The Definition of Modesty

Mohammed Faqih

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In Al Hamdulillah heard it was saying was so favorable was study or would have been later I mean you should already have will see now, let me say it I'm Adelina Mayor de la friend. I'm Linda. My old little fella had yella was shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa Devo luxury color wash Hello Ana Mohammed Abdullah what I saw was Sophie a woman being healthy you are honeydew Bella very sad what then a man when I saw Halle her the Roma Salawat hula Salah Marley. Yeah, you are living in Tapachula body. What at mo tune in to the moon. Yeah, you had a nurse hooked up on Bakula? The Holika come in I've seen Wahida wahala I mean has got them in jail and Kathy around when he saw

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what type of Allah and led etc. And whenever he when our ham in Allah can add equal Akiva. Yeah leadin Tapachula will follow Conan citied masala halacha mera mera kaam while finlaggan The longer call or Mailplane la hora sola, Takada has chosen Alima Amma that

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yesterday,

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many of our sisters celebrated a global event known as International begap Day

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and this was the 11th

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year

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where this day is recognized.

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And it reminded me

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of a concept that has become so elusive, that many people require very detail.

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explanation of what it is,

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though it is something that is very natural, that we even find in the animal kingdom.

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You see,

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human societies

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in modern days

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have experienced the erosion of this particular quality or concept, to the point where it becomes very confusing

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to many people.

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So many so that if someone wants to explain it, though it exists almost in every culture and in every

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civilization civilisation, you really need a lot of words people have to sit and times sometimes go back and forth to define it exactly.

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Now in Islam we refer to it as higher

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and I know in many cultures, the word is used

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the way it is used in the Sunnah Hadith

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that Allah subhanaw taala refers to it in the Quran, and the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala praised

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what are the two are the two ladies that woman that Musa alayhis salam interacted with,

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when one of them was sent back by her father, to summon Musa

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alayhis salam and to be

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to be rewarded for what he did for them for the service he rendered. Those of you who are familiar we know that Mozart a sonata came upon two ladies that were standing on the side waiting for other shepherds

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to to finish, and then Musa basically offered to help them out a sunnah. So we're told in the Quran that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran

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that the father of these two ladies when they told him what Musa did for them with this total stranger did for them. He sent one of them to invite him to call him. So Allah Subhana Allah tells us that when she came to approach Musa alayhis salam, she came in a particular demeanor and a particular fashion when she was walking towards him and Muslim Hallett Allah says

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that we met him she asked us to hear one of them came to Moses peace be upon them walking modestly or she was in a state of bashfulness.

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She was very careful. When she approached him it was she spoke to him.

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And what is interesting is that out of this the details of the story, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada highlights this particular point.

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Allah subhanaw taala actually mentions this, Allah didn't say, and one of them came

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It could have said that one of them came and spoke to him, but Allah subhanaw taala highlighted this

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potentiality appear and also have I mentioned how she approached them. Later on were told

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that

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she told her father, many scholars say probably it was the same, the same one because the Quran is not specific as to which one of the two sisters was the one that actually Allah subhanaw taala was referring to because Allah, you know, the Quran keeps saying down, but one of them one of them. But it doesn't say whether it's the same one or not many scholars say it was the same one, including this is the opinion of hip and bass and many other way to scholars throughout our history that insists on the fact that it's probably the same one. It's the same one.

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We know that He recommended that Mousavi that her father hires him.

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And in her testimony, she said the father hire him. And then she says, For the best person for you to hire in hire Minister, you have to cover up me

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a person who was strong and who's trustworthy.

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Now,

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it is said that her father said how do you know that he is strong?

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And how did you figure out that he's trustworthy. So she said to him, Well, he is strong, because we told you earlier how he was able to lift the rock by himself.

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So he definitely is very strong, physically and fed.

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But as for his trustworthiness, when he sent me to invite him, I started walking in front of him to lead him.

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So he told me,

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it's better for you to walk behind me and guide me from behind. Let me walk in front of you. Obviously, he didn't do that.

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Because he wanted to establish his supremacy or her his dominance over her, but rather because he was very protective. At a Santa Rosa Raisa, and this is part of his character. This was part of his personality

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at a center.

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So the Quran tells us that not only does she come in a state of bashfulness, and higher and modesty, but also Musa responded with the same. She came in a dignified manner, and most artists are not treated here with dignity, as well.

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Now, in our certainly we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and again, I'm saying this because this whole concept of hair,

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which is, by the way, very critical and important, there is a narration that says that actually the trademark of a Muslim,

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that the primary and main quality of Islam, that should be celebrated is hat.

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Now, we know that we live in a time and sometimes also as part of the popular culture, that is really anti hair. Because there is always this fear and even some of the most, some of them, some of the most decent people, some of the most decent people, sometimes they have they struggle with this concept of hair.

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Because what comes to mind is, hey, that makes you dysfunctional. They think that hey, I can make you dysfunctional.

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Where in reality, that's not the case, the prophets of Allah, Allah he was sending them a lot they alojado says tells us that the Prophet came upon two individuals from the unsought one of them was admonishing his brother, another community member he was telling him

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that he needs to be less shy that you're way too shy, you know, people take advantage of this and he was trying basically to go against that individual's natural disposition that person was very shy by nature.

