Posted by: Submitter | March 2, 2008

Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) – A brief description

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) – A brief description

1. The Matchless Appearance of Our Prophet (saas)

Narrated by Ibrahim b. Muhammad (ra), one of the grandchildren of Ali:

“. . . One who strove to convey his superior traits and impressive qualities simply confessed his impotence and incompetence in describing him by stating that he has never before him or after him seen anyone comparable to him. May God’s salat (prayer, prayer made to our Prophet, asking God for forgiveness, God’s mercy, establishing prayer) and peace be upon him.”


2. The Beauty of Our Prophet (saas)

His companions described the beauty of the Prophet (saas) in these terms:

“The Prophet (saas) had a most handsome constitution. Some likened the beauty of his smile to that of the full moon . . . His nose was thin . . . His face was smooth . . . His beard was thick . . . His neck was most beautiful . . . If the rays of the Sun fell on his neck, it appeared like a cup of silver mixed with gold . . . The expanse between his shoulders was wide.”


3. The Majesty of Our Prophet (saas)

Narrated by Hasan:

“Our Messenger of God was, by nature, imposing and magnificent.”


4. The Radiant Face of Our Prophet (saas)

Anas bin Malik (ra) says:

“The Prophet (saas) was neither tall nor short. He was handsome. His hair was neither delicate nor curly. On the other hand, the color the face of Mubarak (upon whom Divine goodness is bestowed, one who is given abundantly, the Beneficial, the Auspicious), was of a splendorous white.”


5. The Powerful Body of Our Prophet (saas)

“His neck was most beautiful, neither long, nor short. If the rays of the Sun fell on his neck, it appeared like a cup of silver mixed with gold. His chest was broad. It was even like a mirror and white like the moonlight… His shoulders were wide. His palms were softer than wool.”


6. The Stature of Our Prophet (saas):

Baraa bin Aazib (ra) relates:

“I never saw someone more handsome than the Messenger of God. His hair reached his shoulders. The portion between his two shoulders was wide. He was neither very tall nor very short.”


7. The Beautiful Eyes of Our Prophet (saas):

Abu Huraira (ra) describes him:

“His forehead was wide, and the place between his eyebrows was bright like pure silver, and his eyes were very beautiful and his eyes’ pupils were black. The hairs of his eyelashes were profuse”


8. The Complexion of Our Prophet (saas):

Abu Huraira (ra) reports:

“He was reddish-white . . .”


9. The Hair of Our Prophet (saas):

Aisha (ra) reports:

“The blessed hair of The Messenger of God (saas) was longer than those that reached the earlobes, and shorter than those that reached the shoulders.”


10. The Beard of Our Prophet (saas):

“He had a thick, dense beard.”


11. The Beautiful Mouth of Our Prophet (saas):

“His teeth were as white as pearls and bright, and the light gleamed from his front teeth as he spoke. When he laughed, it was as if his mouth gave off rays like soft lightning . . .”


12. The Manner of Dress of Our Prophet (saas):

Jundub ibn Makith (ra) said:

“Whenever a delegation came to meet the Messenger of God, he would wear his best clothes and order his leading companions to do likewise.”

Another hadith relates:

“You are going to visit your brothers, so repair your saddles and make sure that you are dressed well.”


13. The Manner of Sitting of Our Prophet (saas):

Qaylah bint Makhramah (ra) reports:

“I saw the Messenger of God (saas) in the mosque (in a very humble posture) sitting. Due to his awe-inspiring personality, I began shivering.”


14. The Manner of Speaking of Our Prophet (saas):

“The Prophet (saas) was the greatest of the Arabs in oratory and beauty of speech. He said: ‘I am the greatest orator among the Arabs.’”


15. The Smiling Face of Our Prophet (saas):

As recalled by Ali:

“The Messenger of God (saas)… was the one who smiled the most and the most joyful of all.”


16. The Glances of Our Prophet (saas):

Hazrat Hassan, the grandson of our Prophet (saas), described the way he looked at things as follows:

“The way he looked was extremely expressive . . .”


17. The Pleasant Scent of Our Prophet (saas):

Jaabir bin Samura (ra) states:

“Whenever the Holy Prophet tread on any path, when someone passed by later, they could recognize that the prophet had passed by there because they could smell the fragrance of his body.”


18. The Affection for Others of Our Prophet (saas)

Anas bin Malik (ra) relates: “I remained in the service of the Messenger of God (saas) for ten years. He never once told me ‘Ugh.’ When I did something, he never asked me, ‘Why did you do so?’ When I failed to do a certain task, he never asked me why I did not do it.”


19. The Superior Moral Values of Our Prophet (saas):

“God’s Messenger (saas). When he shook hands with anyone, he did not withdraw his hands till the other man withdrew his. Similarly, he did not turn away his face from anyone till that man turned his face to the other side. And he was never seen to put forward his knees in front of one with whom he was sitting.”

“. . . He used to call his companions by their surnames with honor and he used to give one surname who had no surname.”


20. The Modesty of Our Prophet (saas):

“. . . Everyone thought that the Prophet honored him more. Whoever came to him could see his face . . . Yes, the way he sat, listened, his words, graceful jests and attention were always for those with him. Besides, the meetings he held with friends was marked by decency, modesty and security.”

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