From of Anas who said that the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – met Abu Dharr, and said to him:
‘O Abu Dharr Shall I not inform you of two characteristics which are lighter on your back and heavier on the scales than other than them?’ He answered: ‘Of course O Messenger of Allaah.’ He said:
‘You should have good manners and remain silent for a long time. I swear by He in whose Hand is my soul no one has acted upon better than the likes of these two characteristics.’
[Silsilah ahadeeth a saheehah No. 1938]
Note – the first and foremost of good manners is to give Allaah His right: tawhid. It is impossible to achieve good manners while committing the greatest dhulm (oppression) i.e. shirk.
Taken from Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Shaykh Al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya .
Posted with permission.
Hudhayfah ibn Al-Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ” Indeed whenever a believer meets another believer takes his hand and shakes it, sins fall from both of them the same way leaves fall off a tree.”
Collected by At-Tabarani in his Awsot (245) graded Saheeh by Shaykh Al-Albani in his Silsilahtus Saheeh. 6/431
أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا هُوَ الحَيُّ القَيّوُمُ وأَتُوبُ إِلَيهِ
‘Astaghfirullah al-Adheemal-lathee laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa Huwal Hayyul Qayyoomu wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayhi.
‘I seek the forgiveness of Allah the Mighty, Whom there is none worthy of worship except Him, the Living, the Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, and I turn to Him in repentance.’
Allaah will forgive him even if he was one who fled during the advance of an army.’
Abu Dawud 2/85, At-Tirmidhi 5/569
Al-Albanee Sahih t-Tirmidhi 3/182
Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
“I am a claimant for a house in the outskirts of Paradise for one
who leaves off arguing even if he is in the right”
‘Saheeh ul-Jaami us-Sagheer’ (no.1477).
[Abu Dawud – Hadith Sahih]
Quoted by Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaani in “Manaasik-ul-Hajj wal ‘Umrah”
’Ubaadah ibn as-Saamit radiallaahu ’anhu related that the Prophet sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam said:
“Whosoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and the believing women, Allaah will record for that person – equivalent to every believing man and believing woman – a good deed.”
Related by al-Haythamî in Majma’az-Zuwaa‘id (l/210) where he said: “The isnaad is jayyid.”
[at-Tabarani, classed as Hasan by Al-Albani]
Supplications from the Noble Qur’aan:
“Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful. (Al-Hashr 59:10)
“Rabbana ighfir lana wali ikhwanina allatheena sabaqoona bi aleemani wala tajal fee quloobina ghillan lillatheena amanoo rabbana innaka raoofun raheemun
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ
“My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women.” (Nuh 71:28)
رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًاوَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
Rabbi ighfir lee waliwalidayya waliman dakhala baytiya muminan walilmumineena wa almuminaat
whoever wears a garment and says:
الحمدُ للهِ الّذي كَساني هذا (الثّوب) وَرَزَقَنيه مِنْ غَـيـْرِ حَولٍ مِنّي وَلا قـوّة .
Al-Hamdu lillaahil-ladhee kasaanee haadha (at-thawb) wa Razaqaneeh min ghayri hawlin minnee wa laa quwwatin
Praise be to Allah who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me without any strength or power on my part
is forgiven his past and future sins.
[‘Sahih al-Jami’ #6086]
[Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Ibn Maajah, At-Tirmidhi.]
See also Irwa’ul-Ghaleel 7/47]