Islam for Kids,  Manners

16 Ahadith on Building Good Character for Kids to Memorize [Free Printable]

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This is a compilation of 16 ahadith on building good character for kids to memorize. There are actually a lot more ahadith that I would add to the list but these are my favorite ones.

They are short, making them easy to memorize and also, I think even the younger kids will understand them insya’Allah.

10 Points to raising a child with good character

I have also included a printable “16 Ahadith for Kids on Building Good Character” that you can download from my free resource library. It contains all the hadith listed below along with cute illustrations.

Help your kids memorize these ahadith to build on their good character


Download this FREE ebook from our free resource library.
What’s inside? Short Ahadith with illustrations which are easy to understand and memorize!


1. Be Sincere

إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ
Actions are (judged) by intentions.

[Bukhari and Muslim]

2. Be nice

وَخَالِقِ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ
Behave well towards the people.

[40 Hadith Nawawi 18]

3. Leave off things with no benefit

مِنْ حُسْنِ إسْلَامِ الْمَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ
Part of the perfection of one’s Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him.

[40 Hadith Nawawi 12]

4. Follow a bad deed with a good deed

وَأَتْبِعْ السَّيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا
Follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out.

[40 Hadith Nawawi 18]

5. Speak good

مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ
He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either speak good or keep silent.

[Sahih Muslim 47A]

Say good words hadith on manners and good character

6. Say good words

‏َالْكَلِمَةُ الطَّيِّبَةُ صَدَقَةٌ
It is also charity to utter a good word.

[Al- Bukhari, and Muslim]

7. Speak the truth

إِنَّ الصِّدْقَ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْبِرِّ وَإِنَّ الْبِرَّ يَهْدِي إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ
Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise.

[Sahih al-Bukhari 6094]

8. Getting rid of harm

وَتُمِيطُ الْأَذَى عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ صَدَقَةٌ
Removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.

[Hadith Nawawi 26]

9. Do not be angry

لاَ تَغْضَبْ
Do not become angry.

[Sahih Bukhari 6116]

10. The strong one

لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ
The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.

[Sahih Bukhari 6114]

11. Do not harm others

لَا ضَرَرَ وَلَا ضِرَارَ
Do not cause harm and return harm.

[40 Hadith Nawawi 32]

Do not harm others hadith on manners for kids and good character

12. Do not backbite

لَا يَدْخُلُ اَلْجَنَّةَ قَتَّاتٌ
The backbiter will not enter Paradise.

[Bukhari and Muslim]

13. Help those in hardship

منْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسِرٍ يَسَّرَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ
Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and in the Hereafter.


Cover the faults of others teaching kids about manners and good character in Islam

14. Cover the faults of others

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ
Whoever covers the faults of a Muslim, Allah will cover his faults in this world and in the Hereafter.


15. Help others

واللهُ فِي عَوْنِ الْعَبْدِ مَا كَانَ الْعَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيْهِ
Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother.


16. Do not be arrogant

لَا يَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ مَنْ كَانَ فِي قَلْبِهِ مِثْقَالُ ذَرَّةٍ مِنْ كِبْرٍ
He who has in his heart an ant’s weight of arrogance will not enter Jannah.



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16 Ahadith for Kids on building good character

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