Hadeeth Thirty Five: The Muslim’s Character


From Abu Dardaa (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger () said:

There is nothing which is heavier upon the Balance than good character. [1]


So by his character the Muslim turns enemies into friends, opponents into companions, and harsh people into those who are mild. Character is a commodity which is almost something rare amongst the people today, except amongst those who sincerely worship Allaah alone, Who are honest and true in the worship of the Lord of the Worlds. So good character refines the soul and enables that:


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[1] Reported by Ahmad (6/446 and 448), Aboo Daawood (Eng. Trans. 3/1344/no.4781) and others and its chain of narration is saheeh.