Beauty is divided into two types: external and internal beauty. The inside beauty is loved for itself; it is the beauty of knowledge, mind, generosity, chastity and courage. This inside beauty is what Allah (SWT) looks at and loves in His servant. Moreover, this inside beauty beautifies the external image, even if it is bare of beauty, and coats it with splendor, sweetness and reverence as much as one’s soul acquires of these qualities. The believer is given sublimity and splendor according to his faith, so he is revered by those who see him and loved by those who deal with him.
Ibn Qayyem Al-Jawzia
Translated by: Amany Elmorshidy