Ibn Mubarak on Akhlaq: Good character is smiling, good deeds

Abu Wahb reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak, may Allah have mercy on him, described good character, saying, “It is a cheerful face, offering good deeds, and refraining from harm.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2005

عن أبي وَهْبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ رحمه الله أَنَّهُ وَصَفَ حُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ فَقَالَ هُوَ بَسْطُ الْوَجْهِ وَبَذْلُ الْمَعْرُوفِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى

2005 سنن الترمذي كتاب البر والصلة عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم باب ما جاء في حسن الخلق