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Personal Etiquette and Cleanliness
Prior to obligatory or voluntary prayer, a person must ensure that he is in a state of cleanliness.

Personal Etiquette and Cleanliness

Personal etiquette and cleanliness includes hygiene.

Muslims throughout the world have extremely high standards of personal hygiene, because Islam places great emphasis on both physical and spiritual cleanliness and purification. While humankind in general usually considers cleanliness to be a pleasing attribute, Islam insists on it. Muslims are required to take care of their personal hygiene by ensuring that they are well groomed, and that their bodies, clothing and surroundings are clean. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) informed his companions, and thus all of us, about the importance of cleanliness when he said, “cleanliness is half of faith.” (Saheeh Muslim)

The Quran is more specific and says, “Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves.” (Quran 2:222)

1.
How does Islam instruct one to treat their parents and elders?
Parents and elders should be treated with respect
Parents and elders should not be scolded
Parents and elders should be taken care of in a generous and humble manner
All the above
In Islam, serving one’s parents is a duty second to prayer, and it is their right to expect it. It is considered despicable to express any irritation when, through no fault of their own, the old become difficult.

Allah, the Exalted mentioned in the Quran: “Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small'.” (Quran 17:23-24)
2.
What has Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated about cleanliness in Islam?
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that cleanliness is half of faith
Cleanliness has no role in Islam
Cleanliness is good but not essential
It is good to be clean
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) informed his companions and thus all of us, about the importance of cleanliness when he said, “cleanliness is half of faith". (Saheeh Muslim)
3.
What are the fundamental characteristics of a Muslim?
Pride and arrogance
Boastfulness and superiority
Piety and humility
None of the above
The most fundamental characteristics of a Muslim are piety and humility. A Muslim must be humble with Allah and with other people: “And turn not your face away from people (with pride), nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, God likes not each arrogant boaster. And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass.” (Quran 31:18-19)
4.
What does 'Tahara' mean?
'Tahara' means free from filth, both spiritual and physical
'Tahara' means impure
'Tahara' means walking
None of the above
The Arabic word for purity is 'Tahara' and it means to be free from filth, both spiritual and physical. Purity is the key to prayer. Spiritual 'Tahara' means being free from sin and idolatry and it denotes believing in the Oneness of Allah. It is as important as physical cleanliness. Before a person stands before God in the special connection that is prayer, he must ensure that his heart is free from sin, arrogance and hypocrisy
5.
Who is mentioned in the Quran as those who Allah does not love?
Allah likes people who waste food
Allah does not like anyone
Allah does not love those who waste food
None of the above
A Muslim pays due attention to his body’s physical needs taking good care of it and promoting its good health and strength. He does this by being active and not eating excessively. Rather, he eats enough to maintain his health and energy because he understands that a strong believer is more loved by God than a weak believer. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Indeed a strong believer is more beloved to God than a weak believer. In both of them are good virtues.” Allah, the Almighty, says: “Eat and drink; but be not wasteful, for God does not love the people who waste.” (Quran 7:31)
6.
What do Muslims do to attain a state of purity before offering Salah (prayers)?
Muslims wear a skull cap
Muslims clip their nails
Muslims perform Wudu (ablution) before offering Salah (prayers)
None of the above
Prior to obligatory or voluntary prayer, a person must ensure that he is in a state of cleanliness. He does this by performing Wudu (ablution). Ritually cleansing the body by performing Wudu includes washing the hands, rinsing the mouth and nose, washing the face, washing the arms up to the elbows, wiping the head (and beard), washing the ears, including behind the ears and washing the feet up to and including the ankle.

Allah mentions in the Quran: “O you who believe! When you intend to offer the prayer, wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, wipe your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles." (Quran 5:6)
7.
What should be done before we start eating?
When we eat we should mention Allah’s name
When we eat we should be proud
When we eat we should criticize food
None of the above
Muslims begin every task or action by mentioning the name of God, and eating is no exception. Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said: “When one of you eats, he should mention God's name; if he forgets to mention God's name at the beginning, he should say: "I begin with the name of God at the beginning and at the end of it (i.e. this meal)." (At-Tirmidhi, Abi Dawud, Ibn Majah)

It is important to remember that Islam is a moderate way of life, we should not overindulge nor should we deprive ourselves of the delicious food that God has provided for us
8.
What are the acts which are a key for forgiveness and to paradise?
People who spend in charity in their prosperity and adversity
People who control their anger
People who forgive the faults and errors of others
All the above
Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran: “And march forth toward forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for the pious. Those who spend (in the way of God) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress anger, and who pardon people; verily, God loves the doers of the good deeds.” (Quran 3:133)

These three acts are among the hardest things for most people, but they are also the key to forgiveness and to paradise. Are they not the best, those who are able to exercise charity when they are in need themselves, control when they are angry and forgiveness when they are wronged.

This is the standard by which actions are judged as good or bad. By making pleasing God the objective of every Muslim, Islam has set the highest possible standard of morality.

Morality in Islam addresses every aspect of a Muslim’s life, from greetings to international relations. It is universal in its scope and in its applicability. Morality reigns in selfish desires, vanity and bad habits
9.
Who are mentioned in the Quran as those who Allah loves?
Allah loves those who commit sin
Allah loves those who eat more
Allah loves those whoever repents and whoever is clean
None of the above
Muslims are required to take care of their personal hygiene by assuring that they are well groomed, and that their bodies, clothing and surroundings are clean. It is mentioned in the Quran: “Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves.” (Quran 2:222)
10.
What etiquette did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) preach to each Muslim?
One should speak a good word or remain silent
One should show hospitality towards their neighbour
One should show hospitality towards their guests
All the above
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever believes in God and the Last Day should speak a good word or remain silent. And whoever believes in God and the Last Day should show hospitality to his neighbour. And whoever believes in God and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.” (Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim)

 

Author:  Mohammed Azmath

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