Channel: Navaid Aziz
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Said mid Kumara Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh Mr. Milan, Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Avada Cardona, Vienna Mohammed whiner early, he was talking to Jermaine and my bad. My dear brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, Psalm 100, and we are alive in the month of Ramadan. For a lot of you your first fast may have come to the conclusion Melis panel that accepted from you. For those of us still in the West Coast. I know there's a about an hour and a half or so, till my first fast finishes, there's about an hour and a half or so, till the first fast finishes. And for this year in Ramadan, I want to share with you the beautiful gift of a Shem either
mohammedia or what is also known as the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it will be our goal to complete as much of it as possible with the topic of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhana wa tada make it easy. So to start off, I want to share two amazing resources with you in the English language. The first of them is this book over here. As you can see, this is the most recent translation that I have come across about the Shema and mohammedia. And this is translated by Shahab Lizzie Soraka and Sheikh Mohammed Aslam, and it was published by the ella ghazali Institute. And in my personal opinion, it is the best translation that is out
there, at least in terms of the English language and the language that is used. It has some great footnotes as well. And it's a very luxurious print. As you can see, it has the golden binding as well. If you want to go into something more detailed, with more excellent explanatory notes, then this is a good book over here as well. And this is called a commentary on the depiction of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this was published by Darren Arkham. In the UK, it was published by Darren outcome in the UK. And it also has great explanatory notes. So these are two great resources in the English language that you can refer to. Now for those of you tuning in, and
let's just say perhaps you don't have access to either of these two books, how can you follow along with the class? Well, what you can do is you can go to our website called www sunah.com su n h.com. And it has a variety of headache books that are present on the front page, and you look for a Chanel and mohammedia by Emmanuel telemovie, by Chanel and mohammedia by emammal tirmidhi. So that's just a brief introduction to that. Now I want to briefly speak to you about what is a sham Island mohammedia. And what is it? How does it differ from the Syrah of the prophet SAW Allah why they were set up? a sham Island mohammedia is a study of who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was as an
individual, whereas the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a study of chronological events that took place. So when you're talking about the Battle of either the battle or hood, and things of that nature, that will fall under the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Whereas when you're talking about whom Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was what he looked like the way that he walked the style of his hair, what did he like to eat? What did you like to drink, and things of that nature that is going to fall under a Shema led mohammedia so the Sierra is a chronological study of events, whereas the shomo is a study of the characteristics and description
of who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was. Now why is it important to study the Shema and mohammedia. And I want to share with you three brief reasons, three brief reasons. Reason number one, is that we are commanded to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as a part of our Eman, you cannot have a man unless you love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and one of the ways to increase our email is to study who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually was. And the more you know the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, the more you will actually love him. Number two, is that Allah subhanaw taala he tells us in the Koran, not at the colonel, a Confederate soldier.
Now he also atone Hasina, that indeed, in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do have a great example. Meaning that we are meant to be followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Sierra may not necessarily tell us about the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in detail, whereas the Sham Island mohammedia, it will give a more detailed depiction of who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was and what his character was like. So you're more likely to implement that you're more likely to implement that. And then last but not least, a part of our faith is also defending the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And if you don't know who
the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was, then you will obviously cannot defend and you obviously cannot defend. So these are three main reasons why this year in Ramadan, we're studying the samurai that mohammedia and what I will actually be doing is reading through the Hadith in English. And we're going to be using the manual of reality print that I pointed out earlier. And then I'll just be sharing some brief commentary, and you guys will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session be there later either. I hope that sounds good.
