Hadith on Modesty: Shame and Conduct

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 3483
Narrated Abu Masud `Uqba: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “One of the sayings of the prophets which the people have got, is. ‘If you do not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like.”

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari 3483 conveys a saying attributed to the Prophets, which stresses the importance of a sense of shame or modesty in one’s actions and behavior. The meaning of this saying is that when a person lacks a sense of shame or moral conscience, they are likely to engage in immoral and unethical behavior without any hesitation or guilt. Thus, the saying encourages people to cultivate a sense of shame or modesty as an essential aspect of their moral character and to guide their actions towards what is right and just.