On Morals and Manners

1. It is related by ‘Abdullah bin Amr that the Prophet, peace be upon him, “The best of you are those who possess the best of manners.”
– Bukhari and Muslim

2. Abu Hurayrah related to us that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Muslims who possess better morals are the most perfect in Faith.”
– Abu Da’ud and Darimi

3. It is related by Abu Darda, he relates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “On the Day of Reckoning, the most weighty item in the Scales of Deeds will be good manners.”
– Abu Da’ud and Tirmidhi
Note: This is in addition to fundamental principles of Islam: Salah, Zakah, Sawm and Hajj. [Annotated]

4. It is related by ‘Abdullah bin Amr that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Nearest to me among you are those who have better manners.”
– Bukhari and Muslim

5. It is related by Jarir bin ‘Abdullah that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “They will not obtain the mercy of God in whose hearts there is no mercy for others.”
– Bukhari and Muslim

6. It is related by ‘Abdullah bin Amr bin al-Aas that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “God will have mercy upon them that are merciful. Treat kindly the dwellers of the earth; He who dwells in the heaven will treat you kindly.”
– Abu Da’ud and Tirmidhi

7. It is related by Abu Hurayrah that a person complained to the Prophet, peace be upon him, of his own hard-heartedness. “Caress the head of the orphan, and feed the poor,” the Prophet replied.
– Musnad Ahmad

8. It is related by Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “A generous hearted bondsman is nearer to God and men, and he is close to Heaven and far off from Hell; and, surely, an ignorant, but open-handed is dearer to God than a devotee who is a miser.”
– Tirmidhi

9. It is related by Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “It is the command of the Lord for every bondsman: ‘Spend on others. I shall spend on you.'”
– Bukhari and Muslim

10. It is related by Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Miserliness and Faith cannot exist together in anyone’s heart.”
– Nasai

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