Beloved Prophet's Cleanliness
SallAllahu Alaihi wa
Aalihi wa Sallam
The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
was blessed by Allah with the extra special quality of
being free from all forms of uncleanliness and bodily
defects. These qualities were special for him and no one
else has ever been privileged with such qualities.
Moreover, the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam said,
"The religion is based on
Tirmidhi, Vol 4, Page 18]
When the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam was born he
was already circumcised and his umbilical cord cut. [Dalail
an-Nabuwwah li Abi Nu'aym, Vol 1, Page 153 - Tibrani,
Vol 8, Page 238]
His mother Syeda Aamina Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anha
reported, "He was
clean when he was born and there was no trace of
impurity upon him."
[Tabqat Ibn Sa'ad, Vol
1, Page 12]
The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam was adorned with
the sweetest of fragrances, as was his perspiration.
Anas commented, "I
have never smelled amber, musk or any other (perfume)
more fragrant than the aroma of the Messenger of Allah."
[Sahih Muslim, Vol 4,
If the sweat of my rose is given to the bride;
She will instantly put her roses and her perfumes
One day the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu Alaihi wa
Sallam touched the cheek of Jabir, Samura's son and
Jabir said, "I felt a
cool sensation and his hand was fragrant, it was as if
he had withdrawn it from a sachet of perfume."
[Sahih Muslim, Vol 4,
Jabir also said, "When
the Prophet walked down a road, anyone who happened to
pass along the same road knew he had been there on
account of his fragrance."
[Sahih Muslim, Vol 4,
When the prophet walked
along any street;
The entire earth became fragrant and sweet!!
On another occasion Jabir rode behind the Prophet
SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam and put his mouth upon the
seal of his prophecy between his shoulders and its
fragrance spread over him like musk.
[Tareekh Ibn Asakir,
Vol 5, Page 361]
It was also reported that even if he had perfumed his
hand or not, if he shook the hand of a man the fragrance
would remain for the rest of the day. When the Prophet
SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam placed his hand on the head
of a child, the child was recognizable from amongst
other children by its fragrance.
[Imam Bukhari recorded
it in his Tareekh al-Kabeer]
The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam visited the
house of Anas and fell asleep on a rug and perspired.
When Anas's mother noticed the perspiration she fetched
a long necked bottle into which she collected the drops
of perspiration. Later, the Messenger of Allah
SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam inquired about it, whereupon
she replied, "We mixed
it with our perfume and it is the most fragrant of
az-Zawaid, Vol 8, Page 282 - Sunan Daarimi, Vol 1, Page
Even when the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
relieved himself, it is reported that the earth would
split open and swallow his discharge and there remained
a fragrant aroma. Mother of the Believers Syeda Ayesha
may Allah be pleased with her, said to the Prophet
SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam "When you return after
relieving yourself, there is nothing offensive about
you." He replied, "O
Ayesha, don't you know that the earth swallows up what
is discharged from the prophets so that nothing is
Vol 4, Page 72]
When the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam passed
away, Syeduna Ali Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho washed his
body and said, "I washed the Prophet, and looked for the
normal discharge from a deceased person but found
nothing, whereupon I said, 'You were pure during your
life and pure in death.'" He added, "A sweet aroma
exuded from him, the like of which I have never
Ibne Maaja, Vol 1, Page 47 - Haakim, Vol 3, Page 362]
Upon kissing the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam
after his death, Syeduna Abu Bakr Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala
Anho said something similar.
lil Baihaqi, Vol 3, Page 257 - Maraseel Abu Dawood, Page
On the day of Uhud the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa
Sallam suffered a slight injury, whereupon he permitted
Malik Sinan's son to remove the blood which he then
swallowed. The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam told
him, "The Fire will
not touch you."
[Majma az-Zawaid, Vol 8, Page 280 - Maujam al Awsat lil
On another occasion, the Prophet's blood was cupped,
whereupon Abdullah, Zubair's son swallowed it. The
Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam did not object to
what he had done but said,
"Woe to you from the
people and woe to the people from you."
[Haakim , Vol 3, Page
355 - Bazaz, Vol 3, Page 145]
The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam kept a wooden
bowl under his bed in which, if he felt the need, he
could urinate during the night. One night a lady by the
name of Baraka, (scholars differ whether or not she is
the same Baraka who served the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi
wa Sallam), felt thirsty and upon seeing the cup drank
the urine without knowing. There were also similar
occurrences in which his urine was drunk, when the
Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam learned of it he did
not order the washing of their mouth nor did he forbid
them to do it again.
[Abu Dawood, Vol 1, Page 28 - Sunan Nisae, Vol 1, Page
31 - Ibn Habban, Vol 2, Page 348]
Hadrat Syeda Ayesha, may Allah be pleased with her,
said, "I never saw the
private parts of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu
Alaihi wa Sallam۔"
Page 183 - Sunan Ibn Maja, Vol 1, Page 127]
The Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam asked Syeduna
Ali to ensure that no one except him wash him (after his
death). He told him,
"No one has ever seen me naked least he turns blind."
[Bazaz, Vol 1, Page
400 - Dalali an-Nabuwwah lil Baihaqi, Vol 7, Page 244 ]
Abbas' son said that as the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa
Sallam slept he heard him breathing deeply. He woke up
to pray but did not make ablution. Ikrima said, "That
was because he was protected by Allah and when he slept
his eyes were closed but his heart and internal being
was not in the status of sleep, therefore he would make
ablution only when it was needed. The Prophet said,
"My eyes sleep but my
heart does not. Allah feeds me and gives me to drink."
[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1,
Page 29/117 - Sahih Muslim, Vol 4, Page 1875]