A person would be impressed by beauty only as much as the strength of his faith
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview on A9 TV dated October 21st , 2011
ADNAN OKTAR: A person would be impressed by beauty as much as the strength of his faith. I, for instance, am exquisitely impressed by beauty and I praise Allah for that. And those who love me are also very much impressed by me and that is also a sign of faith; that also is a reflection of faith. I also am impressed by them. But that is not the case with the unbelievers. For instance our Prophet (saas), while walking on the street along with the Companions, comes across to Abu Jahl. This is a known story, an authentic one, insha'Allah. He [Abu Jahl] says; "O Abu'l-Qasim." I mean supposedly he doesn't dignify him(saas) -May Allah forbid- so he doesn't address him with his name. "What an ugly man you are," he says addressing our Prophet (saas). Our Prophet (saas) replies; "you are telling the truth." And he continued his way on the street along with the companions. The companions did not ask the reason why he said this. He comes across to Hazrat Abu Baqr (ra). Hazrat Abu Baqr (ra) stops and says; "O the Messenger of Allah, what a beautiful man you are," looking at him as if he was hypnotized [by his beauty]. And our Prophet (saas) says "you are telling the truth." This time the Companions say; "O the Messenger of Allah, you have said you are telling the truth, to both of them. That man said the contrary and Hazrat Abu Baqr (ra) said the truth, but you have said "you are telling the truth," to both of them," and our Prophet (saas) replies; "I am a mirror, whoever looks at me would see himself." Since they look with the eyes of faith, Allah creates a very intense affection in their hearts. And since the others look at him with the eyes of disbelief they are unable to see that. That is the same with us; those who look at us with the eyes of disbelief would not be able to see and those who look at us with the eyes of faith would see [the beauty]. We are able to see that beauty because we do look at the Muslims, at those who we love with the eyes of faith and thus we feel that affection , insha'Allah.