Questions tagged [adab]

Etiquette, morals, manners, and general good behaviour that all Muslims should strive for.

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Salawāt upon prophets - for the reader, the writer, or both?

This should be an easy one... I am not Muslim, but I am fascinated by religion and try to read etc on the major religions. I am unclear, however, about the correct use of ṣalawāt ("PBUH" etc) when ...
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Can I listen to Qur'an when going to sleep?

Is it permissible to listen to Qur'an recitation from headphones (using mp3 player, or cell phone etc.) when we are laying on the bed trying to sleep or is it disrespectful to Qur'an?
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Do left-handed converts need to start eating with their right hand?

Many people in this world are left handed: "Studies suggest that 88–92% of the world population is right-handed." -- Handedness, Wikipedia. Presumably, somewhere around 10% of Muslim converts are ...
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Is it ok to take notes on mushaf?

Is it allowable to take small notes, circle some words, underline some words on mushaf (Book of Quran)? It could be helpful while learning tajweed. Is it considered disrespectful?
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What is the difference between akhlaq and adab?

I have recently been introduced to the term akhlaq, defined in Wikipedia as follows: Akhlaq (Arabic: أخلاق‎) is an Arabic term referring to the practice of virtue, morality and manners in Islamic ...
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Radiallahu anha or Alahi wasllam for Mariam?

Which is the correct islamic honorific to use after Mariam(Mother of Eeasaa [A.W])? رضي الله عنه (Radi Allahu 'anha) or عليه والسلام (Alahi wasllam) Same question for Asiya, wife of the Fir-aun. ...
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Should we show respect to our gadgets?

Muslims who use gadgets (Mobile phones, Video/Audio players) also use them to listen to Qur'an. Since our gadgets are now transformed into casings that holds Qur'an, Should we show them the same ...
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How should I reply to “Assalamu Alaikum”?

What is the difference between responding with "Alaikum Salaam/علیکم السلام" and responding with "Walaikum Salaam/وعلیکم السلام"? Is it wrong to say "Alaikum Salaam" in reply to "Assalamu Alaikum"?
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Is it permissible to underline translations of Qur'an in the mushaf?

I want to know if it is allowed to underline with pen translations / explanations or tafseer of Holy Quran?
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What to do with interest paid by banks? [duplicate]

I am being paid interest into my bank account and not really sure who to give it to. Is it simple enough for me to donate it to the mosque or does it have to be donated to somewhere specific?
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How to respect the Quran?

Many people have told me not to turn your back to the quran. They either tell me to sit in some other position or get up from there. The reason they is to respect the Quran. Well I don't think turning ...
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Is it ok to warn someone who recites too loudly while praying?

From time to time I stand in line to pray (saff) beside people who are loud while we are praying. Sometimes it can be annoying when we are in sujud to hear other voices. Is it permissible for me to ...
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What are the adab a women should take on when working?

I work in an INGO and I am the only female in my Office. I do wear the Hijab, but I wonder, what types of adab should I take on during the working hours? What does Islam recommend for a women in ...
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When is talking behind someone's back allowed?

Backbiting (ghibah) is forbidden (haraam) in Islam. I remember some exceptions to this, where talking behind someone's back isn't considered ghibah, but I can't remember what they were. For example, ...
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Is mocking a friend (in a friendly way) forbidden?

I know it is not good to make faces of people and crack jokes about their personality etc. but if all of them are in a agreement that they won't mind it, can we make such jokes with them? For ...
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Closing ears while making adhan(call to prayer)

Is it necessary to close the ears with fingers while making adhan(call to prayer)? I have one more question on this topic. What about turning the head right and left when saying hayyaa alas salah ...
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Why do Muslims say “As-salamu 'alaykum” (plural -kum), even when only one person is addressed?

Shouldn't it vary depending on the number and the gender of the addressee, e.g. 'alayka, 'alayki, 'alaykuma ? But I almost never heard the other variation. Is there a religious or grammatical reason ...
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What should I do if I get the urge to sneeze or yawn during salat?

I know that when I sneeze, I should say Alhamdulillah. And If I yawn, then I should cover my mouth with my hand (left) and say A'oothu billahi mina sh shaithaanir rajeem. But, these are all in ...
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What are the proper dietary and eating habits or manners in Islam?

What are the manners of eating and drinking in Islam? What were the eating manners and habits of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)? What are the benefits for us to adopt eating habits/manners of Islam? Thanks.
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Islam forbids bad nicknames! What if people keep their own?

