Hadith on Character: Allah loves good character, silent mindful reflection

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, met Abu Dharr and he said, “O Abu Dharr, shall I not show you two qualities that are easy on your back and heavier on the scale of good than others?” Abu Dharr said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “You must have good character and observe long periods of silence. By the one in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no one can behave with deeds more beloved to Allah than these two.”

Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 7287

Grade: Jayyid (good) according to Al-Suyuti

عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ لَقِيَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَبَا ذَرٍّ فَقَالَ يَا أَبَا ذَرٍّ أَلا أَدُلُّكَ عَلَى خَصْلَتَيْنِ هُمَا أَخَفُّ عَلَى الظَّهْرِ وَأَثْقَلُ فِي الْمِيزَانِ مِنْ غَيْرِهِمَا قَالَ بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ عَلَيْكَ بِحُسْنِ الْخُلُقِ وَطُولِ الصَّمْتِ فَوَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ مَا عَمِلَ الْخَلائِقُ عَمَلا أَحَبَّ إِلَى اللَّهِ مِنْهُمَا

7287 المعجم الأوسط للطبراني باب الميم من اسمه محمد

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