And for those of you that are following along, I hope you either have the book with you, or you opened up the website from cerner.com and are following along from there. So Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu Cinema Veronica and then the Vienna Muhammad y the early he was a big man called and what Allah for him and Allah what year burble Matt Jaffe Hello fealty Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Chapter number one, what has come and has been narrated with regards to the physical features of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So my tournament the Allahu Allah He begins with this first chapter, which is the chapter of the physical
description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now one may wonder why are we beginning with the physical description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam You know, one of the ambitions that the believers have is to one day see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in their dreams, right? This is a goal and ambition that righteous believers have, that even though we were deprived of physically meeting the prophets of Allah while you're still in this life, then perhaps we can at least see him in our dreams. And when you study the physical description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
You get to know what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually looked like. And it's amazing that you you'll find different sahabat at your level. I know when they speak about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they talk about he was the most beautiful person you ever met, and you never met anyone more beautiful than him. And low awkward, you know, it just makes you long that you got that opportunity to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this life. But if you didn't, then at least you have the opportunity to perhaps see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam in a dream or be in the heat island, Allah subhanaw taala make us of those that meet the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam adult culture, the whole that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be given in the hereafter. And that way you're able to recognize who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam actually is. And then you'll notice that
there's going to be similar narrations in this chapter. So altogether, we're going to try to take eight narrations today that talk about the physical description of the prophets of Allah and he was sent up and grew, begin brief commentary. But you'll see that while there's almost a unanimous consensus on certain things, there are small different variations that require scholarly commentary that require scholarly commentary. And this was a goal and ambition that I had when I first came back from Medina of wanting to teach the semi that Mohammed the end of hamdulillah I was very fortunate with a lovely bitsa to to to teach the class, the prophet smile. It was one of my favorite
classes that they taught all the time. And in fact, the only reason they stopped teaching that class was because I felt my heart was getting desensitized to the material. due to being exposed to it too much. I wanted to take a break from that well handled I'm so glad that Allah subhanaw taala has given us Sophia, the shared with everyone this Ramadan. So the very first Hadith says the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was neither exceedingly tall nor short. He was neither extremely white nor dark brown in completion is listed here was neither extremely curly nor straight. Allah sent him forth with the prophetic message 40 years from his birth, after which he
remained in Mecca for 10 years. And in Medina for 10 years. Allah took his bless its soul at 60 years of age, and at the time of his passing, there are no more than 20 white here on is blessitt head and beard sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the first thing that this description starts off with is the height of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and is perhaps the first thing that you'll notice about a person that when you see them from a distance, the first thing that you'll notice is their height. Are they large in stature? Are they small in stature, and when look at the various narrations that describe the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was of average height from
amongst his people, but on the taller side of that average height, so when he was amongst tall people, he didn't seem short, he did not seem short. And then when he walked by himself, you would presume him just to be of average height. So he was average, but on the taller side of things, and then goes on to talk about his complexion. And I think this is something beautiful to understand that when you talk about the preservation of the description of the Prophet salallahu annual setup, and how detailed it is, Allah horrible, this is one of the beautiful things of our Deen, that every meticulous detail has been preserved. And the reason why I highlight this over here is because
you're going to come across different narrations that talk about the skin tone of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was he paled in complexion? Was he waiting complexion? Was he brown and dark in complexion? Or was he rosy in complexion? These are the different opinions that you'll find in the description of the skin color of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So now, how do we reconcile these differences? Well, I think this is where context is very, very important. We know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam lived in the desert, and he was to walk, you know, regularly and frequently in the sun. So based upon the season based upon how covered he actually is
and how much exposure he has to the sun, his
skin tone is going to vary based upon that. So if long seasons are going by where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not as exposed to the sun, or the sun is very, very faint, then obviously the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam will be of a lighter skin tone at that time, but in the peak summer, when the sun is at full force and is blazing, as they say, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is exposed to that then obviously, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be of a darker skin tone at that time. But his default skin tone from what the scholars mentioned, was one of a rosy complexion, where he was on the fairer side of things, and he had a
pink hue in it. So he had that rosy complexion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as a default color. His blessing hair was neither extremely curly, nor straight. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had a weave in his hair. And you'll notice in different narrations as well, that the hair length of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it varied from shoulder length, to the longest narration that we have. And then the average length was just to the bottom of the ear lobe. And then oftentimes, you often you'll also hear till the middle of the ear lobe, and he is wavy here was of those LEDs and obviously this again is reconciled by the fact that depending
on how frequently the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Katia is here, later on, we will be covering and by later on, I mean in future sessions inshallah, the actual hairstyle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So you find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to oil is here, he used to party in the middle, and if I was alive, I listen to mine locations actually had braids. And then something very important is to highlight that that which was considered normal, then perhaps wouldn't be considered socially acceptable now. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, entered into Makkah, for the first time after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had
three braids that were protruding from underneath his helmet. And you can imagine that supine unless someone walks into the machine now with three braids in their hair,
you know, would they be welcomed? I know from experience, and I've seen and by experience I've seen, I've heard stories of, you know, brothers that try to grow their hair out, wanting to be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But the rebuked and rejected and they're told look that you shouldn't have your hair this long. It looks very feminine, or it looks disheveled. And it's not well kept. Yet we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had that. So it's also important to understand that context of there are certain things that were socially acceptable then, but aren't now. And when you're trying to be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the
important thing to have is knowledge. And you should be accommodating of people, and making sure that you're speaking to people based upon true guidance, and not just making things based off from your own accord and your own desire. And then it goes on to say that Allah sent him forth with the prophetic message 40 years from his birth, meaning that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was 40 years old when he received revelation. So he was 40 years old when you receive revelation. And in fact, all of the prophets, they received revelation around this time they received revelation Around this time, there is some dispute as to how old he is either he said that was when he received
revelation. But the average age that the scholar that the scholars mentioned that that prophets received, revelation was 40 years old. And this was due to the fact that you had enough experience in your life, and you reach the peak of your maturity during that time in terms of experiencing death, and loss and grief, and happiness and joy and all the range of emotions. And therefore you are now ready to receive that revelation, and imparted upon people as well, based upon that experience. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was 40 years old when he received revelation in Mecca. And now you all know the story of Ecuador. This is not because they're the Halak, that is
reported in sahale body that the first set of revelation revealed to the Prophet sallallahu and it was set up was none other than sort of Anak from Joseph Amma. Now this is where things get interesting. The heydays was on dimension, after which you remained in Mecca for 10 years. So why is 10 years mentioned because didn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stay in Makkah for 13 years? And then he went to Medina is that not what actually happened? And this is where, you know, studying Hadith in particular with scholars is very, very important. Because what you notice over here is that the scholar will be able to break down the opinions for you with regards to this. So
when the tournament 10 is mentioned in this Hadith, there are two main interpretations. Interpretation number one is that they are differentiating between the time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an OB. And when the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was or soon What is the difference between the two. Nabil is why is anyone that receives revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you are basically following the revelation of the people before you and you haven't really been told to warn your people and advise them with a new form of guidance yet. They're just taught to continue following the guidance.
