Will you give some examples of high ethics and low ethics in Islam?

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Will you give some examples of high ethics and low ethics in Islam?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

The concrete example of the ethics of the Quran is the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Hz. Aisha said, "The ethics of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was the ethics of the Quran."

With this statement, she wanted to say that he was educated by the ethics of the Quran, that he fulfilled its orders and avoided its prohibitions.  

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) had all kinds of virtues and merits.

He was noble; his intelligence and understanding were superior. His knowledge, modesty, good manners and worshipping were wonderful. He was generous, valiant, patient and thrifty. He had and showed gratitude, love and compassion. He did not give importance to the world; he was humble, fair, cold-blooded and forgiving. He visited his relatives, got on well with them, acted cautiously, managed things nicely and spoke nicely.

He had all of those nice traits, virtues and merits and similar ones. Therefore, he said, "I was sent to complete high ethics." According to the well-known sufi Junayd Baghdadi: "His ethics was called high ethics in the Quran because he did not care about anything other than Allah."

Basic ethical values ​​are clearly defined in the Qur'an, the last Divine Message, and in the Sunnah, its interpretation.

Some ethical values ​​praised in Islam are as follows:

To be tolerant and forgiving, to be humble, to keep away from arrogance and conceit, to eliminate bad deeds with good deeds, to be good to others, not to contempt and despise anyone, to be honest, to tell the truth, to be sincere in words and deeds, to be tender-minded, to smile, to treat people fairly, not to favor anybody, to avoid bribe and favoritism, to think about others as much as one thinks about himself, to want for others what he wants for himself, not to want for others what he does not want for himself, to regard the interest of the nation superior to his personal interests.

Some non-ethical deeds that are criticized by Islam are as follows:  

To kill people, to live with someone from the opposite sex without marriage, to tell lies, to act hypocritically, to act unjustly, to persecute, to grab others property, to rob, to steal, to gossip, to slander, to pursue things that one does not know, to seek the sins and mistakes of people, to try to humiliate people, to hurt people’s feelings, to envy people, to do similar things.

O Allah! We ask from you whatever Your beloved prophet asked from You related to high ethics; we take refuge in You from whatever he took refuge in You related to low ethics. Accept our prayers for his sake as You accepted his prayers! Amin!

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Niyazi Beki (Prof.Dr.)

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