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So this brother of his this other community member, this friend of his is trying to tell him hey, you need to be less shy you need to be a little more assertive and strong and this and that, you know, your shyness is not getting you anywhere. He was advising him.

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The Prophet passing by he overhears this conversation. The Prophet makes it a point to stop, interrupt this conversation and say to the man who was actually admonishing the other person who was telling the other person to be less bashful, less modest and less shy, because again, I can't find one word really in English that will do this concept of higher service. If I must choose one then it would be modesty or decency.

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So the Prophet said Dahu leave him alone. Leave alone. Feeling that hey, I'm in an EMA

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for hire is actually part of EMA. Higher is

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As a matter of fact, indicative of iman.

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And another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu. I didn't even send them when he spoke about how HYAH is made of 70 Something levels or different branches. He said when higher we should recommend an EMA and higher is one of these branches of EMA.

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So much so that the scholars say that actually higher the level of the individuals higher and modesty and sense of shame and decency

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goes hand in hand with that individual's Eman.

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So the higher the individuals faith or Eman in Allah, and awareness of ALLAH SubhanA tallas presence, the higher their height would be.

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And obviously the highest form of higher

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is to be in the most, the most important and critical. This I've had with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And to watch what we say in what we do, and make sure that is something that Allah Subhana Allah approves off as something that pleases Allah subhanho wa taala.

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So it is important for us to have that conversation.

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In a time where we're told that you shouldn't be shy, you shouldn't be

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modest, you shouldn't boast, you should brag.

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In a time where even culturally, we are introduced to different concepts and practices, because one of the dangers of hair. As a matter of fact, maybe the most dangerous thing is the fact that if a person reaches a level where there is no hair left in them,

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then they're capable of committing the worst atrocities that you can imagine in cold blood without fearing any blame without fearing any repercussion, without feeling any without fearing.

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any pushback from anyone they don't care, especially if they possess power.

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They don't mind displays display displacing 10s of 1000s of people. They don't mind killing 10s of 1000s of people in broad daylight, massacring them because they feel that they're justified.

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There is no they don't even have a sense of shame. And then they will come in and pretend to be the victims and play that role.

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That's why the province of Omar Why don't you send them and said in the new Malkia and in Naseem in Colombia Nobu with Ebola, that of what three maize

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is still until this day, what remains to be true, what remains what what what was inherited

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from

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the legacy from the tradition and from the heritage

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of the early days of Nuvola. What prophets passed on from one province to another, what they taught, one of these prophetic timeless Prophetic teachings is the following Elim Testa he first not mash it, if you have no shame. Do as you wish, do whatever you want. Because there is nothing that will prevent you

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from from doing doing whatever you want. Because you have no sense, you lost that sensitivity, you lost that sense of

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shame within you. This is what the lack or the

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this is the lack what the lack of hire does eventually. This is why it's very dangerous we have to now higher is something that we are born with.

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And some people have high levels of it, and some people have less of it. But it's something natural. So there is the type that is that is part of our nature, and then there is something else that that is nurtured within us.

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The kind that is

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part of our natural dispositions as human beings, is what prevents us from committing shameful acts, is what actually causes us to do a lot of the things that we do without really asking ourselves why we do them. It's just part of our natural daily practice.

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You know, the way we dress for instance,

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the way we dress is is

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is what causes us to avoid doing certain things so that we don't really, you know, get dirty looks from people

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This is natural.

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Now the other type,

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the one that we acquire,

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comes from knowing Allah subhanho wa taala. Knowing that great Islam Allah Zoa Jen

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and knowing what Allah Subhana Allah created us for, and being aware of our actions and that allows agenda is watching everything that we do. So we reach this very lofty level of heightened awareness, self awareness that we're eating, watch our thoughts.

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We're careful with our intentions and motives.

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Let alone our actions and reactions.

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And this is one of the highest forms

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of higher I asked Allah subhanaw taala to let you and I enjoy the taste of higher May Allah subhanaw taala make us people have a higher net loss of habitat Allah allow you and I to be of those who listen and follow the best of where they listen to a CUDA code or self Rawai welcome for silver oil pinnacle, we know one of

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the stand up bio and they will behave

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hamdu Lillahi wa CAFO salatu salam ala Aidan, he led in a soft L that My dear brothers and sisters

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please make sure that not only that you become an example

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for your

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family members and for your community members when it comes to higher and shyness and modesty. But make sure that you also appreciate that when you see it in other people in sha Allah Tala.

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And make sure

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that you continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering anywhere in the world but especially, and Melissa

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remember

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them in your drop in any form of support that you can render that you can offer.

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Make sure that you provide that support.

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And I send here and I send in every hold Well, ever since these things started really feeling that sense of shame.

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Of, of not being able to do much more than that, but do not underestimate the power of thought. The thought itself in and of itself matters to think about that. And also appreciate the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala pani and last advice that I have, my dear brothers and sisters let us overlook some of these things that we put too much value into

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when our brothers and sisters are suffering and you know some of us here witty waste effort or high or energy over trivial matters

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and dispute with one another or with our family members over the little things.

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It's just doesn't say doesn't say it says something about that person.

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We cannot be oblivious to what other people are going through and what they're enduring.

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May Allah subhanaw taala strengthen the middle of Subhanallah toward them may Allah subhanaw taala make them victorious. Amina Obernai

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