Beauty. Pride. Muslimah

Beauty. What about beauty that captures our heart. The vastness of this world adorned with beauty. A thousand and one colors of petals filling the crook and crannies of the earth, with different combinations of patterns and shapes, and often made complete with a drop or two of rain droplets and dews. The perfect settings and symmetries of the world, cotton of clouds majestically roam the sky, reflecting the blueness of the ocean. There is something about Him and beauty.

Just like the sweetness of honey and blueberries, it invites you to yearn for what is to come. Those feelings, thou they are not perfect in worldly sense, but it allows you to have a sip of heavenly perfection, until you drown in submission trying to extrapolate on how does those feelings were to taste in heaven, Jannatul A'la. So does beauty of sound and sight, it soaks into you internally, and freshen up those fatigued soul. Those overwhelming feeling makes sailing the seven seas a breeze and reminds you that these steps through hardships going to be worthwhile.


A brother walked along with me after class, and I expressed how there is various trends of hijab styling, and personally I admire and appreciate those efforts. Although, there are some styling which is "non-compliant", exposed fringes, exposed chest, but in other sense I admire those efforts of starting to wear hijab and if i have a rose in my hand i'll personally place it in their bags with a note "You look beautiful =D" without them knowing. But the brother had different take on it, he implied that muslimah should wear decently without having any attraction, where the general idea should be "You should not attract others". I insist to him, that being modest does not take away beauty, muslim should be presentable, pleasant to the eye, and easily approached. Patterns and colors make life interesting. Thou I agree that extravagant is not part of the deen. Thou in the end, we agree to disagree with each other.

From ’Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ud R.A who said that the Prophet SAW said, “No one will enter Paradise who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart.” A man said, “What if a man likes his clothes to look good and his shoes to look good?” He said, “Allah is beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means denying the truth and looking down on people.” [Sahih Muslim]

Allah SWT is beautiful and loves beauty. Beautify ourselves without extravagant. Be humble and Stand for what is true. Allah SWT will love you =D

There's something about hijab, it yield respects, it soothes your eyes, it calms you. If it is worn right in its entirety. God bless all the Muslimah, The submitting subservient Eves of the world. God Bless You All ! The mother of all the Muslimin !!

7 comment:

abdus says:
at: July 27, 2011 at 3:43 AM said...

good article a.j. :)

The Rocking Hijab says:
at: July 28, 2011 at 5:08 PM said...

all smiles. :)

Unknown says:
at: July 29, 2011 at 2:28 PM said...

Ayub, ape yang ayub cakap jiznya sikit sebanyak macam Lauren Booth bagitau ari tu. :)

a.j. says:
at: July 30, 2011 at 6:38 AM said...

abdus: salam, hope its beneficial

RH: =D

BR: Oh, ukhti pergi Lauren Booth punya speech?

Umairah says:
at: July 30, 2011 at 10:59 AM said...

Salam a.j . Well put or shall I say beautifully put. I always feel the awesomeness of a single tiny flower, the orchid or the white jasmine in our garden. The beauty of a young girl wearing hijab. There's nothing to fear of wearing hijab. It is like a flower perfect in creation and so loved by Allah.

Unknown says:
at: July 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM said...

aj: masa Booth dtg UIA gombak ari tu, dorg buat video conference ke UIA kuantan. so, dapat la dengar walaupun sejam. setiap yang dia katakan benar2 dari hatinya. :)

umairah: fear nothing but Allah. inshallah

a.j. says:
at: August 3, 2011 at 6:10 AM said...

Umairah. Subhanallah, well put. Saw a lil girl running around masjid with hijab on. So CUTE!

BR: Itula, kalau faham, beza hasilnya