Shariah perspective on makeup

Topics: Cosmetics, Halal, Muhammad Pages: 18 (6409 words) Published: August 9, 2014
SHARIAH PERSPECTIVE ON MAKE-UP

Introduction
In this assignment, we will talk about the shariah perspectives on makeup regarding the concept of makeup itself in shariah either we need to keep the modesty in beautification of women or not and about the halal makeup. Many of the women out there use makeup blindly without checking on the ingredient of the makeup. We tend to choose cosmetic products which have colorful and attractive display and come from famous brand. Woman and beautiful thing cannot be separated even in Quran stated that "Indeed, it is We who brought them [with beauty] into being." [Quran 56:35] Allah had created us beautifully and we need to cherish ourselves according the shariah and mislead ourselves from the right path. When reading the Quran descript regarding the Gardens of Paradise, it is important to realize that the Paradise is not necessarily emulating this world but the beauty of Paradise explain as a one of the wonder in this world like gardens, fruits, and rivers. Thus, the enchanting beauty of the angel of Paradise may not be an attempt at emulating women kind of this world, rather the correct perception that show women are truly blessed to have been said like the enchanting beauty of the beautiful angel of Paradise... "they had been given something similar to it [in the world]" [Quran 2:25]. This 'heavenly quality' of beauty carried by believing women are noble and grateful to Allah and their beauty in their personalities had been reflected with the Quranic description of being 'loving or gentle' the natural heart of a true believer. Apart from that, we will also discuss on the halal cosmetic products which involve several subtopics like consumer awareness, the compliance to the halal product, attidue of customer towards the halal product in the market and also about the religious belief system of the consumer itself. As we can see that halal cosmetic is not just about the logo or the ingredients in it but it also involve the customers themselves. The main objectives of this discussion is to provide information to woman on how they should beautify themselves according to the Quran and Sunnah as these two are the most authentic resources that we can make as our guide in leading life. Besides that, we also show on how consumer reacts regarding the halal cosmetic products .

Makeup as a concept and beautification
a)Diverse Levels of makeup: Accepted and prohibited
Modesty is a virtue which Islam demands for both Muslim men and women. The most powerful verses commanding the believers to be modest have been stated in Surah al-Nur and begin with the words "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that will make for greater purity for them and Allah is well aware of what they do." [Noble Quran 24:31] The rule of modesty is equally applicable to men and women. A brazen stare of a man at a woman is a breach of correct behavior. The rule is meant not only to guard women, but it also meant to guard the spiritual good of men. However, it is on account of the difference between men and women in nature, temperament and social life that a greater amount of veiling is required for women than for men, especially in the matter of dress. [Women in Society] Shariah is an Arabic word for Islamic law, it is also known as the Law of Allah. The sources of shariah are al-Quran and the hadith. As Islam is a comprehensive religion, shariah also does not only cover for religious matters, but also include our daily routine such as politic, economic, contract law, business as well as our social life. In regard to our topic, the beautification of Muslim specifically in the matters of makeup, there is also shariah law that needs to follow so that it is in lined with the Quran and Sunnah. For Muslim women scholars have interpreted ornaments into two, which is ordinary adornment and extra adornment. Ordinary adornments are permissible to wear in public or to the...


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