Hayaa The Forgotten Branch of Imaan
On the authority of Ibn Umar: The Prophet (sas) came upon a man who was criticizing his brother for hayaa, saying: 'You are so modest (or so shy).' as if he meant to say that this has harmed him. The Prophet (sas) said to him: 'Leave him, for hayaa is from faith.'. Al-Bukhari
The Prophet (sas) said:
"Al-hayaa laa ha'tiy illa bikhairin"
"Modesty brings nothing but good." Muslim & Bukhari
"Al-hayaa shu'batun min al-iman"
"Modesty is one portion of belief." Muslim & Bukhari
Author : Shaikh Faisal Bodhania