1. Respect and honour all human beings
irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex,
language, status, property, birth,
profession/job and so on
2. Talk straight, to the point,
without any ambiguity or deception
3. Choose best words to speak and
say them in the best possible way
4. Do not shout. Speak politely
keeping your voice low.
5. Always speak the truth.
Shun words that are deceitful
6. Do not confound truth with falsehood
7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart
8. Speak in a civilized manner in a language that
is recognised by the society and is commonly used
9. When you voice an opinion,
be just, even if it is against a relative
10. Do not be a bragging boaster
11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain
12. Do not participate in any paltry.
If you pass near a futile play,
then pass by with dignity
13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or
lewdness whether surreptitious or overt
14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs
by you, then correct yourself expeditiously
15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people
16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit
17. Be moderate in thy pace
18. Walk with humility and sedateness
19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any
lecherous leers and salacious stares
20. If you do not have complete knowledge
about anything, better keep your mouth shut.
You might think that speaking about something
without full knowledge is a trivial matter.
But it might have grave consequences
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
22. Ascertain the truth of any news,
lest you smite someone in ignorance
and afterwards repent of what you did
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
24. Never think that you have reached
the final stage of knowledge and nobody knows
more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone
endowed with knowledge is another endowed
with more knowledge [12/76].
Even the Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep
"O My sustainer! Advance me in knowledge."
25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood.
Live like members of one family,
brothers and sisters unto one another
26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others
27. Do not defame others
28. Do not insult others by nicknames
29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork.
Suspicion and guesswork might deplete
your communal energy
30. Spy not upon one another
31. Do not backbite one another
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
33. When you enter your own home or the home
of somebody else, compliment the inmates
34. Do not enter houses other than your own
you have sought permission; and then greet
the inmates and wish them a life of blessing,
purity and pleasure
35. Treat kindly " Your parents " Relatives " The orphans "
And those who have been left alone in the society
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.
37. Treat kindly " Your related neighbours,
and unrelated neighbours " Companions
by your side in public gatherings,
or public transportation.
38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer,
the homeless son of the street, and the one
who reaches you in a destitute condition
39. Be nice to people who work under your care.
40. Do not follow up what you have given to
to afflict them with reminders of your generosity
41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour,
not even thanks
42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and
do not cooperate with others in evil and bad matters
43. Do not try to impress people on account
of self-proclaimed virtues
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
45. Correct yourself and your families first
[before trying to correct others]
46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits
a bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and amends
47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially
virulent emotions to creative energy, and
become a source of tranquility and comfort to people
48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and
beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently
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
50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule
Law unless they engage in some other conversation
51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]
52. In your collective life, make rooms for others
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
54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation
55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly
56. Fulfil your promises and commitments
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
59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour
60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly,
nor bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their possessions