Grooming does not help, it is faith that makes a person beautiful. Yes, grooming is a good thing, but only on top of faith. Make-up and lipstick do not make one beautiful. But if one has faith and is also well-groomed, the result is truly wonderful, insha’Allah.
(In response to an a-mail from a reader saying, “Could you please tell me to start praying live on your broadcast. Otherwise I cannot do it, but I will if you tell me.”)
This is an explicit commandment of Almighty Allah’s. Look, the dwellers in hell are asked. This is the first thing they are asked, and what do they say? They are asked why they ended up in hell. And the first answer they give is that they did not pray. Allah says that in a verse. May Allah forbid. It expresses gratitude to Allah, and is good for us. It is a great thing to purify oneself; you wash your face and arms and feet, and it is very refreshing. Prostrate yourself and say Allah al-Akbar [God is the Greatest]. You pray with Surah Fatiha and Surah Ikhlas. Fulfill the obligatory prayers and that is enough. But of course to preserve the Sunnah of the morning prayer is a good thing.
Jesus the Messiah will come in person. Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibni Majah, the Sunan-i Dawud and Sunan al-Nasai all say, “It will be as if water is dripping from his hair.” That is a trustworthy hadith. Water cannot drip from the hair of a collective personality, however.2012-04-09 21:33:43