​AL-HAYAA (SHYNESS/BASHFULNESS) 

Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم passed by a man of the Ansar who was admonishing his brother regarding shyness. Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Leave him alone, for modesty is a part of Iman.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Do You Not Understand? 
Do you know how they [i.e. the enemies of Islam trans. ] are able to infiltrate and influence us through means that are enticing and outwardly innocent but internally filthy? It is through the method at giving honey covered poison presented through advertising and glittering and captivating addresses. 
It is their saying terms like, ‘Move With the times, ‘civilization ‘, and ‘modernization ‘, it is done through lowly magazines, seductive fashions and saucy stories and tales. It is done through television series, films, songs and other means. 
Will you look to Allah my sister? Will you not return to your Rabb and throw the plots of your enemies back on their throats and reject their concepts and misleading titles? Will you say with the strength and honor of a Muslim ‘I do not accept other than the order of Allah and the order of His Prophet‘? 
My dear sister, What your enemy wants of you is indeed precious and costly. it is no simple matter for you. They want to ruin your deen, your moral character, your virtue and your hayaa in which you derive pride and honor. They want for you to be the despicable, reprehensible, and neglected of the society as is the condition of their womenfolk. They call for the throwing off of the hijaab and to nudity and exposing yourself and they say to you: 
“Tear to pieces your covering O daughter of Islam. Tear it up and burn it without hesitation. For truly it is a sham protector”. SUBHANALLAH!!! 

They weave conspiracy after conspiracy and devise plots and take up ambush positions all around us. They initiate dirty and poisonous activities such as the so-called “liberation movement‘ and ”equality” and the inpetus of that is for the destruction of your moral character and mine, as well as the moral character of all other Muslim women. 
These are all means and weapons they can use to ruin this true Deen. This will occur if we answer their cunning calls and filthy invitations. Let us confront them and stand as one like a towering mountain before this destructive western whirlwind current in aid of this true deen and the preservation of Islam, morality and al-hayaa. 
Let us be a strong hand cuffing with its grip, hijab, decency and morality the face at all who would violate any of  its parts or who attempts to approach it and harm it. 
‘Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Shyness does not bring anything except good.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
You and I and every Muslimah must say to the enemies of Allah what Aisha At-Taymuriyyah said: 
With a hand of decency I defend the honor of my hijab, And by my modesty I have risen above my contemporaries, And by brilliant and gifted thought and critical disposition have my good manners been perfected, Nothing has harmed me of my culture and good learning, Except that I am best of those wise, Nothing has prevented us from rising, Except letting down the head cover from our locks and the covering of our faces. 
My beloved sisters, what really cuts into my soul and deprives me of rest is to see a young Muslimah who believes in Allah as her Rabb, lslam as her deen and in Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) as a messenger and Prophet, roaming the streets, roads, shopping centers, and other public places where one finds the good and the evil, the virtuous and the wicked, those of pure heart and those whose hearts are diseased who follow their sexual weakness and pursue young females. These young women go out beautified or wearing hijab of the type that is itself such an adornment that by its appearance and style shoots like an arrow of attraction in the lustful heart of such a man. He will be tempted and his heart captured by her. 

Will Allah be pleased, I ask you by Allah with the act of this young woman while He is the one who says to her and those like her among women: 

Do not make a display like the display of those previous to Islam (in ignorance). [Al-Ahzaab 33]
 Or will He be pleased with her deen, her modesty, her character as she was taught and raised on?! 
Dear sister, don‘t you realize that among the signs of weak eemaan in a Muslim woman and the beginning of her defeat and the deprival of her honor and virtue is when she forsakes or abandons her deen and her morals? Al-Hayaa’ is considered part at her nature. 

A Muslim lady has always been the parable of hayaa’. A famous proverb says: 
The highest modest is that of the virgin in her quarters. 
The disappearance of al-hayaa‘ in a woman is a shortcoming in her eemaan and a departure from her nature. Have you comprehended that? 
By Allah that there is no good in life nor in the world when hayaa has vanished. 
We pray to Almighty Allah to strengthen our Eemaan.

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