Abdullah ibn Umar said: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم would say, “The best of you are those with the best behavior,” and the Prophet was never obscene nor would he spread obscenity.
(Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Book 25, Number 1975)
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ خِيَارُكُمْ أَحَاسِنُكُمْ أَخْلَاقًا وَلَمْ يَكُنْ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَاحِشًا وَلَا مُتَفَحِّشًا
قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ
سنن الترمذي كتاب البر والصلة عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم باب ما جاء في الفحش والتفحش
“And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And Allah knows what you conceal and what you declare.” (Qur’an, 16:18-19)
Taken by Luis Henrique Unterleider.
Our victorious banner is the Cross. Our calling is nothing else than to renounce (our) life and give ourselves over to death. Just as the dead are not active, in the same way must we behave. Let us live in the soul and show forth virtues in her.
- Amma Syncletica
Shut all the gates of your soul, that is the senses, so as to not be lured astay. When the intellect sees that it is not dominated by anything, it prepares itself for immortality, gathering its senses together and forming them into one body.
-From the Philokalia