Abu Darda on Virtue: No deeds better than prayer, good character

Abu Idris reported: Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “No deeds of the children of Adam are better than walking to prayer, having exceptional character, and reconciling people.”

Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 725

عَنْ أَبِي إِدْرِيسَ قال أبو الدرداء رضي الله عنه مَا عَمِلَ آدَمِيٌّ عَمَلًا خَيْرًا مِنْ مَشْيٍ إِلَى صَلَاةٍ وَمِنْ خُلُقٍ جَائِزٍ وَمِنْ صَلَاحِ ذَاتِ الْبَيْنِ

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