق باب النهي عن المدح إذا كان فيه إفراط وخيف منه فتنة على الممدوح