Hadith on Adab: Remain upright, have good character

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: He intended to travel, so he said, “O Prophet of Allah, instruct me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him.” Mu’adh said, “O Prophet of Allah, tell me more.” The Prophet said, “If you do a bad deed, then do a good deed.” Mu’adh said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me more.” The Prophet said, “Have integrity and make your character excellent.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 524

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ أَنَّهُ أَرَادَ سَفَرًا فقَالَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ أَوْصِنِي قَالَ اعْبُدِ اللَّهَ لا تُشْرِكْ بِهِ شَيْئًا قَالَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ زِدْنِي قَالَ إِذَا أَسَأْتَ فَأَحْسِنْ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ زِدْنِي قَالَ اسْتَقِمْ وَلْيَحْسُنْ خُلُقُكَ

524 صحيح ابن حبان كتاب البر والإحسان فصل من البر والإحسان

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