A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe,
and a true emigrant [muhajir] is one who flees from what God has forbidden.
The messenger of God said to me (Anas),
Son, if you are able, keep your heart from morning till night and from night till morning
free from malice towards anyone;
then he said, Oh! My son, this is one of my laws, and he who loves my laws loves me.
Whoever believes in one God and the hereafter,
should speak what is good or remain silent.
That person is nearest to God, who pardons,
when he has someone in his power, one who would have injured him.
It is unworthy of a Mu’min [a person with faith] to injure people’s reputations;
and it is unworthy to curse any one;
and it is unworthy to abuse any one;
and it is unworthy of a Mu’min to talk arrogantly.
All Muslims are like one foundation,
some parts strengthening others;
in such a way they must support each other.
The exercise of religious duties
will not atone for the fault of an abusive tongue.
A person cannot be a Muslim till his heart and tongue are so.
Certainly, people will follow you, and certainly people will come to you
from all quarters of the earth to understand religion;
when they come to you, guide them toward goodness.
The best jihad (lit. striving) is a just word before a tyrannical authority.
O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule another people;
perhaps they may be better than them;
nor let women ridicule other women;
perhaps they may be better than them.
And do not insult one another and do not call each other by offensive nicknames.
Wretched is the name of disobedience after one’s faith.
And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
The Prophet, upon him be peace, said,
“Kindness is a mark of faith,
and whoever is not kind has no faith.
Abu Darda (RA) reported that Rasulullah (SAW) said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.”(Al-Bukhari)
Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr said, “Rasulullah (SAW) was never obscene or coarse. Rather, he used to tell us that the best among us were those with the best manners.” (Al-Bukhari)
Anas (RA) said, “I served Rasulullah (SAW) for ten years. During that time, he never once said to me as much as ‘Oof’ if I did something wrong. He never asked me, if I had failed to do something, ‘Why did you not do it?,’ and he never said to me, if I had done something wrong, ‘Why did you do it?” (Al-Bukhari)
Abu Hurairah (RA) said that Rasulullah (SAW) said, “If one has good manners, one may attain the same level of merit as those who spend their nights in prayer.” (Al-Bukhari)
Abu Hurairah reported that Rasulullah (SAW) said, “And what is most likely to send people to Paradise? Being conscious of Allah and good manners.” (Al-Bukhari)
“Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:
Verily, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, would say on the Day of
Resurrection: O son of Adam, I was sick but you did not visit Me. He would
say: O my Lord; how could I visit Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the
worlds? Thereupon He would say: Didn’t you know that such and such servant
of Mine was sick but you did not visit him and were you not aware of this
that if you had visited him, you would have found Me by him? O son of Adam,
I asked food from you but you did not feed Me. He would say: My Lord, how
could I feed Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? He said: Didn’t
you know that such and such servant of Mine asked food from you but you did
not feed him, and were you not aware that if you had fed him you would have
found him by My side? (The Lord would again say:) O son of Adam, I asked
drink from you but you did not provide Me. He would say: My Lord, how could
I provide Thee whereas Thou art the Lord of the worlds? Thereupon He would
say: Such and such of servant of Mine asked you for a drink but you did not
provide him, and had you provided him drink you would have found him near
The Messenger of God, peace be upon him, said:
Whoever faults his brother for some wrong shall not die before doing it himself.”
(hadith from Al-Tirmidhi)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said,
“Beware of suspicion, for it is the worst of false tales and don’t look for the other’s faults and don’t spy and don’t hate each other, and don’t desert (cut your relations with) one another. O Allah’s slaves, be brothers!”
– Sahih Al Bukhari, Vol. 8 Number 717
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar: Allah’s Messenger mounted the pulpit and called in a loud voice,
“You who have accepted Islam with your tongues but whose hearts have not been reached by faith, do not annoy the Muslims, or revile them, or seek out their faults; for he who seeks out the faults of his brother Muslim will have his faults sought out by Allah and he whose faults are sought out by Allah will be exposed by Him, even though he should be in the interior of his house.”
– Al Tirmidhi Hadith Number 1308