Anas Ibn Maalik (radiyallaahu-anahu) narrated that the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Shyness (1) does not reside in anything except that it beautifies it. And obscenity does not reside in anything except that it uglifies it.” (2)


(1) It is that shyness in the presence of Allaah, which prevents a person from abandoning obligations and committing evil; or  prevents a person from taking away the rights of the people; or prevents a person from evil speech and actions. [For further details, see ‘Awnul Ahadis Samad Sharh Adabul Mufrad’ of Shaikh Zayd Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali (rahimahullaah). Vol 2. Page:213. Hadeth Number: 601]

(2) Hadeeth was recorded by Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) Number 12278; Imaam Tirmidhee (rahimahullaah) Number 1974; Imaam Ibn Maajah (rahimahullaah) Number 4185; Imaam Bukhaari in Adabul Mufrad, Number 601]  Also see Saheeh Al-Jaami  of Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah). Number 5655