HAYYA IN OUR DAILY LIVES PROMOTES U.A.E CULTURE
Haya’ can be translated as: modesty, shame, shyness or bashfulness. The word haya’ is derived from the word “al-hayaah”, which means life. Islam encourages and treasures al-hayaa’ or modesty. It is one of the most important characteristics that each and every Muslim should acquire.
U.A.E.’s culture is fixed in Arabia's Islamic traditions. Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life that governs everyday events from what to wear to what to eat and drink. The is inextricably linked to its , and it is a shining example of Islam's true commitment to tolerance and hospitality.
‘Islamic Culture’ is a term used to describe all cultural practices common to many Muslims around the world with a foundation of modesty (hayaa’). Some of the salient features of this society are:
· No free unity between males and females who are not married. The laws of Hijaab will be observed.
· Modest dressing. Clothing will truly cover the body and have no flirtatious intent.
· Men and women will fulfill the separate roles that have been given to them — the husband as breadwinner and the wife as mother and one who fulfills the household responsibilities, etc. This is the foundation to a stable Islamic family which together with other such families forms a stable Islamic community.