The Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty. [Muslim]
Allah is Al Jameel, The Most Beautiful. Look around and you will find so many beautiful things that Allah has created. Look at the twinkling stars at night, the colorful flowers, the tall green trees, the exotic birds, the fishes and pearls in the ocean, the snowfall, the rainbow, the huge universe… isn’t it all beautiful? Allah is The Most Beautiful One and all the beauty comes from Him. If the things in this world can be so beautiful then how beautiful The One Who created these things must be?
SEEING AL JAMEEL
Allah and the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) have told us that Jannah is extremely beautiful – something that we can never imagine. One of the special gifts in Jannah is that Allah will allow the good Muslims in the Jannah to look at Him, Who is Al Jameel. To be able to see Allah would be the best thing in Jannah that the Muslims will enjoy. Allah is much more Beautiful than the Jannah. And you will love seeing Allah more than enjoying the Jannah itself. May Allah allow us to see His Blessed Face, Ameen.
Everything about Allah is Beautiful, even His Names are the most beautiful. Whatever Allah does is also beautiful.
Allah created people beautiful. But people’s beauty is not like Allah’s beauty. People will become old someday and will lose their beauty however Allah’s beauty is Perfect and it never gets less. People may get sick some days and so they are never always beautiful.
HAVING A BEAUTIFUL HEART
To become Allah’s beloveds, you must have a beautiful heart. Just having a beautiful face or clothes or body will not make you beautiful in the sight of Allah because He is he One Who has given you those. A beautiful heart is the one that knows Allah and loves and fears Him. If someone doesn’t even know Who Allah is then they cannot be really beautiful even if they have a beautiful face.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather he looks at your hearts and actions.” (Sahih Muslim)
HOW CAN YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HEART?’
• By filling your heart with the love of Allah subhanu wa ta’ala.
• Obeying Allah.
• Loving all the Muslims and wanting good for them just as you want good for yourself.
• Not being jealous or envious of others.
• Not being greedy.
When we have beautiful heart then our manners and actions will also be beautiful. Allah Al Jameel loves us to have beautiful manners. Our words, our actions and our thoughts all must be beautiful.
NOW THAT WE KNOW AL JAMEEL, LET’S SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE OUR LIFE JAMEEL:
1. Learn and memorize the Name of Allah Al Jameel with understanding.
2. Memorize and recite the du’aa often:
اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقي
“O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, make my character beautiful as well”. (Musnad Ahmad)
3. Wear beautiful clothes for Salah times especially Friday salah.
4. Make it a habit to say SubhanAllah or TabarakAllah (blessed be Allah) when you see something beautiful.
5. Use good words while talking and behave beautifully with everyone.
6. Whenever you recite the Quran, recite it beautifully.