Shyness is an attribute much loved in a Muslim. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, it is valued not merely in our public conduct but in the way we approach our relationship with Allah.
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On Shyness and the Beauty of Modesty
Resources on Shyness and Modesty:
- The definition of shyness (haya)
- Balancing Confidence and Humility and the Wisdom of Trials from Allah
- Remaining Naked When Alone
- A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah
- A Glimpse into the Noble Character of God’s Messenger
- On Humility and being gentle with the believers
- A Warning Against Kibr (Conceit)
- What is the Difference Between Self Respect and Arrogance?
- Yunus Emre on Humility, the Heart, and the Beloved
- Raising a Muslim Child with Manners
- How Should the Hands Be Held During Supplication?
- Modesty in Islam – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa
- Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam
- The Personal Arrogance Checklist
- Is It Haram to Like One’s Beauty and Appearance?
- Is it Recommended to Wear a Kufi (Cap) at Home as a Sign of Modesty?
Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said is a jewel in the crown of traditional Islamic scholarship in the United Kingdom and we at SeekersGuidance are ever grateful for his friendship, guidance and support. He was born in Asmara, Eritrea, where he studied the holy Qur’an and its sciences, Arabic grammar and fiqh under the guidance of the Grand Judge of the Islamic Court in Asmara, Shaykh Abdul Kader Hamid and also under the Grand Mufti of Eritrea. He later went to study at Madinah University, from which he graduated with a first class honours degree. In Madinah, his teachers included Shaykh Atia Salem, Shaykh Mohamed Ayub (ex-imam of the Prophet’s Mosque, peace be upon him), Professor AbdulRaheem, Professor Yaqub Turkestani, Shaykh Dr Awad Sahli, Dr Aa’edh Al Harthy and many other great scholars. Shaykh Faid has ijaza in a number of disciplines including hadith, and a British higher education teaching qualification. He is currently the scholar in residence and head of education at Harrow Central Mosque, United Kingdom.
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