The previous prophet having received revelation, so this is who a newbie is, or soon, according to the scholars is someone that has been given revelation by Allah subhanaw taala, and has also been given something new to follow. There's not just a continuation from the revelations of the past. Another addition that scholars mentioned is that Dada Sol has his people turn against him. Whereas then a B does not necessarily have the people turn against him. So for the first three years, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, kept the dour and revelation very secret, he was considered a new ad, whereas after the first three years when he started openly proclaiming it to the people,
that is when he became auto soon, and he said, the scholars mentioned that this case, this happened with Johan madatha confounder, that the first revelation of Ecuador made the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam anNabi, what when certain Modesto came down, that is when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became our soul, because Allah subhanho wa Taala said, comb for comfort under that stand and warn the people that is when he became a messenger. So this is opinion number one, that we differentiate between the times of when he was a prophet, and when he was a messenger. And this hadith is specifically referring to the years of messenger ship when he was able to see it, those
were only 10 years. Another opinion is, and this is consistent with the Hadith, that what the narrator of the Hadith is actually doing is that he rounds off the number he rounds off the number. So you notice that when he talks about the time in Makkah, he says 10 the time in Medina, he says, 10 and when he says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, he mentioned 60, whereas in reality, when we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, he was actually 63 years old. salallahu alayhi wasallam. So when it mentioned that he was in Makkah for 10 years, we've explained that and he was in Medina for 10 years. So after Mecca, Allah subhanaw taala gave him
guidance that he should migrate to Medina. And that became the first capital of the Muslims that became the state of the Muslims from the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he became their first leader. So I want you to understand that prior to Medina, Islam was very spiritual and practical. There wasn't really a political side to it, there wasn't really a political hierarchy to it. Whereas once it got into Medina, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasalam became the governor of the city, they established a baitul mal, there is infrastructure that was established relationships were developed with other tribes treaties were made, the Constitution of Medina was
established. So all of these things from political front actually started happening. So the role of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, there was something from Mecca to Medina, slightly changed, and that political aspect into his life came into play. And then the Hadith concludes by saying, Allah subhanaw taala took his bless his soul at 60 years of age, and at the time of his passing, there were no more than 20 white hairs on his Blissett head and beard. So the Hadith mentioning 60, we've explained that already that the narrator of the Hadith rounds, the numbers often is not specifically mentioning the numbers, but he passed away when he was 63 years old, and then the numbering of the
white hair on the head and the beard of the province of the law while it was set up. Again, this just ties into the meticulous preservation of our tradition, right? The fact that they kneel how many white tr were on his head and on his beard, is just phenomenal panela to show and how much detail they actually provided preserved our tradition for us. So this number 20, as I mentioned, is not taken literally, but rather it is a rounded number, so you can imagine it is within that range of 20. Moving on to Hades number two, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was of a medium stature, neither exceedingly tall nor short. He had he had some physique. His blessing here
was neither extremely curly nor straight. His complexion was fair with some redness. When he walked he would walk swiftly with vigor, and would lean forward slightly. So in the second half, we have some more details now about the description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it continues on that he was of medium stature, neither exceedingly tall nor exceedingly short, and we've explained these things already. But now he talks about his handsome physique, that the physique of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a very beautiful and handsome physique, and you'll get into the details later on, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had broad shoulders, he
had full joints. He had a fair amount of flesh on his body. And you can see in from certain actions, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was actually very physically strong. You probably saw Aloha and he was set up, actually was very physically strong. So probably
Although I do see them had a very good physique to him, he was not overweight, nor was he too skinny, but rather he was strong, and he was handsome. And then the extra addition over here is that it talks about the complexion of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. Again, except this time, it mentions that he was a smoker, meaning that he has a darker complexion with some redness in it. And we explained as to why that would be the case. Now, the last thing that this hadith mentions, and this is where the extra detail is, and this further highlights the physical fitness of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. When he walked, he would walk swiftly with vigor, and lean forward
