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.
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.
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)
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 Bilal (R) was of African origin and was born from the slaves of the Banu Jumah tribe. He accepted Islam in the early days and was the first person to publicly proclaim his faith in Makkah. He participated in Badr and all the battles that took place therafter. Umayyah ibn Khalaf was one of his chief tormentors when he accepted Islam. Allah Ta'ala made it such that Hazrat Bilal (R) himself killed him in the Battle of Badr.
Hafsa is the daughter of Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab (R) and one the noble wives of Rasulullah r. Her mother was Zaynub bint Maz'oon (Radiyallahu Anha). Before marrying Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) she was married to Hazrat Khunais ibn Huzafah As Sahmi t. She made Hijrah to Madeenah Munawwarah with him. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Badr and passed away thereafter.