Created and Written by Urooj Fatima Lecturer in English Fazaia Inter College Malir Cantt
Courtesy, Politeness or Good Manners, means kindly and thoughtful consideration for others. A celebrated writer has said that a boy who is courteous and pure is an honour to his country. Brave and noble men and women are always courteous. Remember:
As we are, so we do; and as we do, so it is done to us; we are the builders of our fortunes.
AS TO THEMSELVES
• Be Honest, Truthful and Pure.
• Do not use bad language.
• Keep out of bad company.
• Keep your face and hands clean and your clothes and boots brushed and neat.
• Help your parents as much as you can and do your best to please them.
• Be kind to your brothers and sisters.
• Do not be selfish but share all your good things.
• Do not forget to offer your five time prayers because
“The key to paradise is prayer.”
• Be respectful to your teachers, and help them as much as you can; their work is very difficult and trying.
• Observe the school rules.
• Do not copy nor cheat in any way.
• Do not cut the desks nor write in the reading books, etc.
• Never let another be punished for your own mistake; this is cowardly and mean.
• Do not cheat at games. Do not bully; only cowards do this.
• Be pleasant and not quarrelsome.
• Do not jeer at your schoolmates or call them by names which they do not like.
IN THE STREET
• Say Assalam -o- Alaikum frequently to all your acquaintances whenever you see them .This is the best friendly greeting ass it means “Peace be upon you.’’
• Do not push nor run against people. Do not chalk on doors, walls or on gates.
• Do not throw stones nor destroy property.
• Do not annoy shopkeepers by loitering at their shop doors and windows.
• Do not make slides on the pavement nor throw orange peel or banana skins there: dangerous accidents often result from these practices.
• Do not make fun of old or crippled people but be particularly polite to them as well as to strangers and foreigners.
• Never be rude to anybody, whenther older or younger, richer or poorer than you.
• Remember to say “Please” and “Jazakillah”.
• Before entering a room it is often courteous to knock at the door. Do not forget to close the door quietly after you.
• Always show attention to older people and strangers by opening the door for them, bringing what they require (water, chair etc) giving up your seat to them if necessary and in every possible way saving them from trouble.
• Never interrupt when a person is speaking.
• Always Mind your own business. Be punctual. Be tidy.
All these rules respecting your conduct towards others are included in the one GOLDEN RULE, “Always do to others as you would wish them to do to you if you were in their place.” Whenever, you are in doubt as to how you should act toward others, ask yourself this question, “How would I like them to act towards me if I were in their place?’’ and then Do what you conscience tells you is right.