Islam teaches that God is the Most Justice

Moral Teachings of Islam

Islam as a comprehensive way of life encompasses a complete moral system that is an important aspect of its world-view. We live in an age where good and evil are often looked at as relative concepts. Islam however, holds that moral positions are not relative, and instead, defines a universal standard by which actions may be deemed moral or immoral. Helps build a positive character with traits such as compassion, respect, kindness, and humility. Allah says:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ

“Verily, Allah orders justice and benevolence and giving to relatives and He forbids immorality and bad conduct and transgression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.” (Surah Al-Nahl 16:90)

Islamic moral values bestows freedom from worldly values and all forms of dependence felt toward other people. A believer with such moral values seeks the approval of Allah, not that of other people. The Quranic concept of a “sound heart” is not the pureness of heart that some people understand it to be, for the Quran defines a sound heart as turning to and submitting fully to Allah. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمْ تَفَسَّحُوا فِي الْمَجَالِسِ فَافْسَحُوا يَفْسَحِ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَإِذَا قِيلَ انشُزُوا فَانشُزُوا يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ

“O you who believe! When it is said to you “Make room,” in the assemblies then make room, Allah will make room for you. And when it is said “Rise,” then arise; Allah will raise those who believe among you and those who were given the knowledge, (in) degrees. And Allah of what you do (is) All-Aware.” (Surah Al-Mujadilah 58:11)

Islamic morality has solid sources. Islam is also a way of life. Not only does it contain guidance to worship Allah SWT and believe in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as His Messenger, Islam provides concepts and means to live everyday life through the Sharia law. Muslims must live in a good manner. Empathy is considered as the capacity to which an individual can understand another person’s problems, issues, and concerns.

Here are some good morals values in Islam:

  1. Islam also furnishes good and evil conduct
  2. Islam covers his life at home and in society
  3. Islam does not base our knowledge of evil
  4. Islam provides an effective moral system
  5. Islam set life which is free from all evil
  6. Islam ensures that the affairs of life
  7. Islam being nice to one’s relatives
  8. Islam set the rights for humanity
  9. Islam treating all people fairly
  10. Islam calls to eradicate vice
  11. Islam fulfilling one’s promises
  12. Islam abandon those in distress
  13. Islam set the rights for humanity 
  14. Islam have love and fear of Allah
  15. Islam raise to perform good deeds
  16. Islam promote to live his life perfect  
  17. Islam being honest in all matters of life
  18. Islamic culture is how we should behave
  19. Islam helps the oppressed and concerned 
  20. Islam dealing with parents in the best manner

If you want to have a good manner, then practice what the Prophet used to do. When he lived, our Prophet (peace be upon him) has emphasized the importance of good manners for Muslims in everyday life. He had set the perfect example of good behaviour for all Muslims to follow. Every question asked regarding manners in Islam can all be referred to as our Prophet (peace be upon him). Allah says:

وَاتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لَّا تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنكُمْ خَاصَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

“And consciously revere a trial not which will afflict those who do wrong among you exclusively. And know that Allah (is) severe (in) the penalty.” (Surah Al-Anfal 8:25)

Islam’s moral system is striking in that it not only defines morality but also guides the human race in how to achieve it, at both an individual as well as a collective level. Muslims look to the Glorious Qur’an and the Traditions of the Prophet as their moral guides. Islam is not a man-made system; it is the religion of Allah. He made it complete and integrated. Moderation, practicalities are the guarantees of high integrity and sound morality. Allah says:

وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ وَتَبَتَّلْ إِلَيْهِ تَبْتِيلًا

“And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with exclusive devotion.” (Surah Al-Muzammil 73:8)

Every Muslim know that worldly life is only temporary. To be able to enter paradise, all they need is a good manner in life, towards fellow humans and Allah SWT. It’s one of the concepts of moral teaching in Islam. Cultivate contentment and gratitude in your child by teaching them to be thankful for what they have in life. Only Muslims who possess good behaviour will be led to Paradise.

The Quranic moral values put great emphasis on the height of the characters:

  • “And God loves those who are firm and steadfast.” (Quran 3:146)
  • “And on God should you rely on and trust if you are believers.” (Quran 5:23)
  • “O you who believe! Repent towards God sincere repentance.” (Quran 66:8)
  • “O You who believe! Keep your duty to Allâh and be with the truthful.” (Quran 9:119)
  • “O you who believe! fear the wrath of God, and say only that which is true.” (Quran 33:70)
  • “Remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and the morning.” (Quran 3:41)
  • “O you who believe! Fear the wrath of God and be with those who are truthful.” (Quran 9:119)
  • “And ask forgiveness of your Lord, then repent towards Him surely my Lord is Merciful, loving- kind.” (Quran 11:90)
  • “The most honourable among you in the sight of God is the one who is most God-conscious.” (Quran 49:13)

Islam encourages Muslims to gather with their brothers, especially for good causes. Even so, certain behaviours must be shown when attending the gathering. Those are the basic concepts of moral teaching in Islam that a Muslim should receive in his life. Islam is a holistic religion that has a distinctive moral guide. Much Islamic morality is different from the general order of society. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

“O you who believe! Revere Allah the right reverence, and do not die except as Muslims.” (Surah Al-Imran, 3:102)

Reward good behaviour appropriately. The moral system in Islam has a solid source, as it was derived from the Quran and Hadith. It makes the system absolute and must be obliged by any Muslim. It also cannot be changed and manipulated. Until the Day of Judgment, the Islamic moral system will stay the same. Allah says:

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

“Say: Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are all for God, the Lord of the worlds.” (Surah Al-An`am 6:162)

It’s the dream of every Muslim to meet the Prophet (peace be upon him) on the Day of Resurrection. The Prophet (peace be upon him) himself had said that only the best Muslims with good manners will be able to do so. In the Day of Judgement, every human will be judged only by a thing: his morality and character. Allah hates someone who lacks in both. Allah says:

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ فَاعْبُدِ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَ

“Indeed, We [We] have revealed to you the Book in truth; so worship Allah (being) sincere to Him (in) the religion.” (Surah Az-Zumar 39:2)

Morality becomes highly important in Islam because having a good manner and character is a part of the faith itself. Your perfect morality defines perfect faith while lacking in morals means that your faith is not perfect. Having a good morality is very important in Islam. Communicate moral values in a manner that is easy for a child to interpret. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

“O you who believe[d]! Consciously revere Allah (as is His) right (that) He (should) be revered and (do) not die except [while you] (as) those-who-submit/Muslims.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:102)

We can discuss your child’s positive behaviour with your family and share what your child did and its impact. The importance of morality in Islam is high so every Muslim must possess the quality of good moral character. It sets the way of life of a Muslim as well as defines his faith in Allah SWT. As Allah loves someone with good character, it becomes our obligation to keep improving our Imaan and morals.