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Quranic Way of Life

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In the name of Allah.

Some of the lessons learnt from Quran that apply to our general

living!

1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion,

colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job

and so on [17/70]

2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception

[33/70]

3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way

[17/53, 2/83]

4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low. [31/19]

5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and

ostentatious [22/30]

6. Do not confound truth with falsehood [2/42]

7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart [3/167]

8. Speak in a civilised manner in a language that is recognised by the

society and is commonly used [4/5]

9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a

relative [6/152]

10. Do not be a bragging boaster [31/18]

11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain [23/3, 28/55]

12. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile play,

then pass by with dignity [25/72]

13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious

or overt [6/151].

14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct

yourself expeditiously [3/134].

15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people [31/18]

16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit [17/37, 31/18]

17. Be moderate in thy pace [31/19]

18. Walk with humility and sedateness [25/63]

19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and

salacious stares [24/30-31, 40/19].

20. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep

your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without

full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave

consequences [24/15-16]

21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favourable

view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter.

Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and

truthful evidence [24/12-13]

22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in

ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [49/6]

23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct

knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you

must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be

held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning

[17/36].

24. Never think that you have reached the final stage of knowledge and

nobody knows more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone endowed with

knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [12/76]. Even the

Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep praying, "O My sustainer! Advance

me in knowledge." [20:114]

25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of

one family, brothers and sisters unto one another [49/10].

26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others [49/11]

27. Do not defame others [49/11]

28. Do not insult others by nicknames [49/11]

29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might

deplete your communal energy [49/12]

30. Spy not upon one another [49/12]

31. Do not backbite one another [49/12]

32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for

safety. One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and

also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a

greeting still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy [4/86]

33. When you enter your own home or the home of somebody else,

compliment the inmates [24/61]

34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought

permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of

blessing, purity and pleasure [24/27]

35. Treat kindly

" Your parents

" Relatives

" The orphans

" And those who have been left alone in the society [4/36]

36. Take care of

" The needy,

" The disabled

" Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs

" And those whose businesses have stalled

" And those who have lost their jobs. [4/36]

37. Treat kindly

" Your related neighbours, and unrelated neighbours

" Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public

transportation. [4/36]

38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street,

and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition [4/36]

39. Be nice to people who work under your care. [4/36]

40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them

with reminders of your generosity [2/262].

41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour, not even thanks

[76/9]

42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with

others in evil and bad matters [5/2]

43. Do no try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues

[53/32]

44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways

first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good

deeds yourself, then preach [2/44]

45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct

others] [66/6]

46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out

of ignorance, and then repents and amends [6/54, 3/134]

47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions

to creative energy, and become a source of tranquillity and comfort to

people [3/134]

48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful

exhortation. Reason with them most decently [16/125]

49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the

Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and

amusement [6/70]

50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless

they engage in some other conversation [4/140]

51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]

52. In your collective life, make rooms for others [58/11]

53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too

early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to

engage in bootless babble. Such things may cause inconvenience to the

host [33/53]

54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation [7/31].

55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly [17/26]

56. Fulfil your promises and commitments [17/34]

57. Keep yourself clean, pure [9/108, 4/43, 5/6].

58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite

character from inside out [7/26]

59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour [29/17, 2/188]

60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor

bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their

possessions [2/188]

may Allah make us among those who follow the guidance of the Quran till the last day. Ameen.

source: www.islamway.com

salam

wel_mel

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Bismillah

As salam alaikum

jazak allah

One of the points has hit home for me due to recent events:

25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of one family, brothers and sisters unto one another [49/10].

Unfortunately as an ummah we do not adhere to this one for the most part. It is one of our great failings, to hear about our brothers and sisters around the world suffering and at most many only feel pity and at worst feel nothing because they are not of the same culture, ethnicity, or race.

I was confronted with an aspect of this division and apathy in my community. Some of us were celebrating the graduations of our brothers and sisters from the local university. Others were celebrating Eid. The former included a sample of the diversity that this ummah has to offer. The latter was of only one culture from those from one region of the world. Not one invitation to those outside of this clique and when one brother wanted to join he was chided for not being invited. Alhamdulillah, he went anyway. He said, "Any time muslims gather, I am there." wink.gif

If we want to advance this ummah, there are two very simple ways in which to do this. By simple, I mean that it requires little effort with great results. One is going to be obvious. Unite. I do not necessarily mean military or in mass gatherings. I mean more of the effort of making every muslim that we encounter feel as a brother, a companion. Dole out those smiles even if we do not feel happy. It is a form of charity! Earn those graces. Do not discount the effect of a sincere smile and a genuine "As salam alaikum." We must try to feel the meaning of these words, this blessing. We are asking Allah to send His Peace, His Serenity, His Calm, His Comfort upon our loved one, the one whom we love because he loves Allah. In return we get the same. If not in a returned greeting, then in the angels asking Allah to give us the same because what we ask for our brother, angels ask for us in return. Reaching out to one another, Insha'Allah will lay the foundations for this deen to raise the true brotherhood up once again.

The second requies a little more effort. The effort though will produce great effects. Basically, go to the mosque for fajr prayer, consistently. This act will purify our hearts. It will strengthen our iman. It shows Allah that we are willing to obey and are ready to serve Him. It also shows the rest of the world what Islam truly is. A high ranking Israeli official said that they will worry about muslims when they show up in numbers at fajr like they do for jummah prayer. If one reflects upon this, the reasons become apparent.

Jazak Allah Khair for your post. It added to my knowledge and reflection as well as got me to write about what has been rattling in my mind for some time. O' Allah raise us up to the level of Your deen. Let us be ready to serve and obey. Let us be guided by Your Light to The Truth and to Paradise. Allah Forgive me.

As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

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Assalamo Alikom.

Jazaka Allahu Khiran brother Dan, perfect comments. Mashaa Allah.

May Allah continue his blessing upon all muslims everywhere, and Guide those who are seeking his correct path. Ameen.

salam

wel_mel.

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Asalaamu alikum Brother wel mel. It is nice to see you back again. I hope all is good with you and your family. Jazak Allah for the great reminders, in sha Allah I am going to print it out and put them on the fridge for all my family to read and remind of us of the importance of our deen and growth to become better Muslims in sha Allah.

Wa Salaam

Br. Todd

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Wa Alikom Assalam brother Todd,

jazaka allahu khiran for asking about my family.. we are all Alhamdulelah fine by Allah's Blessing and Mercy.

the reminder brother was only FEW examples out of so many inside the Koran which we will never be able to count them . Alhamdulelah.

May Allah open all hearts to the right path. Ameen.

salam

wel_mel

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