Conclusion

This is a collection of Islamic manners that were part of the etiquette of your pious Muslim predecessors. I presented them to you in a clear and understandable way so that you inculcate them and practise upon them. The best place to follow these manners is at home and the homes of your brothers. Do not overlook these etiquettes when dealing with your family and your Muslim brethren assuming  that there is no need for it.

Your immediate family and friends are the most deserving of your good conduct and manners. In this regard, Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim [Rahimahumullah] have reported that a  man asked Rasulullah [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam], “O Prophet of Allah, who deserves my best behaviour?” The Prophet [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam] answered: “Your mother! Your mother! Your mother! Then your father, then the closer, and the closer among your relatives.”

Beloved readers, do not overlook these manners when interacting with the appropriate people, and act properly and amicably with others. If you do not behave properly, you degrade yourself, abuse the duty that you are entrusted with and abandon the guidance of Rasulullah [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam]. Ask Allah to assist you in attaining His pleasure and the manners of His religion, and it is He who protects the pious.

May Allah protect you, your relatives and your beloved ones. May Allah help you to obey His orders, remain obedient to Him, and follow the example of Prophet [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam]. May Allah grant you His love, grace and His generosity. May peace and salutations be upon the Prophet [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam], his family and his companions [Radiallahu anhum]. All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the universe. Amin

This was written in the hope of receiving your prayers.

(Shaykh) Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah [Rahimahullah]

Introduction

The religion of Islam has rules of etiquette and a moral code regarding every aspect of life. These apply to the whole community; the old, the young, men and women.

Rasulullah [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam] said, “Women are the counterparts of men.”[Sunan Abi' Dawud]

Hence, what is required of men, in adhering to Islamic manners, is required for women; for together they form the Muslim society and it is through them that Islam is portrayed and identified.

Note: These manners encompass even the slightest of acts such as entering, or leaving the toilet and postures of sitting and cleaning one’s self therein.

At the time of Rasulullah [Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam], one of the polytheist mocking said to Sayyidina Salman al Farsi[Radiallahu anhu], “Your Prophet has taught you everything, even the manners of going to the toilet.” Sayyidina Salman al Farsi[Radiallahu anhu] answered,”Yes our Prophet[Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam] forbade us from facing the qiblah when urinating or excreting.” Sayyidina Salman al Farsi[Radiallahu anhu] continued,”The Prophet[Sallallahu álayhi wa sallam] forbade us from using the right hand when cleaning ourselves and commanded us to use atleast three stones for cleaning.”[Sahih Muslim]

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