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  • Quran 7:32 – Adornments / Zeenat Made Specifically For Believers

    Muhammad Talha updated 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    The Arabic word zīnat (translated as adornments) refers to an object which a person uses to embellish something to satisfy his aesthetic taste. Thus, dress and jewellery are the zīnat of the body; curtains, sofas, carpets, rugs, sculptures, portraits and paintings are the zīnat of the house; orchards, gardens and buildings and other similar things are the zīnat of the city; music is the zīnat of the voice and poetry is the zīnat of words. The sufistic interpretation of religion and sufistic religions consider these things to be an illusion, and generally regard them to be prohibited, undesirable, worthy of being forsaken and impediments to spiritual advancement. However, the Qur’ān does not subscribe to this view. It refutes all these religions, and vehemently says that all these things are lawful; in fact, in this verse, it chidingly inquires of the person who dares regard as unlawful what God has created for man? These last words are in fact a statement of argument that none of God’s acts are meaningless. If He has created these things, then the purpose is that people use them while giving due regard to His limits. Their mere existence shows that there is no undue restriction on their use.

    Javed Ahmed Ghamidi

    Translation by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

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