Blessed Countenance of the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
below is a portion of the Hadeeth from Shamaail-e-Tirmizi regarding the
countenance of the Holy Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam, to
enable the reader to visualize the features and fix them in his mind.
intoxicating effect and dignity is associated with beauty, therefore one should focus on these features and then offer the gift of blessings with love
impossible to portray the appearance of the one who is an embodiment of Noor (light), whatever has been conveyed by companions about his holy face can be summarized
- The Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was very majestic. Though of medium height, he appeared to
dominate any gathering in stature.
- His holy face glowed like the full moon.
The elegance of his beauty was
such that his fair complexion was tinged with a rosy hue, and his cheeks were smooth, transparent
- The Prophet's sallallahu alayhi wasallam hair, which came down to his earlobes,
were slightly wavy and parted
naturally in the centre.
- The Holy Prophet's sallallahu alayhi wasallam forehead was wide and his brows were fine, arched and dense. They were spaced apart, and in between the
two was a delicate vein which became pronounced when he became angry.
(The Holy Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam never became angry about worldly affairs, nor did he seek revenge for personal
matters. Honourable Aa'ishah radhiyallahu anhaa says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam showed annoyance only
proclamations were transgressed, and upon which
he would ensure retribution.
(Mishkaat V2, P 1247).
- His eyes were wide and
lustrous with long lashes. The pupils were very dark and the whites had streaks of
redness in them.
- His nose bridge gleamed,
creating an impression of
- His mouth was
moderately wide and his teeth were small and pearl like. His front teeth had slight gap in the
middle through which a ray of brilliance emitted whenever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam smiled or spoke.
- Holy Prophet's
sallallahu alayhi wasallam beard was thick and profuse.
- Holy Prophet's
sallallahu alayhi wasallam neck was delicately formed like a sculptured image. It was neat
and had a silvery incandescence.
- In Shamaail
Ali radhiyallahu anhu narrates that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam bore the
seal of prophet hood between his shoulders, and with him the succession of prophets concluded. The Holy Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wasallam himself
declared: "I am
the last prophet. There is no prophet after me".
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