Volume 4, Book 56, Number 741
Narrated As- Scab bin Yazid:
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My
nephew is sick"' The Prophet passed his hands over my head and
blessed me. Then he performed ablution and I drank the remaining
water, and standing behind him. A saw the seal in between his
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 742
Narrated 'Uqba bin Al-Harith:
(Once) Abu Bakr offered the 'Asr prayer and then went out walking
and saw Al-Hasan playing with the boys. He lifted him on to his
shoulders and said, " Let my parents be sacrificed for your sake!
(You) resemble the Prophet and not 'Ali," while 'Ali was smiling.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 743
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan resembled him.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 744
Narrated Isma'il bin Abi Khalid:
I heard Abii Juhaifa saying, "I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan bin
'Ali resembled him." I said to Abu- Juhaifa, "Describe him for me."
He said, "He was white and his beard was black with some white hair.
He promised to give us 13 young she-camels, but he expired before we
could get them."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 745
Narrated Wahb Abu Juhaifa As-Sawwai:
I saw the Prophet and saw some white hair below his lower lip above
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 746
Narrated Hariz bin 'Uthman:
That he asked 'Abdullah bin Busr (i.e. the companion of the
Prophet), "Did you see the Prophet when he was old?" He said, "He
had a few white hairs between the lower lip and the chin."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 747
Narrated Rabia bin Abi Abdur-Rahman:
I heard Anas bin Malik describing the Prophet saying, "He was of
medium height amongst the people, neither tall nor short; he had a
rosy color, neither absolutely white nor deep brown; his hair was
neither completely curly nor quite lank. Divine Inspiration was
revealed to him when he was forty years old. He stayed ten years in
Mecca receiving the Divine Inspiration, and stayed in Medina for ten
more years. When he expired, he had scarcely twenty white hairs in
his head and beard." Rabi'a said, "I saw some of his hairs and it
was red. When I asked about that, I was told that it turned red
because of scent. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 748
Allah's Apostle was neither very tall nor short, neither absolutely
white nor deep brown. His hair was neither curly nor lank. Allah
sent him (as an Apostle) when he was forty years old. Afterwards he
resided in Mecca for ten years and in Medina for ten more years.
When Allah took him unto Him, there was scarcely twenty white hairs
in his head and beard.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 749
Allah's Apostle was the handsomest of all the people, and had the
best appearance. He was neither very tall nor short.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 750
I asked Anas, "Did the Prophet use to dye (his) hair?" He said, "No,
for there were only a few white hairs on his temples."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 751
The Prophet was of moderate height having broad shoulders (long)
hair reaching his ear-lobes. Once I saw him in a red cloak and I had
never seen a more handsome than him."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 752
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
Al-Bara' was asked, "Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a
sword?" He said, "No, but (as bright) as a moon."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 753
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Once Allah's Apostle went to Al-Batha' at noon, performed the
ablution and offered' a two Rakat Zuhr prayer and a two-Rak'at 'Asr
prayer while a spearheaded stick was planted before him and the
passersby were passing in front of it. (After the prayer), the
people got up and held the hands of the Prophet and passed them on
their faces. I also took his hand and kept it on my face and noticed
that it was colder than ice, and its smell was nicer than musk.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 754
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet was the most generous of all the people, and he used to
become more generous in Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used
to meet him every night during Ramadan to revise the Qur'an with
him. Allah's Apostle then used to be more generous than the fast wind.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 755
That Allah's Apostle came to her in a happy mood with his features
glittering with joy, and said, "Have you not heard what the Qaif has
said about Zaid and Us-ama? He saw their feet and remarked. These
belong to each other." (i.e. They are father and son.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 756
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Ka'b:
I heard Ka'b bin Malik talking after his failure to join (the Ghazwa
of) Tabuk. He said, "When I greeted Allah's Apostle whose face was
glittering with happiness, for whenever Allah's Apostle was happy,
his face used to glitter, as if it was a piece of the moon, and we
used to recognize it (i.e. his happiness) from his face."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 757
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent (as an Apostle) in the best
of all the generations of Adam's offspring since their Creation."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 758
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle used to let his hair hang down while the infidels
used to part their hair. The people of the Scriptures were used to
letting their hair hang down and Allah's Apostle liked to follow the
people of the Scriptures in the matters about which he was not
instructed otherwise. Then Allah's Apostle parted his hair.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 759
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet never used bad language neither a "Fahish nor a
Mutafahish. He used to say "The best amongst you are those who have
the best manners and character." (See Hadith No. 56 (B) Vol. 8)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 760
Whenever Allah's Apostle was given the choice of one of two matters,
he would choose the easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful
to do so, but if it was sinful to do so, he would not approach it.
Allah's Apostle never took revenge (over anybody) for his own sake
but (he did) only when Allah's Legal Bindings were outraged in which
case he would take revenge for Allah's Sake.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 761
I have never touched silk or Dibaj (i.e. thick silk) softer than the
palm of the Prophet nor have I smelt a perfume nicer than the sweat
of the Prophet
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 762
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet was shier than a veined virgin girl.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 763
A similar Hadith (i e. No. 762) with this addition: And if he (i.e.
the Prophet) disliked something, the sign of aversion would appear
on his face.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 764
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet never criticized any food (presented him), but he would
eat it if he liked it; otherwise, he would leave it (without
expressing his dislike).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 765
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Malik bin Buhaina Al-Asdi:
When the Prophet prostrated, he used to keep his arms so widely
apart that we used to see his armpits. (The sub-narrator, Ibn Bukair
said, "The whiteness of his armpits.")
