Good Deed #57: Have good manners

And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is best. (17:53)

Abu Darda’ reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.”(Bukhari)

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet of Allah (saaws) said, “And what is most likely to send people to Paradise? Being conscious of Allah and good manners.”(bukhari)

Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, used very often to pray in the following manner, “O Allah! I ask You for good health, for trust, for self-control, for good manners, and to be satisfied with the divine decree.”(Bukhari)

The Prophet was asked: “Which Muslim has the perfect faith ?” He answered: “He who has the best moral character.” (Tibrani)

bdullah bin’ Amar has reported: “I have heard the Prophet as saying: ‘Should I not tell you who amongst you is the most likeable person to me 1 And who will be the nearest to me on the Day of the Judgment 1’ He repeated this question twice or thrice. The people requested him to tell them about such a person. He said ‘He who amongst you has the best moral character.'”(Ahmed)

Source of hadith on manners

Lecture on good manners by Sheikh Jafar Idris

Action plan

1. Follow the example of Muhammad(SAW)’s good conduct and akhlaaq.

2. Be gentle

3. Some examples of good manners from past good deeds

#1 Smile

#2 Greet one another

#9 Be good to your neighbours

#11 Be kind to your parents

#12 Have mercy on children

#16 Honor your guests

#25 Be Patient

#26 Be grateful

#32 Respect and appreciate your mother

#35 Listen

#36 Speak the truth

51 Keep strong family ties

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