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Rebelliousness (Isyan), and Shamelessness

Rebelliousness (Isyan)

Rebelliousness here means disobeying God's commands. This vice belongs to the Power of Anger and Passion; its opposite is obedience and God-fearing (taqwa).


Belonging to the Powers of Anger and Passion, this vice consists of impudence and absence of shame in doing prohibited acts. Its opposite is modesty and shame (haya') which is a part of faith. Imam al-Sadiq (A) has said:

Modesty belongs to faith and faith is in paradise.

Adapted from: "Jami' al-Sa'adat" by: "Muhammad Mahdi al-Naraqi"