Some of the Detestable (Makruh) Conducts in Islam  

The abominable habits and moral traits that should be avoided are many.  The scholars of ethics have mentioned them in their books and here we shall mention most of them even though some of them, according to Shari'ah, are prohibited. 

  • To seek revenge.
  • To boast about oneself.
  • To be very optimistic about oneself.
  • To consider one's own good deeds as great.
  • To belittle other's good deeds.
  • To consider other's bad deeds as great.
  • To belittle one's own bad deeds.
  • Not to care about one's own bad conduct and ignore other's protests against it.

  To look down up on people.

  • To cause inconvenience to others.
  • Hurting others even though an act causing it may not be unlawful, such as building one's house such that it blocks light or air from reaching the neighbour's.
  • Insulting others even if not in unlawful ways.
  • Frightening people even if not to the unlawful degrees.
  • Hostility even if less than the unlawful limits.
  • The use of bad words even if not unlawful.

  Jealousy.

  • Wanting.
  • To be rancorous and vindictive.
  • To be stingy.
  • To be malevolent.
  • To be greedy.
  • To be hasty.
  • To cause commotion.
  • To be hardhearted.
  • To be awkward and not to get on with others.
  • To be bad mannered.
  • To be arrogant.
  • To show off even in non-worship matters.
  • To suspect people.
  • To be afraid of people.
  • Going back on one's promise.
  • To be excessive in sexual lust.
  • To have no self-respect.
  • To have a low self-esteem and enthusiasm.
  • To have no sense of honour.
  • To have eager and fervour unnecessarily.

 

  • Publicising matters that would have been better to be kept private.
  • Lying when joking.
  • To accuse someone of something in a joke.
  • To make fun of others.
  • To joke a lot.
  • Too much laughing.
  • To rely on others.
  • To burden others.
  • Doing useless things.
  • Talking about things that are not one's concern.
  • Spying on things that are not one's business.
  • Taking good deeds lightly.
  • Neglecting desirable acts.
  • Persisting on detestable matters.
  • To be curious about indecent things.
  • Involving one self in undesirable matters, even if they are not unlawful.

Materialism

  • To confine oneself with material issues, e.g. clothing and housing, etc. in a similar way to those who lead an extravagant life.
  • To express grief in hardship.
  • To complain about life.
  • To grief about worldly things.
  • To have long worldly hopes.
  • To be unhappy about one's possession in life.
  • To be unconcerned about issues of the hereafter.
  • Love of being praised.
  • Love of leadership or high position.
  • Love of this world.
  • Love of wealth.
  • To be too busy in earning.
  • To be too wealthy that would lead to arrogance.

 

  • To be pessimist about Allah.
  • Not to have trust in Allah.
  • To ignore Allah's guidance, and warnings, etc.
  • Not to care about the rules of Shari'ah.
  • Discrimination, fanaticism, and racism.
  • To get angry without justifiable reasons.
  • To be disrespectful to the elders.
  • To be unkind to children.
  • To be unfair.
  • To be ungrateful.
  • To be unthankful.
  • To be two-faced.
  • To be insolent.
  • To neglect the believers.
  • To sleep a lot.
  • To have no work or skills.
  • Not to observe cleanliness.
  • Scrupulosity and obsession, even in worldly matters.
  • To be either extremist in one's affairs or indifferent.
  • Associating with sinners.

Keeping company of contemptible individuals.

 

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