Is an Arabic word that means shows off, displaying beautification in an improper place. The English word charm according to the dictionary means:- The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural. Most of us might hear dis word tabbar’ruj for the first time, or some might know the word while reciting the holy Qur’an, in one way or the other tabbr’ruj has to be known and take precautions about it.

Tabar’ruj is an act of display practiced during jahilliyah. Subhannallah! Then Abdullah bn Mas’ ud reported that the prophet (SAAW) used to dislike ten kind of things and tabar’ruj is mentioned among them: he defined it as a MEANS OF DISPLAYING BEAUTIFICATION IN AN IMPROPER PLACE”… tabar’ruj is showing off to strangers and this is disliked. But it is not if the beautification is done for the husband not a boy friend.
The prophet prohibited 7 things and that he (S.A.W) named tabar’ruj as one according to Mu’awiyya R.A.

1. Tabar’ruj is a disobedience to Allah and his messenger .:- “All my followers will enter jannah except those who refuse, Oh massenger of Allah who will refuse? “He answered ; “Whosoever obeys me will enter and whoever disobeys will not enter. T

2. Tabar’ruj is a grave destruction sin; the prophet said don’t steal or commit fornication and adulter that you don’t kill your child, that don’t commit any falsehood before your hands and between your legs, that you don’t wail and don’t make tabar’ruj like that of jaheeliyah”,it is clear that the prophet associated tabar’ruj with grave destruction sins.

3. Tabar’ruj brings curse and expulsions from mercy of Allah:;
Rasullulah (SAAW) said; ” There shall be, in the latter part of my nation, women who are dressed but ( in fact) naked, on their heads are humps likevthose of BUKHt (one kinds of camels), a curse is on them, for they are surely cursed. ya sallam, oh lord forgive us.

4. Attribute of the people of hell.

5. Tabar’ruj is darkness on the day of resurrection.

6. Tabar’ruj is Nifaaq Hypocrisy.

7. is disgraceful to a Muslim sister.

tabar’ruj act of display is d most common amongst muslimah of nowadays

وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَٰتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ ۖ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ ءَابَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَآءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَٰنِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِىٓ إِخْوَٰنِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِىٓ أَخَوَٰتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَآئِهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُهُنَّ أَوِ ٱلتَّٰبِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُو۟لِى ٱلْإِرْبَةِ مِنَ ٱلرِّجَالِ أَوِ ٱلطِّفْلِ ٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا۟ عَلَىٰ عَوْرَٰتِ ٱلنِّسَآءِ ۖ وَلَا يَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعْلَمَ مَا يُخْفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ ۚ وَتُوبُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

And say to the believing women that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or those whom their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful.

وَقَرْنَ فِى بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ ٱلْجَٰهِلِيَّةِ ٱلْأُولَىٰ ۖ وَأَقِمْنَ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتِينَ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَأَطِعْنَ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُۥٓ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ ٱللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ ٱلرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ ٱلْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًۭا

And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey Allah and His Apostle. Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and to purify you a (thorough) purifying.

While using hijab is

An act of obedience to the most high Qur’an (33:36)

Modesty Qur’an (33:59)

Purity Qur’an (33:53)

Righteousness Qur’an (7:26)

Eeman. Qur’an (24:31)

Same applicable in the Bible

Genesis 24:64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

Genesis 24:65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

1 corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoured her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

1 Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

Dear sisters please let follow the word of Allah for bounty blessing is waiting for us at hereafter.

The Prophet (PBUH) said “إذا رأوا المنكر فلم يفيروه أوشك ان ﻳﻌﻤﻬﻢ الله ان الناس”When people see wrong (or evil) and they don’t change it,then it is imminent that the punishment of Allah will fall upon them.
Source: sister Maryam Abbas Bichi
Dr Muhammad Ismail


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