Islamic society is mostly considered more formal and traditional than Western society. People less familiar with the Islamic traditions and culture should be aware of different rules of manners while visiting Islamic countries. Muslims are also social and friendly people who are interested in their guests and who expect their guests will be interested in them. In this article you will find different traditional and cultural netiquettes of Muslim society.
Islamic Language and Food
Arabic is the most widely spoken languages in the Islamic society due to the vast number of Muslims are Arabs living in Middle East. Many of Arabic language phrases are there which are common in the Islamic region like,” ASSalaamu aleikum” “Peace be upon you,” and in response they used to say “Wa Aleikum a-salaam” “And unto you peace”
Muslims consider it highly appreciable to eat food in a sharing environment. In Islam there are some rules and manners which a Muslim should follow while eating food like, do not eat with your left hand, which is not clean. Also, in many places, it is considered gracious to leave a bit of meal on one’s plate. Muslims don’t eat pork or pork products. It is forbidden for Muslims to eat haram food items. Muslims always eat halal food which is permissible for them to eat. If Muslims are living in non-Islamic country then they always make sure while drinking and eating. Mobile applications are helping a lot Muslims living in non-Islamic countries to find nearest halal food restaurants and mosques situated in their area. It is helpful for Muslims to live life according to Islamic values in non-Islamic countries.
Women Life in Islam
Women are expected to cover their heads or wear traditional Muslim dress. Women use to wear Hijab while travelling in the market to cover her complete body. Muslims consider it their duty to ask their women wearing Hijab while travelling outside.
“The Prophet (P.B.U.H) said, "Avoid the seven great destructive sins." The people enquire, "O Allah's Messenger (P.B.U.H)! What are they? "He said, "To join others in worship along with Allah, to practice sorcery, to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause, (according to Islamic law), to eat up Riba (usury), to eat up an orphan's wealth, to give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse, chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers”. Sahih al-Bukhari 2766 Book 55, Hadith 29
Islamic Religious Responsibilities
Islam is the prime religion in the Islamic culture. It is in light of five columns: confidence, Prayer, Fasting, Charity and Pilgrimage. Muslims implore five times each day: Fajar, Zohar, Asar, Magrib and Isha. Muslims may supplicate out in the open spots. In the working environment, a room or space is typically chosen for offering prayer. Muslims observe a full month of fasting, called Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims refuse consuming, drinking and smoking during a specific period from sunrise to sunset. While in the state of fasting, it is forbidden to eat and drink. Eatables are accessible at market for non-Muslim.
“Messenger of Allah, would we be held responsible for our deeds committed in the state of ignorance (before embracing Islam)? Upon his he (the Holy Prophet) remarked: He who amongst you performed good deeds in Islam, He would not be held responsible for them (misdeeds which he committed in ignorance) and he who committed evil (even after embracing Islam) would be held responsible or his misdeeds that he committed in the state of ignorance as well as in that of Islam”. Sahih Muslim 120 a Book 1, Hadith 225
The traditions and culture in a society reflects the nature of people living in that community. If you want to judge any community or society then you should see their traditions and cultural activities. Islam is a complete code of conduct which teaches healthy and peaceful activities, it encourages activities which are beneficial for the healthy life.