Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.
Abu Umamah, Allah be pleased with him, reported: The Messenger of Allah, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, said,
“I guarantee a house on the outskirts of Paradise for one who leaves arguments even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Paradise for one who abandons lies even when joking, and a house in the highest part of Paradise for one who makes his character excellent.”
أَبِي أُمَامَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَا زَعِيمٌ بِبَيْتٍ فِي رَبَضِ الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ تَرَكَ الْمِرَاءَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مُحِقًّا وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي وَسَطِ الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ تَرَكَ الْكَذِبَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَازِحًا وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي أَعْلَى الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ حَسَّنَ خُلُقَهُ
(Sahih/Authentic Hadith: Sunan Abu Dawud)
Imam Malik ibn Anas, May Allah sanctify his secret, was asked,
“O servant of Allah, if a man has knowledge of the Sunnah, should he argue to defend it?”
Imam Malik said, “No, rather he should convey the Sunnah if they might accept it from him, otherwise he should remain silent.