“O Allah, as you have made my appearance beautiful, likewise make my character beautiful.”
An idiot once told me, “Life is beautiful and what it contains can poison you at times, but it falls upon you to make out of those elements which contain the beautification of life.” Who would take a word of an idiot truthful, but only to realise one day it is true.
Beautification Of The Heart...
Many moments have come throughout life and many moments shall remain in the heart of the beholder. Some moments vanish with a blink of an eye and other moments remain in the heart forever almost like a treasure that beautifies all.
One builds a foundation of appearance within them to a degree of extremism. We see, yet sadly we forget how to build a strong bond of foundation within our hearts, your beautified features that complete your perfectly symmetrical face will eventually fade away like the dust blows the wind, but your heart will always remain the same and beat the same.
Truly beauty can be attained from within the heart of the beholder,
All the other beauties are just a worldly glimpse of beauty,
Only a true believer in Allah can understands beauty fully:
Beauty is the garden of paradise and its beauty can only be understood from its inhabitants, Beautiful is being content with what you have,
Indeed beauty was prophet (saw), beautiful are his followers
“The beholder of true beauty is he who puts his trust in Allah the almighty.”
As Muslims, we must believe that evil and imperfection cannot be attributed to Allah. The desire to change any aspect of ourselves means, in effect, that we are dissatisfied with Allah's choice and his handwork, and that there is imperfection in what he has created. Thus to say about ourselves or anyone else that we or they are ugly is a great sin.
This point was reinforced by the Prophet, (pbuh) when he once saw the Companion, Amr ibn Fulaan al-Ansaaree (ra), whose izaar (lower garment) was hanging low to the ground, so he, prophet (pbuh), ordered that he raise it. Amr made an excuse saying that he had skinny shins (i.e. he was embarrassed to show them), so the Prophet responded by saying: "O 'Amr! Verily Allah - the Mighty and the Majestic - has created everything in the best form. The desire to change any aspect of ourselves means, in effect, that we are dissatisfied with Allah's choice and his handwork, and that there is imperfection in what he has created. Thus to say about ourselves or anyone else that we or they are ugly is a great sin.
We must bear in mind that this search for the 'beautification' is, in reality, a deception from Shaitaan. Shaitaan has vowed that he will create such false desires in mankind. He has said (as stated in the Qur'an): "Surely I will arouse in them [mankind] false desires; and certainly I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and indeed I will order them to change the nature created by Allah." [Soorah an-Nisaa’ (4):119].
"May Allah always keep us safe from the false promises of Shaitaan, for Verily
He is the One who guides to the Truth."
Ahmeddey M Hassan
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