Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. (017.023)
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21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence [24/12-13]

22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in
ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [49/6]

23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct
knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you
must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be
held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning. [17/36].

24. Never think that you have acquired full knowledge and nobody knows more than you. Remember! Above everyone endowed with knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [12/76]. Even the Holy Prophet (SWS) was asked to keep praying, "O My sustainer! Advance me in knowledge." [20:114]

25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of one family, brothers and sisters unto one another [49/10].

26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others [49/11]

27. Do not defame others [49/11]

28. Do not insult others by nicknames [49/11]

29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might deplete your communal energy [49/12]

30. Spy not upon one another [49/12]

31. Do not backbite one another [49/12]

32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for
safety. One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a
greeting still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy [4/86]

33. No blame is there upon the blind nor any blame upon the lame nor any blame upon the sick nor on yourselves if ye eat from your houses, or the houses of your fathers, or the houses of your mothers, or the houses of your brothers, or the houses of your sisters, or the houses of your fathers' brothers, or the houses of your fathers' sisters, or the houses of your mothers' brothers, or the houses of your mothers' sisters, or (from that) whereof ye hold the keys, or (from the house) of a friend. No sin shall it be for you whether ye eat together or apart. But when ye enter houses, salute one another with a greeting from Allah, blessed and sweet. Thus Allah maketh clear His revelations for you, that haply ye may understand. [24/61]

34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought
permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of
blessing, purity and pleasure [24/27]

35. Treat kindly Your parents, Relatives, The orphans
" And those who have been left alone in the society [4/36]

36. Take care of the needy, the disabled, those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs, And those whose businesses have stalled, And those who have lost their jobs. [4/36]

37. Treat kindly Your related neighbors, and unrelated neighbors, 
Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public transportation. [4/36]

38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street, and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition [4/36]

39. Be nice to people who work under your care. [4/36]

40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them
with reminders of your generosity [2/262].

41. Do not expect a return for your good behavior, not even thanks

42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with others in evil and bad matters [5/2]

43. Do no try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues [53/32]

44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good
deeds yourself, then preach [2/44]

45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct
others] [66/6]

46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and amends [6/54, 3/134]

47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions  to creative energy, and become a source of tranquility and comfort to people [3/134]

48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful
exhortation. Reason with them most decently [16/125]

O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.(002.153)

The two fundamental sources of Islamic doctrine and practices are the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. Quran is in the words of Allah (swt) as revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sws).

 The Sunnah, or traditions (saying and practices) of the Holy Prophet (sws), is known through Hadith, the body of traditions or third party narrations based on the words and actions of the Holy  Prophet (sws). Unlike the Holy Qurann, Hadiths are not considered infallible. see article "An Overview of the Science of Hadith, 
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The Qur’an is the miraculous Word of God which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, written down on sheets, and transmitted to the succeeding generations by numerous reliable channels, and whose recitation is an act of worship and obligatory in daily prayers. (Karaman, 63)

1- Quran is a Book that God gave to Holy Prophet Muhammad (sws) as His Messenger through revelation, and which his messenger passed on to the Humanity in the form in which we know it today.  

2.  Allah has taken responsibility to protect Quran 


49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and amusement [6/70]

50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless
they engage in some other conversation [4/140]

51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]

52. In your collective life, make rooms for others [58/11]

53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to
engage in bootless babble. Such things may cause inconvenience to the host [33/53]

54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation [7/31].

55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly [17/26]

56. Fulfill your promises and commitments [17/34]

57. Keep yourself clean, pure [9/108, 4/43, 5/6].

58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite
character from inside out [7/26]

59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavor [29/17, 2/188]

60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor
bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their
possessions [2/188]

61. Avoid mischief, envy, presumptuousness, evil deeds, witchcraft
(113:1-5, 114:1-6 )

62. And do not backbite one another." [Surah Al-Hujuraat: 12] 

63. Do not believe in astrologers, fortune tellers etc in the light of this verse.

Say: "None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib (unseen) except Allâh, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected." (An-Naml 27:65)

64. do not ask for speedy doom for apostates, (46:35)

65. And make not Allah's (name) an excuse in your oaths against doing good, or acting rightly, or making peace between persons; for Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth all things. ( 002.224)

66. Never should a believer kill a believer;.(004.092) 

67. For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than
manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as
if he had saved the life of all mankind.(005.032)

68. Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed)
and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (017.032) 

69. O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed. (005.090)

70. Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe.(002.221)

71. And eat up not one another's property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. (2.188)

72. Say: "Travel through the earth and see how Allah did originate creation; so will Allah produce a later creation: for Allah has power over all things. (29.20)

73.And those who, having done something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, earnestly bring Allah to mind, and ask for forgiveness for their sins,- and who can forgive sins except Allah?- and are never obstinate in persisting.(3.135)

74. But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in
the conduct of affairs. (42.43)

75. And those who launch a charge against chaste women, and produce not four witnesses (to support their allegations),- flog them with eighty stripes; and reject their evidence ever after: for such men are wicked transgressors;-unless they repent thereafter and mend (their conduct)...(24: 4-5/A)

76.  Disdain not to reduce to writing (your contract) for a future period, whether it be small or big: it is just in the sight of God, more suitable as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves ... (2: 282/A)

77. Conceal not evidence; for whoever conceals it,- His heart is tainted with sin. (2: 283/A)

78. But take witness whenever ye make a commercial contract...(2: 283/A)

79. God doth command you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due;………..(4: 58/A)

80.  And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people’s property. (2: 188/A)

81. Give just measure and weight, nor withhold from the people the things that are their due...(7: 85/A)

82.  God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths...(5: 89/A) ..but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days.(5: 59/A)

83. Marry women of your choice, two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess...(4: 3/A)

Arrogance hardens the heart and takes away our ability to distinguish right from wrong. 

Arrogance was the sin that took Iblis (Satan) from a high position and reduced him to the lowest of the low. The abode of Iblis and the arrogant is hell - Enter the gates of Hell, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. How evil is the abode of the arrogant! (40:76). The abode of the modest is Paradise - Modesty is part of faith and faith is in Paradise. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi).

To seek knowledge is the duty of every Muslim, male or female._Holy Prophet

In compiling this paper extracts/ notes from the work of the  following gentlemen have been included.

Amatullah [mailto:sabr_va_shukr@ and Dr Javed Jamil author of various book about Islam.<>

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