Shame and honour prevents one from many sins. It is a safeguard against almost all sins. There are many sins which are undetectable by intelligence, but recognized by shame and honour which agitate the conscience thus saving one from committing the sins. Precisely for this reason does the Hadith say:
WHENEVER A policeman or tax collector or some security officer would pass near to Hadhrat Sufyaan Thauri (rahmatullah alayh), he (Hadhrat Sufyaan) would fall into Sajdah and supplicate: “Shukr unto Allah Ta’ala who has not made me a policeman or a tax collector.” Then he would comment to his associates:
ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Madinah Munawwarah there lived a blind old lady. It was during the Khilaafat of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radhiyallahu anhu) that Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu anhu) would daily tend to the needs of the old blind lady. He would personally fill her containers with water and see to
Q. Is it permissible to close the Masaajid when a plague breaks out? Some people are arguing that Musallis should not attend the Masaajid for the protection of people’s lives. They say that ‘preservation of life’ is amongst the objectives of the Shariah. Is their line of argumentation correct? A.