slightly. So I want you to imagine when someone is walking in, they're on a mission. They have a goal and a target that they're trying to reach to, you walk with vigor, you walk with purpose. That is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, he went into walk, just going on a straw, just you know, leaning back and chilling and you know, just striding himself, but rather, he walked with vigor and with purpose, and he would walk very fast. What's really interesting is that if you look at other narrations of our era, the Allahu anhu accepted Islam quite late, like around
the eighth year of the age or so, he was relatively young, and he probably saw Allah who lives in them at that time was relatively old, you can imagine 60 years old, and Oba hora de Allahu anhu, was mentioning that at 60 years old when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would walk, the Sahaba would have difficulty keeping up with him. So at 60 years old, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in such a good shape, that he is able to walk at such a pace, which is normal and regular for him. Whereas for the Sahaba, the Allah who I know, they would struggle, they'd have to like jog a little bit, catch up to the prophets of Allah who I knew was set up. And this shows you the level
of physical fitness that the Prophet sallallahu it was set up was in.
Now, he mentioned that he used to lean forward a little bit. And the scholars mentioned that this was due to the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, took larger steps. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam didn't take many small steps, but he took fewer larger steps, which allowed him to walk even quicker. And this further alludes to the point of the height of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where he mentioned that he was an average height, but on the taller side, and due to his height, this allowed him to take those larger steps. This allowed him to take those larger steps. I think number three, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a
man of medium stature, his blessings, shoulders were broad. He had a full head of hair that would reach his blessing your lobes, he was wearing to add garments, I have never seen anything more beautiful than him. So Allah one day he was set up sallam. So in this third Hadith, it continues on that he was a man of medium stature. His blessitt shoulders were broad. And this is something to highlight that when the Arabs of the past used to talk about broad shoulders, it's similar to the English language that when you say that someone has broad shoulders, you're not necessarily just commenting on their physical physique, but you're commenting on their ability to carry burden to
carry hardship and calamity. So when the Arab is used to refer to broad shoulders, this was referring to the Prophet sallallahu. It was said, I'm being generous and being an upgrade character, and being just, those are all depictions that were used when the term broad shoulders were used. So physically, yes, he did have very broad shoulders, and he was very strong, but also in terms of his character, when broad shoulders was used, it was used to highlight his ability to carry a burden, and to carry trust and to carry trust. You know, that's where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was. So that is what the broadness of the shoulders, highlights over here. He had a full head
of hair here that was jumma, meaning that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam didn't have bald spots in his hair. So he wasn't someone that you know, as you start getting older, your hair starts thinning out, and you start becoming bald. No, that's not what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had, but rather the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had a full set of hair. And as we mentioned, the three lenses that are mentioned are either to the shoulders to the bottom of the earlobe, or to the middle of the earlobe. And this one
talks about the bottom of the earlobe. And I mentioned already that this is reconsidered by the fact that this all depends on when the Sahaba or the Allahu I'm sorry, he was at a time when he freshly got a haircut was at a time when he hadn't gotten a haircut for a long time. And that is why you see these different lengths. Now something that I want to highlight over here. does having longer here become a sooner with knob itself? Meaning that if I choose the, you know, grow out my hair, am I fulfilling a sooner with itself? And the answer to that is no. There is no Hadith that I am aware of. That indicates that there is more reward for growing out your hair within of itself. There is no
reward when of itself for growing out your hair, but what can you
Be said is that there is a reward of trying to imitate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and wanting to be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a person will be rewarded for that. And this is why it's important to have knowledge of filk that certain actions are not rewarded with themselves, but they become rewarded due to the intentions behind them. So for example, when a person eats, there's no reward for eating and of itself. But if you do the Sooners of eating like you saying Bismillah and eating with your right hand and eating with 1/3 then this becomes a Sunnah action for which you will be rewarded. If you make your intention that I'm eating for the sake of
