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Etiquette, Ethics, and Manners

The Quran teaches acceptance of life, not rejection or withdrawal. Monasticism and asceticism are not permitted in Islam. Leading a righteous life, and making proper and balanced use of one's faculties and the bounties provided by God, is the rule of life. Within this general concept the Quran lays down detailed instructions for the fostering of moral and spiritual values. The object is the beneficient and co-ordinated development of all faculties.

49: 11. Surely, all believers are brothers. So make peace between your brothers, and fear ALLAH that mercy may be shown to you.

49: 12. O ye who believe ! let not one people deride another people, haply they may be better than they, nor let one group of women deride other women, haply they may be better than they. And do not defame your people nor call one another by nick-names. It is an evil thing to be called by bad name after having believed; and those who repent not, such are the wrongdoers.

49: 13. O ye who believe ! avoid much suspicion; for suspicion in some cases is a sin. And spy not on one another, neither back-bite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Certainly, you would loath it. And fear ALLAH, surely, ALLAH is oft-Returning with compassion and is Merciful.

4: 37. And worship ALLAH and associate naught with HIM, and show kindness to parents, and to kindred, and orphans, and the needy, and to the neighbour who is a kinsman and the neighbour who is a stranger, and the companion by your side, and the wayfarer, and those whom your right hands possess. Surely, ALLAH loves not the arrogant and the boastful;

4: 38. Who are niggardly and also enjoin people to be niggardly, and hide that which ALLAH has given them of HIS bounty. And WE have prepared for the disbelievers an humiliating punishment;

4: 39. And as for those who spend their wealth in order to be seen of men, and believe not in ALLAH, nor the Last Day, they are the companions of Satan, an whoso has Satan for a companion, and evil companion is he.

16: 91. Verily, ALLAH enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency and manifest evil and transgression. HE admonishes you that you may take heed.

16: 92. And fulfil the covenant of ALLAH when you have made one, and break not your oaths after making them firm, while you have made ALLAH your surety. Certainly, ALLAH knows what you do.

16: 93. And be not like unto her who cuts up her yarn into pieces after having spun it strong by making your oaths a means of deceit between you, for fear lest one people become more powerful than another people. Surely, ALLAH tries you therewith, and on the Day of Resurrection HE will make clear to you that wherein you differed.

4:136. O ye who believe ! be strict in observing justice and be witnesses for ALLAH, even though it be against yourselves or against your parents or kindred. Whether he, against whom witness is borne, be rich or poor, ALLAH is more regardful of them both than you are. Therefore follow not your low desires that you may be able to act equitably. And if you hide the truth or evade it, then know that ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do.

4:149. ALLAH likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged. Verily, ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

4:150. Whether you make public a good deed or keep it secret or pardon an evil, ALLAH is certainly the Effacer of sins, All-Powerful.

5: 9. O ye who believe ! be steadfast in the cause of ALLAH, bearing witness in equity; and let not a people's enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just. That is nearer to righteousness. And fear ALLAH. Surely, ALLAH is Aware of what you do.

5: 10. ALLAH has promised those who believe and do good deeds that they shall have forgiveness and a great reward.

5: 11. And as for those who disbelieve and reject Our Signs, they are the people of Hell.

17: 32. And slay not your children for fear of poverty. It is WE Who provide for them and for you. Surely, the slaying of them is a grievous sin.

17: 33. And go not nigh unto adultery, surely, it is a manifest indecency and an evil way.

17: 34. And slay not the soul, the slaying of which ALLAH has forbidden, save for a just cause. And whoso is slain wrongfully, WE have surely given his heir authority to demand retribution but let him not exceed the prescribed bounds in slaying; for therein he will be supported by law.

17: 35. And come not near the property of the orphan, except in the best way, until he attains his maturity and fulfil the covenant; for the covenant shall be questioned about.

17: 36. And give full measure when you measure and weigh with a right balance; that is best and most commendable in the end.

17: 37. And follow not that of which thou hast no knowledge. Verily, the ear and the eye and the heart - all these shall be called to account.

17: 38. And walk not in the earth haughtily, for thou canst not thus rend the earth, nor canst thou reach the mountains in height.

17: 39. The evil of all these is hateful in the sight of thy Lord.

 



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