Hadith on Character: Righteousness is good character, sin is known by conscience

September 13, 2011

An-Nawwas ibn Sam’an reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Righteousness is good character and sin is what waivers in your heart and you hate for people to find out about it.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2553

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The servant will not reach the reality of piety (taqwā) until he leaves what wavers in his heart.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 8

عَنِ النَّوَّاسِ بْنِ سَمْعَانَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْبِرُّ حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ وَالإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي صَدْرِكَ وَكَرِهْتَ أَنْ يَطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسُ ‏‏

صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْبِرِّ وَالصِّلَةِ وَالْآدَابِ بَاب تَفْسِيرِ الْبِرِّ وَالْإِثْمِ 2553

قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه لَا يَبْلُغُ الْعَبْدُ حَقِيقَةَ التَّقْوَى حَتَّى يَدَعَ مَا حَاكَ فِي الصَّدْرِ

8 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْإِيمَانِ