“The (members of the) first group which would get into Paradise will have their faces as bright as stars in the sky. They would neither pass water, nor void excrement, nor will they suffer from catarrh, nor will they spit, and their combs would be made of gold, and their sweat will be musk, the fuel of their brazier will be aloes, and their wives will be large-eyed maidens and their form would be alike as one single person after the form of their father (Adam) sixty cubits tall”. ~ Sahih Muslim 2834
I have again been researching beauty in Islam recently and wanted to note a few updates to my last post on navigating your way around beauty as a Muslim woman.
Eyebrows: Sheikh Yasir Qadhi who I consider to be a balanced scholar encouraging us to think for ourselves recently posted a video exploring the fatawa of plucking the eyebrows in Islam. Please watch it to inform your decision and get an understanding of the differing opinions around the issue. He mentioned that Aisha (RA) would allow women to pluck their eyebrows as adornment for their spouses which was new to me. He also mentioned interpretations of the hadith mentioning the curse of Allah being upon specifically the women that would do this to mark themselves as prostitutes in Arabian society. What he concluded with is that several scholars have the opinion that there is no problem with women removing eyebrow hair for their husbands and that it is single women that are prohibited to do this. He concluded that if you want to avoid all doubt then take the literal translation.
Piercings: I mentioned in my last post that piercing are permissible as long as they do not make you appear immoral. What I have heard again from Yasir Qadhi is that piercing the ears and nose is fine for a woman but body piercings are completely impermissible and classed as mutilation of the body.
HACK 🗣: To get around this if you were planning to get a navel piercing… you can buy false/ clip on piercings online from sites such as Etsy, they have a nice selection mA
Nails: When menstruating applying press ons are a cheaper alternative to getting acrylic nails. Sometimes not all substance comes off the nails when removing acrylics which can make it risky when doing wudhu. Shein have a nice selection of press ons that are on the cheap side with really beautiful designs.
I will post as I learn more inshaaAllah…🌱
“I seek refuge in the light of Your face by which
all darkness is dispelled and both this life and the life to come
are put in their right course against incurring your wrath
or being the subject of your anger.
To You I submit,
until I earn Your pleasure.
Everything is powerless without your support.”
– Translation from theidealmuslimman.com
“Sahl b. Sa’d reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The inmates of Paradise will look to the upper apartment of Paradise as you see the planets in the sky” (6788) Sahih Muslim
Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: In Paradise there is a street to which they would come every Friday. The north wind will blow and would scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their beauty and loveliness, and they would go back to their family after having an added lustre to their beauty and loveliness, and their family would say to them: By Allah, you have been increased in beauty and loveliness after leaving us, and they would say, By Allah you have also increased in beauty and loveliness after us. (6793 Sahih Muslim)
Abu Bakr b. ‘Abdullah b. Qais reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said that in Paradise there would be a tent made of a single hollowed pearl, the breath of which would be sixty miles from all sides and there would live a family in each corner and the other would not be able to see the believer who goes around them. (6804 Sahih Muslim)
May Allah have Jannah written for us and may Allah forgive us and the believers.
“O King, we were a people in a state of ignorance and immorality, worshipping idols and eating the flesh of dead animals, committing all sorts of abomination and shameful deeds, breaking the ties of kinship, treating guests badly, and the strong amongst us exploited the weak.We remained in this state until Allah sent to us a Prophet, one of our own people, whose lineage, truthfulness, trustworthiness and integrity were well-known to us. He called us to worship Allah alone, and to renounce the stones and idols which we and our ancestors used to worship besides Allah. He commanded us to speak the truth, to honour our promises, to be kind to our relation, to be helpful to our neighbours, to cease all forbidden acts, to abstain from bloodshed, to avoid obscenities and false witness, and not to appropriate an orphans property nor slander chaste women. He ordered us to worship Allah alone and not to associate anything with him, to uphold Salat, to give Zakaah, and fast in the month of Ramadhan.
We believed in him and what he bought to us from Allah, and we follow him in what he has asked us to do and keep away from what he forbade us from.”
-Jafar ibn Abi Talib