Shamaail Tirmidhi - The Virtues and Noble Character of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Chapter: The Noble Features of Rasulullah (SAW)

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From: Shamaail Tirmidhi - The Virtues and Noble Character of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Chapter No. 1, The Noble Features of Rasulullah (SAW)
Hadith No: 6
Narrated/Authority of Ebrahim bin Muhammad
who is from the sons (grand sons of Ali radiallahu anhu), that whenever Ali radiallahu anhu described the nobel features of Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him), he used to say: "Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was neither very tall nor short, but of a medium stature among people. His hair was neither very curly nor very straight, but had a slight wave in it. He did not have a big body nor a round face, but his mubaarak face was slightly round (meaning he did not have a fully round face nor a fully elongated face, but in between the two). The complexion of Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) was white with redness in it. The mubaarak eyes of Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) were extremely black. His eyelashes were long. The joints of the body (e.g. elbows and knees etc.) were large, likewise the portion between the two shoulders was broad and fully fleshed. There was no hair (more than normal) on his body. (Some people have profuse hair on their body. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) did not have hair on the parts of his body, besides places like the arms and legs etc.) He had a thin line of hair running from the chest to the navel. The hands and feet of Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) were fully fleshed. When he walked, he lifted his legs with vigour, as if he were descending to a low-lying place. When he addressed a person he turned his whole body towards that person. (He did not only turn his face towards the person he addressed, as this is considered impolite, and sometimes, it even denotes pride. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) faced the person he spoke to, with his chest and body. Some scholars have translated this as, when Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) addressed someone, he completely turned his face towards that person, and did not give a side glance. This is not a suitable translation). The seal of Prophethood was situated between his shoulders. He was a last of all prophets. He was the most generous and the most truthful. He was the most kind-hearted and came from a most noble family. (It means his character, family background and everything else was of the best). Any person who saw him suddenly would become awe-inspired. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) had such a great personality and dignity, that the person who saw him for the first time, because of his awe-inspiring personality, would be overcome with a feeling of profound respect. Firstly, there is a ro'b (awe) for physical beauty, with this when other Kamaalat are added what more could then be said of the ro'b (awe). Besides, the special attributes and qualities granted to Sayyidina Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) ro'b (awe) is also one of the special qualities granted to him). Anyone who came in close contact with him, and knew his excellent character was smitten with the love of his excellent attributes. Anyone who described his noble features can only say: "I have not seen anyone like Rasulullah (Peace and Blessings be upon him) neither before nor after him."

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