Based on the teaching of the Qur'an and the good examples set by the Prophet Muhammad, this collection of protocol describes exactly how Muslims must conduct themselves in certain situations such as greeting family and friends, eating, and visiting the sick and why proper conduct is such an important pillar of the Islamic faith.
Good Characterby Musa Kazim Gulcur
- PAPERBACK : 2009-02-09 • 200 Pages • 6 x 9 inch inches • ISBN 9781597841344
- CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
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Chapter 1: Character and EthicsBuilding Good Character The Nature and Types of Duty Divinely-Ordained Duties Individual Duties Family Duties Social Duties The Ethics of Decent Behavior in Islam The word adab The word muasharat (social etiquette)
Chapter 2: Good Education and UpbringingStudying and Learning Teacher–Student Relations Proper Attitude towards Scholars Teacher Etiquette Student Etiquette Practicing Good Conduct in the Family Treating Children with Compassion Respect Treating the Elderly with Respect Kissing the Hands of the Elderly and Esteemed People Proper Attitudes Towards Parents Care of Kin Jealousy and Rivalry Among Siblings Respecting Privacy at Home Sleep Cleanliness Clothing and Outer Appearance
Chapter 3: What Good Character RequiresHilm (Gentleness) The Hilm (Gentleness) of the Prophet Defusing Hatred and Animosity Returning Evil with Good Modesty, Shyness, and Feeling Ashamed of Wrong Acts Truthfulness Honesty in Speech Honesty of Character Honesty in Business Humor and Jokes Teasing and Mocking Making a Mockery of Faith Showing Off The Subject of Ostentation in the Hadith Ostentation and Exceptional Circumstances Trustworthiness Keeping Secrets Avoiding the Evils of the Tongue Gossiping and Tale Bearing Avoiding an Evil Attitude Toward Others The Subject of Hasad in the Qur’an Protecting Oneself against the Ill Will of Others The Subject of Hasad in the Hadith Neutralizing Hasad Safeguarding the Good Name of Others Verifying What One Hears
Chapter 4: Promoting Good Character in Social LifeGreeting Shaking Hands Breaking off Relations Praying for Blessings upon Sneezing Etiquette of Advising Others and Public Speaking The Rights of Neighbors Visiting Friends Asking for Permission Accepting Invitations Being Clean and Polite at Gatherings Visiting the Sick Funeral Etiquette Visiting Graves Good Will and Helping Others Mosque Etiquette Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Dr. Musa Kazim Gulcur is a lecturer at the Academy Foundation in Istanbul. He writes and lectures on education and raising children.