Seven Virtues

The shaikh, Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Bukhārī, may Allāh protect him, said: “It has been established that Wahb ibn Munabbih, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Knowledge is the believer’s closest friend;
Forbearance, his [aid and] minister;
Understanding is his guide;
Action, his [true] worth;
Patience is the commander of his troops; Gentleness is his father;
Softness, his brother.

“Ibn Shāhīn reported it in Al-Targhīb fī Faḍāʾil Al-Aʿmāl, no.24. Refer also to Al-Siyar by Al-Dhahabī, vol. 4, p. 549.”

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff