Tag Archives: Manners in Islam

May, 2018

  • 14 May

    Sterling advices of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) on interaction

    In the following report, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) has offered sterling guidelines on interaction with fellow humans. Lets read them carefully with the intention of implementing.   The famous Tabi’i; Sayyiduna Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) reports that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) laid eighteen guidelines for the people, each one filled with wisdom: 1. When someone disobeys Allah in matters that impacts on you, you can retaliate in no better way than …

March, 2018

  • 21 March

    The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

    Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the anger of the hearts.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, see Al-Tamhid, vol. 15 pg. 85-91 and Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1453)   Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) states: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to accept gifts …

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

    Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the encouragement to pick the teeth after meals.   Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘How good is [the practice of] those in my …

September, 2017

  • 5 September

    Let’s honour the dignity of our marhum, ‘fallen brethren’

    Undoubtedly, Allah Ta’ala‬‎ has favoured the Ummah of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in countless ways.   Intervalled Tests   From time to time Allah Ta’ala -by his wisdom- also tests the Ummah. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) informed the Ummah that they will be tested by Allah Ta’ala in the form of natural catastrophes and other physical hardships. Currently many Muslims throughout the world are subject to unimaginable torture and brutality. …

August, 2017

  • 16 August

    Putting the elders first

    Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) while explaining the importance of etiquette with seniors, writes: ‘I was once with my friend at our Madrasah Sha’baniyyah in Aleppo (may Allah Ta’ala alleviate the sufferings of its people soon) when we saw two of our senior teachers. Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad As’ad ‘Ibajy (rahimahullah) My friend proceeded to greet and shake the hand of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah first. He …

July, 2017

  • 11 July

    Having Adab for Allah and everything connected to Him

    Allah Ta’ala has inspired humans to adopt good qualities. Human beings can progress in the qualities that Allah Ta’ala has instilled in them. Among these qualities is adab; to have respect/manners/etiquettes. This is something of utmost importance although many of us regard it to be trivial. Here is a talk that I gave on the topic of Adab. Please note that the audio recording is cutoff towards the end. Download …

  • 4 July

    Religion is no Joke!

    As a rule, in every Muslim’s life, his religion must always be preferred over entertainment. Or else very little of Islam will remain. Adherence and reverence for one’s creed must reign supreme. This is not to say, Islam doesn’t allow recreation, or light heartedness. The sirah of our beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has many examples of his jovial side. These are well documented and are known to many.   Crucial …

March, 2017

  • 6 March

    Dispel disunity and hatred in the Ummah

    Allah gives many opportunities and occasions for a person to be forgiven. But amidst many thousands and millions that Allah forgives, there is one category of people who are always deprived from this mercy. These are people who harbor enmity, malice and rancor  in their hearts for their fellow Muslim brothers/sisters. Here are some guidelines from Quran and Hadith that will help us dispel and remove this sickness of hatred, …

December, 2016

  • 22 December

    The Charitable Buyer

    How often have we purchased items from vendors on the streets and sidewalks?  Some of us who do so, also have the habit of bargaining with these poor vendors. The following Hadith is a source of guidance and inspiration on this topic:

November, 2016

  • 7 November

    The Best of You…

    One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) and Sayyidah Hawwa (radiyallahu ‘anha).