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Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

The greater a person’s faith is, the greater his modesty will be. Hence, the prophets were the most modest among people. Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was described as “more modest than a virgin in her private place”.

Modesty is part of faith. The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said:“Faith has over seventy branches, and modesty is a branch of faith.”

[Narrated by Al - Bukhāri and Muslim]

“Faith has over seventy branches, and modesty is a branch of faith.”

[Narrated by Al - Bukhāri and Muslim]

The greatest and dearest modesty is modesty towards Allah Almighty.

When the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said to his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them): “Show proper modesty towards Allah,” they said: “O Messenger of Allah, we indeed show modesty, praise be to Allah.”

Thereupon, he said:

“That is not what I mean; but he who shows proper modesty towards Allah should guard the head and what it retains, guard the belly and what it contains, and remember death and decay; and he who desires the Hereafter should abandon the adornment of this world. Whoever does that has shown proper modesty towards Allah.”

[Narrated by Al - Tirmidhi; Hasan (sound)]

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) said:“If a person feels modest and shy upon committing a sin, Allah will be too Modest to punish him on the Day of Judgment; and if a person does not feel shy to commit a sin, Allah will not be too Modest to punish him.”

“That is not what I mean; but he who shows proper modesty towards Allah should guard the head and what it retains, guard the belly and what it contains, and remember death and decay; and he who desires the Hereafter should abandon the adornment of  this world. Whoever does that has shown proper modesty towards Allah.”

[Narrated by Al - Tirmidhi; Hasan (sound)]

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) said: “If a person feels modest and shy upon committing a sin, Allah will be too Modest to punish him on the Day of Judgment; and if a person does not feel shy to commit a sin, Allah will not be too Modest to punish him.”


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