Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (9-12)

…The Messenger of Allāh  had a wide mouth; eyes, the white of which had a red tinge; and lean heels…. Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah Prophetic Beauty (Ḥadīths 9-12)   9.             Abū Mūsā Muḥammad ibn al-Muthanna narrated to us; Muḥammad ibn Jaʿfar narrated to us; Shuʿbah narrated to us; from Simāk ibn Ḥarb; who said that he heard […]

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Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (7)

…The Messenger of Allāh (SAW) was neither extremely tall nor very short, rather he was of a medium stature. His hair was neither curly nor completely straight, rather in between. He was not overweight, nor was his face so fleshy as to be completely round, rather it was only slightly round. He was white skinned, […]

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Shama’il al-Muhammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (4-6)

…I have never seen a person having a full head of hair, wearing a red ḥulla, who was more handsome than the Messenger of Allāh (SAW). He had hair that reached his shoulders and his shoulders were broad. He was neither short nor tall… Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah Prophetic Beauty (Ḥadīths 4-6)   4.             Maḥmūd ibn Ghaylān […]

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Shama’il al-Muhammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (2-3)

…The Messenger of Allāh (SAW) was of medium stature: neither tall nor short, and of a handsome physique. His hair was neither curly nor completely straight. He had a brownish complexion and when he walked he leant forward [walking briskly]… Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah Prophetic Beauty (Ḥadīths 2-3)   2.             Ḥumayd ibn Masʿadah al-Baṣrī narrated to us; […]

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Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (1)

…”The Messenger of Allāh (SAW) was neither noticeably tall nor was he short, neither was he extremely white nor was he particularly brown, neither was his hair very curly nor completely straight. Allāh commissioned him in his fortieth year. Then he remained in Mecca for ten years and in Madīnah for ten years. Allāh caused […]

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Fearing Hellfire – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

Hellfire A description of the state of the denizens of the realm of agony Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī     Fearing the Fire Allāh, Most High, says “In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and day, there are signs for people with intelligence: those who remember Allāh, standing, […]

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Time of Tribulation – Ibn al-Qayyim

The Great Wisdom of Trials and Tribulations Shaykh al-Islām, Ḥāfiẓ ibn al-Qayyim said:[1]   Complete felicity is to be found in the True Religion, by implementing it in speech and deed. Those who follow this religion are the one who attains this felicity as Allāh, Exalted is He, says, “Guide us to the Straight Path; […]

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Radiance of the Hearts (2) – al-Saʿdi

Bahjat Qulūbi’l-Abrār wa Qurratu ʿUyūni’l-Akhyār fī Sharḥ Jawāmiʿ al-Akhbār ʿAbdu’l-Raḥmān b. Nāṣir al-Saʿdī     3.   Tamīm ad-Dārī (RA) reports that the Messenger of Allāh (SAW) said, “The religion is sincerity and sincere advice. The religion is sincerity and sincere advice. The religion is sincerity and sincere advice.” They asked, ‘Messenger of Allāh, to […]

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Radiance of the Hearts (1) – al-Saʿdi

Bahjat Qulūbi’l-Abrār wa Qurratu ʿUyūni’l-Akhyār fī Sharḥ Jawāmiʿ al-Akhbār ʿAbdu’l-Raḥmān b. Nāṣir al-Saʿdī   With the Name of Allāh, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allāh Who is praised for what He possesses of Beautiful Names and Perfect, Lofty Attributes and for the effects of these in this life and […]

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The Essence of Sabr (Patience) – ibn al-Qayyim

ʿUddatu’l-Ṣābirīn ibn al-Qayyim   The Reality of Ṣabr It is a noble mannerism of the soul that prevents it from doing that which is not good or pleasing; it is a quality of the soul which leads to its correction and rectification.   al-Junayd ibn Muḥammad was asked about it to which he replied, ‘It […]

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