Fruits for the Week

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The Prophet (saw) said: “The upper hand is better than the lower hand. One should start giving first to his dependents, and the best object of charity is what is given by a wealthy person. Whoever seeks chastity (by not begging), Allah will keep him chaste, and whoever seeks independence, Allah will grant him independence.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Allah (swt) said in the Holy Qur’an: “Glorified be He who carried His servant by night from Al-Masjid al-Haram (the inviolable place of worship) to Al-Masjid al-Aqsa (the far distance place of worship), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him or our token. Lo! He is the Hearer, and the Seer.” (Al-Isra’: 1)

Dyeing the hair

Another aspect of beautification relates to dyeing the gray hair of the head or the beard. It was reported that the Jews and Christians refrained from dying the hair, regarding such beautification and adornment as contrary to piety and devotion, and not befitting rabbis, priests, and ascetics. The Prophet (saw) forbade Muslims to imitate these people or follow their ways, in order that Muslims might develop their own distinctive and independent characteristics in appearance and behaviour.