Beautiful hadith on good character

A beautiful hadith on good character more than worthy to be shared with all you know:

A man once asked the Emissary of God (may God bless him and grant him peace) about good character, and he recited His statement (Exalted is He): Hold to forgiveness, and enjoin kindness, and turn aside from the ignorant ones. (Qur’an 7:199). Then he said (may God bless him and grant him peace), ‘It is that you should seek reconciliation with those who avoid you, give to those who withhold from you, and forgive those who deal with you unjustly.’ (Ibn Abi’l-Dunya, Makarim al-akhlaq, 6; Qushayri, Lata’if, III.617; Khara’iti, 14, 56; Hannad, II, 493)

Taken from the magnum opus of imam al-Ghazali Ihya ‘Ulum ud-Din, Kitab Riyadat al-nafs.

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