Shamaail Tirmidhi - The Virtues and Noble Character of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

6 ahadith with commentary in this chapter, page 1 of 1

Hadith No: 15
Narrated/Authority of Saib bin Yazid

"My (maternal) aunt took to me to the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and said to him, this nephew of mine is ill. Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wiped his holy hand over my head and made for barakah for me. (According to some Ulama, Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wiped his hand over his head, meant that he Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu) had a pain in the head. The opinion of this weak and humble servant is that it is better if this is taken to mean that the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wiped his hands in kindness on the head of Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu). Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu) was born in the second year Hijri, and at the time of the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him)'s death, his age was not more than 8 or 9 years. That is why the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) wiped his Holy hand in kindness, as is the customs of the great personalities. The Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) also gave him the water of wudu to drink as a cure, as will be stated further, or he may have prescibed another remedy, especially when we learn also in a narration in Bukhari thay he Sayyidina Saa-ib bin Yazid (Radiallahu anhu)was suffering from pain in his leg). When the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) performed Wudu, I drank the water of that wudu. (The Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) may have performed wudu for some reason, but here it is clear that the Holy Prophet (SAW) (Peace and Blessings be upon him) performed wudu so that the water could be used as a remedy and medicine). I saw the seal of Prophet (SAW)hood, which was like the knot on a mosquito net or bedstead." (Which is the size of a pigeon's egg in roundness). The Ulama differ in the translation of this word. Some have translated it in another manner. Imam Nawawi, the famous commentator of Sahih Muslim, preferred the translation I have chosen).

Hadith No: 16
Narrated/Authority of Jabir bin Samura

"I saw the Seal of Prophethood of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) between his two shoulders, which was like a red tumour (protruding flesh), the size of which was like that of a pigeon's egg".

Hadith No: 17
Narrated/Authority of Rumaythah

"I heard this subject from Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and at that time I was so near him, that if I wanted to, I could have kissed the Seal of Prophethood. That subject is: 'Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was talking about Sa'd's bin Mu'aadh (Radhiallahu anhu), that because of Sa'd's death, the 'Arsh (Throne) of Allah also started to sway in happiness'".

Hadith No: 18
Narrated/Authority of Ebrahim bin Muhammad

who is the granson of Ali (Radhiallahu anhu said: "Whenever Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) used to discribe the noble attributes of Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam), he used to mentioned the complete hadith. He also used to say that the Seal of Prophethood was between his shoulders, and Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was the seal of all prophets".

Hadith No: 19
Narrated/Authority of Ilbaa bin Ahmar Al-yashkari

that the Sahaabi, Abu Zayd Amr bin Akhtab Al-Ansaari Radhiallahu Anhu said to me: "Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) once asked me to massage his waist. When I began massaging the back, accidently (by chance) my fingers touched the Seal of Prophet (SAW)hood. 'Ilbaa (Radhiallahu anhu) says: 'I asked Amr (Radhiallahu anhu), what is the Seal of Prophet (SAW)hood?' He replied: 'It was a collection of few hair'".

Hadith No: 20
Narrated/Authority of Buraidah bin

"when Rasulalullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) came to Al-Madinah, Salmaan Farisi (RA) brought a tray which had fresh dates on it, and presented it to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), who asked: "O Salmaan, what dates are these?" He replied: "This is sadaqah for you and your companions" (Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: "We do not eat Sadaqah*. Remove it from me." On the next day this happened again. Salmaan (RA) brought a tray of fresh dates, and in reply to the question of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, he replied: "O messenger of Allah (saw), it is a present for you". Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said to the Sahaabah Radiyallahu Anhum help yourselves**. He then saw the seal of Prophethood on the back of Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and embraced Islam. (At that time Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu Anhu was a slave of a Jew from the tribe of Banu Qurayzah. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam purchased him (this is figureatively speaking. The fact is that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam made him a Mukaatab - One who buys one's freedom for an agreed sum) and paid Dirhams for him to become a Mukaatab, and also agreed that he (Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu Anhu) should plant for the Jew date palms, (the amount of three hundred palms) and until these bore fruit to tend them. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam planted the palms with his mubaarak hands and it was his mu'jizah (miracle) that all the palms bore fruit in the same year. One tree among these did not bear fruit. Upon investigating it was found that Umar Radiyallahu Anhu had planted this tree, and that it was not planted by Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam removed this palm and replanted it. Another mu'jizah of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is that he planted the palms out of season and they bore fruit the same year. *The ulama differ in their opinions as to the meaning of the word "we". Some say it is Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam himself, and the plural is used as a mark of respect. Others explain that it is the ambiyaa (prophets). According to some it is Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and his relatives, for whom it is not permissible to accept zakaah. According to this humble servant the third ihtimaal (supposition) is superior and more acceptable. Allaamah Munaawi's criticism of the third explanation is not forceful and weighty. **Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam himself ate from it. Bayjuri explains this, thus: Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu Anhu bringing the dates on both days in this manner was to investigate, and to make Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam his master. Sayyidina Salmaan Radiyallahu Anhu was an Aalim (learned) of the old days. He lived for a hundred and fifty years and according to some, he lived three hundred years. He had seen the signs of Sayyidina Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam in the kitaabs of previous prophets, that he will not accept sadaqah, but shall accept presents and gifts, and the seal of Prophethood will be between his two shoulders after witnessing the first two signs.