becoming strong and worshipping Allah and helping the community then you are rewarded for even eating. So this is the importance of intention, my dear brothers and sisters, something to note over here. And then the next part of the happy states, he was wearing two red garments he was wearing two red garments. Now why is this important to highlight over here, because you will find other narrations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibits the wearing of red garments he prohibits the wearing of red garments, yet here we see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is wearing a red garment. So how do we reconcile between these
narrations opinion number one states that this was before the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam prohibited the wearing of red garments, and this is why he is wearing a red garment himself. And this doesn't seem very likely opinion number two, also an unlikely opinion, which is the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was exclusively given permission to wear red garments where the rest of his followers were not given that permission, they were not given that consent to do so. So they said that this was exclusive to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And also this does not seem to be a strong opinion, and Allah knows best. So what actually does seem to be the stronger
opinion, the stronger opinion seems to be that yes, the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam discouraged the wearing of red garments that are purely red, so you should not wear clothing that is purely read it is discouraged to do so. Whereas the garments that they probably sell a lot of ideas to them as wearing, the majority of the color is red, and thus it is highlighted as a red garment. But there are also other colors in it, there are also other colors in it, and therefore it is allowed to wear and when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam prohibited the wearing of red it was rather a discouragement rather than straight out prohibition. And over here it shows that as long as not all
of it is red, then it is something that is permissible to wear. Now an obvious question to ask is why the color red what is so specific about it? Well, you can imagine that when you live at a time where people are wearing very neutral colors, the wearing of red is very bold, and it sticks out and makes you stick out and Islam did not want people to stick out in that way. So anything that makes you stick out and this is what they call labasa show her our clothing that makes you prominent amongst the people was actually discouraged at that time. You weren't necessarily meant to blend in as a bad thing. But you were also not meant to stick out that everyone stares at you, and you draw
attention to yourself. That is something that is discouraged. And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam discouraged the wearing of red clothing. And then the last point in the Hadith estates, I have never seen anything more beautiful than him. So this hadith in particular, rather than just comparing him to the other men that are around here, this sobre la jolla who I know is comparing him to all of us panel data is creation, that I haven't seen anything more beautiful than the prophets of Allah, hi, Neo center. And this beauty of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We look at it from twofold number one is the physical features of who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam was and what he had. And yes, he was very beautiful. In fact, you find narrations You know, there's different opinion or their authenticity that your Spidey Salaam was given the beauty. I was given half of the beauty of his people, whereas Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given half of the beauty of all of creation. So usually saddam has the beauty of half of his people. Whereas Muhammad Sallallahu it was someone's giving had the beauty of half of his creation, again difference of opinion on the on authenticity, but it gives you an understanding of this construct of beauty and how Mohammed Salah why they were so dumb, when they compared his beauty it was more beautiful than
the full moon and the light that it really radiated. And what made the promise a lot of ideas and a more beautiful beyond just his physical appearance was his character was his loyalty was his bravery was his chivalry sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and when you have that beautiful physical appearance, and is further beautified with good luck, and with good character, you do become the
Most Beautiful of Allah subhanaw taala his creation and that is why these narrations are not an exaggeration. We do consider them to be fact we do consider them to be fact.
We move on to Hades number four. I have never seen anyone who's here reached between his ear lobes and shoulders while wearing to add garments more beautiful than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu. He was sent up, he had some hair that reached down to his breasts and shoulders, his blushing shoulders were broad. He was neither tall nor short. So this is just reaffirming some of the things that we've previously mentioned already, in terms of the length of his hair, the garments that he wore, you know, some of his hair reaching his shoulder and how he had broad shoulders and how this distance into the physical characteristic, but it is also a testament to his character, and how he
was neither tall nor short. motif number five, and what I love about this heady number five, so this book that we're reading from is the Shema, Isla de Mama telemovie meaning the great scholar of Hadith remember tirmidhi Rahim Allah, he was the one that compiled it. And what's beautiful about Hadith number five, is that he is actually narrating from one of his teachers. Now, who is this teacher that I absolutely love and adore so much about him? Oh, Hola, huzzah. Anna, none other than Mohammed debonis Nile al Bukhari. emammal Bukhari Rahim Allah so I think, number five, he's actually narrating from a moment McCarty himself.
