TRUE BEAUTY OF THE BELIEVERS – II

TRUE BEAUTY OF THE BELIEVERS – II

Allah The Almighty Says (what means):

• {And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom? Thus it has been made pleasing to the disbelievers that which they were doing.}[Quran 6:122]

• {O you who have believed, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will [then] give you a double portion of His mercy and make for you a light by which you will walk and forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.} [Quran 57:28] (The light of faith and piety)

In a Hadeeth (narration) on the authority of Ibn ‘Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said:“Allah The Almighty created His creation in darkness then threw on them some of His light. The one who had then a share of this light is guided and the one who did not will go astray.” [Saheeh] [Ahmad, At-Tirmithi and Al-Haakim]

It is a divine light that expands the heart, reassures the soul, and lights the way of guidance for the believer in a way that enables him to differentiate between truth and falsehood. This light protects the believer and prevents him from committing sins, leads him to good deeds and prohibits him from committing immorality and wrongdoing. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {So is one whose breast Allah has expanded to [accept] Islam and he is upon a light from his Lord [like one whose heart rejects it]? Then woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the Remembrance of Allah. Those are in manifest error.} [Quran 39:22]

In fact, there is a great difference between people who waste their days and nights without attaining any reward and others who use their time in worship, which no matter how great it is, would be little when compared to the Right of Allah The Almighty over them. Allah The Almighty praises those people by Saying (what means):

• {Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and springs, accepting what their Lord has given them. Indeed, they were before that doers of good. They used to sleep but little of the night, And in the hours before dawn they would ask forgiveness, And from their properties was [given] the right of the [needy] petitioner and the deprived.} [Quran 51:15-19]

• {They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend. And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do.}[Quran 32:16-17]

In a Hadeeth on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said: “The one who reads Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, will have light up to the following Friday.” [Saheeh] [Al-Haakim and Al-Bayhaqi]

In a Hadeeth on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said: “The one who reads Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, will have light that fills the distance between him and Al-Bayt Al-‘Ateeq (the Ka‘bah).”[Saheeh] [Al-Bayhaqi] (The light of the Quran)

In a Hadeeth on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said:“Gray hair (which results from old age) is the light of the believer. Every single gray hair that one has while being a Muslim will gain him a reward and will cause him to be elevated one degree.” [Al-Bayhaqi]

Fadhaalah ibn ‘Ubayd, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said: “Gray hair (that results from old age) is light in the face. So, whoever wants, let him pluck his own light.” [Ibn ‘Adiyy and Al-Bayhaqi] (The light of old age)

Among things that help one attain spiritual beauty are:

• Following the Sunnah (tradition) of the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) regarding repentance, supplication, Ruqyah (healing with the Quran) and other rulings.

Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {O you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow [on] the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will proceed before them and on their right; they will say, “Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You are over all things competent.”} [Quran 66:8]

The Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  used to supplicate Allah The Almighty saying: “Allahumma Zayyin-na bizeenat Al-Eemaan wa ij‘alna Hudaatan Muhtadeen (O Allah! Adorn us with the adornment of faith and make us those who guide and are guided).” [Saheeh] [An-Nasaa’i and Al-Haakim on the authority of ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir, may Allah be pleased with him]

As for Ruqyah (healing with the Quran), it was narrated on the authority of Umm Salamah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  saw a maid that had a black part on her face, and said: “Make Ruqyah for her as she is afflicted by an evil eye.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Nowadays, we see this on the faces of many Muslim women, especially at times of pregnancy or because of being exposed to direct sun rays. If these Muslim women had followed the Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  it would have been better for them than using ointments or bleach that harms the skin.

• Good morals, gentleness, and bashfulness are also included in spiritual beauty.

‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said: “Adhere to leniency. Leniency adorns whatever includes it and disgraces whatever is void of it.”[Saheeh] [Muslim on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her]

In a Hadeeth on the authority of Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, he said that the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention )  said: “Obscenity is not to be found in any thing but that it disgraces it and bashfulness is not to be found in any thing but it adorns it.” [Saheeh] [Ahmad, Al-Bukhari and At-Tirmithi]

• Perfect compliance with Sharee‘ah as it is beneficial in its smallest parts.

Muslims should avoid any parties who change the religion according to their own fancies. They modify the Hadeeths so that they achieve their goals. Some of them made the impermissible exposure of women’s beauty lawful, while others satisfied the corrupt people and removed Hijab along with the chastity and purity that it represents. Consequently, women started to go out dressed but appearing naked, inclined (to evil) and making others incline towards it.

These people say that Allah The Almighty is Beautiful and loves beauty, but they disregard the dire consequences of an evil end. Why do not they consider the divine Call of Allah The Almighty as He Says (what means): {O children of Aadam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We Have Made the devils allies to those who do not believe.} [Quran 7:27]

In fact, the appearance of the believing women who are adherent to their religion and the Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) indicates their faith and the effect of faith appears on their body, especially the face. Believing women beautify themselves by chastity and virtue; avoid doubtful matters and vice; understand their underlying harms and thus, they behave rationally, and beautify themselves moderately.

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