The Noble Features of Rasulullah (SAW)

Hadith No: 12

Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah
from Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) that he said: "The Ambiyaa (Prophet (SAW)s) were shown to me. I saw Musa (Alaihis salaam), he had a thin body, like one from among the tribe of Shanu'ah. I saw Esa (Alaihis salaam). From among all those whom I have seen, he somewhat resembled Urwah bin Masud. I saw Ebrahim (Alaihis salaam). From among all those that I have seen,I, more or less, look like him. In the same manner I saw Jibra-eel (Alaihis salaam). From among all those I had seen, he more or less looked like Dihyah Kalbi."

Commentary

This was on the night of mi'raaj or in a dream. Imaam Bukhaari (Mercy of Allah be upon Him) has narrated both, on the night of mi'raaj and also in a dream. There is no confusion or difficulty in these differences, because he may have seen them on both occasions. The translation of the description of Sayyidina Musa (Upon him be peace) as having a light body, in my opinion, is made from more accurate sayings. Some Ulama in the translation of this sentence, have expressed other opinions. These three Ambiyaa (Prophets) were described because Sayyidina Musa (Upon him be peace) and Sayyidina Esa (Upon him be peace) are the nabis of the Bani Israel and Sayyidina Ebrahim (Upon him be peace), besides being the great grandfather of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him), was also accepted by all Arabs.

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