Iblis the Miserable
One of the men of understanding has said,
“Iblis, curse be upon him, has become miserable because of five things: he did not confess his guilt; he did not feel sorry about it; he did not blame himself; he did not intend to repent and he despaired of the mercy of Allah. Whereas Adam has become happy because of five things: he confessed his guilt; he felt sorry about it; he blamed himself; he hastened to repent and did not despair of the mercy of Allah.”
[Al-Mawa’idh al-Adadiyya, p.278]
As a 21 year old brother, a beard is required in Islam. Though it doesn’t need to be long at all, I’m trying to grow mine out as long as possible lol. I think it will look pretty cool if kept well groomed ^_^
Allamah Majlisi (May Allah have mercy on his soul) quotes in a narration, in Vol. 16 of his book Bihar Al-Anwar (Seas of Illuminations) on the authority of Ibn Masud in which the Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad (saww) states:
“When Allah, the Blessed, the Merciful, accepted the repentance of Adam (saww), Gabriel (AS) came to Adam (saww) & said,
“May Allah grant you a (long) life & bestow beauty upon you”
Adam (saww) then said,
“I understand what you mean by long life, however, I do not understand what you mean by beauty”
[Thus, in thanking Allah, his Lord & Master] he went into prostration & when he raised his head from it, he made a supplication & said,
“O, Allah, Increase in me the beauty [that you have promised me]”,
soon after he had made the supplication a beautiful beard appeared on his radiant face. When Gabriel (AS) witnessed what had happened, he touched the beard of prophet Adam (saww) & said,
“This is in response to the supplication you made to your Lord, & it has been granted to you & your male offspring till the day of reckoning”.
So how many brothers here are growing out a beard =] ?