Sharpen your superior personality with morals according to Islam
Have you ever seen a person who behaves arbitrarily and does not want to respect other people at all. Such a person cannot place himself in everyday life. For example, young people must have good manners in maintaining polite speech to older people. This kind of thing is always exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad SAW to us.
History records that the Messenger of Allah had great character. As Muslims, we must imitate his morals. Therefore, we should adorn ourselves with noble character. Noble morality is a reflection of the perfection of one’s faith. The more perfect a person’s faith, the better his character will be.
Let’s look at the surrounding environment, many people behave badly in their lives. They commit sins and immorality without shame. Then, will they live happily? The answer is of course no, on the contrary their minds feel restless, their hearts are restless, their lives are miserable both in this world and in the hereafter. They are not even liked by family, friends, and society. Happiness and peace will be easily achieved with noble character to anyone. Having noble character, such as being honest, polite, and ashamed means that you have honed yourself as a superior person. Our nation really needs the role of people who have superior personalities to build modern Islamic civilization.
1. Manners in Islam
Manners consist of the words “manners” and “manners”. Tata means rules, norms, or customs. Krama means courtesy, polite behavior, polite behavior, polite language, polite action.
So, etiquette is a rule of life that flows in human relationships. In addition, etiquette is also closely related to ethics. The behavior of someone who is ethical means that the person has manners.
Manners are social norms related to habits in acting and speaking that apply or are agreed upon in the social environment between local people. The norms in this association are important to understand in order to establish a good and harmonious relationship in the social environment.
Manners contain values that apply specifically to certain areas. Therefore, it is very possible that the manners of one area will be different from another. However, the purpose and purpose of all manners is in order to create a harmonious relationship and a sense of peace in social life.
Everyone has rules that are adhered to by each community group that need to be obeyed and respected. For example, respecting elders, then greeting those who are older. Through etiquette, it is intended that all levels of society will feel comfortable. With manners, younger people can respect older people, and vice versa, older people can love younger people. This sense of respect, appreciation, and affection is then reflected in the behavior, appearance, and words that are applied in everyday life.
In everyday life it is often called the word ethics. Ethics has the same meaning as manners. Ethics means norms, values, morals, rules, standards for good human behavior. Ethics are rules of behavior, human customs in the association between others. Social life in society must be based on applicable ethics and manners. Ethics and social manners must be adhered to so that the interests of every member of the community are not disturbed. Disruption of the interests of community members will trigger conflict and even division.
Manners or ethics can be applied in everyday life in various places and situations. such as in relationships at school, at home, in the community, even on social media. In more detail, etiquette includes manners in communicating verbally and in writing, in attitude and dress.
Manners have several benefits in everyday life
The following are the benefits of etiquette reported from the Guidance and Counseling Module for Reducing Social Anxiety by Miftahul Fikri, including:
1. Facilitate good relations with others.
2. Creating a peace in social life.
3. Avoid conflict.
4. Get easy in good relations with other people.
5. Make you become respected, respected and liked by others.
6. Give yourself confidence in every situation.
7. Makes you able to maintain a good atmosphere in various environments, be it a family environment, association, or work later.
8. Raise awareness of others about the importance of manners.
Examples of manners in everyday life include:
1. Be polite and friendly to anyone you just met.
For example, when Eko meets new people, he is polite by greeting or greeting.
2. Pay attention to others.
For example, when Eko met an old man who was known to be carrying heavy items, Eko took the initiative to help him.
3. Always try to take care of other people’s feelings.
For example, Eko likes to talk politely without offending his friends.
4. Be willing to help.
For example, Eko always wants to help others who are in trouble.
5. Have a high sense of tolerance.
For example, Eko never mocks his friend’s culture, even though it is different from Andi’s culture.
6. Can control emotions in any situation.
For example, Eko does not easily get angry with people and can control his emotions when there are problems with other people.