Islam strongly advocates the practice of mashwara (mutual consultation) in matters of importance such as domestic, private, marital, financial, political, etc. Mashwara and consultation is a meritorious practice of great benefit that is encouraged by the Noble Quran and Ahadith.
Hazrat Ayesha (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that she heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, “Verily a believer can obtain the rank of a person who stands in Ibadat (devotion) at night and fasts during the day through good conduct.” (Abu Dawood)
Harbouring suspicion and ill-thoughts about others is a major sin which is the root cause of many other vices that become the cause of division and disunity in society. Suspicion and ill-thoughts that are not supressed and curbed can lead to jealousy, hatred, gossip, slander, revenge and other major vices. This in turn leads to breakdown in marriages, family ties and social order.
Punctuality is an important etiquette in Islam and should be the endeavour of every Muslim. Whilst it is human to be occasionally delayed for one's meeting or appointment, a Muslim should always display promptness and punctuality in all dealings.