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What does dignity/to be dignified and modesty/to be modest mean; could you explain?

Tags: religion & spirituality, law & legal, modest mean
Asked by truth exposed, 17 Nov '12 10:40 am
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Dignity means sedateness. Dignity means showing a level of seriousness that is appropriate for ones position, not being flighty, being sedate, acting carefully, following the manners that ones position and personality require.

Dignity, which is often expressed as sedateness amongst people, is a virtue that earns other peoples respect to the dignified person. However, dignity should not grow to be arrogance; a dignified person should be modest at the same time. When these two traits exist together in one person, it is a perfect virtue. The Quranic verse And the servants of (God) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility (al-Furqan, 25:63) and the hadith in which the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) suggests that people should not hurry into mosque but walk in quietly and modestly even though the prayer has already started (Bukhari, Adhan, 21) express the dignity which every Muslim should have. The Prophet always had a dignity which evoked a feeling of respectfulness and als ...more
Answered by Quest, 17 Nov '12 10:44 am

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