It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the fact that Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Praise and Peace be upon Him) is the most worthy and the greatest of all mankind, and that he is the most perfect of all, adorned with the most excellent virtues and qualities.

وأحسن منك لم تر قط عيني
I haven’t seen the lovely personality like you

وأجمل منك لم تلد النساء
And no mother have given birth to such a wonderful personality

خُلِقْتَ مبرءاً من كل عيب
You are created free from every fault

كأنك قد خُلِقْتَ كما تشاء
You were created, as you wanted to be


His physical description and character have been reported by many of his Companions and he was the most handsome man ever created, surpassing Prophet Yousuf (Alayhis Salam) for whom the women of the city cut their hands,

فلما سمعت بمكرهن ارسلت اليهن واعتدت لهن متكا واتت كل واحدة منهن سكينا وقالت اخرج عليهن فلما راينه اكبرنه وقطعن ايديهن وقلن حاش لله ما هذا بشرا ان هذا الا ملك كريم
And when she heard of their secret talk, she sent for them and prepared cushioned mattresses for them and gave a knife to each one of them and said to Yusuf, "Come out before them!" When the women saw him they praised him and cut their hands, and said, "Purity is to Allah - this is no human being; this is not but an honorable angel!"  [Surah al-Yousuf, Verse 31]

A Green Turban shaped round a Kullah, A Stick and A cotton Mantle or Cloak attributed to
our Master Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan.



Beloved Prophet's Physical Description

Blessed Shirt [Qamees al-Mubarak] of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad
(SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) at Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sayings of the N0ble Companions
about the beloved Prophet's blessed Physic

The following sayings are but a fraction of the multi narrations of the Companion's description of the Prophet (Praise and Peace be upon Him) although they are but a sampling, they are sufficient to convey the perception of his handsomeness. Everyone who met him said they had never seen anyone like him.

When the Companion Sayyiduna Bar'a Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu saw a lock of the Prophet's hair resting on his red robe he commented,


ما رأيت من ذي لمة في حلة حمراء أحسن من رسول
"I have never seen anyone with a more beautiful lock of hair than his resting on a red robe."

Shamail Tirmidhi, Page 3
Sunan Darimi, Vol. 1, Page 35

Dalail an-Nabuwwah lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 1, Page 315

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu said,


ما رأيت شيئا أحسن من رسول الله ، كأن الشمس تجري في وجهه ، وإذا ضحك يتلألأ في الجدر
"I have never seen anyone more handsome than the Messenger of Allah, it was as though the sun was shining upon his face and when he laughed it reflected from the wall."

Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 2, Page 350
Sahih Ibn Hibban, Vol. 8, Page 74
Muwahib al-Laduniyah, Vol. 1, Page 271
Anwaar al-Muhammadiyah, Page 133
Hashiyah Shamail Tirmidhi, Page 16
Madarij an-Nabuwwah (Persian), Page 12
Hujatullahi Ala al-Alameen, Page 689

Sharha Shifa Mula Ali Qari, Hashiyah Naseem ar-Riyad, Vol. 1 Page 338

The Blessed and Fragrant Hairs of Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam)

The beloved companion of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Anhu) states,


لما كان اليوم الذى دخل فيه رسول الله المدينة أضاء منها كل شىء
"The day on which Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) arrived in Madinatul Munawwara. It was His Noor through which every thing in Madinatul Munawwarah became bright."

Jaami' Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, Page 202, Hadith 3978
Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 5, Page 201, Hadith 1700

Mishkaat al-Masabih, Page 547

Tabqaat ibn Sa'ad, Vol. 1, Page 221
Muwahib al-Ladunniyyah, Vol. 1, Page 68
Anwaar al-Muhammadiyah, Page 38
Seerat-e-Halabiyah, Vol. 2, Page 234
Jawahir al-Bihaar, Page 60
Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 471
Madarij an-Nabuiwah, Vol. 2, Page 81
Mustadrak ala al-Sahihayn, Vol. 3, Page 12

Ibn Asakir narrates from the Mother of the Believers, Sayyidah Ayeshah Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha:


كنت أخيط في السحر فسقطت مني الابرة فطلبتها فلم أقدر عليها فدخل رسول الله فتبينت الإبرة بشعاع نور وجهه
"I was sewing when the needle fell. Despite searching, I was unable to find it. It was just then that the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) came. From the light emanating from the Prophet's blessed face, I was able to see the needle.." [Khasais al-Kubra, Vol. 1, Page 109 | Sharha Shifa Hashiya Naseem ar-Riyadh]
None like you was ever seen or created;
  Authority stands in your person consummated!!


Someone asked Jabir Ibn Samura Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho,


كان وجهه مثل السيف ؟ فقال : لا ، بل مثل الشمس ، والقمر ، وكان مستديرا
"Was his face like a sword?" He replied, "No, it was like the sun and the moon, and round." [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 4, Page 1823]

Umm Ma'bad Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha, the lady from whom the description of the Prophet (Praise and Peace be upon Him) was more profuse, said,


أجمل الناس من بعيد ، وأحلاه ، وأحسنه من قريب
"Even from a distance he was the most beautiful of people, and as he drew near it was apparent that he was the most handsome." [Dalail an-Nabuwwah lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 1, Page 279]

Abi Hala's son said,


يتلألأ وجهه تلألؤ القمر ليلة البدر
"His face glowed like the full moon." [Shamail Tirmidhi, Page 21]

Your face is as bright as the full moon; Let your grace and light fall on me soon!!

Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu states,


إذا تكلم رئى كالنور يخرج من بين ثناياه
"When the Beloved of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) used to speak then Noor could be seen emerging from between his blessed teeth."

Dalail an-Nabuwwah, Vol. 1, Page 162, Hadith 141
Sunan Darimi, Vol. 1, Page 70, Hadith 59
Shamail Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Page 16

The fourth khalifa of Islam, Hadrat Sayyiduna Mawla Ali al-Murtuda (may Allah honor his face), said at the end of his description of the Prophet (Praise and Peace be upon Him)


من رآه بديهة هابه ، ومن خالطه معرفة أحبه ، يقول ناعته : لم أر قبله ، ولا بعده مثله
"Anyone who came upon him by chance became filled with timidity towards of him and those who kept company with him loved him."
[Shamail Tirmidhi, Page 21]

May Allah illuminate my heart and yours, and increase our love for this Noble Prophet (Praise and Peace be upon Him) and keep us firm on the righteous path of Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama'ah... Aameen!!
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Excerpted from:

Al-Shifa bi Ta'rifi Huqooqil Mustafa, Part 1, Section 2
by Imam Abu al-Fadl Qadi Iyad al-Maliki (Alayhir Rahmah)