وعن عَمرو بن عَبَسَةَ قال اتيتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلّى اللهُ عليه وسلّم فقلتُ يا رسولَ الله مَن مَّعكَ على هذا الامرِ قال حرٌّ وعبدٌّ قلتُ ما الاسلام قال طيب الكلامِ واِطعام الطعامِ قلتُ ما الايمان قال الصبر والسماحة قال قلتُ ايُّ الاسلامِ افضل قال من سَلِمَ المسلمون مِن لِّسانِه ويدِه قال قلتُ ايُّ الايمانِ افضل قال خُلُقٌ حَسَنٌ قال قلتُ ايُّ الصلٰوةِ افضل قال طُولُ القُنُوتِ قال قلتُ ايُّ الهِجرةِ افضل قال اَن تَهجُرَ ما كَرِهَ رَبُّكَ قال قلتُ ايُّ الجِهادِ افضل قال مَن عُقِرَ جَوادُهُ واُهْرِيقَ دَمُهُ قال قلتُ ايُّ السّاعاتِ افضل قال جَوفُ اللَّيلِ الآخِر

[رواه احمد]

Sayyidunā ʿAmr ibn ʿAbasah RadiyAllāhu ʿAnhu [1] narrates:

I presented myself in the court of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ and I asked, “O Messenger of Allāh, who is with you in Islām?” He ﷺ replied, “One free man and one slave.” [2] I asked, “What is Islām?” [3] He ﷺ said, “To speak good and to feed food.” [4] I asked, “What is Īmān?” [5] He ﷺ answered, “Patience and generosity.” [6] I asked, “Which Islām is the best?” He ﷺ replied, “He from whose tongue and hand Muslims are safe.” I asked, “Which Īmān is the best?” He ﷺ said, “Good manners.” [7] I asked, “Which Ṣalāh is the best?” [8] He ﷺ replied, “Prolonging of the qiyām (the standing position).” [9] I asked, “Which Hijrah (emigration) is the best?” [10] He ﷺ said, “Leaving that which your Lord dislikes.” [11] I asked, “Which Jihād is the best?” He ﷺ replied, “The one where the legs of his horse are cut and his blood is shed.” [12] I asked, “Which time is the best? [13] He ﷺ replied, “The middle of the last part of the night.” [14] – Aḥmad

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