“Cheerfulness” Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) encouraged us to be cheerful in many hadiths. He (pbuh) taught us to be happy and to spread happiness to others:

1. Abdullah bin Harith reported, “I have never seen a man who smiled as much as the Messenger of God “
(Recorded in Tirmithi # 2641)

2. “A smile is a charity.”
(The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, as recorded in Bukhari)

3. “Do not belittle any act of kindness, even that of greeting your brother with a cheerful countenance.”

(The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, as recorded in At-Tirmidhi)
4. “Do not abuse anyone…Do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face.”
(The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, as recorded in Sahih Muslim)

5. Anas narrates, “Allah’s Messenger had the best of manners. I had an adopted brother whose name was Abu Umair. He had a sick sparrow called Nughair. Allah’s Messenger used to be playful with him and ask him: “O Abu Umair, what has happened to your Nughair?” (A playful rhyme)
(recorded in Bukhari)
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a cheerful man. He encouraged us to smile and to be good-natured. Even meeting another person with a cheerful disposition is a powerful act of kindness.


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