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Submitters Perspective

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

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You alone we ask for help

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comes to an end, they cannot delay it by one hour, nor advance it.

No matter how you look at it, the only one who can ever help is God, Lord of the Universe!

[23:88] Say, “In whose hand is all sovereignty over all things, and He is the only one who can provide help, but needs no help, if you know?”


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This article is about appreciating God’s design of the hair. God is the best Designer. Your hair begins growing from a root in the bottom of the follicle. The root is made up of cells of protein. Blood from the blood vessels in your scalp feed the root, which creates more cells and makes the hair grow. The hair gets pushed up through the skin as it grows, passing an oil gland along the way. The shape of your follicles determines whether your hair is straight or curly.

People with very curly hair have follicles that are oval-shaped, and people with straight hair have round follicles. The kind of hair you have is decided by the genes you get from your parents. Your hair may change its texture when you start becoming an adult. If it’s straight now, it may become more curly, or it may not.

You are born with all of the hair follicles you will ever have—about five million! About 100,000 of them are on your scalp. Hair grows very fast—male hair grows faster than female hair. You lose about 50 to 100 hairs every day. As you get older, some follicles stop growing hair, leading to balding. While this may be a source of complaint for some people, Submitters know God is in control and they submit to His plan and pray to Him to grant them what is good for the soul.
Like skin, hair can be different colors. It can be blond, brown, black or red, or something in between—like strawberry blond or auburn (red and brown). Like your skin, the color comes from melanin. The more melanin your hair has, the darker its color. If you’re born with light hair, it often gets darker as you get older. When you’re much older, it will probably turn gray or white.

[30:54] GOD is the One who created you weak, then granted you after the weakness strength, then substituted after the strength weakness and gray hair. He creates whatever He wills. He is the Omniscient, the Omnipotent.

Taking care of your hair doesn’t take much. God has given us water and shampoos. With God’s help we take care of the body and the hair He gave us by keeping it clean and washing our hair and scalp regularly.


God designed us, including our hair. It is a gift, as it protects the scalp and other parts of the body. He mentions hair a few times in the Quran. Two references are to cutting our hair after fulfilling the Hajj rituals (2:196, 48:27):

[48:27] GOD has fulfilled His messenger’s truthful vision: “You will enter the Sacred Masjid, GOD willing, perfectly secure, and you will cut your hair or shorten it (as you fulfill the pilgrimage rituals) there. You will not have any fear. Since He knew what you did not know, He has coupled this with an immediate victory.”

And He reminds us that the aging process is a natural part of life, as Zachariah notes: [19:4] He said, “My Lord, the bones have turned brittle in my body, and my hair is aflame with gray. As I implore You, my Lord, I never despair.

Then He gives us a hint as to how overwhelming the Day of Resurrection will be for the disbelievers by using an allegorical description involving the graying of hair:  [73:17] If you disbelieve, how can you evade a day so terrible that it makes the infants gray-haired?

So, take care of your hair and enjoy the stages that it goes through, always thanking God for the gifts He gives us.

[2:152] You shall remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative.