“Paint me a picture of Him (S.A.W)”

In One Hadith

Hasan bin Ali (R.A) reported: “I inquired from my maternal uncle [Fathima (R.A)’s step-brother] Hind bin Abi Haalah (R.A) about the noble features of Nabi (S.A.W). He had often described the noble features in detail. I felt that I should hear it from him personally, so that I could make his description a testimony for myself and also memorize them, and try to emulate them.

[The age of Hasan (R.A) at the time of Rasulullah (S.A.W)’s death was seven years. In view of his age, he did not have the opportunity to realize fully the features of Rasulullah (S.A.W)]

Hind (R.A) described the noble features by saying: “He had great qualities and attributes in him. Others also held him in high esteem. His Mubarak face shone like the full moon. He was slightly taller than a man of middle height, but shorter than a tall person. His Mubarak head was moderately large. His Mubarak hair was slightly twisted. If his hair became parted naturally in the middle he left it so, otherwise he did not habitually make an effort to part his hair in the middle.

When the hair of Rasulullah (S.A.W) was abundant, it used to pass over his earlobes. Rasulullah (S.A.W) had a very luminous complexion and a wide forehead. He had dense and fine hair on his eye brows. Both eye brows were separate and did not meet each other in the middle. There was a vein between them that used to expand when he became angry. His nose was prominent and had Noor on it. When one first looked at him, it seemed as if he had a large nose, but looking at it carefully showed that the luster and beauty made it look large. Otherwise, in itself, the nose was not large.

His beard was full and dense. The pupil of his eye was black. His cheeks were full and full of flesh. The mouth of Rasulullah (S.A.W) was moderately wide His teeth were thin and bright. The front teeth had a slight space between them. His neck was beautiful and thin, like the neck of a statue. Shaved clean, the color of which was clear, shining and beautiful like silver. All the parts of his body were of moderate size, and fully fleshed. His body was proportionately jointed. His chest and stomach were in line, but his chest was broad and wide. The space between his shoulders was wide. The bones of his joints were strong and large, denoting strength. Between the chest and navel there was a thin line of hair. Besides this line neither the chest nor the stomach had other hair on it.

His forearm was long and palms were wide. The palms and both feet were fully fleshed. The fingers and toes were moderately long. The soles of his feet were a bit deep. His feet were smooth. Because of their cleanliness and smoothness, the water did not remain there but flowed away quickly. When he walked, he lifted his legs with vigor, leaned slightly forward and placed his feet softly on the ground. He walked at a quick pace and took rather a long step. He did not take small steps. When he walked it seemed as if he was descending to a lower place. When he looked at something he turned his whole body towards it. He always looked down. His sight was focused more to the ground than towards the sky.”

Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!

Love and Duas,




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