What is the reference for the narration which states the distinguishing characteristic of Islam is modesty?
Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said:
‘Indeed every religion has a special feature, and Islam’s distinct feature is modesty.’
This Hadith is reliable and is reported by several Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum).
Among them are:
Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) in Sunan Ibn Majah, (Hadith: 4182), Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) in Sunan Ibn Majah, (Hadith 4181) and Musnad ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz of Imam Baghandy (rahimahullah), (Hadith: 92).
See footnotes of my Esteemed Shaykh, Al-Muhaddith Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) on Musnad ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz, (Hadith: 92) for details on the narrations of the other Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) and comments on its authenticity.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar