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Imam ibn al-Qayyim writes in Al-Wabil As-Sayyib that everything that happens in your life can be plugged into three categories: blessings, trials, and sins.Each category is a separate situation that demands a certainresponse to please our Creator, Sustainer, Allah.When you receive blessings you are to be grateful. To be grateful includes being thankful to Allah in your heart, spreading praise of Him with your tongue, and using what you’ve been given in a righteous way.When you receive trials you are to be patient. To be patient means preventing feelings of fear and despair to overtake your heart, refraining from complaining and blaming, and notallowing yourself to fall into sin and transgression because of your circumstances.When you commit sins you are to be repentant. To be repentant is to feel regret and remorse, to cease and desist from the sinful behavior, and to resolve to never return to it again.Because the Devil will come to you with complacency and heedlessness when you receive a blessing, he’ll come to youwith lust and stinginess when you receive a trial, and he’ll come with despair when you sin. This is his time-tested plan so prepare your soul!Via tom the taalib

Not once did we see their faces, not once did we hear their voices, but when we read about them, we developed such love for them and there was such beauty in our eyes for them.

Subhan'Allah.

These are the Sahabiyat [Women Companions of The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam]. 

Ever wondered how they looked? We can only be amazed.

These are such people who embody such amazing definition of “beauty” for they define beauty not by looks but on their worship and love for Allah Azza Wa Jall.

Indeed, whenever we remember or we are reminded by the characteristics of such beautiful women, we can not utter any other word but Subhan'Allah, hoe great was their faith!

It is but true that not one picture of a female companion of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam exist nowadays, but look at how many people love and get inspired by these very women. Allahu'akbar!

They were beautiful yet no lip color was present at their lips, rather such lips were moistened by the remembrance of Allah Azza Wa Jall.

They were beautiful yet no color was present at their eyes, rather such eyes were always pouring tears for being grateful to Allah Azza Wa Jall.

They were beautiful yet no brand or attractive colors wrapped their bodies, rather such bodies were covered with the highest level of hayya [modesty].

They were beautiful yet no earrings were present on their ears, rather such ears were only attached to listening to the words of Allah Azza Wa Jall and the sayings of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.


They were beautiful yet no foundation ever touched their faces, rather such faces were given such radiance for always putting their heads to prostrate in obedience to Allah Azza Wa Jall.

They were beautiful, they were Muslims, they were from the Ummah of The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, they were like you, O my dear sister in Islam, they were women of Islam and so are you, so what makes you think that these make up things would define your beauty? 

My dear sister, no lip color can be better than the remembrance of Allah, no branded clothes can be more beautiful that the clothes of modesty. O my dear sister, Islam raised your status, Islam raised your status, Islam raised your status, Islam raised your status, Islam raised your status…

You do not need these things to make yourself beautiful, Allah Azza Wa Jall made you and for that alone, you are most beautiful, remember to thank Him, remember your purpose, Once Allah Azza Wa Jall loves you, He makes those who love Him love you too. Please Allah, Please Allah, Please Allah.

Be inspired with these Sahabiyat, these are the women we should look up to, not those women whom we seen clothed yet not clothed on television, or those women who pose and get photographed everywhere, there is no need to post a picture of you too, remember it is not your face that will be remembered after you die, it would be your character and how you lived your life in accordance to your faith.

I love you for the sake of Allah Azza Wa Jall sisters, and this article also goes out to those brothers who are married, who have sisters, who have daughters, cousins, nieces, granddaughters and of course mothers. 

Let us raise quality rather than quantity.
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And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall makes us realize how much beauty there is in worshipping Him and dedicating our lives in service of Him. 

Amin.

Zohayma