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Arabic haya. Islam calls for freedom from vanity. Muhammad is reported to have said that a person with vanity in his or her heart will not enter paradise. Muslims are not supposed to be arrogant in attitude, posture, or behavior. This includes a prohibition on racism, gender bias, and classism, as well as conspicuous consumption. Muslim men and women are also enjoined to dress modestly, avoiding costly clothing and clothing that reveals the human figure. Some jurists demand that Muslim women veil their faces and avoid public life despite the fact that women in the time of Muhammad were not required to do so.

See also Dress (Islamic)

Subjects: Islam.


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