Tag: Good Character حـسـن الـخلق

Hadith on Women: The best men are best in character to women

April 5, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who are best to women.” Source: al-Mustadrak ‘alá al-Ṣaḥīḥayn 7407 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Al-San’ani said, “It is likely that it includes daughters, sisters, and other women like them.” Source: al-Tanwīr Sharḥ al-Jāmi’ al-Ṣaghīr 6/33 […]

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Ibn al-Mubarak on Anger: Good character is to abandon anger

February 22, 2018

Ibn Rajab reported: It was said to Ibn al-Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, “Summarize good character for us in a single sentence.” Ibn al-Mubarak said, “Leave aside anger.” Ibn Rajab said, “The same explanation was offered by Imam Ahmad and Ishaq ibn Rahawayh, that good character is to leave aside anger.” Source: Jāmi’ […]

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Hadith on Supplication: I seek refuge in Allah from having bad character

October 28, 2017

Qutbah ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from evil character traits, deeds, and desires.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 475 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عن قطبة بن مالك قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ […]

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Ka’b on Mercy: Blessed are those who are merciful to creation

June 8, 2017

Ka’b reported: Allah Almighty said to Moses, upon him be peace, “O Moses, be soft in nature, for the most abhorred creation to me is one within whom is arrogance, in whose tongue is sharpness, and in whose heart is hardness. The most beloved character traits to me are mercy, compassion, kindness, and gentleness. O […]

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Hadith on Beauty: Allah is beautiful and loves beauty

May 21, 2017

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty. He loves the loftiest of affairs and disapproves of foolishness.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 6902 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ جَابِرٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ جَمِيلٌ يُحِبُّ […]

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Hadith on Character: Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah

May 11, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him to a people and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet said, “Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah as a man of dignity is modest with his family. If you do a bad deed, then […]

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Hadith on Character: A house in paradise for those with honesty and character

March 16, 2017

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever abandons lies in support of falsehood, then a house will be built for him in the surroundings of Paradise. Whoever abandons arguments even though he is right, then a house will be built for him in its middle. And […]

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Ahmad on Character: Part of good character is to be patient and retrain anger

March 10, 2017

Ibn Rajab reported: Imam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Good character is to not get angry or enraged. And good character is to patiently endure what comes from people.” Source: Jāmi’ al-‘Ulūm wal-Ḥikam 1/457 #18 عن ابن رجب قَالَ الْإِمَامُ أَحْمَدُ رحمه الله حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ لَا تَغْضَبَ وَلَا تَحْتَدَّ وَحُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ أَنْ […]

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Hasan on Character: Good character is generosity, charity, and love

January 9, 2017

Al-Washa’ reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about good character and he said, “It is generosity, charitable giving, and loving kindness towards people.” Source: al-Muwashā 1/28 عن الوشاء قال سُئِل الحسن عن حُسن الخُلق فقال الكرم والبذلة والتَّودُّد إلى النَّاس 1/28 الموشى الظرف والظرفاء

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Al-Baqir on Character: Kindness and good character are all that is good

January 9, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Muhammad ibn Ali Al-Baqir, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Whoever has qualities of character and kindness has been given all that is good and comforting. His situation will be pleasant in his life and in his Hereafter. And whoever is deprived of qualities of kindness and character, then it will […]

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