Complete adherence to Islam produces the most upright human being.
Thus the manners and behavior of a civilized person should be derived from the best speech (the Quran) and from the best example (Muhammad SAW).
It is well known that the Prophet (saw) was extremely trustworthy and had the best behavior towards all people. he insisted upon the importance of honesty, sincerity, good behavior and positive attitudes. the Prophet (saw) also said:
"I am a guarantor of a house in the highest part of paradise for the one who makes his behavior good" (Abu Dawud- hassan)
As a mercy to all mankind Allah sent his greatest creation to the whole of mankind.
He (SAW) was the ideal Leader, ideal man , the ideal, Husband, the ideal, friend, the ideal father. Every aspect of His (SAW) life was a perfect role model for human being to imitate.
Allah describes him thus:
And verily you ,(O Muhammad), are an exalted standard of character." (Surah al-Qalam 68:4)
and in another verse Allah says:
"We have not sent you except as a mercy for (all) the worlds" (Surah al-Anbiya; 21:107)
About character the Prophet (saw) also said:
I have been sent for the purpose of perfecting good morals
And he also said:
"Indeed Allah is gentle and loves gentleness, and gives due to gentleness that which HE does not give due to in harshness". (ibn Maajah)
We can see from the lives of some Sahabah that Islam dramatically changed their behavioor and character. Some of them when they were kaffirs (non-Muslims) they would beat their slaves, bury their daughters alive, drink alcohol and so on. But when they became Muslims they changed totally and became amongst the best people to live on the face of this earth.
In this section we will look at the what are considered bad manners in Islam and how to build get rid of them and develop civilized (Islamic) manners .InshaAllah.