"Often modesty is taken as weakness and indecision, but when experience prove to the people that they were wrong, modesty give a new beauty, power, and respect for character". Leo Tolstoy
In our modern world, literally everything has been turned upside down. The fact that for many centuries it was considered shameful, even today it is considered quite decent. And vice versa. There was a substitution of concepts. For example, such a noble quality of believing women, and indeed a believer, as modesty, has always been held in high esteem, but today most people perceive this as a disadvantage. Unfortunately, bashful man for modern people - it's a withdrawn, notorious and not very confident person. Sad, but we have to state a fact: the shame is no longer in vogue, it is out of date.
The Messanger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Faith has over seventy branches or over sixty branches, the most excellent of which is the declaration that there is no God but Allah and the humblest of which is the removal of what is injurious from the path; and modesty is a branch of faith".
Note that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), in addition to the higher and lower branches, does not list all the other 68 branches, and he calls the only one of them - modesty!
Modesty is also the most valuable ornament of women. Without it, she loses her femininity and her chastity. What is a component of her modesty.
1. But the most famous element of modesty is a lowering of the eyes or downcast eyes. Modesty of a righteous woman is also evident in the way she says. The Almighty said in the Holy Quran (the meaning): "...do not be soft in speech [to men], lest he in whose heart is disease should covet..." (The Quran, 33:32).
2. More shame Muslim women should manifest itself in her modest dress closed. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) used to come to the place of burial of husband and father. When they buried Umar Ibn al-Khattab, visiting their loved ones, she wrapped herself more closely in clothes, although Umar died long ago. How much piety in righteous predecessors. Fear of Allah, they are worried about every step, showed scrupulous in every issue of religion.
3. Another important thing to mention about the manifestation of modesty in the movements of the woman and her manners.
Unfortunately, believing women forget about a very important quality. And how often you can see Muslim women who do not comply with the severity, for example, in a conversation with the opposite sex. Communicate with men, as with her friends, joking and laughing with them. As our grandmothers would say: "Just lost a shame!" Such conversations need quite as much as possible try to minimize, and if still in some situations have to carry on a conversation with a man, then you need to look down, keep track of your voice that it did not become a temptation for a man, short, clear and to the point.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Modesty is an element of faith, and faith is in Paradise; shamelessness - of callousness and callousness will be in the fire of Hell". (Al-Bukhari)
In modesty only benefit.
Modesty for women is only dignity, which elevates it! Modesty true comes from the knowledge of the most high Allah, from realization of His Majesty, the understanding of what He is seeing everything, knows everything what is happening and know what is hidden in the hearts of people.
Modesty is of two types: congenital and acquired. If we had not been given it from birth, so let's make an effort to ensure that learn modesty, taking as an example the behavior of the righteous predecessors. Let's revive this good quality!