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The Walk of the Prophet ﷺ

May 28, 2014 Leave a comment

It is reported from Ali (radhiallahu ‘anhu): “Rasulullah ﷺ was neither very tall nor short. The soles of both feet were fully fleshed (this quality is considered praiseworthy for men as it denotes strength and courage.) He had a large head, the joints of the bones were also large. There was a thin line of hair from the chest to the navel. When Rasulullah ﷺ walked, it appeared as if he was descending from a high place.” Ali (radhiallahu ‘anhu) also added: “I did not see anyone like him, neither before him, or after him.” 

Hasan bin Ali (radhiallahu ‘anhum) mentions in a lengthy hadith where he describes the Prophet ﷺ as he learnt it from his maternal uncle Hind bin Abi Haalah (radhiallahu ‘anhu): “…… when he walked, he lifted his legs with vigour, leaned slightly forward and placed his feet softly on the ground. He walked at a quick pace and took a rather 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. His blessed sight was focused more to the ground than towards the sky…..”

Anas bin Malik (radhiallahu ‘anhu) reports: ” Rasulullah ﷺ was of a medium stature, he was neither very tall nor short. He was very handsome, of medium built and his hair was neither very curly nor very straight (but was slightly wavy). He had a wheat coloured complexion. When he walked, he leaned forward slightly.” 

Commentary:

In the hadith the word ‘yata-kaf-fa-foo‘ is used regarding the walking of Sayyidina Rasulullah ﷺ. The ulama interpret this word in several ways. Some say it means to walk at a fast pace. Some are of the opinion that it means to lean forward a bit while walking. Some say that it means to lift the leg with force. All three explanations are correct because the walk of Sayyidina Rasulullah ﷺ fulfilled all three descriptions and the word also conveys these three meanings. 

Sayyidina Rasulullah ﷺ walked quickly and not like the Romeos of this age who walk like women. It was also the noble habit of Rasulullah ﷺ to walk with a slight forward inclination of the head and shoulders. He did not walk with his chest pushed out in pride. He lifted his legs as men do while walking and did not drag his legs on the ground. 

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[Hadith compiled from Shama'il Tirmidhi (Chapter on the Noble Features of Rasulullah ﷺ) with commentary from Khasa'il-e-Nabawi by Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi]

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…..I would have made Abu Bakr my beloved

May 27, 2014 1 comment

 

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Allah ta’ala has made this heart in such a way that it can have in it only one true love. There can be several relationships as and when necessary but true love can only be one, other Love cannot be of the same degree. For this reason the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) said about Hazrat Abu Bakr (radiallahu ‘anhu):

“Had I made a friend (khalil) in this world I would have befriended (took as a khalil) Abu Bakr. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No.466]

The Prophet’s (salallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) relationship with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiallahu ‘anhu) was so strong that Read more…

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake!

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

‘O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. The trunk of the date tree you would lean upon to deliver the sermon before the erection of the pulpit cried after you ascended the pulpit, saddened by your separation. You passed your hand over it and comforted it. O Messenger of Allah, your ummah has more reason than this date tree to cry over your separation.

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your status with Allah is so high that your obedience has been declared His obedience. Allah says, “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” (4:80)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. You are so great in the eyes of Allah that your mistakes were excused befoe you even requested pardon. Hence Allah says, “Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave?” (11:43)

O Messenger of Allah, may my parents be sacrificed for your sake. Your exalted rank with Allah is such that Read more…

Follow the way of the Sahaba (Companions of Prophet ﷺ)

May 7, 2012 2 comments

Allah the Most High states:

“And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad ﷺ) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination.”

(Surah An-Nisaa, Verse 115)

The Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ)  said Read more…

Having Husn adh-Dhann (Good thoughts) towards Muslims

May 7, 2011 1 comment

Allah Most High has said,

إِنَّ بَعْض الظَّنّ إِثْم

Verily, some suspicions are sins… Read more…

The Most Beloved and Most Hated Speech

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radhiallaahu ‘anhu)

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

Verily the most beloved speech to Allah is the servant’s saying, ‘Subhaanak Allaahumma wa bihamdika wa tabaarakasmuka wa ta’aalaa jad-duka wa laa ilaaha ghayruk.’
(Glorified are you, O Allah, and to you is the praise, Blessed is Your Name and Lofty is your Majesty, there is none worthy of worship other than you.)

The most hated speech to Allah is when a man says to another man, ‘Fear Allah!‘ and he replies, ‘Worry about your own self!

[It was reported by Al-Asbahaanee in At-Targheeb (#739), and Sheikh Albani authenticated it in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (#2598)]

The Value of a Muslim

January 22, 2011 1 comment

لَزَوَالُ الدُّنْيَا أَهْوَنُ عَلَى اللهِ مِنْ قَتْلِ مُؤْمِنٍ بِغَيْرِ حَقٍّ

“The wiping away of the World means less to Allah than a Believer to be killed unjustly” (Sunan Ibn Majah) Read more…

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