And he goes on to say, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was neither tall nor short, is busted hands and feet were full flushed, and sturdy, is busted head was large, as were his joints. He had a thin line of hair that ran from his blessing chest to his navel. When he walked he would lean forward slightly, as if descending a height. I saw neither before him nor after him. anyone like him, so Lola who it was set up. So it goes on to reaffirm that he was neither tall nor short. And as we mentioned, he was on the taller side of average. And in this is where we get some new information, where his blessing hands and feet were full fleshed, meaning that the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a bony individual. When you shake his hand, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're just feeling bone, but rather the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fully fleshed, and this was without being overweight, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had very, very soft skin, some generations mentioned explicitly, that there was it was softer than than silk, yet they were still full fleshed and strong. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam combined in between strength as an ability, and also between the softness of texture in terms of his skin. And this was from the blessing nature of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he was
strong, and he had soft skin, his blessing head was large, meaning that it wasn't something that you know, protruded and was seemed abnormal, would you have to understand that people at that time, it was very normal to have a small lead due to a lack of nutrition, due to you know, not having much meat on your on your body, your your you will, you will be a smaller person, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had a larger head that you could identify with, and his law, his joints were also large, as well. So meaning that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fully formed, whereas not everyone would be fully formed at that time, due to the access to nutrition that
people would have, or lack thereof.
Then it goes on to mention that he had a thin line of hair that ran from his blesseth chest and even his navel. So you can imagine that at that time, we weren't necessarily wearing clothing, like we're familiar with, you know, like a shirt that has buttoned down or t shirt, or you know, trousers or things of that nature. But usually what was customary to wear was the where the data, which is basically just a shawl on top of yourself, that covers yourself, and then also an ESR and also an izhar, which is like, you know, in simple language like a skirt, but it's very cultural. So it can be like the dhoti that they were in the subcontinent, it can be like the Middle East like the
Somalis and the Yemenis where, or in Arabic They call it the is up. So that is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seen, often wearing and when you're wearing Derrida, it's open from the front and you can see the chest here. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when his hair is described, it's an idea described as being excessive, but rather the the bodily here of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very late. Yet, even though it was late, it was very evident that there was a line that went down his chest and went down to his navel when went down to his navel. So he had a light amount of bodily here, and when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he
when he would walk, he would lean forward slightly, as if he was descending a height and I saw neither before
Nor after him, anyone that was like him. So this further reaffirms that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked with purpose, walked towards a goal and destination and walked with vigor. So he walked at a quicker pace, as if he knows where his destination is, and what he wants to achieve there, rather than taking his sweet time, and just strolling through the town. And again, this narration talks about, I have never seen anyone like him before him or after him in terms of his beauty. So a lot while he was set up in terms of his amazing character, and how he used to just exude, you know, beautiful radiants have a love, of mercy of compassion. And this further was
highlighted by his physical beauty as well.
Hadees number six is the same Hadith as Sadiq, number five, just with a different chain of narration. And now we get to number seven, which is the second to last heavy that we will be covering for today.
That says it sorry, this is the last headache that we will be covering for today. My sincerest apologies, headache number seven is the last heavy. And this is the narration of ideology, Allah who I know and this is a very special narration, because I want you to understand that ideology Allahu anhu. He was the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the son in law of the Prophet sallallahu. And he was set up. He was a close Companion of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. It was set up, and he was beloved to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself. So you can imagine, as the tab you're on the second generation of Islam are growing older, and they want to
learn about this man, Mohammed Salah, who I knew was set up, that impacted, you know, a whole generation before them from the Sahaba their fathers, their uncles, their cousins, anyone else that was older than them. They've heard these legendary stories of Muhammad Sallallahu and he was sent out. So when they want to go and find out about whom Mohammed Salah, love it, and the ones who they're going to go to, they go to none other than Eliade Allahu Ando. And this is why this hadith is so profound. And it's so important in a chapter of semi because it's coming directly from one of the individuals that was closest to him. Now, I want you to think about the people that are closest
to you, your closest siblings, your closest friends, your closest family members, they know your innermost secrets, your innermost details, and what you are like as a true individual, and bless it is the individual that the people that know him speak good of him a lot of luck, but this is a true testament to one's character, that those that know you best that they speak best about you. I love occupa so look at how are they gonna do Allah who I know speaks about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He says when I look at the Allahu anhu described, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would say
that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was neither extremely tall, nor short. He was of medium stature among his people. His lesson here was neither extremely curly, nor straight. Rather, it was slightly wavy. He was not corpulent. His blessing faced was not completely circular, but was slightly around. His complexion was fair and imbued with a bit of redness is listed eyes were very black, and his eyelashes were long. His lesson joints were large, and his blesseds shoulders were broad. He was norther. He was not his hair suit. A thin line of hair ran from his blessing chest to his navel. His blessing hands and feet were full fleshed and sturdy. When he
