Tag Archives: etiquette

Islamic Etiquette of being a Guest

A few months ago, we had an article on how to be a good host. There’s also the flipside to that, however. How can you be a good guest? While Islamically, there is a strong emphasis on being a good host, that doesn’t mean that we have no guidelines for being a good guest. A lot of this will vary …

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The Muslim Man’s Guide to Air Travel

Air travel while being Muslim can get….complicated. While there’s no telling when you might find yourself being interrogated and questioned by the FBI for speaking Arabic, there’s still things you can do to make the journey as painless as possible. Pre-Security Get to the airport early. If you haven’t budgeted time properly, the smallest delay can derail your entire trip. …

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Saying salaam to Muslim women

One of the things Muslim women complain about is that they see many Muslim men ignore them in person and don’t extend the courtesy of salaam. Unfortunately, sometimes this results in the inaccurate perception that non-Muslim men are more respectful towards women than Muslim men. The example of the Prophet ﷺ on the issue is very important. There is a …

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Muslim Man’s Guide to Tipping

Tipping can get very confusing. How much do you give to what person? It’s definitely a jumble. Whether tipping is an archaic custom that should be abolished is a discussion for another time. As it stands right now though, there are places where tipping is considered standard etiquette and not tipping (or tipping too little) reflects poorly on your character. …

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How to give a Manly Muslim Handshake

I had a non-Muslim friend in college who visited the masjid one day to see a khutbah and jumu’ah salah. After salah was over, I walked out with him and talked a bit as everyone filtered out of the musallah. As most Muslims would normally do, I said salaam to the people I knew as they passed in front of …

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