When it comes to TV ads, there is no shortage of products that promise to whiten us, make us more beautiful, remove all skin imperfections, you know....the dekhnay wala dekhta hi reh jai.... type ads.
With so much focus on outer beauty we seem to have neglected the need for inner beauty. This Ramadan why not let the Quran be our beauty expert? (heard this line in a lecture and it resonated with me so much that i wanted to share it with everyone here)
Just like we look into the mirror to see if our lipstick is applied correctly or whether there's a pimple forming on our forehead or whether our mascara is not running down our eyes, why not look at the Quran to remove the imperfections of the heart and soul. There are numerous verses in the Quran that tell us Allah does not like so and so or Allah loves those who display certain qualities. May Allah help us to focus on those traits which make us beautiful from inside and remove the smudges and blots on our heart.
"Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Surah Baqarah 2:222)
“Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).” (Surah Imran 3:76)
"Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Surah Baqarah 2:195)