walked he walked with vigor, as if descending a height. When he would turn to look at someone or something, he would turn his whole body. between his blessings shoulders was the seal of prophethood and he is the seal of profits. His blessing heart was the soundest and most generous of hearts. His speech is the most truthful of speech, and he is the gentlest of all people in nature, and the noblest of them in social interactions, and companionship. Whoever saw him unexpectedly, when we awestruck, whoever interacted with him, while knowing him would love him. The one who would describe him would say, I neither saw before him, nor after him, anyone like him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You can tell that this description that comes from from the heart, it's not just, you know, a job that he had, but rather due to his deep love for the prophets of Allah while he was set up. He's happily telling the tabea in these younger generation of people about who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, and in this point itself is such a huge lesson for us. The fact that the tabea
The second generation of Islam are asking the Sahaba about the physical description of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. It teaches us that this is something that we should be paying attention to as well. And it's not something that should be ignored. That Yes, it is very important to learn the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but this needs to be accompanied by the physical description as well as a description of the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what are some of the new things that we find in this narration? Number one, we get to about a quarter down in the Hadith, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is blessed face was
not completely circular, but it was, there was a slight roundness to it. So they probably saw Allah while he was sitting on his face was all I mean, it was slightly thin, but it was also round because he was full fleshed. And then what's also interesting is that when they're describing the body, parts of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they always referred to it as as blessed. Meaning that he probably saw a lot of it was something within them himself was a blessing creation of Allah, and he was able to bless other things through the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam touched something, it became blessing when the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shared his saliva in a vessel, that vessel became blessitt. Right. So that is why we keep referring to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam, his particular body parts, as bless it. And then obviously, the face when of itself is the noblest of all body parts, and thus it is highlighted as blessed. And then it goes on dimension,
that his eyes were very black. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had extremely dark eyes. And this is very important to highlight. And the reason why I highlight this is because when you look in a post colonial mindset, and in terms of what beauty is, we think that beauty is naturally white and fair in color. We think that beauty is either green eyes or blue eyes. And that's what beauty is, yet to be a paid me of all beauty as we see from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It was a fair brownness that had a red hue in it. And it was something that became darker with the season, and later with the season as well. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had to
dark eyes almost as if they were black. And this is actually a dark brown as dark brown as can be. And he probably saw a lot of ideas and they had long eyelashes, something that you may consider a very feminine trait, yet he was not considered feminine at all. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had these long eyelashes, that further enhanced his beauty. And we'll find in other narrations that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used kohan in his eyes, which is, you know, almost like a mascara that not only did it have medicinal properties for the eyes, but it made the eyelashes look more vivid and appearance as well. So this is what I highlighted in the beginning
that when we talk about societal norms, particularly the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having braids, these are things that change over time. And this is why having knowledge of what is halal in Islam and what is haram in Islam is so important. Because sometimes in this day and age, we will accuse people of something Hold on, when in reality, there's something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did. And in this day and age, we'll call it something 100 when they did something explicitly that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibited. So my dear brothers and sisters, you know, one of the noblest things you can do with your life, is to increase yourself in order to
continue to do that didn't lie to Allah. His joints were large, and his blessing shoulders were broad.
And there was a thin line of hair that read from his blessed chest, his navel we've covered that already, is less than hands and feet were full fleshed and sturdy, meaning that he had very strong joints, yet they were very soft. When he walked, he walked with vigor as if he was descending height. So think about when you're walking down the hill, think about when you're walking down the mountain, you know that you're that pace that you try to keep as you're walking down. So you're walking down quite quickly, but you're trying to keep your balance, and you're walking with vigor. That is how the prophet SAW Allah while you're Salem's regular walk once. And this is where we get
new information. And this is what I want to highlight and conclude our session with today. When he was turned around to look at someone or something, he would turn his whole body. So meaning that if the prophet SAW Allah while they were seeing him as greeted by someone on his right, he wouldn't just face forward and say, You know why they call my center. That's not what he probably saw a lot of I knew someone would do, but rather he would turn his whole body and say why they call me sit down and give his full attention to that individual. And in fact, it was considered quite rude if you didn't turn your whole body around to that individual. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam turned his whole body around when he would greet people and face them directly. Also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not known as one that would secretly look at people. So so so you can imagine someone that's looking straight but they're like, looking through the corner of your eye. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not known to do that, but rather
Either wherever his body was facing, that is what he looked at. So he was not one that spied upon people. He was not the one that really looked at people, but rather he looked directly in the direction that he was facing, particularly if someone came to greet him. The prophet SAW Allah while they were sitting would show the utmost courtesy, love and respect by turning in their direction.
