A common misconception about the Qur’an is that it is a high-level religious, moral, and historical book that only mentions the most complex issues for human beings. The Qur’an is not for ordinary things that are useful in daily life. For example: how we talk, how we go for a walk, how we make the bed for the children — these details are not the Qur’an for ordinary everyday affairs. Due to this notion, many people do not learn these things from the Qur’an, read some related religious books, biographies of scholars, etc., and often get confused by learning various kinds of controversial advice and bring harm to themselves, family and society; Where Allah Himself has taught us:
- When talking to any person, speak politely, in an elegant way – 2:63.
- Without any pretense, without deception, say clearly what you want to say – 33:60.
- Do not shout, do not speak harshly, speak humbly – 31:19.
- He will say whatever is in his mind – 3:16.
- Don’t talk nonsense and don’t listen to other people’s nonsense. Get rid of those who talk nonsense, waste time doing unnecessary things – 23: 3, 26:55.
- Don’t make fun of anyone, don’t taunt, don’t make fun – 49:10.
- Do not speak ill of others, do not defame anyone – 49:10.
- Don’t call anyone by a bad name. – 49:10.
- Don’t talk nonsense behind anyone – 49:12.
- Do not envy those whom God has given more, even if they are your own brothers and sisters – 4:54.
- You must agree to it before asking others to correct it. Work is more effective than words – 2:44.
- Never lie – 22:30.
- Do not confuse the truth with lies and do not knowingly conceal the truth – 2:42.
- If you do not have the right knowledge about something, keep your mouth shut about it. You may think that there is no problem in talking about these little things without knowing them properly. But you do not know, it may be a terrible thing in the sight of God – 24:14, 24:16.
- Call people to the path of God wisely, elegantly. Argu with them very politely, politely – 17: 125.
- Wear elegant clothes, behave nicely – 6:26.
- Wear elegant clothes and pray, wherever it is – 6:31.
- Don’t eat too much, don’t drink too much – 6:31.
- Don’t try to impress others by pretending to be your own – 53:32.
- Do not quarrel with anyone, do not be proud of yourself – 31:16.
- Don’t show off by bragging – 17:36.
- Don’t be in a hurry, walk slowly and in good health – 31:19.
- Will walk with humility – 25:63.
- Don’t doubt too much, there is some doubt which is a sin. Guess not. Do not spy on one another – 49:12.
- Never enter his house without asking and giving a nice greeting – 24:26.
- When you meet someone, greet them nicely, greet them. If someone greets you, greet him better than him, greet him. If you can’t do that, at least let him know – 4:8.
- When you come to your own house or to someone else’s house, greet those who are in the house and wish them good from Allah – 24:71.
- If someone forgives by forgetting his guilt and corrects himself, he will forgive him with interest, without suppressing any anger – 6:54, 3: 134.
- Ignorant, barbaric, misguided people will go away saying salutations / peace when they talk unnecessarily, make silly arguments – 25:63.
- Fix yourself and your family first, before fixing others – 6: 7.
- If you do any good to anyone, don’t bother reminding them – 2: 262.
- If you help someone, don’t expect any benefit from him in return, not even thanks – 6: 9.
- If you talk to someone, you must talk. You will be asked about each of your promises – 17:34.
- Help those who are doing good deeds, encourage them, do good deeds with them. Those who do bad things will not be helped in any way – 5: 2.
- Those who do nonsense will go away to maintain their self-respect – 25:82.
- Dirtyness, not even going to the edge of obscenity, let it be done secretly, and openly – 6: 151.
- Keep your eyes on the opposite sex, do not look at sex, not even for a moment – 24:30, 24:31, 40:19.
- When you hear something bad about someone, have a good idea about it, until you get the right information about it. Take others as innocent until proven guilty – 24:12.
- When a wicked person gives you bad news, make sure you check it out, so that you don’t do something for which you have to suffer later – 49: 7.
- Do not blindly follow what you do not know, because in the Court of Allah your eyes, hearing and heart সব all these things will be judged – 17:38.
- Those who do not pay attention to the word of God, ignore it, laugh and move away from them – 6:60. Don’t sit with them until they talk about something else, so that you don’t become like them – 4: 140.
- It will be clean and tidy – 9: 106, 4:43, 5: 6.
- Don’t take bribes and don’t give bribes – 2:16.
- Do not seize other people’s money, property knowingly – 2:16.
- Do not use your property unjustly – 2:16.
- Those whom you obey for food, clothing, shelter, resources, have no power to give you anything, only ask Allah – 29:16.
Family and kinship relationships
- When he is invited to eat, he will go only when he is told to go, not earlier. After eating, they will leave without delay, so that they do not have any difficulty – 33:53.
- Don’t be biased when speaking, even if it is against a close relative – 6: 152.
- Parents will take the best care of everything – 2:83. Have the best relationship with parents, use – 4:36.
- Have a good relationship with close relatives – 2:83, 4:38.
- Help orphans and needy people – 2:83, 4:36.
- Have nice relationships with friends and neighbors – 4:38.
- Will help travelers in danger – 4:36.
- Those who work under you and treat slaves or workmen nicely – 4:36.
- Respect all people irrespective of race, religion, caste, language, qualifications – 18:60.
- Believers are all brothers and sisters, regardless of race, caste, language or qualifications. You will all be like brothers and sisters in the same family – 49:10.
- Make room for others in your life – 56:11.
Let me end with a verse from the Quran:
… I have sent you (Muhammad) the Book, explaining everything clearly; As a guide, grace and good news for those who are loyal to Allah (Muslims). (18:69)
Note: The above advice is not a direct translation of the relevant verse. Rather, the advice has been given from the particular parts of the verses that have been collected. Many times reading the meaning of the verse does not make sense. Think, read the commentary, you will understand.
– Omar al-Jabir