Islamic Perspectives

100 Advices from The Qur’an

1.   Do not mix the truth with falsehood (2:42)

 

2.   Enjoin righteousness to people only after practicing it yourself (2:44)

 

3.   Do not commit abuse on the earth (2:60)

 

4.   Do not prevent people from attending mosques (2:114)

 

5.   Do not follow anyone blindly (2:170)

 

6.   Do not break a promise (2:177)

 

7.   Do not engage in bribery (2:188)

 

8.   Fight only with those who fight you (2:190)

 

9.   Observe the etiquettes of war (2:191)

 

10.           Protect orphans (2:220)

 

11.           Do not have sexual intercourse during menstrual period (2:222)

 

12.           Breast feed your children for two complete years (2:233)

 

13.           Choose rulers by their merit (2:247)

 

14.           There is no compulsion in religion (2:256)

 

15.           Do not invalidate charity with reminders (2:264)

 

16.           Help those in need by finding them (2:273)

 

17.           Do not indulge in usury (2:275)

 

18.           Grant more time to repay if the debtor is in hard time (2:280)

 

19.           Write down loans and agreements (2:282)

 

20.           Keep trust (2:283)

 

21.           Do not spy and backbite (2:283)

 

22.           Believe in all prophets (2:285)

 

23.           Do not burden a person beyond his capacity(2:286)

 

24.           Do not get divided (3:103)

 

25.           Restrain anger (3:134)

 

26.           Do not be rude in speech (3:159)

 

27.           Think deeply about the wonders and the creation of this universe (3:191)

 

28.           Men and women have equal rewards for their deeds (3:195)

 

29.           Wealth of the dead should be distributed among his/her family members (4:7)

 

30.           Women too have the right to inheritance (4:7)

 

31.           Do not devour the property of orphans (4:10)

 

32.           Do not marry those in your blood relation (4:23)

 

33.           Do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly (4:29)

 

34.           Family should be led by men (4:34)

 

35.           Be good to others (4:36)

 

36.Do not be miserly (4:37)

 

37.           Do not envy (4:54)

 

38.           Judge with justice between people (4:58)

 

39.           Do not kill each other (4:92)

 

40.           Do not be an advocate for deceitful (4:105)

 

41.           Stand out firmly for justice (4:135)

 

42.           Cooperate in righteousness (5:2)

 

43.           Do not cooperate in sin and aggression (5:2)

 

44.           Dead animals, blood, flesh of swine are prohibited (5:3)

 

45.           Be just (5:8)

 

46.           Punish for crimes in an exemplary way (5:38)

 

47.           Strive against sinful and unlawful (5:63)

 

48.           Avoid intoxicants and alcohol (5:90)

 

49.           Do not gamble (5:90)

 

50.           Do not insult others’ deities (6:108)

 

51.           Enjoying majority is not a criterion of truth (6:116)

 

52.           Don’t reduce weight or measure to cheat people (6:152)

 

53.           Do not be arrogant (7:13)

 

54.           Eat and drink, but be not excessive (7:31)

 

55.           Wear good clothes during prayer times (7:31)

 

56.           Forgive others for their mistakes (7:199)

 

57.           Do not turn your back in battle (8:15)

 

58.           Protect and help those who seek protection (9:6)

 

59.           Keep purity (9:108)

 

60.           Never give up hope of Allah’s mercy (12:87)

 

61.           Allah will forgive those who have done wrong out of ignorance (16:119)

 

62.           Invitation to God should be with wisdom and good instruction (16:125)

 

63.           No one will bear others’ sins (17:15)

 

64.           Be dutiful to parents (17:23)

 

65. Do not say a word of disrespect to parents (17:23)

 

66.           Do not spend money extravagantly (17:29)

 

67.           Do not kill your children for fear of poverty (17:31)

 

68.           Do not commit unlawful sexual intercourse (17:32)

 

69.           Do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge (17:36)

 

70.           Speak to people mildly (20:44)

 

71. Keep aloof from what is vain (23:3)

 

72.           Do not enter others’ houses without seeking permission (24:27)

 

73.           Allah will provide security for those who believe in Him (24:55)

 

74.           Do not enter parents’ private room without asking permission (24:58)

 

75.           Walk on earth in humility (25:63)

 

76.           Do not neglect your portion of this world (28:77)

 

77.           Invoke no god along with Allah (28:88)

 

78.           Do not commit homosexuality (29:29)

 

79.           Enjoin right, forbid wrong (31:17)

 

80.           Do not walk in insolence through the earth (31:18)

 

81.           Lower your voice (31:19)

 

82.           Women should not display their finery (33:33)

 

83.           Allah forgives all sins (39:53)

 

84.           Do not be despair of the mercy of Allah (39:53)

 

85.           Repel evil by good (41:34)

 

86.           Decide your affairs by consultation (42:38)

 

87.           Try for settlement between people (49:9)

 

88.           Do not ridicule others (49:11)

 

89.           Avoid suspicion (49:12)

 

90.           Do not spy or backbite (49:12)

 

91.           Most noble of you is the most righteous (49:13)

 

92.           Honour your guests (51:26)

 

93.           Spend wealth in charity (57:7)

 

94.           There is no monasticism in religion (57:27)

 

95.           Those who have knowledge will be given a higher status by Allah (58:11)

 

96.           Treat non-Muslims in a kind and fair manner (60:8)

 

97.           Save yourself from covetousness (64:16)

 

98.           Seek forgiveness of Allah. He is Forgiving and Merciful (73:20)

 

99.           Do not repel one who asks (93:10)

 

100. Encourage feeding poor (107:3)

 

(Received from Mohammad C Jamali)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2013 on page no. 20

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