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Today’s Jumah Lesson: Prayers Alone Cannot Save You

Happy Jumah! Today, we remind us that not only solat is required for us to make heaven. We are on this earth for a purpose, our daily lifestyles and behaviour towards our fellows will count for/against us on judgement day. Allah (swt) knows best.

It’s true! Solat is indeed prescribed to all muslims as an act of worship Allah (swt) but is that the only commandment from the holy Quran?

The Quran is a constitution which describes muslims’ total way of life. Aside our daily prayers, we are instructed to be kind and relate well with our fellow human beings and animals.

If we are to follow the sunah of Prophet Muhammad (saw), we will be wary of what we do, in the open and in secret.
Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad had a character as a model for all humanity to follow. The Quran describes the Prophet as:

By an act of mercy from God, you O’ Prophet were gentle in your dealings with them – had you been harsh, or hard-hearted, they would have dispersed and left you – so pardon them and ask forgiveness for them. Consult with them about matters, then, when you have decided on a course of action, put your trust in God: God loves those who put their trust in Him? Quran 3:159

Following is list of good manners that we can learn from the Glorious Quran:

Don’t lie (22:30)
Don’t spy (49:12)
Don’t exult (28:76)
Don’t insult (49:11)
Don’t waste (17:26)
Feed the poor (22:36)
Don’t backbite (49:12)
Keep your oaths (5:89)
Don’t take bribes (27:36)
Honour your treaties (9:4)
Restrain your anger (3:134)
Don’t spread gossip (24:15)
Think good of others (24:12)
Be good to guests (51:24-27)
Don’t harm believers (33:58)
Don’t be rude to parents (17:23)
Turn away from ill speech (23:3)
Don’t make fun of others (49:11)
Walk in a humble manner (25:63)
Respond to evil with good (41:34)
Don’t say what you don’t do (62:2)
Keep your trusts & promises (23:8)
Don’t insult others’ false gods (6:108)
Don’t deceive people

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