(This post is mainly directed to my sisters in Islaam)
Beautiful women are not those who appear on magazines or televisions. Beautiful women are those who have modesty, piety, simplicity and to top it all off, confidence.
That being said, one of the best examples are the women of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam’s time. What more can I say?
The more you listen and read about their stories, you will, Inshaa-Allah, feel more connected with Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam. These women are women who have met our Beloved Prophet Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam, who have interacted with Him, who were inspired by Him! Mashaa-Allah!
Let’s ask ourselves, sisters.
Do we spend our time reading on the latest gossips about the celebrities or the life of these amazing Muslimah?
Do we spend our money on magazines or Islamic books?
Do we spend our time watching movies or listening to lectures?
Do we spend our time at concerts or Islaamic conferences?
Ask yourself these question sisters.
You know the answer. With that answer, let’s ask ourselves whether we will be able to stand before Allah on the day of Judgement and justify the money and time spend on these things.
Now, let’s reflect whether our love for Islaam is merely superficial or deep.
How much do you know about the female companions of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam?
Do you know Kim Kardashian better than Amah Binti Khalid who was the last companion to pass away?
Do you know Selena Gomez better than Hafsa Binti Sirin who memorised the Qur’aan by the age of 12?
Do you know Miley Cyrus better than Fatima Binti Abdul Malik who was born and treated like royalty but sacrifised everything and only ate bread and onion when her husband became a Khalifah?
If you don’t, it’s nothing to be ashamed of because just yesterday, I have never heard of their names before until I heard this amazing lecture called ‘Women Inspired by the beloved’.
Click on this link, http://www.alghurabaa.org/lectures/hesham-awadi/
Every women should listen to the series.
Throw away those magazines, switch off the television, switch off the radio and get on with the deen.
(FYI : Before I threw away all my Seventeen magazine, I’ve calculated that it all cost me $36. What a waste.)
May Allah guide us all and keep us on the right path till our last breath. Aameen!