”And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. Hayaa’ is an essential characteristic of a Muslim; it must be obtained in order to attain faith as they come together as a pair: Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Indeed Hayaa’ and Iman are companions. Similarly, we should be careful about what we listen to, so when others around us are discussing indecent matters, we should stay away and feel uncomfortable listening to any crude material. If we cannot treat others well, then we have a grave defect in our Hayaa’ that enables us to adopt malicious characteristics which are good neither for enriching our souls nor for gaining Allah’s pleasure. Durban, 4091, Our actions when in public and in private should reflect piety and obedience to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). ببيان ما تضمنه, Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qādir Ibn Muḥammad al-Junayd, Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ʾAbdul-Wahhab. It is not difficult to understand that a good person would treat others with utmost respect at all times, unless in exceptional situations, and be well-mannered and polite. One of the most shameless aspects of television is the half-naked men and women – be it in films, programmes or even in adverts. Even watching a kiss is wrong despite it seeming so trivial these days. But this Hayaa’ will only provide external righteousness; to obtain internal righteousness, one must also feel regret when sinning, even and especially in private, and try to abandon all Haram out of shame in front of Allah. In Sahih Muslim, it is reported that our beloved Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Do not think little of any good deed, even if it is just greeting your brother with a cheerful countenance.”. Clearly, we find that the greater the humility and shame is of a person, the further they will stay away from sins and the better-mannered the individual will be. Nedbank – Greyville (128905): There are two extremes: not caring about anyone at all and caring so much that you ignore yourself. To have Hayaa’ means to dislike everything that is wrong according to Islam, so even if we may not be committing wrong ourselves, if there is immorality around us, we should feel the repugnance in our hearts when around such places. Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “Whoever is silent has ... Hafsah bint Sīrīn said, “Fasting is a protection (... What Is The Scale By Way of Which You Judge? It is often misinterpreted as just the feelings of shyness or shame one has. There are many instances in which people feel close to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) by just covering themselves modestly. Account no: 78600220178. Hayaa’ in what we do. We should be wary of what we watch on the television or read in media outlets. In a Hadith narrated by Umar ibn Al Khattab, Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Ihsan is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not, yet truly He sees you.”. We can joke about indecent things, mostly regarding the opposite gender in some way or another, and although fuelled by the environment and media that are around us, we become a product of our society by spreading lewd talk amongst society. What is Hayaa? Ask yourself if this is the type of person you want to be, or want to be seen with? We must be careful that we are dressing modestly for the right reasons – our intentions must be sound. So, look at the type of shows you are watching, and the kind of books you are reading. Likeable, but not loose or flirtatious. ”O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. Hayaa' comes from the Arabic word hayah which means life. Their actions will be based upon the teachings of Islam and the way they will go about their lives will be an example for all. As Muslims, we have to constantly be in touch with our own haya (modesty) and make sure we are not displeasing Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in any way. One that has Hayaa’ in front of people will avoid sinning in public and boasting of his sins to people. (Sahih Bukhari Book #73, Hadith #139), Haya brings only good. Account No. Hayaa': Modesty and Shyness By: Rayyann, Bushra, and Saman What is Hayaa? : 786001 926 49, SECTION 18A CERTIFICATE DONATIONS Nothing will prevent them from adopting wicked and evil ways due to the absence of any regret or guilt. One thing we need to be wary of, and avoid, in terms of the way we dress is boastfulness and/or vanity. Therefore one needs to ask him/herself if his/her friends reflect qualities of the Sahabah and thus of Hayaa’: piety, love, mercy, honesty, patience and decency. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts…and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husband’s sons, their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their women…” [Qur’an 24:30-31]. In the world around us we can see the rapid deterioration of Hayaa’ amongst Muslims and non-Muslims which is having an adverse effect on the next generation as many previous indecent practices have now become the norm. bookshop2@jamiat.org.za, Finance Department : It will guide one towards peace of mind. This is a dangerous practice and can quickly fall into backbiting, so it is best to stay away from it. But if we open our minds, we will see the indecent content. We need to lower our gaze; even better, we should avoid anything in which we know obscenity would be present, for that would be the highest Hayaa’. Hayaa for the woman in Islam is defined many times by men — and each time, it has something to do with hindering the man’s fragile, ravenous sexual appetites by contorting the Muslim woman into something that’s impossible.