PHYSICAL LOOKS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD FROM HADITHS

Narrated by Hazrat Uns(RZ) that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said “No one of you can be a true Muslim until he/she loves me more then his/her parents, children and all other people.”

Sahi Bukhari, Kitab ul Iman, Hadees no 15
Sahi Muslim, Kitab ul Iman, Hadees no 44

BODY STRUCTURE:

Anas (Radiallahu Anhu) reports: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was neither tall nor was he short (like a dwarf–He was of medium stature). In complexion, he was he was neither very white like lime, nor very dark, nor brown which results in darkness (he was illuminant, more luminous than even the full-moon on the 14th night).

The hair of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) was neither very straight nor very curly (but slightly wavy). When he attained the age of forty, Allah the Almighty granted him nubuwwah (prophet hood). He lived for ten years in Makkah (commentary) and in Madina for ten years. At that time there were not more than twenty white hair on his mubarak (blessed) head and beard.” (This will be described in detail in the chapter on white hair of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam).

(Shumail e Turmazi, Vol 1, no 1)

Hasan bin Ali (Radiallahu anhu) reported: “I inquired from my maternal uncle (Sayyiditina Fatimah Radiallahu anha’s step brother) Hind bin Abi Haalah (Radiallahu anhu) about the noble features of the Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam). He had often described the noble features of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) in detail. I felt that I should hear from him personally, some of the noble features of Raulullah (Sallallahu alalihe wasallam), so that I could make his description a proof and testimony for myself and also memorize them, and, if possible, try to emulate and adopt them. (The age of Sayyidna Hasan (Radiallahu anhu) at the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam)’s death was seven years. In view of his age he did not have the opportunity to realize fully the features of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam). The uncle described the noble features by saying: “He had great qualities and attributes in him, others also held him in high esteem. His mubarak face shone like the full moon. He was slightly taller than a man of middle height, but shorter than a tall person. His mubarak head was moderately large. His mubarak hair was slightly twisted. If his hair became parted naturally in the middle he left it so, otherwise he did not habitually make an effort to part his hair in the middle. (This is a more respected translation).

(Shumail Tarmizi, Vol 1, no 7)

Narrated by Hazrat Ali(RZ)

“Rasool Allah(pbuh) was not too tall and not short. But he was of average height. Hair were neither straight and nor curly but a bit curly. Body was not chubby. Face was not round and heavy and cheeks were not bulky, Infect face was kinda round. Complexion was whitish and reddish. Eyes were black and Eyebrows were long. Joint bones were strong. Edge of shoulders and middle part was strong and flashy. Body was not too hairy, just a line of hair from chest to tummy. Palms and feet were flashy. He(pbuh) use to walk with strength. and it feel like coming down from some higher place. when He(pbuh) pay attention toward right or left, he(pbuh) move his whole body (not just face). There was sign of prophet hood between both shoulders. He(pbuh) is the last Prophet. Most generous of all and most truthful of all. Very kind in nature and family wise most supreme. who ever see him(pbuh), in very first look he become influenced, Who use to meet him regularly, he begin to love him more then any thing.”

Hazrat Ali further narrates that “i have never seen any one like him(pbuh) and never will. May Allah’s mercy and peace be upon him(pbuh)”

(Mashqat Shareef, vol 5, no 373)

COMPLEXION:

Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)’s complexion was white..but not like milk (mean not too much white), it was white and reddish.

Yazeed Al Faarisi bin Hurmuz, who was a calligrapher of the Qur-aan, once saw Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam in his dream during the time of Ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu. He related his dream to Ibn ‘Abbaas. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam used to say that the shaytaan cannot imitate him. That person who has seen him in a dream has really seen him’. After mentioning this he asked: ‘Can you describe this person whom you have seen in your dream?’. I replied: “Yes, I can, I will describe to you a man whose body and height were of a medium stature. He had a wheat-colored complexion with a bit of whiteness in it. Eyes like those that had kuhl on them. A smiling face. Beautiful and round face. A compact beard which surrounded his mubaarak face, and spread on the fore portion of the chest…..”

