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Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Islam is to be good-natured .

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : الإسلامُ حُسنُ الخُلقِ.

Reference: ’[Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5225]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Good nature is half of religion.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : حُسنُ الخُلقِ نِصْفُ الدِّينِ.

Reference: [al-Khisal, p. 30, no. 106]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The distinguishing feature of a believer is his good nature.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : عُنوانُ صَحيفَةِ المؤمنِ حُسنُ خُلقِهِ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 392, no. 59]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Good naturedness is the fountainhead of every goodness.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : حُسنُ الخُلقِ رأسُ كُلِّ بِرٍّ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4857]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘There is no life more wholesome than that lived with a good nature.

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا عَيشَ أهْنَأُ مِن حُسنِ الخُلقِ .

Reference: ’[‘AIlal al-Sharai’a, p. 560, no. 1]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily a servant will definitely reach high ranks and honourable stations in the Hereafter, through his good nature, even if he is weak in his worship.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ العَبدَ لَيَبلُغُ بحُسنِ خُلقِهِ عَظيمَ دَرَجاتِ الآخِرَةِ وشَرَفِ المَنازِل ، و إنَّهُ لَضَعيفُ العِبادَةِ.

Reference: [al-Mahajjat al-Baydha, v. 5, p. 93]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily the one with a good nature has the same reward as the one who fasts and prays during the night.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ صاحِبَ الخُلقِ الحَسنِ لَهُ مِثلُ أجْرِ الصّائمِ القائمِ.

Reference: [al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 100, no. 5]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The most beloved and nearest to me on the Day of Resurrection will be the most good-natured, and the one who is most humble.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : ما مِن شيءٍ أثقَلُ في الميزانِ مِن حُسنِ الخُلقِ.

Reference: ’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 385, no. 26]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The most beloved and nearest to me on the Day of Resurrection will be the most good-natured, and the one who is most humble.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) :إنّ أحَبّكُم إلَيَّ وأقرَبَكُم مِنّي يَومَ القِيامَةِ مَجلِساً أحْسَنُكُم خُلقاً، وأشَدُّكُم تَواضُعاً.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 385, no. 26]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘The believers with the most perfect faith are those who are the most good-natured.

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : أكمَلُ المؤمنينَ إيماناً أحْسَنُهُم خُلقاً .

Reference: ’[Amali al-Tusi, p. 140, no. 227]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Good naturedness is found in three things: abstaining from the forbidden, seeking the lawful and providing peace and comfort for your family.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : حُسنُ الخُلقِ في ثَلاثٍ : اجْتِنابُ المَحارِمِ ، وطَلَبُ الحَلالِ ، والتَّوَسُّعُ علي العِيالِ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 394, no. 63]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Giving greetings comes from beautiful character.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنَّ بَذْلَ التّحيَّةِ مِن مَحاسِنِ الأخْلاقِ

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3404]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.), when he was asked about the meaning and bounds of good naturedness, said, ‘Be lenient, make your words pleasant and meet your brother joyfully.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لَمّا سُئلَ عَن حَدّ حُسنِ الخُلقِ ـ : تُلينُ جانِبَكَ ، وتُطيِّبُ كلامَكَ ، وتَلْقي أخاكَ ببِشْرٍ حَسَنٍ

Reference: [Ma’ani al-Akhbar, p. 253, no. 1]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily Allah loves high moral virtues and detests poor manners.’

ـ رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ اللّه‏َ يُحِبُّ مَعالِيَ الأخْلاقِ ويَكْرَهُ سَفْسافَها.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5180]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘I urge you towards the most noble traits for verily they are exalted and possess a high rank, and beware of [adopting] vile traits for verily they derogate noble people and destroy the famous and celebrated.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : علَيكُم بمَكارِمِ الأخْلاقِ فإنّها رِفْعَةٌ ، و إيّاكُم والأخْلاقَ الدَّنِيَّةَ فإنّها تَضَعُ الشَّريفَ وتَهْدِمُ المَجْدَ.الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : علَيكُم بمَكارِمِ الأخْلاقِ فإنّها رِفْعَةٌ ، و إيّاكُم والأخْلاقَ الدَّنِيَّةَ فإنّها تَضَعُ الشَّريفَ وتَهْدِمُ المَجْدَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 53, no. 89]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Persevere in acquiring noble moral traits.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : ثابِروا علي اقْتِناءِ المَكارِمِ.

