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The Moral System in Islam and Hinduism

 

The moral system in Islam is vast, but it is well detailed in the texts of the Glorious Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Good manners in Islam occupy a prominent place and major importance. Good manners in Islam represent the essence and spirit of the message of Islam.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) says:

“I was sent to perfect the noble qualities of character.” (Ahmad)

Allah (Glory be to Him) says about the manner of the Prophet (peace be upon him):

And indeed, you are of a great moral character. (Al-Qalam 68:4)

 What are Good Ethics?

Ethics in Islam cover many aspects; keeping the promise is an original Islamic value, honesty in speech and telling the truth are also Islamic values. Returning a deposit to its owner is also a beautiful behavior. Good advice for everyone also has been regarded as a good behavior. Preferring others over yourself is also a good behavior. All those ethical values were exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions in their true sense.

Dealing with Good Manners: A Sort of worship  

We find a lot of Muslims who did not learn Islam and its moral system differentiate between worship and ethical acts and good behavior. When people see a person attending or praying the five daily prayers, they think he is a good person and a devoted servant of Allah the Almighty. When you see a person absorbed in reciting the Glorious Qur’an or remembrance of Allah in a lonely place, you think he is a good person and a devoted servant of Allah the Almighty. And this is true, but the matter is the same when you see a person who deals with people with truth and kindness according to the ethical standard of Allah and His Messenger. When a person decorates himself with the manners and morals of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and follows the footsteps of the esteemed companions is also a true worshipper of Allah the Almighty and a perfect devotee of Him.

Therefore, you are required to worship Allah the Almighty with both types of worship, with the prayer, almsgiving, fasting and pilgrimage, alongside the moral actions, good behavior, honesty in speech, avoidance of backbiting and gossip, keeping away from the theft, deception and lying, etc.

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