SOME IMPORTANT ISLAMIC ETHICS

INTRODUCTION : A Muslim is expected to conduct himself in the best manner, at all times, under all circumstances, and in all places. This section attempts to select some of the most common but important etiquettes that a Believer should observe. Observing proper Islamic ethics not only prevent undesired consequences; it also generates great rewards and benefits. Though not exhaustive, a selection of these essential ethics are presented under two section : important ethics from the Quraan and important Islamic ethics from the Sunnah. IMPORTANT ISLAMIC ETHICS FROM THE QURAAN: 1. Do not Mix truth with falsehood And Mix Truth with falsehood, nor the truth knowingly ( Surah Al- Baqarah, 2 : 42 ). 2. Seek Help Through Patience and Prayer And seek assistance through patience and prayer, and this is hard except for the humble ones ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:45 ). 3. Do not Ridicule Those Killed in the Way of Allah And speak not of those who are killed in the way of Allah as Dead.Nay, they are alive but you perceive not ( Surah Albaqarah, 2: 154 ). 4. What to do when a misfortune Occurs Say: ‘ We are from Allah and to Him we shall return’ (Surah alBaqarah, 2:156 ). 5. What is piety

It is not piety that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but piety is the one who believe in Allah, and the Last Day, and the angels, and the Book, and the Prophets, and gives away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask and to set slaves free, and keeps up prayer, and pays the poor-rate, and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflict. These are they who are the truthful; and these are they who keep their duty ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2: 177 ). 6. Wealthy Muslims Must Make a Will before Death It is prescribed for you, when death approaches one of you, if he Leaves wealth for parents and near relatives, to make a bequest ( will ) in a kindly manner; it is incumbent upon the dutiful ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 : 180 ). 7. Jihad is Incumbent on Muslims Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you But do not transgress. Surely Allah loves not the aggressors. ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 : 190 ). 8. Submit Completely to Allah O you who believes, enter into complete submission and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Surely he is your open enemy ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 : 208; see also Surah Al-Ma’idah, 5:90 ). 9. Shun Intoxicants and Games of Chance They ask thee about intoxicants and games of chance ( gambling ). Say : In both of them is a grat sin and ( some ) Advantage for men, and their sin is greater than their advantage ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 : 219 ). 10. Do not have sex During Menstruation

And they ask thee about menstruation. Say : It is harmful; so keep aloof from women during menstrual discharge and go not near them ( do not have sexual intercourse with them ) until they are clean ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:222 ).
11. Do not Make Allah the Cause of Not Doing Good

And make not Allah by your oaths a hindrance to your doing good and keeping your duty and making peace between men. And Allah is Hearing, Knowing ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 :224 ). 12.Suckle Your Children And mothers shall suckle their children for 2years, for him who desires to complete the time of suckling ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:233 ). 13.Widows Must Wait Four Months and Ten Days before Remarrying And ( as for ) those of you who die and leave wives behind, such women should keep themselves in waiting for four months and ten days ( Iddat )( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 :234 ). 14.There is no Compulsion in Religion There is no compulsion in religion _ the right way is indeed clearly distinct from error. So whoever disbelievers in the devil and believes in Allah, he indeed lays hold on the firmest handle which shall never break. And Allah is Hearing, Knowing ( surah Al-Baqarah,2 :256 ).
15. Do not Insult Someone whom You have Given Charity

A kind of word with forgiveness is better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Self-sufficient, Forbearing. O you who believe, make Not your charity worthless by reproach and injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men and believes not in Allah and the Last Day ( Surah Al-Baqarah, 2 :263-264 ).