Smile. All The Time! (Hadith No. 2670)
Hadith no. 2669 (below) is a repeat. Read it here (number 90).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 272 :
Narrated by Al-Bara (radiallaahu `anhu)
I saw Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on the day (of the battle) of the Trench carrying earth till the hair of his chest were covered with dust and he was a hairy man. He was reciting the following verses of ‘Abdullah (bin Rawaha): “O Allah, were it not for You, We would not have been guided, Nor would we have given in charity, nor prayed. So, bestow on us calmness, and when we meet the enemy. Then make our feet firm, for indeed, Yet if they want to put us in affliction, (i.e. want to fight against us) we would not (flee but withstand them).” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to raise his voice while reciting these verses.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 273 :
Narrated by Jarir (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) did not screen himself from me since my embracing Islam, and whenever he saw me he would receive me with a smile. Once I told him that I could not sit firm on horses. He stroked me on the chest with his hand and said, “O Allah! Make him firm and make him a guiding and a rightly-guided man.”
Why Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) gave Jarir (radiallaahu `anhu) this du`a is mentioned in a longer narration in this post. But our focus today is going to be on the first part of this hadith: “..whenever he saw me he would receive me with a smile.”
Is there anyone in our lives who can say the same for us? Let’s smile more often, shall we? :)