Describing Prophet Muhammad
- From: jamilah <saly44@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 03:55:33 -0800 (PST)
Describing Prophet Muhammad
Al-Hamdulillah wa sallallahu ala rasulillah,
Brothers, this topic is heart moving. Becuase it's about Prophet
Muhammad Peace be upon him.
Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him was of a height a little above the
average. He was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering
The hair of his head
was long and thick with some waves in them.
was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose
was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well
were spare and he had a pleasant smile. His eyes were large and black
with a touch of brown.
was thick and at the time of his death, he had seventeen gray hairs
it. He had a thin line of fine hair over his neck and chest.
He was fair of complexion and altogether was so handsome that Abu
composed this couplet on him:
"as there is no darkness in the moonlit night so is al-Mustafa, the
was firm and he walked so fast that others found it difficult to keep
pace with him.
was genial but at times, when he was deep in thought, there there
long periods of silence, yet he always kept himself busy with
He did not speak unnecessarily and what he said was always to the
point and without any padding. At times he would make his meaning
clear by slowly repeating what he had said.
was mostly a smile. He kept his feelings under firm control - when
annoyed, he would turn aside or keep silent, when pleased he would
lower his eyes (Shamail Tirmizi).
ALLAH... I ask Allah to grant us seeing the Prophet in the dream! And
to gather us with him in Paradise. May Allah have mercy on whomever
His dress generally consisted of a shirt, tamad (trousers), a sheet
thrown round the sholders and a turban. On rare occasions, he would
put on costly robes presented to him by foreign emissaries in the
later part of his life (Ahmed, Musnad).
His blanket had several patches (Tirmizi). He had very few spare
clothes, but he kept them spotlessy clean (Bukhari). He wanted others
also to put on simple but clean clothes.
Mode of living
Was but a hut with walls of unbaked clay and a thatched roof of palm
leaves covered by camel skin. He had separate apartments for his
wives, a small room for each made of similar materials.
His own apartment contained a rope cot, a pillow stuffed with palm
leaves , the skin of some animal spread on the floor and a water bag
of leather and some weapons. These were all his earthly belongings,
besides a camel, a horse, and an ass and some land which he had
aquired in the later part of his life (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud).
Once a few of his disciples, noticing the imprint of his mattress on
his body, wished to give him a softer bed but he politely declined
offer saying, "What have I to do with worldly things. My connection
with the world is like that of a traveler resting for a while
underneath the shade of a tree and then moving on."
Amr Ibn Al-Harith, a brother in law of the prophet peace be upon him,
says that when the prophet died, he did not leave a cent, a slave man
or woman, or any property except his white mule, his weapons and a
piece of land which he had dedicated for the good of the community
(Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari).
He advised the people to live simple lives and himself practised
austerities. He lived an austere life bordering on privation. His
Aiysha (Radiya Allahu ^anha) says that there was hardly a day in his
life when he had two square meals (Muslim, Sahih Muslim, Vol.2, pg
198). When he died there was nothing in his house except a few seeds
of barley left from a mound of the grain obtained from a Jew by
pawning his armour (Bukhari, Sahih Bukhari, Chapter "Aljihad").
He had declared unlawful for himself and his family anything given by
the people by way of zakat or sadaqa (types of charity). He was so
particular about this that he would not appoint any member of his
family as a zakat collector (Sahah-Kitab Sadqat).
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