Hadith on Virtues: Three salvific virtues, three destructive vices

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Three deeds are salvific virtues and three are destructive vices. As for salvific virtues, they are fear of Allah in public and private, a word of truth in pleasure or displeasure, and moderation in wealth or poverty. As for destructive vices, they are whims that are followed, greed that is obeyed, and a man being impressed with himself, which is the worst of them.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 6762

Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi (fair due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ثَلاثٌ مُنْجِيَاتٌ وَثَلاثٌ مُهْلِكَاتٌ فَأَمَّا الْمُنْجِيَاتُ فَتَقْوَى اللَّهِ فِي السِّرِّ وَالْعَلانِيَةِ وَالْقَوْلُ بِالْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالسُّخْطِ وَالْقَصْدُ فِي الْغِنَى وَالْفَقْرِ وَأَمَّا الْمُهْلِكَاتِ فَهَوًى مُتَّبِعٌ وَشُحٌّ مُطَاعٌ وَإِعْجَابُ الْمَرْءِ بِنَفْسِهِ وَهِيَ أَشَدُّهُنَّ

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