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Islamic Etiquettes

(Dos and Donts)

Should greatly respect Parents and

follow their orders (within Islamic
Should greatly respect Islamic
Teachers and Scholars.
Smiling at others a charity.
Should greatly respect Quran. It's
HARAM to touch Quran without
Wazoo. Should respect Islamic
Books and Literature too.

Should greatly respect the

direction of Qibla. It's prohibited
to extend ones feet towards
Qibla and to sleep while feet are
extended towards Qibla.
Prophet Mohammad (peace be
upon him) should be respected
and loved more than anyone in
the world. Whenever hear his
lovely name always say Dorood,
at least say Sallal Lahu Alaihi


should be heard with great

concentration and should be answered
(repeating the words after every
sentence). It is prohibited to talk during
Should be quite when performing
Wazoo should not talk to others. Should
recite Dua or Dorood during Wazoo.
Should eat only Halal and Clean food.
Should never ever eat Haram food.


keep your body, cloths

and home clean.
There is no greater deed than to
Learn and Teach Islamic
Knowledge. Should never be
ashamed of asking any Islamic
Should always treat every one
with great respect and manners.


you are greeted with a greeting,

greet in return with what is better than it,
or (at least) return it equally.
When one wants to enter anothers home,
he first greets the dwellers and then asks
for permission to enter. It is prohibited to
enter someones home without his
permission or knowledge. You should
knock/ring up to three times to seek
permission to enter, if there is still no
response after the third time, then you
should turn away, even if you know
someone might be in (they may not be
able or do not wish to meet you).


two Muslims meet, they greet each other by

saying Assalamo Alaikum meaning peace be
upon you, and Wa alaikum us-salam and upon
you be peace.


Muslims undertake any activity, they always start

it with the name of God, saying Bismillahir Rahmanir
Raheem meaning In the name of Allah, the most
Gracious, the ever Merciful.


Muslims terminate an activity, such as the eating

of ones meal, they say Alhamdulillah meaning All
perfect praise belongs to Allah. This phrase is said
on many other occasions when expressing gratitude to


a Muslim talks about carrying out some activity in the

future, he always adds the phrase InshaAllah meaning If
Allah wills.


a Muslim receives a favour or a gift he thanks the person by

saying JazakAllah Khayrun or Jazakumullah meaning may
Allah give you the best reward.


a Muslim hears sad news, particularly of someone passing

away, he says Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi Rajioon meaning
we belong to Allah, and unto Him shall we return.


a person sneezes, he says Alhamdulillah meaning All

perfect praise belongs to Allah; the other person who hears
him sneeze, says Yar hamo kumullah meaning may Allah
have mercy on you; to which the previous person replies
Yahdeekomullah meaning may Allah guide you.