Correctness

 

correctnessQabisa ibn Burma al-Asadi said,

“I was with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and I heard him say;

‘The people of correctness in this world are the people of correctness in the Next World. The people of the incorrect in this world are the people of the incorrect in the Next World.”

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 221]

Harmala ibn ‘Abdullah went to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and stayed with him until the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, until the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, recognised him. He said, “When we set out, I told myself, ‘By Allah, I will go to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, so that I will have more knowledge. I went in the evening until I was in front of him. I asked, ‘What do you command me to do?’ He replied,

‘Harmala, do what is correct and avoid the incorrect.’

Then I went back to the caravan. Then I came back again until I was in my place near him. I asked, ‘Messenger of Allah, what do you command me to do?’ He replied,

‘Harmala, do what is correct and avoid the incorrect. Find out what you like to hear people tell you when you are with them. When you leave me, behave in that manner. Find out what you dislike for people to day to you. When you leave me, avoid that.’

When I returned, I thought that these two statements did not omit anything.”

[Adab al-Mufrad, Bukhari, Hadith 222]