Being Merciful to others

Jabir Ibn Abdullah narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said

“Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to mankind.”

Al Bukhar Vol. 9, Book 93, No 473.


There is another hadith in Tirmidhi about being merciful to other living creatures such as animals:

Allah shows mercy to those who are merciful. Have compassion to creatures on earth so that those in heaven may have mercy upon you.

And in another famous hadith:
Messenger of Allah :pbuh: said:

“He is not one of us who does not have mercy upon our young, respect our elders, and command good and forbid evil.”