Hadith on Haya: Allah has more right to your modesty

Mu’awiyah ibn Haydah reported: I said, “O Prophet of Allah, what can we cover or uncover of our nakedness?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Cover your nakedness, except from your wife or those in the custody of your right hand.” Mu’awiyah said, “O Messenger of Allah, what about when some people are with others?” The Prophet said, “If you are able to keep anyone from seeing it, do not let them see it.” Mu’awiyah said, “O Prophet of Allah, what about when one of us is alone?” The Prophet said, “Allah is more worthy of your modesty than people.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2794

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

عن معاوية بن حيدة القشيري قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ عَوْرَاتُنَا مَا نَأْتِي مِنْهَا وَمَا نَذَرُ قَالَ احْفَظْ عَوْرَتَكَ إِلَّا مِنْ زَوْجَتِكَ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِذَا كَانَ الْقَوْمُ بَعْضُهُمْ فِي بَعْضٍ قَالَ إِنْ اسْتَطَعْتَ أَنْ لَا يَرَاهَا أَحَدٌ فَلَا يَرَاهَا قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ إِذَا كَانَ أَحَدُنَا خَالِيًا قَالَ فَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَنْ يُسْتَحْيَا مِنْهُ مِنْ النَّاسِ

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