Bad nicknames are forbidden in Islam. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. Qur'an 49:11 ...
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What can a Muslim do when dining with Christian friends who say grace?

A grace is a short prayer or thankful phrase said before or after eating. The term most commonly refers to Christian traditions. -- Wikipedia Here's a Catholic example: Bless us, O Lord, and these,...
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Are Muslims allowed to talk while eating?

Assalaamu Alaikum, I recently had a discussion/argument with my bud regarding this. According to his Aalim Muslims should talk a bit while eating because Yahoodi(Jews) do not talk while eating so as ...
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Should we speak about someone (when he is bad, and I'm sure about that) to aware others?

I met an celebrity lately, and found that he is a bad person, adulterer. Then someone asked me about him today, and I told him the truth. And also made aware some other girls about his bad intentions. ...
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Is eating with left hand permitted when eating with right hand is difficult and uncomfortable? [duplicate]

I am a left-handed person. I have a great difficulty and discomfort in eating or drinking with my right hand. In Islam, in this situation, is it permissible to eat or drink with the left hand?
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Is a Muslim allowed to think some other group of Muslims having different views are unbeliever (Kafir)?

There are many different views in Islam, but all Muslims have major things in common: Belief in Allah as the one and only God who created the world Belief in Quran as the messages of Allah to the ...
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What to do with paper after writing the name of Allah?

Sometimes I'll pass a note to someone, for what ever reason, for instance I might write to someone: I will see you tomorrow, Insha'Allah. That piece of paper is sent on to them and maybe sent back ...
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Is it halal to use gold phones for men?

There are some electronics like iPhone 5(S), were made of gold. Is it halal to use them for men? My general question is, Is it permitted on Islam for men to use gold products(not as a jwell)? It ...
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Listening or read Quran while naked

Is listening to Quran while naked allowed? Is reading Quran while naked allowed? Naked in this case, means, at least there is underwear on. Please cite authentic reference with answer.
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What dua's and dhikrs are recommended to recite when going to sleep?

I'd like to know about what kinds of du'a and dhikr are recommended to perform when one wants to go to sleep? I'm sure there's a whole lot, I don't expect a full list, but a refrenced and sourced one....
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Is there an english translation of Ibn al Jawzi's Minhaj al qaṣidin

Is there an English translation of Ibn al-Jawzi's Minhaj al-Qaṣidin? I know of ibn Qudamah's mukhtasar of the book but I'm looking for a translation of the original.
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If a person goes against the law, should I report him?

The holy and noble Qur'an tell us that we should combat injustice, corruption, etc, but we should also be just. Let's say that there's someone who goes against law to gain more money (even if it's a ...
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Is allowed in islam to work as a bartender?

Is it allowed to work as a bartender or a steward in a bar that serves alchool? I want to know whether it's haram or halal or makruh and what argument back this "fatwa".
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Calling a player goat

My friend was talking about football and he said this player was the goat and I said nope and no whole smiling not because I was approving of it but because I didn't want to make it seem like I wanted ...
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Is it permissible not to smile because of my teeth? [closed]

I'm aware it's a Sunnah and a charity but I'm shy to smile because my natural colour of my teeth is not white but a little yellowly white of the front six and bottom six in particular. I'm aware of ...
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How Muslims should deal with Islamophobia?

How should we as muslims should deal with the people who have these weird and perverted notions about Islam and our prophet muhammad(pbup).Especially those mainstream media literate people whose only ...
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Manner of correcting spouse

In response to behaviour that is unappealing to him and perhaps negative in general, what evidence is there of the manner in which a husband gives his wife necessary guidance about her behaviour (or ...
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What are the limitations of respecting elders?

What exactly does "Respect your elders" mean? Like yes, I understand that insulting/yelling at them is wrong etc but I'm in a situation where these so-called elders have been verbally abusive, ...
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What is the difference between “adab” and “behavior”?

There's some overlap between the word "adab" and "behavior", but I'm not sure if all proper Muslim behavior is considered "adab". Adab in the context of behavior, refers to prescribed Islamic ...
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Is scaring Muslims allowed even if we are just kidding?

I know that scaring Muslims is not allowed in Islam. But if I scare my friend just for fun is that allowed or not? For example in the TV programs when they scare people, they meant to just kidd with ...
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Why did the Prophet stop a man from eating with his right hand (instead of his left)?

This question concerns this hadith: Salama b. Akwa' reported on the authority of his father that a person ate in the presence of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) with his left hand, whereupon he said: Eat ...