Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Returning the Favor: Its Practices in the Sunnah and Portraits from the Lives of the Companions of the Prophet

Author(s): Saad Obaid Al-Rafdi

This paper aims to address the moral of returning the favor as an example of the Prophet (PBUH), moral education and the examples through which the Companions copied his practices to be clear examples of future pedagogical practices. There are few studies addressing the pedagogical practices of the Prophet and his moral education and how they can be used for educational purposes in order to cultivate into the minds of children in primary schools and Kindergarten the Islamic ethical values like the returning of the favor. In addition, the paper reminds of the consequences of ingratitude through some events in the Prophet’s era. The research adopted the narrative -analytical approaches. The results of the study showed that the Prophet’s (PBUH) ethical values like good morals not only educated the Companions on virtues but also help kids and students at schools of sustaining affection and intimacy among people in the society. The Messenger also asserted that a person should not relinquish his good morals even if others encounter him with ill-treatment. The study recommended the incorporation of the Prophet ethical values like returning favor into the curriculum of schools as a part of moral education.

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