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Treat everyone with good character and a smiling face

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“You will be unable to give everyone your wealth, but your good character and smiling face should certainly suffice them.” [Although you are unable to give money to everyone, you can and should meet everyone with a smile and with good character]


This Hadith is suitable to quote and has been reported through a few chains.

From these chains, Imam Bazzar’s (rahimahullah) is a reliable one. ‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah ‘Alaee (rahimahumallah) have also declared one of the chains reliable.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 25842 with footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 1 pg. 124, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 6550, Musnad Bazzar; Kashful Astar, Hadith: 1979, Targhib, vol. 3 pg. 411 and Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 2545)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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