We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. It was so beautiful, so pleasing to the ears and I had taken means of aesthetic education of children of preschool age for granted!
We meet our brothers and sisters day in and day out. So, let’s recall some fantastic communication tips from the sunnah. Your smiling in the face of your brother is charity. This is an instant ingredient to start any conversation positively and to remove any past ill feelings that could be present. Pay attention to the tone and volume: Beware of your tone and the volume of your voice. Your tone determines whether you will make your relationship or break it.
Any undesirable loudness in your voice could put people off and make any further attempts to communicate futile. It will repel hatred and create love between you. Habituate yourself with saying the full and complete greeting and earn 30 rewards every single time you greet someone! There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands, but they will be forgiven before they part. Inquire about people: Ask them how they are doing and inquire about their health and well-being and that of their family and friends.
They will feel loved and cared for. Remember not all are the same: Consider people’s different characteristics and differences while communicating. Keep in mind their age, status, temperament and other factors. Allah without thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire. Choose simple, concise words: Avoid complex language and sophisticated terminologies. Instead, try to stick to concise words and phrases that are of eloquence and seek to be understood. Stay away from argumentation: Being nice is easy when you’re dealing with nice people.