36 – Allah Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty

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In this episode Shaykh Yahya Rhodus highlights the concept of beauty in Islam. Shaykh Yahya relates the tradition from Prophet Muhammad that “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty”. He explains how this beauty not only applies to our outward appearance, but how we can adorn our hearts and inward. Shaykh Yahya also links the striving for beauty with generosity, restraint and other praiseworthy character.

The Content of Character is a remarkable collection of sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Chosen by the scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Ali Mazrui and translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, this book was published to great critical acclaim.

Shaykh Al-Amin intended to show that progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment.

In this podcast series for SeekersHub, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus does a commentary on these concise and yet comprehensive sayings, with a special focus on character-building, morals, good manners and ethics.