Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of positive quality and mannerisms
Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن بعض أصحابنا رفعه قال: قال لقمان لابنه: يا بني صاحب مائة ولا تعاد واحدا، يا بني إنما هو خلاقك وخلقك فخلاقك دينك وخلقك بينك وبين الناس فلا تتبغض إليهم وتعلم محاسن الأخلاق، يا بني كن عبد للأخيار ولا تكن ولدا للأشرار، يا بني أد الأمانة تسلم لك دنياك وآخرتك، وكن أمينا تكن غنيا.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from some of our companions, that he ascribed it, saying: Luqman said to his son: O my son, be a companion to a hundred, and do not be an enemy to (any) one. O my son, it is only (a matter of) your positive quality and mannerisms. As for your positive quality, it is your religion, and your mannerisms is that which is between you and between people. Hence, do not approach them with hatred, and learn noble moral traits. O my son, be a servant to the good, and do not be a son to the evil. O my son, fulfil the trust, and (your outcome in) this world and the Hereafter will be safe for you. Be one who can be entrusted, and you will be rich.