Assalamu Alaikum... One of close frnd's sister is a very religious girl and she wears proper jilbab but she she puts surmah (kohl) on her eyes while going out! Is tht allowed bcoz its sunnah? or not allowed due to its beauty? Jazakhallah Khair...

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Wa'alaikum salaam Applying kohl is indeed a sunnah of Rasulullah SAW. if she wears kohl while going out and this attracts the gaze of people on her , then she has to abstain from this. Her beauty is kept only for mahrams not for outsiders.

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Jazakhallah Khair..

(Apr 12 '13 at 02:15) Muslimah02 Muslimah02's gravatar image

Well said! This was one of my questions that I wanted to ask.

(Apr 13 '13 at 11:10) UnknownMuslimTeen UnknownMuslimTeen's gravatar image

Isn't that what the people of Rebel Israel used to do? Book of Jeremiah, have you read it?

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No I havent!!

(Apr 12 '13 at 03:37) Muslimah02 Muslimah02's gravatar image

Jeremiah 4:30

What are you doing, you devastated one? Why dress yourself in scarlet and put on jewels of gold? Why highlight your eyes with makeup? You adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you; they want to kill you.

In the English translation of the Nevi'im, the word "kohl" is used.

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Whatever let tht be... My doubt is cleared Jazhakhallah khair for ur help!

(Apr 12 '13 at 03:38) Muslimah02 Muslimah02's gravatar image

At Jook:That chapter speaks of God calling Israel by his promise- He exhorteth Judah to repentance - A grievous lamentation.

(Apr 12 '13 at 04:03) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Yes, still even in the symbolic sense, it shows that amplifying the external adornment does not fix the heart. Fabricated beauty is not a representation of inner beauty.

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