Complexion of the hoors

Q: In tafsir jalalayn by Allama Suyuti on this verse describing the hoor al ayn "And with them will be chaste females, restraining their glances (desiring none except their husbands), with wide and beautiful eyes; (Delicate and pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved." [Sura As-Saffaat]

كأنهن ** في اللون بيض ** للنعام مكنون ** مستور بريشه لا يصل إليه غبار، ولونه وهو البياض في صفرة، أحسن ألوان النساء

What is meant by white mixed with yellow? Does it mean a tan/light brown skin complexion?

A: People have different choice preferences. The Arabs generally like white complexion with a tinge of yellow.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)