Monday, 14 March 2011

How did Prophet Muhammad look like?


His Physical Appearance
Among the attractive points written by Imam Ibn Kathir in his book of 'Prophet Muhammad's Biography' was the compilation of narrations of the physical appearance of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.:

Sheikh Abu Zakariyya An-Nawawi summed up in his Tadhhib that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was neither tall nor short; neither white nor dark; and his hair was neither curl nor long and flowing. He died with not even twenty white hairs on his head.

He had a good-looking body, a thick beard, a big head, a round face, black eyes and long eyelashes. His shoulders and arms were hairy, and so was the upper chest.

He had a seal of prophethood between his shoulders. He walked strongly and firmly and the ground would seem as if being folded for him. He sometimes lower the hair of his head then he would part it at some other time. He used to comb it along with his beard. The precious and dearest of clothes to him were his shirts, and the white ones.

It has also been narrated by Al-Bukhari on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said:
I have never touched silk or dibaj [thick silk] sfter than the palm of the Prophet nor have I smelt a perfume nicer than the sweat of the Prophet.

I served the Messenger of Allah for ten years, and, by Allah, he never said to me any harsh word, and he never said to me about a thing as to why I had done that and as to why I had not done that.

His Pure Character

Allah has indeed described the Prophet as an exalted standard of character (Al-Qalam: 4).It is also narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim that Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that the Prophet's character was that he was totally keen to act only according to the instructions of the Qur'an, by complying exactly with its ordinances and forbiddances. This point is also emphasized in the Qur'an (al-Isra':9).

-His morals reflected the greatest and most honourable character
-He was the bravest of people when a war grew fierce
-He was the most knowledgeable among people, the most eloquent and the best advisor
-He was the humblest of people, yet with GRAVITY and DIGNITY; it was stated by Ibnu Kathir that when Prophet entered Makkah on the Day of Conquest he kept lowering his head out of humbleness to the extent that his beard nearly touched the forepart of his saddle.
-He was shyer than a virgin in her separate room (as described by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri in Sahih al-Bukhari) yet firm in exercising Allah's ordinances.

Allah praised the Prophet and his Sahabah

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe
against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves

Allahumma solli ala sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala ali sayyidina Muhammad.
Lucky sahabah and the solihins who got to meet with him, face to face!
But remember, to this day we have his Sunnah, and that indeed, is one of the two powerful mukjizats after the Furqan they both last till the day of Qiyamah.

May Allah lead us to Jannah. Amiin.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes yes the Prophet MashaaAllaah I have seen 10 times and how i saw him was him having the most beautiful oval face, a beautiful curve to his nose bridge the curve starts from where nose bridge starts, underneath between eyebrows area is just underneath it not making it look hooked jagged or too big( Not a bump then a curve NO NO), upside down v eyebrows v hairline and wavy black hair and a wheat color skin tone he is same a Nabi Ibraheem in features and MashaaAllaah I have seen Nabi Isa 1time i saw him as being fair in color black hair which was wet and combed back and what i read Urwa bin Mas ud resembled him the most he was from Bani Thaqeef