Good manners are of foremost importance and value in Islam as exemplified in the truthful and most eloquent saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) "I was sent to perfect good manners.". Further, when asked about his character, Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (pbuh) said "His character was that of the Quran". Ali bin Abi Taleb, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to describe the attributes of the Prophet (pbuh), he said "He was the most generous, the most clement, the most sincere, the most lenient and the most amiable to people". Most importantly, Allah All-Mighty bestowed His praise upon the Prophet (pbuh) "And verily, you, O Muhammad are on an exalted standard of character".(Al-Qalam:4)
The ethical system in Islam derives from a divine source, and morality is one of the most important components of as well as a manifestation of true faith. It is also rewarded by Allah's mercy and forgiveness and is the key to paradise. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said "nothing is more heavier in the Scale (in the Day of Judgment) than good manners" Abu Dawood: 4799. He (pbuh) also said "By his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who fasts during the day and prays during the night". Abu Dawood: 4798. The Prophet also said: "the most beloved and closest ones to me in the Day of Judgment are best the best of you in character." Tirmizy: 2018
A true believer in Exalted Allah and one who has firm faith in the Day of Judgment has the opportunity to prepare for this great test by striving to become more righteous, freeing oneself from all evils and achieving higher ethics.
One of the most important Islamic ethics is to treat people well and to avoid hurting them. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) considered the following two traits imbued with Islam "The best Muslim is the one from whose hands and tongue other Muslims are safe." Bukhari: 10. Further, Ammar bin Yassir, may Allah be pleased with him, said: Faith stands on three:" be fair, spread peace and give charity". Bukhari: the book of Eiman, chapter 20
Spreading Peace refers to abstinence from lying, hurting, betraying or assaulting people and so forth.
Muslims must strive to become of higher ethics and to dedicate one's time and energy to performing good deeds, giving money and being helpful to people. Ibn Qattada, may Allah be pleased with him, said "Feeding the hungry is better than performing one hajj after another" Ibn Hibban: in Rowdat al Uqala.
Good manners have clear impact on the society and warm reception from all groups. The true understanding of good manners in Islam means helping the people. The Prophet peace be upon Him used to inculcate in his companions' mindset to help each other until it becomes clear in their mind that, that is the spirit of manners. Jaber Ibn Abdillaah, reported that: a man was bitten by scorpion while we were with the Prophet peace be upon him, and one man said: O Messenger of Allah, shell we not treat him (recitation from the Quran)? Then the Prophet replied: he who can benefit his brother let him do so" Muslim: 2199
the Prophet equated the believer's affair in terms of helping out like that of the bees; He said: "by He whom my soul is in His hands, the similitude of the believer is like that of the best, she eats pure, she produces good and when she falls on a branch of a tree she will neither break that branch nor corrupt it." Ahmed: 7051