The example of the believer is like the pearl; wherever it is [found], its beauty is with it (i.e. wherever he may be, his beautiful characteristics accompany him).
To meet people with a smile and a welcoming face is indeed from the characteristics of Prophethood, and [something which] is contrary to pride and arrogance, and [instead] a cause for friendship and love.
Ahmad ibn Hanbal was extremely shy and modest, and of distinguished character, and liked [being] overly generous.
The best perfume in this life is your [good] character; its fragrance remains [even] after your death.
So is [what I heard about] this dream correct?And he replied: Yes, other than that I do not now remember whether he (as-Sa’dee) said ‘taqwaa of Allaah’ or ‘upright moral character’.