As the series continues, we join Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in his quest to divulge ample details on the physical appearance of the Prophet ﷺ which was an amalgamation of perfect mannerisms and images.
We are acquainted with various statements made by the Sahabas attempting to describe his physical attributes. Ka’b ibn Malik compares the Prophet ﷺ to a full moon while Ar-Rubayya compares him to the rising sun. Amr ibn Al-A’as RA says that there was nothing that was more sweeter and beloved to him than to stare at the face of the Prophet ﷺ. He also mentions that along with this desire to stare at him there was also this awe and reverence that he had to lower his face.
The spiritual characteristics emanating from the Prophet ﷺ were no less in magnitude and stature. Exudance of humility, modesty, bravery, generosity, impeccable manners, a great sense of humour showing humanity was what came naturally to the Prophet ﷺ and was mesmerising to the people around him which has been indicated in various accounts. He was an embodiment of dignity and composure in the face of hardships, conflicts and calamities.
We also realise the extent of the love of the Prophet ﷺ for his Ummah and how he sacrificed his dua for his Ummah and how he would utilise it at the right time.
May Allah SWT bless us with possessing genuine love for the Prophet ﷺ.