Hadith on Character: Love good for people, be content with Islam

August 5, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Be devout and you will be the most pious of people. Be content and you will be the most grateful of people. Love for people what you love for yourself and you will be a believer. Behave well with your neighbors and you will be a Muslim. Laugh less, for too much laughter will deaden the heart.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4217

Source: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُنْ وَرِعًا تَكُنْ أَعْبَدَ النَّاسِ وَكُنْ قَنِعًا تَكُنْ أَشْكَرَ النَّاسِ وَأَحِبَّ لِلنَّاسِ مَا تُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِكَ تَكُنْ مُؤْمِنًا وَأَحْسِنْ جِوَارَ مَنْ جَاوَرَكَ تَكُنْ مُسْلِمًا وَأَقِلَّ الضَّحِكَ فَإِنَّ كَثْرَةَ الضَّحِكِ تُمِيتُ الْقَلْبَ

4217 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الزهد باب الورع والتقوى

3417 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح ابن ماجه