(Shumail e Turmazi, Vol 1, no 386)

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira(RZ)

“Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) was most beautiful in complexion as compare to all”

(AlTabqat ul Qubra)

Narrated by Hazrat Uns(RZ)

“Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)’s complexion was glowing white”

(sahi Muslim, kitab ul Fazail. no 2330)

Narrated by Hazrat Ali(AS)

“Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)’s complexion was a beautiful mixture of white and red color”

(Masnad Imam Humbal, no 944)

BODY’S SOFTNESS:

Sayyidina Anas (RA) narrated: I served Allah’s Messenger for ten years. He never said, “Oof” to me. And did not say about anything that I did, ‘Why did you do it?” and about that which I neglected, “Why did you neglect it?” He possessed the best of manners among people. And, I never touched any cloth, silk or anything, more soft than his hands and I never smelt musk or perfume more fragrant than his sweat.

(Jamia Turmazi, Vol 1, no 2104)

Narrated by Hazrat Ali(AS)

“Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)’s skin was soft and silky”

(Al WAFA by Imam Ibn e Jozi, p 409)

Narrated by Hazrat Uns(RZ)

“i have never touched any silk which was more silky then Prophet Muhammad(pbuh)’s palm”

(Sahi Bukhari, Kital ul Munaqib, p 3368)

Narrated by Hazrat Amina(RZ) (mother of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

“when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born his body was clean”

(Naseem Al Riaz)

It is mentioned in books that body of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was too clear and pure that it didn’t had any shadow at all.

“Body of Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) didnt contain any shadow in sun and moon because he(pbuh) was all noor”

(Al Shafa by Qazi Ayaz)

(Al Wafa by Ibn e Joza)

SWEAT OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh) WAS NATURALLY PERFUMED

Though Prophet Muhammad(SAW) like using perfumes but almost all of his companions agreed that unlike others, Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) had his own fragrance which was so good that any other perfume of the world was nothing in front of it. and even he(PBUH) didn’t use any perfume but his body was naturally perfumed.

Narrated by Hazrat Haleema Sadia(RZ)

“When i brought Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) to my house, there was no house of tribe bano saad (Hazrat Haleema’s tribe) which wasn’t perfumed”

(sibal al Hadi walrashaad)

Narrated by Hazrat Abo Talib (uncle)

“Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) body was silky and naturally perfumed”

(Al Tafseer Al Qabair by Imam Razi)

Naratted by Jabbir(RZ):

When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) walk through any road, The person who walk after him from that road recognize by the fragrance of his (Pbuh) body or of his(pbuh) sweat that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has walked this road

(mashqat shareef, vol 5, no 374)

Narrated Anas:

I have never touched silk or Dibaj (i.e. thick silk) softer than the palm of the Prophet nor have I smelt a perfume nicer than the sweat of the Prophet.

(Sahi Bukhari, Vol 2, no 815)

Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) came to the house of Umm Sulaim and slept in her bed while she was away from her house. On the other day too he slept in her bed. She came and it was said to her: It is Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) who is having siesta in your house, lying in your bed. She came and found him sweating and his sweat falling on the leather cloth spread on her bed. She opened her scent-bag and began to fill the bottles with it. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) was startled and woke up and said: Umm Sulaim, what are you doing? She said: Allah’s Messenger, we seek blessings for our children through it. Thereupon he said: You have done something right.

(Sahi Muslim, Vol 2, No 1555)

HEIGHT:

Though Prophet Muhammad(SAW)’s height was normal but when ever he was among his companions (sitting, standing or walking with them) one can feel that his(pbuh)’s height is more then others…and it was a miracle.

It was narrated that Al-Bara’ said: “The Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم was a man of average height with broad shoulders, a thick beard and a reddish complexion, and his hair came down to his earlobes. I saw him in a red Hullah and I never saw anything more handsome than him.” (Sahih)

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