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Hassan Al-Basree:

“Those who were before you used to often consider the nearness of death. One of them would often take water for purity, fulfill the call of nature and perform ablution, fearing that Allaah’s Command (death) might come to him while he is not in a state of purity.”

Kitab Az Zuhd, page 99.

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Al-Hasan al-Basree rahimahullaah said :

The true reality of good character is: Doing good to others, withholding from harming, and having a cheerful face;

and al-Qaadee `Iyaad said:

It is to associate with the people in a beautiful manner, to have a cheerful face, to show love for them, to show compassion for them, to tolerate the harm they cause, to be forbearing with them, to have patience upon disagreeable things, to abandon having pride or being arrogant towards them; and to avoid harshness, anger, and taking them to account.

Imaam Ahmad ibn `Umar al-Qurtubee -rahimahullaah- (d.656 H)
in his explanation of the Abridgement of Saheeh Muslim, al-Mufhim (6/116-117)

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