Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Inner and Outer Beauty in Islam: An Introduction

A person’s physical appearance plays a big role in both individual and social situations. Regardless of a culture’s fashionable apparel, particular types of grooming and dressing are universal and can have a drastic effect on a person’s life, such as affecting our self-esteem and giving the people we meet a long-lasting impression on us. The Prophet Muhammad himself was well-known for his striking good looks and hygiene. Moreover, qualities such as intelligence, sincerity, and compassion give the soul inner beauty. This article expounds on the importance of inner and outer beauty in Islam by using verses from the Qur’an and narrations from the Ahlul Bayt.


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