Hadith on Character: Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah

May 11, 2017

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sent him to a people and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet said, “Spread peace, offer food, and be modest before Allah as a man of dignity is modest with his family. If you do a bad deed, then follow it with a good deed. And make your character as excellent as you can.”

Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 2642

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعَثَهُ إِلَى قَوْمٍ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَوْصِنِي قَالَ أَفْشِ السَّلَامَ وَابْذُلِ الطَّعَامَ وَاسْتَحِ اللَّهَ اسْتِحْيَاءَ رَجُلٍ ذِي هَيْبَةٍ مِنْ أَهْلِكِ وَإِذَا أَسَأْتَ فَأَحْسِنْ وَلْتُحْسِنْ خُلُقَكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ

2642 مسند البزار

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