How should we understand the rule, ‘the beauty of a person’s soul is reflected on the outside’?
Submitted by on Thu, 29/03/2012 - 17:06
Dear Brother / Sister,
To regard those kinds of evaluations as a general rule might cause some misunderstanding. Some people whose physical appearances are not very pleasant might have very nice souls and high ethics. Conversely, some people whose physical appearances are very nice might be like monsters in their inner worlds. For instance, it is not possible not to be mistaken when we compare a black person with a clean soul to a white person who is as sly as a fox.
The following verse gives important clues regarding the issue: “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak, thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allah be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!”
However, it is possible to recognize many people whose beauty of souls is reflected on their faces. We can also see that people who utter nice words reflect their love and modesty on their faces and always smile have a nice soul.
It is possible to evaluate the issue like that.
Questions on Islam
- Considering the command of the verse;`they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty.` Could you please give advices about protecting the eyes from harams?
- The Eleventh Word: The meanings that prescribed prayers express. The aims of the creation of senses and faculties of man. The nine aims of human life.
- How can I get rid of jealousy?
- Why do we follow a madhhab?
- Life in the Grave is True
- What is criticism? What are the rules and principles in criticism? What kind of things should a person who criticizes and who is criticized pay attention to?
- Why does Allah create disabled and mutated living beings?
- Prophet Adam (Peace be upon him)
- How does our religion warn those who speak loudly, by shouting in a way that is inappropriate for communication ethics? What kind of an attitude should we adopt towards this kind of people?
- Is there a type of covering of which Islam has prescribed? What is the purpose of tasattur (covering)? What does “garment of piety (taqwa)” mean? “Why should we cover our bodies in this age?”