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Modesty And Shame

Modesty and Shame الحياء

1. Being ashamed in front of Allah, the Glorified, protects [one] from the punishment of hell.

1ـ اَلْحَياءُ مِنَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ تَقي عَذابَ النّارِ.

2. The most modest among you are the most forbearing among you.

2ـ أحْياكُمْ أحْلَمُكُمْ.

3. The best of religious attires is modesty.

3ـ أحْسَنُ مَلابِسِ الدِّينِ اَلحَياءُ.

4. The greatest modesty is your being ashamed in front of Allah.

4ـ أفْضَلُ الْحَياءِ اِسْتِحْياؤُكَ مِنَ اللّهِ.

5. The best modesty is your being ashamed of yourself [in front of Allah].

5ـ أحْسَنُ الْحَياءِ اِسْتِحْياؤُكَ مِنْ نَفْسِكَ.

6. Verily modesty and chastity are from the characteristics of faith, and they are the traits of the free and the qualities of the virtuous.

6ـ إنَّ الْحَياءَ والْعِفَّةَ مِنْ خَلائِقِ الإيمانِ، وإنَّهُما لَسَجِيَّةُ الأحْرارِ، وَشيمَةُ الأبـْرارِ.

7. Modesty is beautiful.

7ـ اَلْحَياءُ جَميلٌ.

8. Modesty is preventive.

8ـ اَلْحَياءُ مَحْرَمَةٌ.

9. Shame prevents livelihood.1

9ـ اَلْحَياءُ يَمْنَعُ الرِّزْقَ.

10. Modesty is the key to (every) good.

10ـ اَلْحَياءُ مِفْتاحُ (كُلِّ) الْخَيْـرِ.

11. Shame is accompanied by deprivation.

11ـ اَلْحَياءُ مَقْرُونٌ بِالْحِرْمانِ.

12. Modesty is the lowering of one’s gaze.

12ـ اَلْحَياءُ غَضُّ الطَّرْفِ.

13. Modesty is the perfection of honour.

13ـ اَلْحَياءُ تَمامُ الْكَرَمِ.

14. Modesty is the partner of chastity.

14ـ اَلْحَياءُ قَرِينُ الْعَفافِ.

15. Modesty is a beautiful quality.

15ـ اَلْحَياءُ خُلْقٌ جَمِيلٌ.

16. Modesty is a pleasing characteristic.

16ـ اَلْحَياءُ خُلْقٌ مَرْضِيٌّ.

17. Modesty is the perfection of honour and the best of traits.

17ـ اَلْحَياءُ تَمامُ الكَرَمِ، وأحْسَنُ الشِّيَمِ.

18. Modesty prevents one from ugly actions.

18ـ اَلْحَياءُ يَصُدُّ عَنْ فِعْلِ القَبيحِ.

19. Being ashamed in front of Allah effaces many of the sins [that one has committed].

19ـ اَلْحَياءُ مِنَ اللّهِ يَمْحُو كَثيراً مِنَ الخَطايا.

20. Dress yourself with modesty, wear the armour of loyalty, safeguard brotherhood and reduce your conversations with women, [if you do all this] your eminence will become complete.

20ـ تَسَرْبَلِ الْحَياءَ، وادَّرَِعِ الْوَفاءَ، واحْفَظِ الإخاءَ، وأقْلِلْ مُحادَثَةَ النِّساءِ يَكْمَلْ لَكَ السَّناءُ.

21. The fruit of modesty is chastity.

21ـ ثَمَرةُ الْحَياءِ العِفَّةُ.

22. Three things that are not to be ashamed of [are]: for a person to serve his guest, and for him to stand up from his place for his father or his teacher, and [for him] to seek the right even if it is little.

22ـ ثَلاثٌ لا يُسْتَحْيى مِنْهُنَّ: خِدْمَةُ الرَّجُلِ ضَيْفَهُ، وقِيامُهُ عَنْ مَجْلِسِهِ لأبيهِ ومُعَلِّمِهِ، وطَلَبُ الْحَقِّ وإنْ قَلَّ.

23. The shame of person feels from himself is the fruit of [his] faith.

23ـ حَياءُ الرَّجُلِ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ ثَمَرَةُ الإيمانِ.

24. The source of chastity is modesty.

24ـ سَبَبُ العِفَّةِ اَلْحَياءُ.

25. Espouse modesty, for it is the symbol of nobility.

25ـ عَلَيْكَ بِالْحَياءِ فَإنَّهُ عُنْوانُ النُّبْلِ.

26. The pinnacle of modesty is for a man to feel ashamed of himself.

26ـ غايَةُ الْحَياءِ أنْ يَسْتَحْيِيَ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ.

27. Shame has been paired with deprivation.

27ـ قُرِنَ الْحَياءُ بِالْحِرْمانِ.

28. The increased modesty of a person is the sign of his faith.

28ـ كَثْرَةُ حَياءِ الرَّجُلِ دَليلُ إيمانِهِ.

29. One who is shy is deprived.

29ـ مَنِ اسْتَحْيا حُرِمَ.

30. Whoever has no modesty has no good in him.

30ـ مَنْ لاحَياءَ لَهُ فَلا خَيْـرَ فيهِ.

31. One whose modesty is reduced, his piety is [also] reduced.

31ـ مَنْ قَلَّ حَياؤُهُ قَلَّ وَرَعُهُ.

32. Whoever is clothed with the garment of modesty, his faults are hidden from the people.

32ـ مَنْ كَساهُ الْحَياءُ ثَوْبَهُ خَفِيَ عَنِ النّاسِ عَيْبُهُ.

33. One who does not fear facing the people [after having been caught doing evil] does not fear Allah, the Glorified.

33ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَتَّقِ وُجُوهَ الرِّجالِ لَمْ يَتَّقِ اللّهَ سُبْحانَهُ.

34. One who is not ashamed of the people will not feel ashamed in front of Allah, the Glorified.

34ـ مَنْ لَمْ يَسْتَحْيِ مِنَ النّاسِ لَمْ يَسْتَحْيِ مِنَ اللّهِ سُبْحانَهُ.

35. That which is not appropriate for you to do in the open should not be done by you in private.

35ـ ما لا يَنْبَغي أنْ تَفْعَلَهُ فيِ الْجَهْرِ فَلا تَفْعَلْهُ فيِ السِّـرِّ.

36. The best partner of generosity is modesty.

36ـ نِعْمَ قَرينُ السَّخاءِ الْحَياءُ.

37. The best partner of faith is modesty.

37ـ نِعْمَ قَرِينُ الإيمانِ اَلحَياءُ.

38. There is no [good] trait like modesty.

38ـ لاشِيمَةَ كَالحَياءِ.

  • 1. Here shame is used in the negative sense of excessive bashfulness, timidity etc.