The Prophet (saas) smiled often, and advised others to be the same

although the prophet (saas) bore a heavy responsibility, and despite all the difficulties he faced, he was a most humble and peaceful man, submissive to allah. he lived the joy and ardour of belief every moment of his life. thanks to that joy of belief and his high morality, he was always smiling and tenderhearted. his companions describe his state of being

ali (ra): "his smiling face and kind treatment of everyone made him literally a father to the people. everyone was equal in his sight."152

"he was always cheerful, gentle and mild."153

"he was the softest and most kind of all people..."154

the prophet (saas) also advised his companions to smile, and said:

"don't entertain the people with your wealth, but entertain them with smiling face and good conduct."155

"allah loves the simple and those having smiling countenance."156

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