The following are some of the verses that deal with
etiquette in our daily life.
O you who believe, do not enter homes other than yours without permission from
their inhabitants, and without greeting them. This is better for you, that you
may take heed.
When greeted with a greeting, you shall respond with a better greeting or at
least an equal one. GOD reckons all things.
When those who believe in our revelations come to you, you shall
say,"Salmun `Alaykum (Peace be upon you). ……….
73:10] And remain steadfast in the face of their utterances, and disregard them
in a nice manner.
"You shall not treat the people with arrogance, nor shall you roam the
earth proudly. GOD does not like the arrogant showoffs. "Walk humbly and
lower your voice - the ugliest voice is the donkey's voice."
GOD does not like the utterance of bad language, unless one is treated with
gross injustice. GOD is Hearer, Knower.
O children of Adam, you shall be clean and dress nicely when you go to the
masjid. And eat and drink moderately; Surely, He does not love the gluttons.
O you who believe, no people shall ridicule other people, for they may be
better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be
better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or make fun of your names.
Evil indeed is the reversion to wickedness after attaining faith. Anyone who
does not repent after this, these are the transgressors.
O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of
suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite
one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother.
You certainly abhor this. You shall observe GOD. GOD is Redeemer, Most
Do you not see that GOD has cited the example of the good word as a good tree
whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches are high in the sky? It produces
its crop every season, as designed by its Lord. GOD thus cites the examples for
the people, that they may take heed.
And the example of the bad word is that of a bad tree chopped at the soil
level; it has no roots to keep it standing.
Not equal is the good response and the bad response. You shall resort to the
nicest possible response. Thus, the one who used to be your enemy, may become
your best friend.
Do not argue with the people of the scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims)
except in the nicest possible manner - unless they transgress - and say,
"We believe in what was revealed to us and in what was revealed to you,
and our god and your god is one and the same; to Him we are submitters."
O you who believe, if you are told, "Please make room," you shall
make room for each other to sit. GOD will then make room for you. If you are
asked to get up and move, get up and move. GOD raises those among you who
believe, and those who acquire knowledge to higher ranks. GOD is fully
Cognizant of everything you do.
Your Lord has decreed that you shall not worship except Him, and your parents
shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to
them, "Uff" (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout
at them; you shall treat them amicably.
Even if you have to turn away from them, as you pursue the mercy of your Lord,
you shall treat them in the nicest manner.
2:263] Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by
insult. GOD is Rich, Clement.
O you who believe, do not nullify your charities by inflicting reproach and
insult, like one who spends his money to show off, while disbelieving in GOD
and the Last Day. His example is like a rock covered with a thin layer of soil;
as soon as heavy rain falls, it washes off the soil, leaving it a useless rock.
They gain nothing from their efforts. GOD does not guide disbelieving people.
O you who believe, permission must be requested by your servants and the
children who have not attained puberty (before entering your rooms). This is to
be done in three instances - before the Dawn Prayer, at noon when you change
your clothes to rest, and after the Night Prayer. These are three private times
for you. At other times, it is not wrong for you or them to mingle with one
another. GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you. GOD is Omniscient, Most
Tell My servants to treat each other in the best possible manner, for the devil
will always try to drive a wedge among them. Surely, the devil is man's most
........When you enter any home, you shall greet each other a greeting from GOD
that is blessed and good. GOD thus explains the revelations for you, that you
You fabricated it with your own tongues, and the rest of you repeated it with
your mouths without proof. You thought it was simple, when according to
God,gross. when you heard it, you should have said,"we will not repeat
this.Glory be to You.This is a gross falshood.
Those among you who are blessed with resources and wealth shall be charitable
towards their relatives, the poor, and those who have immigrated for the sake
of God. They shall treat them with kindness and tolerance; do you not love to
attain God's forgiveness? God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
When they come across vain talk, they disregard it and say, "We are
responsible for our deeds, and you are responsible for your deeds. Peace be
upon you. We do not wish to behave like the ignorant ones."
You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment,
and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has
strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.
O you who believe, if you strike in the cause of GOD, you shall be absolutely
sure. Do not say to one who offers you peace, "You are not a
believer," seeking the spoils of this world. For GOD possesses infinite
spoils. Remember that you used to be like them, and GOD blessed you. Therefore,
you shall be absolutely sure (before you strike). GOD is fully Cognizant of
everything you do.
And if you punish, you shall inflict an equivalent punishment. But if you
resort to patience (instead of revenge), it would be better for the patient
Do not abuse the oaths among you, lest you slide back after having a strong
foothold, then you incur misery. Such is the consequence of repelling from the
path of GOD (by setting a bad example); you incur a terrible retribution.
(See also 2;177. It deals with keeping promises).
All bad behaivor is condemned by your Lord
And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin. Quran33:59