A hadith worth pondering on….
It was narrated that Qurrah ibn Iyyās (may Allāh be pleased with him) said:
We were at the presence of the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) when ḥayā’ (shyness from sin and bad conduct) was mentioned.
They asked: O Messenger of Allāh! Is ḥayā’ from the religion?
He said: Rather it is the whole religion!
Then Allāh’s Messenger (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) said:
Indeed ḥayā’, decency, impotence – of the tongue not the heart – and understanding of the religion are from faith. Indeed they add to the hereafter and subtract from the worldly life; and what they add to the hereafter is more than what they subtract from the worldly life.
And indeed stinginess, abandoning [obligations], and obscene language are from hypocrisy. Indeed they add to the worldly life and subtract from the hereafter; and what they subtract from the hereafter is more than what they add to the worldly life.”
Narrated by Tabaraani, Sheikh Albani graded it as Ṣaḥeeḥ li-ghayrih; Saheeh Targheeb: 2625