Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah has forbidden for you,

(1) to be undutiful to your mothers
(2) to bury your daughters alive,
(3) to not to pay the rights of the others (e.g. charity, etc.) and
(4) to beg of men (begging).

And Allah has hated for you

(1) vain, useless talk, or that you talk too much about others
(2) to ask too many questions, (in disputed religious matters) and
(3) to waste the wealth (by extravagance).

— [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 3, no. 591]

1. What consists of character and disposition and cannot be acquired. Shyness is the behavior Allah granted the servant. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

”Shyness brings about nothing but good.”[1]

It prohibits a person from committing despicable actions and displaying degrading behavior.

2.What is attainable through knowing Allah and knowing His greatness as well as His closeness to His servants. His overseeing them, and His knowledge of what deceives the eyes while being hidden in the chests.

Shyness from Allah may be caused by witnessing and reflecting over His blessings and the shortcomings associated with being thankful for them.

The praiseworthy shyness is the behavior that encourages the performing of commendable actions and abandoning the wretched.

Concerning the statement [of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)]:

”If you do not feel shy then do as you wish.” [2]

One meaning is that it does not command to do whatever you wish, but it conveys a meaning of blame and prohibition. One way of interpreting it is that it conveys a threat/warning. The second way to interpret it is that it is a way of conveying information. The thing that prohibits a person from doing bad actions is shyness.

Imaam An-Nawawee (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said:

"The Scholars said that the reality of shyness is the character that encourages the abandonment of despicable actions and prevents against negligence concerning the rights of the people who possess rights over others."

Aboo Al Qaasim al Junayd (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said: “

Shyness is recognizing Allah’s favours, meaning His blessings and the recognizing of ones own negligence in light of them both.”

When shyness is lost, every type of evil is committed.

There are five signs of wretchednesThe harshness in the hearts

  1. The unflinching eye
  2. The lack of shyness
  3. The seeking of worldly pleasures.
  4. Longevity in life

An example of shyness is Asmaa bint Aboo Bakr (radhiAllaahu ‘anha) in the hadeeth where she carried the date stones and was offered to ride behind the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) but was too shy.


1. Sahih Muslim & Sahih Bukhari
2.  Sahih Bukhari, no 690 & 691, Vol. 4

[Taken From: My Advice to the Women – Umm Abdillah al-Waadi’iyyah – pp. 253-259]


Know that you will not love Allah until you love to obey Him.

— Al-Hasan Al-Basree (rahimahullah) [Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam, p. 85]

(Source: sayingsofthesalaf)

Be aware of sins that you may intentionally expose when the Most Merciful has concealed your wrongdoings. As humans no doubt we are weak and succumb to the whisperings of Shaytaan, but respect yourself enough to keep that weakness in faith between yourself and Allaah, seeking His aid in self improvement.

I met a people who used to act and not just speak; but today they (i.e. the people) just speak and do not act.

— Abu Khaldah  [As-Samt pg. 294]

(Source: sayingsofthesalaf)


تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَادًا ۚ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

That home of the Hereafter We assign to those who do not desire exaltedness upon the earth or corruption. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous.

[Surah Al Qasas (28:83)]