Hadith on Muhammad: The Prophet’s Gentle Manner of Speaking

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 6031
Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (ﷺ) was not one who would abuse (others) or say obscene words, or curse (others), and if he wanted to admonish anyone of us, he used to say: “What is wrong with him, his forehead be dusted!”

  • According to the hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was known for his gentle and respectful way of speaking. He did not use foul language, insult people, or curse them, even if he was angry or upset with them. Instead, he would use a more polite and tactful approach to admonish them. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) wanted to correct someone’s behavior or remind them of their mistakes, he would say “What is wrong with him, his forehead be dusted!” This phrase is an Arabic expression that means the person should humble themselves, acknowledge their mistake, and seek forgiveness. It also implies that the person should be ashamed of their behavior and seek to improve themselves.

This hadith teaches us the importance of using gentle and respectful language, even when we are dealing with people who have made mistakes. It also shows the importance of humility and seeking forgiveness when we have erred.