Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Wafat of Masumah-e-Qum (A.S.)
Nov, 13 2018
4 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


الحَياء


MODESTY




الحَياءِ / Modesty

1ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحياءُ سَبَبٌ إلى كُلِّ جَميلٍ.
1– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Modesty is the means to all beauty.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 211, no. 1]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحياءُ مِفْتاحُ كُلِّ الخَيرِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Modesty is the key to all goodness.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 340]


الحَياء


MODESTY




3ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : أعقَلُ النّاسِ أحْياهُم.
3– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The most intelligent person is the most modest one.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 2900]

4ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحياءُ يَصُدُّ عنْ فِعْلِ القَبيحِ.
4– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Modesty prevents ugly actions.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 1393]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : سَبَبُ العِفَّةِ الحياءُ .
5– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The means to chastity is modesty.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 5527]

الحَياءُ وَالإيمانُ / Modesty and Faith

7ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : إنّ لِكُلِّ دِينٍ خُلُقا ، وإنّ خُلُقَ الإسلامِ الحياءُ .
6– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Verily every religion has a natural disposition and the natural disposition of Islam is modesty.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 5757]

8ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا إيمانَ لِمَن لا حياءَ لَهُ .
7– Imam al-Sadiq (AS) said, ‘There is no faith for the one who has no modesty.’
[al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 106, no. 5]

الحَياءُ المَذمومُ / Reprehensible Modesty
[Shame]

9ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : الحياءُ حياءانِ : حياءُ عَقْلٍ وحياءُ حُمْقٍ ، فحَياءُ العَقلِ العِلْمُ ، وحَياءُ الحُمْقِ الجَهْلُ.
8– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘There are two types of modesty, modesty springing from the intellect, and a sense of shame arising from foolishness. As for the modesty of the intellect, it is knowledge, and as for the shame from foolishness, it is ignorance.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 149, no. 75]

10ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : قُرِنَ الحياءُ بالحِرْمانِ.
9– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Shame has been associated with deprivation.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6714]

11ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : الحياءُ يَمْنَعُ الرِّزْقَ.
10– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Shame prevents sustenance.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 274]

12ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَنِ اسْتَحيى مِن قَولِ الحَقِّ فهُو أحمَقُ.
11– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘One who is ashamed of speaking the truth is a fool.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 8650]

ما يَتَرَتَّبُ عَلى عَدَمِ الحَياءِ / The Consequences of Lack of Modesty

13ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لم‏يَبْقَ مِن أمْثالِ الأنْبياءِ ^ إلّا قَولُ النّاسِ : إذا لَم تَسْتَحيِ فاصْنَعْ ما شِئْتَ .
12– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘From the proverbs of the prophets (AS) only the following saying of the people has remained, “If you do not have modesty then do as you wish”.’
[`Uyoun Akhbar al-Ridha (AS), v. 2, p. 56, no. 207]

14ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : مَن لَم يَسْتَحيِ مِن النّاسِ لَم يَسْتَحيِ مِن اللّه‏ِ سبحانَهُ .
13– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘One who is not ashamed in front of people is not ashamed in front of Allah, Glory be to Him.
[ Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 9081]

الاستِحياءُ مِنَ اللّه‏ِ / Having Modesty with Allah

15ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : اسْتَحْيِ مِن اللّه‏ِ اسْتِحياءَكَ مِن صالِحي جِيرانِكَ ؛ فإنّ فيها زِيادَةَ اليَقينِ .
14– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Be modest in front of Allah just like your modesty with your righteous neighbours, for verily modesty with Allah increases one’s conviction.’
[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 200, no. 28]

16ـ رسولُ اللهِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) : لِيَسْتَحيِ أحَدُكُم مِن مَلَكَيهِ اللَّذَينِ معَهُ ، كما يَسْتَحْيِي مِن رجُلَينِ صالِحَينِ مِن جِيرانِهِ، وهُما مَعهُ باللّيلِ والنّهارِ .
15– The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘Every one of you should be modest in front of his two angels that are with him, just as you would be modest with two righteous neighbours that are with you day and night.’
[Kanz al-`Ummal, no. 5751]

17ـ الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : اسْتَحْيوا مِن اللّه‏ِ في سَرائرِكُم كما تَسْتَحْيونَ مِن النّاسِ في عَلانِيَتِكُم.
16– Imam al-Kazim (AS) said, ‘Be modest with Allah when in private just as you are modest with people in public.’
[Tuhaf al-`Uqoul, no. 394]

غايَةُ الحَياءِ / The Peak of Modesty

18ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : غايَةُ الحياءِ أنْ يَسْتَحييَ المَرءُ مِن نَفْسِهِ.
17– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘The peak of modesty is for a man to be modest in the presence of his own self.’
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 6369]

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