The Noble Features of Rasulullah (SAW)

Hadith No: 5

Narrated: Ali
"Rasullullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him was neither very tall nor very short. The soles of both feet were very fleshed. (This quality is praiseworthy in a man as it denotes strength and courage but is not praiseworthy for a woman). He had a large head. The joints of the bones was also large. The was a thin line of hair from the chest to the navel. When Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) walked, it appeared that he was descending from a high place". Ali (Radiallahu Anhu) says: "I did not see anyone like him neither before him, nor after him".

Commentary

The use of a sentence like: "I have not seen anyone like him", is primarily for emphasis. By describing Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) in this manner, there is however no exaggeration because the complete beauty of appearance of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) cannot be fully described. Munaawi wrote that every person is required to believe that with whatever physical qualities and attributes of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is described, no other person can compare with it. This is not merely a belief. Books on Seerah (History of the Prophet (SAW) peace be upon him) and ahaadeeth are replete with descriptions of his beautiful qualities. Therein it is stated that Allah Ta'aala bestowed fully on the Prophet (SAW) (peace be upon him) all the inner kamaalat (perfection) and Zaahiri (apparent) beauty. Two verses (couplets) are narrated from Sayyiditina Aa'ishah (Radiallahu Anha), the meaning of which is: "that if the friends of Zulaikha could see the blessed face of Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him), they would have cut their hearts instead of their hands". How true! If you wish to read more about the love of the Sahabah (Radiallahu Anhum - male and female - for Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) read Chapter Eight of my book ‘Stories of the Sahabah' (Radiallahu Anhum).

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