I admire this man so much. He is good looking, smart, good, and very religious. He does so much to community, he (mentioned the name of this man) is amazing! Is it alright to admire people that much? ~ A
Waalaikum salam, A.
I don’t see why admiring someone is a problem. Specially the ones we admire done nothing against the teachings of Islam (that we know of 🙂 ). What I would love to remind us (specially myself first) will be, we should truly admire people for the quality of their work and personality, not just their physical appearance (well, if they are good looking, it’s a very nice bonus 😳 ). So many people admire others for their physical appearance while ignoring that they do drugs, neglecting their children, abusing animals, etc. You understand me, right? 😀
Some people just stand out and be different by their creativity, wisdom, intelligence, and positivity. Nothing wrong with being attracted to that, make dua for them to be estiqamah and for yourself to be able to have some of the quality.
We should be grateful that our hearts are softened to sincerely acknowledged other people’s posivity, for the quality of their work and personality. I’m sure you found many people who hates just about everyone no matter how amazing they are! Just crazy! 😯 Note that, by admiring people, then the doors of our new adventures to upgrade our qualities are then open widely.
Your admiration is the sign that your heart is attracted to greater things than yourselves and actually want to imitate the greatness to be found in you. Don’t be too hard on yourselves. 😀
Don’t stop admiring, and learn to be better by their example. Let the beauty we love become what we do. Much love! ♥