Important manners in Islam

Salah, Quran, Fasting, and Hajj – Muslims throughout the world are familiar with these practices of Islam. But sadly, what they are not familiar with, are the adab or manners in Islam – those practiced by the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Prophet was a living example of the Quran. He led his entire life following every command of Allah. His Lord was so pleased with his manners that He revealed the following verses in the Qur’an:

“By an act of mercy from God, you O’ Prophet were gentle in your dealings with them – had you been harsh, or hard-hearted, they would have dispersed and left you – so pardon them and ask forgiveness for them. Consult with them about matters, then, when you have decided on a course of action, put your trust in God: God loves those who put their trust in Him?”
Quran 3:159


Examples of  manners in Islam

Do not lie (22:30)

Never spy (49:12)

Don’t insult people (49:11)

Refrain from wasting (17:26)

Feed the poor (22:36)

Backbiting is a big sin (49:12)

Don’t break your promise (5:89)

Don’t take bribes (27:36)

Control your anger (3:134)

Don’t gossip (24:15)

Think good of others (24:12)

Be generous to guests (51:24-2

Be kind to parents and do not say a word of uff to them. (17:23)

Turn away from foul speech (23:3)

Don’t mock others (49:11)

Walk humbly (25:63)

Respond to evil with good (41:34)

Don’t insult others’ religions (6:108)

Don’t deceive people in trade (6:152)

Be moderate. Don’t be miserly nor extravagant (25:67)

Don’t call others bad names (49:11)

Speak nicely and kindly, even to the ignorant (25:63)

Don’t ask for repayment for favors (76:9)

Make room for others at gatherings (58:11)

Try to make peace with your enemies (8:61)

When someone offers you a Salaam, return it in a better manner (4:86)

Lower your voice and talk moderately (31:19)

Don’t be unjust towards people, even if you hate them. (6:108)

Don’t ask too many favors from people (2:273)

Greet people when you enter their home (24:27)

Don’t criticize the small contributions of others (9:79)

Try to settle the differences between husband & wife (4:128)

Oppression and corruption are worse than murder. (2:217)

Preach wisely (16:125)

Don’t accuse others of adultery without a proof (24:4).

Don’t call someone a kaafir without knowledge. (4:94)

Knock before entering someone’s room. (24:59)

Don’t wrongly consume the wealth of the oppressed or orphan. (4:29)

Forgive others, as you would like Allah to forgive you (24:22)

Don’t order others to do good while forgetting it yourself (2:44)

Don’t frown, turn away or neglect those who come to you (80:10)

If you cannot help a needy person, at least speak nice words (17:28)

Be lenient to those you have authority over and consult them in matters (3:159)

Verify information before acting upon it (49:6)

Continue to spend on those less fortunate, if you can. (24:22)

Don’t enter somebody’s home without permission & return if refused entry (24:27-28)

Don’t sit with those who mock religion until they change the subject (4:140)

Don’t slander(24:16)


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