Some of the lessons learnt from Quran that apply to our general living!
- Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their race, religion, sex, skin colour, language, lineage status, community status, property, birth, profession/job and so on.
- Talk straight to the point, without any ambiguity or deception.Do not shout.
- Speak politely keeping your voice low.
- Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way.
- Speak in a civilized manner in a language that is recognized by the society and is commonly used.
- Be moderate in thy pace. Walk with humility and sedateness.
- Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people.
- Do not walk haughtily or with conceit.
(for it is said in Surah Luqman v19, “And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.” )
- Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious.Do not confound truth with falsehood.
- Let your mouth speak the words from your heart.
- When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative.
(for it is said in Surah Nisa v135, “O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts) lest ye swerve and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.“)
- Do not be a bragging boaster.
- Do not talk, listen to or do anything vain.
- If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct yourself expeditiously.
- If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep quiet. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences.
- When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable 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.
- Ascertain truth of any news, lest you smite someone in ignorance & afterwards repent of what you did.
- 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.
(Abu Hurairah (Radhiallahu `anhu) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak what is good or be silent.”)
- Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and salacious stares.
- Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious or overt.
(for it is said in Surah Noor V30: “Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. “)
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.”