Adab (behavior)

Adab (behavior)

:"This is a sub-article of Islamic jurisprudence and etiquette.Adab is prescribed etiquette, a way of living outlined in Islam. Islam has rules of etiquette and an ethical code involving every aspect of life. Muslims refer to Adab as good manners, courtesy, respect, and appropriateness, covering the slightest acts, such as entering or exiting a washroom, posture when sitting, and cleansing oneself. According to Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad refrained from bad language; neither a 'Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say "The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character."

Examples of encouraging Adab


*"See you not how Allâh sets forth a parable? - A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky (i.e. very high)...... And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface of earth having no stability." Qur'an 14: 24, 25. Ibrahim Sura

*"Repel evil with that which is best: We are Well-acquainted with the things they say."—Qur'an 23:96.

*"And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: 'To us our deeds, and to you yours; peace be to you: we seek not the ignorant.'"—Qur'an 28:55.

*"Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men; for Allah loves those who do good."—Qur'an 3:134.

*"When a (courteous) greeting is offered you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous, or (at least) of equal courtesy. Allah takes careful account of all things."—Qur'an 4:86.


Sunni hadith:

Shi'a hadith:QuoteHadith|Muhammad|matn=The adornments of the world are three things: [ means] , children and a wife.

The adornments of the afterworld are three things: knowledge, 'keeping away ["keeping away" implies "keeping away from evil and doing what is right"] ' and charity.

The adornments of the body are three things: little eating , little sleeping and little talking.

The adornments of the heart are three things: patience, silence and gratitude" ["Zivare donyah se chiz ast: mal, farzand va zan. Zinate akerat se chiz ast: elm, parhizgari va zadage. Zinate badan: Kam khordan, kam khabidan va kam koftan. Va zinate Ghalb: Sabr, zukot va shokr." "Nasayeh: sayings of the fourteen infalibles, 1001 sayings", by Ali Meshkini. ]

ee also

*List of Islamic terms in Arabic

Notes and References

*Bruce Privratsky, "Muslim Turkistan", pgs. 98-99

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Islam — For other uses, see Islam (disambiguation). The Kaaba, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is the …   Wikipedia

  • Sharia — Not to be confused with Shahriyār. This article is part of the series …   Wikipedia

  • ARAB POPULATION — GENERAL SURVEY Under the British Mandate, 1917–48 In 1917, at the time of the British conquest of Palestine during World War I, the country s Arabic speaking population numbered less than 600,000 persons; in 1947 it was estimated at 1,200,000.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Golestan — (Gulistan)    by Sa’di (1258)    SA’DI of Shiraz composed the second of his major works, Golestan (The Rose Garden), in Shiraz after a 30 year career as a traveling scholar. Part of a longstanding Persian literature of advice and moral counsel,… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Mukhannathun — (Arabic مخنثون effeminate ones , men who resemble women , singular mukhannath) is classical Arabic for people who would now be called transgender women, perhaps poorly distinguished from eunuchs. Various mukhannathun appear in several… …   Wikipedia

  • HISTORY bibliography — General ■ Abun Nasr, Jamil M. History of the Maghrib. 2nd rev. ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. ■ Ajayi, J. F. A, and Michael Crowder. History of West Africa. 2 vols. London: Longman Group, 1971, 1974. ■ Akkache, A. Tacfarinas.… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Phenytoin — Systematic (IUPAC) name 5,5 diphenylimidazolidine …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Massad — Infobox academic name = Joseph Massad image width = 150px birth date = 1963 birth place = Jordan death date = death place = residence = New York citizenship = United States nationality = Palestinian ethnicity = field = Middle Eastern studies work …   Wikipedia

  • Anglo Marri wars — In the 19th and 20th century, many wars have been took place between the tribesmen of Marri tribe and the forces of Anglo Raj, in which both sides bearded casualties in one or another time.1840 war Pre war scenarioIn the 4th decade of 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • Rock-paper-scissors — Roshambo redirects here. For the phonetically similar name and terms derived from it, see Rochambeau (disambiguation). For the bullying practice, see sack tapping. Rock paper scissors Rock paper scissors chart Years active Chinese Han Dynasty to… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.