Ibn Zubayr on Character: Commandment to tolerate people’s bad manners

Wahb ibn Kaysan reported: Abdullah ibn al-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, said upon the pulpit, “Hold to forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant (7:199). By Allah, we have not been commanded but to endure the bad character of people. By Allah, I will endure it from them as long as I accompany them.”

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 244

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ قَالَ قَالَ عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن الزُّبَيْرِ رضي الله عنه عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ وَاللَّهِ مَا أَمَر بِهَا أَنْ تُؤخَذ إِلَّا مِن أَخْلاق النَّاس وَاللَّهِ لآخُذَنَّها مِنْهم مَا صَحِبْتُهم

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