Title: A Review of the Disadvantages of Beauties and Adornments (With an Emphasis on Sensual Adornments)
Abstract: Sensual and intellectual beauty and adornment appeal to the human being. In addition, both have disadvantages that are highlighted in holy texts. Reviewing Quran verses and hadiths, our object is to reveal the disadvantages of intellectual beauty and how Satan takes advantage of this natural desire and tendency. The purpose of sensual beauties and adornment around us, as one of God’s blesses, is to lift our soul toward moral elevation and God. However, the reason for the warning about such beauties and adornments is that they restrict man and are used as a means of enhancing worldly desires. The disadvantages are as following: ignorance of God, to confine human to bodily pleasures as contrasted with intellectual satisfaction, to be simply deceived, egotism, to commit sins, and misguidance.
Keywords: Beauty, Sensual adornment, Intellectual adornment, Encouragement and discouragement, Disadvantages of the beauties and adornments