Surah Noor (24) 07/12/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 24 (The Light)

The etiquette of visiting and respecting people’s privacy

In creating a harmonious and orderly society Allah SWT focuses on finer issues, which may be often overlooked.

Verse 27-28 “O you who believe! enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and saluted those in them: that is best for you, in order that you may heed (what is seemly).  If you find no one in the house, enter not until permission is given to you: if ye are asked to go back, go back: that makes for greater purity for yourselves: and Allah knows well all that ye do”

In this case Allah SWT informs us of the akhlaaq of visiting and respecting people’s privacy.    We are not to enter other people’s homes unless we seek consent and honour them with a greeting of peace.   If people are unavailable to receive us we should respect their time and privacy and return at a time convenient to the host.  It is often these seemingly little issues that creates much uneasiness in society, family or friendship relations and the Quran by counselling us in this regard seeks to create better social cohesion.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaams/ Peace

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