Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, is reported to have narrated: “I have heard the Prophet as saying: ‘A Muslim who observes moderation in matter of worship, on account of the goodness of his character and decency achieves the position of that man who observes fast and recites Allah’s verses during prayers in the night.” [Ahmed]
Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, has quoted the Prophet as saying: “A believer’s nobility is his religiosity, his tolerance is his intelligence, and his lineage is his good character.” [Hakim]
Abu Zar has narrated: “Successful is the man who had purified his heart for faith, kept his heart on the right lines, his tongue was truthful, his self was content, and his nature was on the right path.” [Ibn Haban]
Hazrat Ayesha has reported that Allah’s Messenger has said: “Allah is soft-hearted. He likes soft heartedness. And the reward which He gives for soft-heartedness does not give for hardness, nay, such a reward He does not give for any thing.” [Muslim]
sallallahu `alayhi wa salam.