When former German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked about the secret of her lack of interest in her appearance and the diversity of her dress, she said that she assumed the responsibility not to be a model, but to be a servant to her people.
This understanding seems to have been absent from many Arab and Muslim women, who believe that those who held a position or directed cameras and lights to them should dazzle the onlookers with their appearance, the diversity of their clothes and the intensity of the dyes that they wear, and not with what is presented in that position, or what is published of knowledge and thought !
This broken logic is no longer restricted to those who occupy a high position, rather it is the uncle of most women except those whom God has mercy on them, when the woman does not go out of her house until she spends a long time in front of the mirror and in front of dozens of types of dyes, powders and colors, to come out at the end with her clothes covered with perfumes that smell Dozens of meters away, she put layers of pigments and powders on her face, making her act like an actress, and preventing her from her religious duties and many of her worldly duties as well.
The strange thing about many of these women who are devoted to appearances is that one of them cares about her appearance whenever she wants to go out of her house to crowd the men in the streets and in the workplace, but she neglects her appearance in her home in front of her husband, and she might answer him if he protested that saying: Why should I decorate for you? Are you no stranger to me?! What makes their behavior confusing is also that one of them may make fun of veiled women who slip away (who go out without dyes or perfumes), accusing them of being overly concerned with appearance. ! Although her main concern is to impress the onlookers!
The great disaster is that the phenomenon of drowning in slavery for appearances crept from women to men, especially those working in artistic and media circles, where we see on the screens of channels men who have painted hair and put polishes, and perhaps red lipstick, as if they will go out in front of the screens to display their fashion and not to display their ideas. At least enlighten their viewers with the latest news, a behavior that has begun to seep into the reality of some young people who tend to be frivolous and soft in their appearances.
It is natural for a Muslim man to take care of his appearance, and it is natural and acceptable for a Muslim woman to take care of her appearance as long as this attention is regulated by the provisions of the Shari’a. Another thing, it calls for review, and arbitration of reason.
Nations around us have begun to liberate themselves from slavery to false and deceptive appearances, and return to their innate nature, and we insist on moving forward in a path that the sane people of humanity have strayed from, when they learned that it contradicts the supreme purpose of man’s existence on this earth, and deprives him of living by his nature and nature.
It is high time that we govern our religion and our minds and stop exaggerating and over-indulging in false appearances.. Whoever wants to make him glory should do it with useful thought, purposeful speech and influential positions; With his tongue and hand, not with his appearance.. In the past, Socrates said to one of those obsessed with appearances: “Speak until I see you,” and now we say: Speak, write, or create so that we may see you.