Suhaib Webb published an short list of authentic but little-heard hadith here, and three of them really caught my attention.
- “The believer is friendly and likeable*1 and there is no good in the one who is not friendly nor likeable, and the best of them are the most beneficial to the people.” (Sahih al-Jami)
- “Hellfire has been made forbidden for the eye which wept out of the Fear and Awe of Allah. Hellfire has been made forbidden for the eye which stayed awake and vigilant (through the night) in the Way of Allah. Hellfire has been made forbidden for the eye which looked away from that which has been forbidden by Allah.” (Hakim)
- “Whoever dies and is free from three: arrogance, grudges and debt will enter Paradise.” (Tirmidhi)
The first one made me happy, because in my mortal conceit I consider myself a people person. The second one made me hopeful, because I am an optimist. The third made me sad, because I struggle with both debt and grudges. So now I have something to work towards, InshaAllah.