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Hadith #1

حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل، قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن محبوب، عن بعض أصحابنا قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله عليه السلام: ما حد حسن الخلق. قال: تلين جانبك وتطيب كلامك وتلقي أخاك ببشر حسن.

1. We were told by Muhammed bin Musa bin Mutawakkil, that he said: We were told by Abdullah bin Ja’far al-Himyari, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Mahbub, from some of our companions, that he said: I said to Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him: What is the limitation of good mannerisms? He said: That you soften your side, beautify your speech and meet your brother with good glad tidings.