The Virtue of Modesty

One of the most basic and vexing problems in moral education is how to make virtue more attractive than vice. In this regard, modesty plays a key role.

Goodness should not be invisible. It should not be colorless. On the other hand, it should not dazzle or overpower. It should compel, not impel; attract, not attack. Continue reading “The Virtue of Modesty”

Modesty (part 3 of 3): Stories on Modesty II

Muhammad and the Rebuilding of the Kaaba

The modesty of the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, was the most prominent trait of his personality. Even from an early age, his sense of shame in an open society of the Arabs prior to Islam was remarkable. In one instance, after the treasures had been stolen from inside, the people were rebuilding the the Kaaba with a roof in order to prevent thieves from entering it again. Continue reading “Modesty (part 3 of 3): Stories on Modesty II”

A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue

“A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue” by Wendy Shalit, is a bombshell.

Despite its modest title, this book is a bombshell. In a manner both courageous and  passionate, Wendy Shalit challenges the bored, desensitized masses of American women to use their female intuition in finding a way out of the emotional wilderness created by the sexual revolution. And Shalit leaves the reader with no doubts: they need to find a way out. Continue reading “A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue”