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Source: Purification of the Mind (Jila’ Al-Khatir)

* The Prophet (Allah’s prayer and peace be on him) is reported to have said: “The sense of shame stems from faith.” O servants of Allah, how impudent and how daring you are to your Lord (mighty and glorified is He)! Showing modesty to the creatures but impudence to the True One is utter foolishness and madness. The reality of modesty is feeling a sense of shame with your Lord (mighty and glorified is He) in both your private and public lives so that modesty with the creatures comes to be a consequence not a cause. The believer feels a sense of shame with regard to the Creator, whereas the hypocrite feels a sense of shame with respect to the creatures.


          

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