An Article Worth Reading: The Beauties of Islam

Preface:  “Is it all based on externalities? How does Islam view human beauty? Is physical beauty always looked upon as a positive trait? Needless to say, physical beauty is indeed a blessing – but according to Islamic teachings, beauty is just like any other material and perishable traits such as wealth, rank, and occupation. Physical beauty by itself has little worth and is given no significance in Islam if it does not accompany inner beauty (piety and good moral traits). Real beauty is what we carry with us on our journey to the hereafter: our good deeds. In the Holy Qur’an (3:106) we are reminded of Judgment Day when people’s deeds will determine their physical appearance: “On the day when (some) faces shall turn white and (some) faces shall turn black; then as to those whose faces turn black”

Continued —-> The Beauties of Islam

Summary:  This article examines the value and nature of beauty in Islam and the amount of importance it should be given in our lives. It also highlights the relationship between worldly beauty, good deeds, and beauty in the hereafter.  The article is great for adolescents who feel that their self-worth is being measured by their physical beauty and want to know what it’s value should be a good Muslim.

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