Hadith on Advice: The Prophet’s virtuous instructions to Abu Dharr

Abu Dharr reported: My dear friend, the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, instructed me with virtuous traits. He instructed me not to look at those above me and to look at those below me. He instructed me to love the poor and be close to them. He instructed me to maintain my family ties even if they turn their backs. He instructed me not to fear the blame of the blamer in the matter of Allah. He instructed me to speak the truth even if it is bitter. He instructed me to increase in declaring there is no power or might but in Allah, for it is a treasure among the treasures of Paradise.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 449

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ قَالَ أَوْصَانِي خَلِيلِي صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِخِصَالٍ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ أَوْصَانِي بِأَنْ لَا أَنْظُرَ إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ فَوْقِي وَأَنْ أَنْظُرَ إِلَى مَنْ هُوَ دُونِي وَأَوْصَانِي بِحُبِّ الْمَسَاكِينِ وَالدُّنُوِّ مِنْهُمْ وَأَوْصَانِي أَنْ أَصِلَ رَحِمِي وَإِنْ أَدْبَرَتْ وَأَوْصَانِي أَنْ لَا أَخَافَ فِي اللَّهِ لَوْمَةَ لَائِمٍ وَأَوْصَانِي أَنْ أَقُولَ الْحَقَّ وَإِنْ كَانَ مُرًّا وَأَوْصَانِي أَنْ أُكْثِرَ مِنْ قَوْلِ لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا كَنْزٌ مِنْ كُنُوزِ الْجَنَّةِ

449 صحيح ابن حبان كتاب البر والإحسان باب صلة الرحم وقطعها

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