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4712]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily I was deputed to perfect noble moral traits.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّما بُعِثْتُ لاُتَمِّمَ مَكارِمَ الأخْلاقِ.

Reference: [Kanz al-’Ummal, no. 5217]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Verily Allah – Blessed and most High – distinguished the Prophet (S) with noble moral traits, therefore examine yourselves and if you find them within yourselves, then praise Allah and beseech Him for an increase in them’, then the Imam listed ten of them, ‘Conviction, contentment, patience, thankfulness, clemency, excellent character, liberality, self-respect, courage and valour.’

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : إنّ اللّه‏َ تباركَ وتعالي خَصَّ رَسولَهُ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) بمَكارِمِ الأخْلاقِ ، فامْتَحِنوا أنفسَكُم ؛ فإن كانتْ فِيكُم فاحْمَدوا اللّه‏َ عزّوجلّ وارغَبوا إلَيهِ في الزّيادَةِ مِنها . فذكَرَها عَشرَةً : اليَقينُ ، والقَناعَةُ ، والصَّبرُ ، والشُّكرُ ، والحِلْمُ ، وحُسنُ الخُلقِ ، والسَّخاءُ ، والغَيرَةُ ، والشَّجاعَةُ ، والمُروءَةُ .

Reference: [Amali al-Saduq, p. 183, no. 8]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best noble moral trait is self-sacrifice1.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : خَيرُ المَكارِمِ الإيثارُ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 4953]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best noble moral traits are the pardoning by one who has the upper hand and the open-handedness of one who is himself in need.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أحسَنُ المَكارِمِ عَفْوُ المُقْتَدِرِ وجُودُ المُفْتَقِرِ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3165]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘The best moral trait is completing one’s favours.’

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أفضَلُ الكَرَمِ إتْمامُ النِّعَمِ .

Reference: [Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2983]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Good nature establishes love.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : حُسنُ الخُلقِ يُثْبِتُ المَودَّةَ.

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 148, no. 71]

Description: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘Being good-natured brings about an increase in sustenance

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : حُسنُ الخُلقِ يَزيدُ في الرِّزقِ.

Reference: .’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 396, no. 77]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Being ill-natured is a sin that is not forgiven.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : سُوءُ الخُلقِ ذَنبٌ لا يُغْفَرُ.

Reference: [al-Mahajjat al-Baydha, v. 5, p. 93]

Description: The Prophet (S) said, ‘Verily the servant with an ill nature will be in the lowest reach of Hell.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ العَبدَ لَيَبلُغُ... بِسُوءِ خُلقِهِ أسْفَلَ دَرَجَةٍ في جَهنَّمَ.

Reference: [al-Mahajjat al-Baydha, v. 5, p. 93]

Description: It was said to the Prophet (S) that, ‘Such and such a woman fasts during the days and stands for prayer during the nights, but she is ill-natured and insults her neighbours with her tongue’, the Prophet (S) then said, ‘There is no good in her, she is of the people of the Hellfire.’

رسولُ اللّٰهِ (صَلَّيَ اللّٰهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ وقد قيلَ لَهُ : إنّ فُلانَةَ تَصومُ النّهارَ وتَقومُ اللّيلَ ، وهِي سَيِّئةُ الخُلقِ تُؤْذي جِيرانَها بلِسانِها ـ : لا خَيرَ فيها ، هِي مِن أهْلِ النّارِ .

Reference: [Bihar al-Anwar, v. 71, p. 394, no. 63]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever is ill-natured, his family is rendered weary of him.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن ساءَ خُلقُهُ مَلَّهُ أهلُهُ

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8595]

Description: Imam Ali (a.s.) said, ‘Whoever has low tolerance will see his comfort reduce.

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن ضاقَت ساحَتُهُ قَلّتْ راحَتُهُ .

Reference: ’[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9192]