The beauty of difference is that we were not all created the same,
We are different in our looks, cultures, personality and name.
If we were all alike, what a boring world it would be,
I would be like you and you would be just like me.
When we are all different, we can learn many things about each other,
And with the insight gained we can respect one another.
God made us all unique, we are original on our own,
Our individual beauty is found within us alone.
From the specks of colour in our eyes,
to the curves of our nose,
to our one and only fingerprint,
And shape and size of our toes.
We all have may differences, but it really shouldn’t matter,
We should be protecting each other’s hearts rather than causing them to shatter.
God made us into many nations, races and tribes*
So that we’d get to know each other all throughout our lives.
Not one human being in existence ever chose their looks or race,
What we have was decreed by God, who is indeed so full of Grace.
You see everything we are and were born to be is all with thanks to Him,
We’ve got to resist pressures from society and dissatisfaction from within.
The same thing goes for anyone you know who might be different from you,
Whilst they may look, act or speak very foreign, remember they are human beings too.
God doesn’t judge your outer appearances, rather He judges what’s in your heart.**
Don’t worry about looks, focus on character and you’re off to a great start.
The truest of beauty is the goodness that resides within us all,
And if we put aside all of our differences, this goodness will unite us all.
When you next look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What do you see?”
Say, “Indeed I see someone truly beautiful, I can see goodness residing in me.”
* Quran 49:13 – “Oh Mankind! We have created you all male and female and have made you nations and tribes so that you would recognize each other. The most honorable among you in the sight of God is the most pious of you. God is All-knowing and All-aware.”
** The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, “Allah looks not at your figures, nor at your outward appearance but He looks at your hearts and deeds.”(Muslim)
I wrote this poem as a contribution to the amazing blog called Reflections from a Red Head created by my dear friend Janine Ripper.
What do YOU think is the beauty of difference?
Thank you for reading and may peace be upon you all!