In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the central virtue of modesty, which the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) highly emphasized and encouraged. He narrates from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that he said: “modesty is part of faith and fosters only goodness”. Shaykh Yahya explains that modesty is a broken-like state of heart that overcomes someone, where by which they fear that they would commit something that is reprehensible or blameworthy. He also relates other narrations that clarify the importance of this virtue, and the blameworthy of its opposite quality of indecency. Shaykh Yahya links between the virtue of modesty, life and the flourishing of faith.
The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.
Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.
In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.
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