Islamic Manners – Lesson 5: Opening/Closing Doors Gently and The Islamic Greeting

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When entering and leaving the house:

-Do not open and close the door violently and harshly. This includes moving from one room to the next. Open and close doors calmly, gently and gracefully.

-Use the Islamic greeting of Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

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Islamic Manners – Lesson 8: Identifying One’s Self Clearly

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When calling or knocking at someone’s door, it is important to identify one’s self. One should never say “it’s me” as this is incorrect. Rather one should try their utmost best to identify themselves in the clearest manner possible.

 

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Islamic Manners – Lesson 9: Etiquettes of Visiting, and Accepting the Host’s Apology

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When visiting other people, the following etiquettes must be acted upon:

-Before going to visit someone, make an appointment.

-To keep to the time appointed for the visit or appointment; if one cannot attend, then it is vital to notify.

-If the host excuses himself to entertain you, with or without a reason, accept his apology gracefully and leave, and do not demand a reason.

-As a host if you are not able to entertain the visitor just inform them and do not lie as this is from the signs of hypocrisy.

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Islamic Manners – Lesson 11: Choosing a Seat and Avoiding Inspection

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Whatever the host offers you, accept it wholeheartedly. It could be a particular seat, a cushion or a stool. Accept whatever the host gives you and accept it gracefully.

One should not sit in the place which belongs to the host. Most people have their favourite places within their houses (their normal place where they sit). The last thing one would want to do is to sit in the place of the host, unless he invites you to sit in his place.

If other guests enter the room and no seats remain, we should be willing to give preference to others and give up our seats. Especially if an elder person or a person of knowledge enters the room, we should stand up and give up our seat.

One must not open a closed closet, look inside a box, or open a wallet or even a wrapped package, including anything that many be covered. This goes against the trust the host has granted you, and this is a sign of a hypocrite.

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Islamic Manners – Lesson 12: Timing one’s Visit of Others

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