Book Name:Aslaf e Karam ki Sharam o Haya kay Waqiyat
Study the life history of our pious saints
Dear Islamic brothers! Another way to develop modesty is to study the incidents of our pious saints and their life history.
Sometimes, people show dislike towards shamelessness, immodesty and evil acts after being inspired by the excellent character and virtuous life-history of those who fear Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, and they began to develop a strong eagerness to emulate these pious predecessors. Let me tell you the blessed saying of a virtuous companion ‘Sayyiduna Salman Farsi رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: ‘I would rather die then become alive, thereafter I die again and become alive again; then, again I die and become alive, this is better in my sight than looking at somebody’s Satr (private parts) or somebody looks at my Satr. (Tanbih-ul-Ghafileen, pp. 258)
Keep good company!
Dear Islamic brothers! The environment and upbringing also play an important role in one’s modesty. If one is brought up in a modest and pious atmosphere, he gains refinement in his own modesty and decency, whereas, the company of immodest people makes ones immodest and shameless by stealing piety and purity from his heart and gaze and he falls into many immoral acts. Every Muslim should adopt the blessed company of pious believers and before joining the company of anybody, one must thoroughly examine whose company he is joining.
While motivating towards finding a righteous friend, Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has said: ‘Find true friends and live your life with their care because they are a Zeenat (adornment) for you in your happy moments and they will support you in times of difficulty, and do not adopt the company of sinners, it will only lead you to commit sins.’
(Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 2, pp. 214)
Ponder over the harms of being shameless
Dear Islamic brothers! Not only does immodesty bring huge losses in the Hereafter, but it also has many worldly disadvantages. An immodest person is disgraced in the society. He loses his reputation and respect, besides many other disadvantages.