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Review: Etiquette Rules! by Nancy R. Mitchell


“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork.”
—Oscar Wilde

Although surely alluding to something besides good table manners, Oscar’s classic metaphor does contain a grain of truth underlying the pros and cons of proper etiquette. 372 more words


Locarno 2017 Review: Good Manners [As Boas Maneiras]

Childbirth looks painful, and Good Manners contains a dramatic, graphic, anguished metaphor for postpartum bleeding. It’s at this moment directors Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra loosen the reins, and what begins as a quasi-political treatment of race, class and sexuality in São Paulo descends into a nightmarish horror of wolfish desires and beastly offspring. 298 more words

The Presence Of Faith

Narrated ‘Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah observed:
The fornicator who fornicates is not a believer so long as he commits it and no thief who steals is a believer as long as he commits theft, and no drunkard who drinks wine is a believer as long as he drinks it. 53 more words


Sitting on Roadsides

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Avoid sitting on roadsides.” His Companions said: “O Messenger of Allah (PBUH), there is no other alternative but to sit there to talk.” Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “If you have to sit at all, then fulfill the rights of the road.” They asked: “What are their rights?” Thereupon he said, “Lowering the gaze (so that you may not stare at unlawful things); refraining from doing some harm to others, responding to greeting (i.e., saying `Wa`alaikumus-salam’ to one another) and commanding the good and forbidding the evil.”


Backbiting and Slandering

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Do you know what is backbiting?” The Companions said: “Allah and His Messenger know better.” Thereupon he said, “Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.” It was said to him: “What if my (Muslim) brother is as I say.” He said, “If he is actually as you say, then that is backbiting; but if that is not in him, that is slandering.”

Riyad-us Saliheen


Riyad-us Saliheen [Hadith:1514]

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying, “A person utters a word thoughtlessly (i.e., without thinking about its being good or not) and, as a result of this, he will fall down into the fire of Hell deeper than the distance between the east and the west.”


Riyad-us Saliheen [Hadith:630]

Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners.”