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Western Beauty Myth

Western Beauty Myth

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The Western Beauty Myth
Shabaat of Hizb ut-Tahrir
21st Dhul Hijjah 1423 Hijri(22nd February 2003 CE)
Khilafah PublicationsSuite 29856 Gloucester RoadLondon SW7 4UB
e-mail:sisters@1924.org  website:http://www.1924.org 
 
Contents 
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41The Quest for Beauty;a Matter ofChoiceor Compulsion? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
 The Concept ofBeauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 The Concept ofFashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2Unrealistic Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113The Dangers ofthe Beauty Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134Has the Quest for Beauty Elevated the Way that the Woman in the West is Valued in Society? . . . . . . . . . .165What Drives the Beauty Myth? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206The Affect ofthe Beauty Myth uponthe Muslim Woman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227Islam and the Concept ofBeauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258How does the Muslim Woman Value Herself . . . . . . . .309How Should the Muslim Man Valuethe Muslim Woman? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3210The Muslim Woman is the Thinking Woman . . . . . . . .36
 Translation ofthe Qur’an
It should be clear that the Qur’an is only authentic in its original language, Arabic.Since perfect translation ofthe Qur’an is impossible,we have used thetranslation ofthe meaning ofthe Qur’anthroughout the book.Qur’anic
ayat 
and transliterated words have been
italicised.
 Ahadith appear in
bold
.
- subhanahu wa ta’ala
- sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam
- radhi allaho anha/anho AH - After HijrahCE - Christian Era
Khilafah PublicationsSuite 29856 Gloucester RoadLondon SW7 4UB
e-mail:sisters@1924.org  website:http://www.1924.org 21st Dhul Hijjah 1423 Hijri(22nd February 2003 CE)ISBN 1 899 574 395

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