The Noble Features of Rasulullah (SAW)

Hadith No: 8

Narrated: Jabir bin Samura
"Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) had a wide mouth. There were red lines in the whiteness of his eyes. He had little flesh on his heels."

Commentary

It is desirable for Arab men to have wide mouths. According to some a wide mouth means eloquence (fluency of language). The translation adopted in the description of the eyes has been taken from accepted sayings. However in this Hadith, Imam Tirmidi has translated this to mean wide eyes, as a narrator of this hadith has done, which according to the linguists is not correct. "These intoxicated eyes on which thousands of my kindred be sacrificed. That endless destroyer remains intoxicated day and night."

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