Hadith No. 23 – Sahih al-Bukhari
About checking and rechecking our Imaan.. remember modesty? Rather Haya? How successful am I in making myself modest. For me, that’s a tough question, and a very important one.
Narrated ‘Abdullah (bin ‘Umar):
Once Allah’s Apostle passed by an Ansari (man) who was admonishing to his brother regarding Haya’. On that Allah’s Apostle said, “Leave him, as Haya’ is a part of Faith.” (See Hadith No. 8)
This person who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya was trying to tell his brother to be a little less modest. Maybe he thought it was against manhood.
The lesson here is, no amount of Haya is enough. The more, the better. Because it is directly proportional to Imaan. And Imaan knows no bounds.
I’m thinking of ways to increase Haya. Can you come up with something?