Cheerful and beautiful personality of Abu Huraira radhiAllahanho


A) He was cheerful

B) Narrated a hadith to cheer someone when his child died.

C) Abu Huraira and his mother.

D) A kitten and Abu Huraira.

E) He was the advocate of saying that women will outnumber men in paradise.

F) Taking hair from his beard.


A) Cheerful and softhearted.

Muhammad ibn Sireen the Tabiyee said:

His complexion was white, he was cheerful and softhearted, he used red dye…

[Tabqaat Ibn Sa`d 4/333-334 the chain is authenticated by sh Zubair Ali Zai in his tahqiq of Fazaail al Jihaad Ibn Asakir page 44]

B) Narrated a hadith when a man was in intense grief.

Khalid al-‘Absi said, “A son of mine died and I felt intense grief over his loss. I said, ‘Abu Hurayra, have you heard anything from the Prophet ﷺ to cheer us regarding our dead?’ He replied, ‘I heard the Prophet ﷺ say, ‘Your children are roaming freely in the Gardens of Paradise.’ ”

[Al-Adab Al-Mufrad: Graded Sahih]

C) His behavior with his mother.

When Abu Huraira entered his land, he shouted out in his loudest voice, “Peace be upon you, mother, and the mercy of Allah and His blessing!” She replied, “And peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessing.” He said, “May Allah have mercy on you as you raised me when I was a child.” She replied, “My son, may Allah repay you well and be pleased with you as you were dutiful towards me when I was old.”

Grade: Hasan (Al-Albani) حـسـن (الألباني) حكم

Reference : Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 14

D) Kitten and Abu Huraira.

Abu Huraira said

كُنْتُ أَرْعَى غَنَمَ أَهْلِي فَكَانَتْ لِي هُرَيْرَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ فَكُنْتُ أَضَعُهَا بِاللَّيْلِ فِي شَجَرَةٍ فَإِذَا كَانَ النَّهَارُ ذَهَبْتُ بِهَا مَعِي فَلَعِبْتُ بِهَا فَكَنَّوْنِي أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ

‘I used to tend the sheep of my people, and I had a small kitten; so I used to place it in a tree at night, and during the day I would take it and play with it. So they named me Abu Hurairah.'”

Grade: Hasan (Darussalam)

Tirmidhi : Book 49, Hadith 4211

E) Women more than men in jannah.

Abu Huraira said:

النساء أكثر من الرجال في


WOMEN ARE MORE THAN MEN IN JANNAH.. [Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheeha no: 2006]

F) His beard.

25999- حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ ، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ أَيُّوبَ ، عَنْ أَبِي زُرْعَةَ ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَأْخُذُ مِنْ لِحْيَتِهِ مَا جَازَ الْقُبْضَةَ.

Abu Huraira RA used to cut what extended beyond a fist-length.[Ibn abi shaiba Vol 8 page 375 hadith 25999, Shaykh Zubair Ali Zai authenticated in Majallah Al hadeeth no: 27 page 57]

May Allah be pleased with him.