Hadith on Faith: Faith is perfected by good character, kindness to women and family

March 23, 2011

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the believers with the most complete faith are those with the most excellent character and who are most kind to their families.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2612

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “A mark of tranquility and dignity is kindness with the creation. It is dealing with them in a way he would love to be treated kindly by them, and not treating them harshly, strictly, or roughly, for that would alienate them from him, estrange them, and corrupt his heart and his relationship with Allah.”

Source: Madārij al-Sālikīn 2/478

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِنَّ مِنْ أَكْمَلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِيمَانًا أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا وَأَلْطَفُهُمْ بِأَهْلِهِ

2612 سنن الترمذي كتاب الإيمان باب ما جاء في استكمال الإيمان وزيادته ونقصانه

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ صَحِيحٌ

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله مُلَاطَفَةُ الْخَلْقِ وَهِيَ مُعَامَلَتُهُمْ بِمَا يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُعَامِلُوهُ بِهِ مِنَ اللُّطْفِ وَلَا يُعَامِلُهُمْ بِالْعُنْفِ وَالشِّدَّةِ وَالْغِلْظَةِ فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ يُنَفِّرُهُمْ عَنْهُ وَيُغْرِيهِمْ بِهِ وَيُفْسِدُ عَلَيْهِ قَلْبَهُ وَحَالَهُ مَعَ اللَّهِ

2/478 مدارج السالكين