An Analysis of Physical Appearance in Al Quran Al-Karim


  • Mohd Ala-uddin Othman
  • Zawawi Ismail
  • Che Mohd Zaid
  • Mohammad Rusdi Ab Majid
  • Nordin Halias
  • Mohammad Ibrahim Al Jarrah



Al-Quran is a compilation of Allah s.w.t.’s words which covers all fields of science, which engages scientists at continously studying the contents of the Qur'an. This rigor at exploring the knowledge contained in the Qur'an remains endless has provided numerous discoveries of various disciplines in knowledge, including in the field of communication. This is because the written Quranic verses is one form of communication. As such, this qualitative paper analyzed Quranic verses with an aim to study one of the channels of nonverbal communication found in the Qur'an, which is physical appearance. This study analyzed and extracted the Quranic verses which are related to physical appearance, besides describing its meanings that are interpreted through the Quranic verses. This study found out that the physical appearance as mentioned in the Qur’an is in the following forms, namely (1) appearance, which shows glory and humiliation, beauty and ugliness, strengths and weaknesses and hairstyles; form (2), which refers to the clothing that does not only cover the aurat but also serve as an identity and status recognition as well as a membership of Heaven and Hell. In addition, form (3) refers to a variety of colours, namely white, black, green, yellow, blue and red. While form (4) is accessories, such as furniture, gems, vessels and jewelries which are made of gold, silver and crystal. Next, form (5) refers to appearance based on age i.e. infant, child, young, adult and elderly. This study proves the existence of nonverbal communication – physical appearance, which is clearly stated in al-Quran al-Karim.