Hadith on Haya: The Importance of Modesty in Islam

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 24
Narrated ‘Abdullah (bin ‘Umar): Once Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) passed by an Ansari (man) who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya’. On that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Leave him as Haya’ is a part of faith.” (See Hadith 9)

  • This hadith narrates an incident in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) observed an Ansari man advising his brother about the importance of modesty and shyness (haya). The Prophet affirmed the man’s counsel and emphasized that haya is an integral aspect of faith. The hadith highlights the significance of haya as a virtue in Islam and encourages Muslims to cultivate this trait in their daily lives.