Friday sermon: Modesty is the morality of Islam

There are many types of good ethics and manners – with modesty being one of the most favourable to Allah, Muslims will be told on Friday.

There are many types of good ethics and manners — with modesty being one of the most favourable to Allah, Muslims will be told on Friday.

“People vary in their possession of honourable moralities. One is generous, and another in patience and another in bravery and loyalty — and all these moralities are favoured by Allah,” says Friday’s sermon.

Modesty is the closest to faith, as a hadith by prophet Mohammed says: “For every religion there is a morality, and the morality of Islam is modesty.”

Islam has called for modesty in many occasions and methods, and prophet Mohammed named it a section of faith.

“The prophet peace be upon him named modesty out of the other sections, because it leads to the rest,” continues the sermon.

“One who makes modesty his dress, people will not see his flaw,” a wise man once said.

And the prophet’s companion Omar Bin Al Khattab once said that one whose modesty decreases, his piety decreases too, and one whose piety decreases will lose his heart.

Moreover, just as faith pushes a person to do acts of worship and good deeds, modesty prevents the person from committing sins.

“Modesty is a protection for the Muslim, and a fort between him and sins,” concludes the sermon.

hdajani@thenational.ae

Published: December 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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