Teachings on morality and moral values and moral conduct constitute an utmost important share in Islam. The holy Quran and the Hadees delivered by our beloved Prophet serve as the primary source for these teachings. It is taught by Islam that a Muslim should adopt morally an upright character. Showing kindness to people, charity to the poor and helping the needy ones are the most emphasised moral virtues in Quran. In particular, helping people during the need of the hour, forgiving the mistakes of others, respecting parents and elders, fulfilling promises, being kind to people as well as every living being, being patient during adversity, maintaining justice, being honest, controlling anger, etc are some of the other virtues of morality.
Islamic secondary sources and later Islamic scholarly works have made a detailed discussion and laid down detailed instructions on moral issues. One typical Islamic teaching on morality is that imposing a penalty on an offender in proportion to their offense is permissible but forgiving the offender is better. To go one step further by offering a favour to the offender, we would be regarded as persons with the highest excellence of morality. Another principle is that whatever is good and beneficial for mankind is morally good and vice versa. According to the Islamic Sharia, a Muslim is expected to act only in good manner as bad manners earn vices. The Prophet said “It is not possible that you indulge in rebuking and reviling and remain righteous at the same time”.