Ibn Nadr on Men: Real manliness is smiling, kindness, and caring for others

Ahmad ibn Jamil reported: Muhammad ibn al-Nadr, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The first part of manhood is a cheerful face. The second part is loving kindness to people. The third part is fulfilling the needs of others.”

Source: al-Mujālasah wa Jawāhir al-‘Ilm 828

عن أَحْمَدُ بْنُ جَمِيلٍ قَالَ قَالَ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ النَّضْرِ الْحَارِثِيُّ رحمه الله أَوَّلُ الْمُرُوءَةِ طَلَاقَةُ الْوَجْهِ وَالثَّانِي التَّوَدُّدُ إِلَى النَّاسِ وَالثَّالِثُ قَضَاءُ الْحَوَائِجِ

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