And then Eliade Allahu anhu. He goes on to mention that on his blessings, shoulders was the seal of prophethood. And this was a the best I can explain it right now. Because there's a whole chapter coming on it is a particular symbol, like a stamp almost, that was on the shoulder of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, through which he is identified as the Prophet of Allah subhanaw taala. So you needed to understand the context behind this, that Ibrahim Ali Salaam made to do that a prophet be sent amongst his people. And he saw they said, I'm giving glad tiding that a profit would come whose name would be Akhmad. Now, how would they identify this profit? So the scholars mentioned
the seal of prophethood, is what actually helped identify the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a prophet and the next chapter, which inshallah we should be covering tomorrow, Viva la heeta. Either, we will continue the physical description, and go into the seal of prophethood as well. And I'll tell you more about it as well. Now, look at how earlier the Allahu anhu continues to describe him. He says his bless his shoulder on his shoulders was the seal of prophethood. And he is the seal of the profits, meaning that there are no more profits that come after Muhammad Sallallahu it was set up. So how do we reconcile this with the fact that we know that these are things that is
going to come towards the end of time? The way we reconcile this is that when he said SLM comes at the end of time, he will not be receiving new revelation, but rather he will be following the Sharia of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so there's no new prophet that will be coming after the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but in reality, he sadly Salam will come back as a follower of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His blessing heart was the soundest and most generous of hearts, the sound heart meaning that it was constantly connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala, only concerned with the happiness and the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Everyone
else's opinion was irrelevant. He held no malice or hatred towards any people, even those that have abused him, he would find it in his heart to forgive them, and pray for them. And this is why he had the soundest of hearts,
the most generous of hearts where he had no attachment to anything in this life. And that is why whenever he received anything from it, he was willing and easily gave those things away, because he had no physical attachment to those things, his heart was connected to Allah subhanaw taala. And that is what made him generous. He knew that if he gave Allah subhanaw taala would give him and that's the more he gave the more or less panels Allah gave him. And the more he became Beloved, to the people, it was just a further glide tightening of how Allah Subhana how much Allah subhanho wa Taala loved him. His speech is the most truthful of speech, meaning that the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam before Prophethood, during and during the Prophet hood, he never lied, he always spoke the truth, and he would not exaggerate, nor would he twist words, but rather he spoke a straightforward speech, where he spoke what he meant, and he meant what he spoke. And this is where the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was, he was the gentlest of all people in nature and the noblest of them in interaction and companionship. Gentle, meaning that he was always soft and caring with you. He was never harsh. He never pushed you away. He always welcomed you and he always had a smile on his face to greet you. He, you know exuberant, a genuine love and concern for you. And that is
why, you know, everyone loved to be around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He was a noblest of them in social interactions, meaning that he even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unlettered and he didn't go to school. His ability to master a HELOC, was so profound sallallahu it was set up that he knew the proper color of everything, that when you shake hands you shake with the right hand, because the left hand is used to clean impurities. When you eat, you eat with your right hand for those very reasons, that when someone greets you, you greet them with a greeting that is equal or better, right? So all these simple things, how did the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam learn these things? This was a miraculous guidance
from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he was taught partially through experience and observing the best of luck, and it was perfected through the revelation that came down. And that is why he was the best of companions that when you travel with someone
want someone that is going to defend you and look after you, and you know, take your best interest into consideration. And that is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at all times. He would warn you against any harm that was coming to you, defend you if he was physically able to defend you in those situations, and he always wanted that which was best for you.
Whoever saw him unexpectedly would be awestruck mean that if you're just looking around, and you just happened to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you would be amazed that one of Allah's creation could be so beautiful sallallahu it was set up, and whoever interacted with him while knowing him, would love him. But you couldn't tell me that once you met the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you knew who he was and what he did, and the sacrifices he made, and the guidance that he shared, you couldn't help but love him, because that is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was. And then a conclusion. And this is just, you know, I think it
summarizes our discussion for today, that the one who would describe him would say, I saw neither before him, nor after him, anyone like him, and that is the reality that there is there has been no human being. Prior to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, nor after him that was like him. He is the most beloved of Allah's creation. He was the one that was chosen as the last prophet, till the Day of Judgment, due to his ability to carry the burden of Revelation, to carry the burden of sharing it with people, through his beautiful and impeccable cluck, through his trustworthy nature. And that is why there was no one before him or after him like him, some Allah while he was
set up. And this is just
a brief introduction to the physical characteristics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inshallah, in tomorrow's class which will begin at 7pm Mountain Standard Time, or 9pm, eastern time in sha Allah
will continue with the physical description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we'll also get into the chapter of the Seal of profit and we'll also get into the chapter of the Seal of prophethood. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept this effort and greatest sincerity, and make us of those that love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and exemplify his character and absorb you know, all of the guidance that he has left behind for this oma sallalahu it was send out what I wrote down and then hamdulillah he'll underline the mean or sallallahu Sallam about the calendar Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa salatu salam, Allah who Todd Adams. Let's see if there's any
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