Category: Manners with others

Thinking Well of Others Relieves the Heart

Nothing relieves the heart and makes one happy more than thinking well of others. It protects one from the harm of worrisome thoughts that disturb his peace of mind and exhaust the body. ... more


With your good manners, morals and dealing with people, Muslims and become better than the one that fasts durin the day and pray during the night.

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Watch Your Tongue!

If we understood Qur'an as a book of guidance and a way of life, we would not have any problems amongst us nor we would have problems with others. Listen to this audio and see how Qur'an and the Prophet teach us to control our tongue.

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Love Your Brother for the Sake of Allah

In Islam, true friendships are bound by brotherhood and sisterhood bonds that are stronger than typical friendships. ... more

The importance of being truthful

What is the importance of being truthful, both in personal and business relationships, in Islam? Is lying ever considered and (acceptable) action?

Praise be to Allah.Being truthful means speaking the truth and also saying things that reflect reality.Being truthful is one of the necessities of a human society, one of the virtues of human behaviour, and brings great benefits, whilst lying is one of the major elements of corruption in human ... Continue Reading

Should he focus on purifying his heart or on doing naafil acts?

Which is more important: dealing with feelings and thoughts that Allaah dislikes, such as destructive envy, hatred, arrogance, showing off, thinking highly of one's deeds, hard-heartedness, etc., which form the evil that resides in the heart, or focusing on doing outward naafil deeds such as prayer, fasting and other acts of worship and fulfilling vows even though those other things are present in the heart? Please advise us, may Allah reward you with good.

Praise be to Allah.  Some of the acts mentioned are obligatory, and those which are obligatory should be given precedence, as Allah says according to the hadith qudsi narrated from His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): «My slave does not draw near to Me with anything ... Continue Reading

Between hypocrisy and politeness

1. I would like to know the dividing line between hypocrisy and courtesy, because in many cases I feel that there is some two-facedness in people's behaviour and dealings, based on their interests and whims and desires, and it is said that it is just courtesy. Is this true? 

2. Is it possible for true friendship to be mixed with a little hypocrisy? I have a friend who does not love me as I thought she did. She held a special place in my heart that was shared by no one else, but recently I found out that my status with her is zero, and her behaviour with me for many years was superficial. I thought, and everyone was certain about that, that our friendship was strong, and until now I do not know how to end this friendship after finding out what is really going on. 

3. Can the way this friend behaved be regarded as hypocrisy? 

4. What is the punishment for hypocrisy in friendship?

Praise be to Allah.Some people often confuse the meanings of hypocrisy, politeness and flattery, and the reason for that is the failure to understand the true meanings of brotherhood and sincere friendship. In their minds they do not separate truth and falsehood, good conduct and bad. ... Continue Reading

Asking the Muslim about the state of his heart and his faith

Is it permissible to ask the Muslims -when meeting with them- about the state of their faith or their hearts? One of them said to me that this is a matter of the unseen and that it is not appropriate to ask about it.

Praise be to Allah.What is prescribed for the Muslim is to encourage those he meets to adhere to the truth in word and deed, and to be patient in doing that and calling people to it, as Allah, may He be exalted, says:{وَالْعَصْرِ . إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ . إِلَّا ... Continue Reading

Telling brothers and friends that you love them

If one Muslim brother loves another Muslim brother, does he have to say to this brother "I love you for the sake of Allah?

Praise be to Allah.Saying that you love your brothers and friends is part of the etiquette of keeping righteous company, and is a noble and good characteristic. Telling people that you love them increases the bonds of love and strengthens the ties among Muslims. It was narrated from Anas ... Continue Reading

#6 The Sunnah of Smiling

The Sunnah of Smiling

How beautiful would it be if smiling was a characteristic of the Muslim community, for smiles can ease the pains that people live every minute. You don’t have to be free of problems and grief to smile, the Prophet () always smiled even though he was faced by one grief ...

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Deterring people from backbiting (Gheebah)

Definition of Gheebah:

When the Prophet  was asked about backbiting, he answered: «To mention your brother in a manner which he dislikes». Then he  was asked, “What if my brother actually has (this failing) that I made mention of?” The Prophet said: «If (that failing) is actually found in your ...

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