Questions tagged [adab]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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".