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 766
Allah's Apostle did not use to raise his hands in his invocations
except in the Istisqa (i.e. invoking Allah for the rain) in which he
used to raise his hands so high that one could see the whiteness of
his armpits. (Note: It may be that Anas did not see the prophet (as)
raising his hands but it has been narrated that the Prophet (as)
used to raise his hands for invocations other than Istisqa. See
Hadith No. 612 Vol. 5. and Hadith No. 807 & 808 Vol 2.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 767
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
By chance I went to the Prophet at noon while he was at Al-Abtah
(resting) in a tent. Bilal came out (of the tent) and pronounced the
Adhan for the prayer, and entering again, he brought out the water
which was left after Allah's Apostle had performed the ablution. The
people rushed to take some of the water. Bilal again went in and
brought out a spear-headed stick, and then Allah's Apostle came out.
As if I were now looking at the whiteness of his leg. Bilal fixed
the stick and the Prophet offered a two-Rakat Zuhr prayer and a
two-Rak'at 'Asr prayer, while women and donkeys were passing in
front of the Prophet (beyond the stick) .
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 768
The Prophet used to talk so clearly that if somebody wanted to count
the number of his words, he could do so. Narrated Urwa bin
Az-Zubair: 'Aisha said (to me), "Don't you wonder at Abu so-and-so
who came and sat by my dwelling and started relating the traditions
of Allah's Apostle intending to let me hear that, while I was
performing an optional prayer. He left before I finished my optional
prayer. Had I found him still there. I would have said to him,
'Allah's Apostle never talked so quickly and vaguely as you do.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 769
Narrated Abu Salama bin 'Abdur-Rahman:
That he asked 'Aisha "How was the prayer of Allah's Apostle in the
month of Ramadan?" She replied, "He used not to pray more than
eleven Rakat whether in Ramadan or in any other month. He used to
offer four Rakat, let alone their beauty and length, and then four
Rakat, let alone their beauty and length. Afterwards he would offer
three Rakat. I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Do you go to bed before
offering the Witr prayer?' He said, 'My eyes sleep, but my heart
does not sleep."'
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 770
Narrated Sharik bin 'Abdullah bin Abi Namr:
I heard Anas bin Malik telling us about the night when the Prophet
was made to travel from the Ka'ba Mosque. Three persons (i.e.
angels) came to the Prophet before he was divinely inspired was an
Aspostle), while he was sleeping in Al Masjid-ul-Haram. The first
(of the three angels) said, "Which of them is he?" The second said,
"He is the best of them." That was all that happened then, and he
did not see them till they came at another night and he perceived
their presence with his heart, for the eyes of the Prophet were
closed when he was asleep, but his heart was not asleep (not
unconscious). This is characteristic of all the prophets: Their eyes
sleep but their hearts do not sleep. Then Gabriel took charge of the
Prophet and ascended along with him to the Heaven.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 771
Narrated Imran bin Husain:
That they were with the Prophet on a journey. They travelled the
whole night, and when dawn approached, they took a rest and sleep
overwhelmed them till the sun rose high in the sky. The first to get
up was Abu Bakr. Allah's Apostles used not to be awakened from his
sleep, but he would wake up by himself. 'Umar woke up and then Abu
Bakr sat by the side of the Prophet's head and started saying:
Allahu-Akbar raising his voice till the Prophet woke up, (and after
traveling for a while) he dismounted and led us in the morning
prayer. A man amongst the people failed to join us in the prayer.
When the Prophet had finished the prayer, he asked (the man), "O
so-and-so! What prevented you from offering the prayer with us?" He
replied, "I am Junub," Alllah's Apostle ordered him to perform
Tayammam with clean earth. The man then offered the prayer. Allah's
Apostle ordered me and a few others to go ahead of him. We had
become very thirsty. While we were on our way (looking for water),
we came across a lady (riding an animal), hanging her legs between
two water-skins. We asked her, "Where can we get water?" She
replied, "Oh ! There is no water." We asked, "how far is your house
from the water?" She replied, "A distance of a day and a night
travel." We said, "Come on to Allah's Apostle, "She asked, "What is
Allah's Apostle ?" So we brought her to Allah's Apostle against her
will, and she told him what she had told us before and added that
she was the mother of orphans. So the Prophet ordered that her two
water-skins be brought and he rubbed the mouths of the water-skins.
As we were thirsty, we drank till we quenched our thirst and we were
forty men. We also filled all our waterskins and other utensils with
water, but we did not water the camels. The waterskin was so full
that it was almost about to burst. The Prophet then said, "Bring
what (foodstuff) you have." So some dates and pieces of bread were
collected for the lady, and when she went to her people, she said,
"I have met either the greatest magician or a prophet as the people
claim." So Allah guided the people of that village through that
lady. She embraced Islam and they all embraced Islam.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 772
A bowl of water was brought to the Prophet while he was at Az-Zawra.
He placed his hand in it and the water started flowing among his
fingers. All the people performed ablution (with that water). Qatada
asked Anas, "How many people were you?" Anas replied, "Three hundred
or nearly three-hundred."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 773
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
I saw Allah's Apostle at the 'time when the Asr prayer was due. Then
the people were searching for water for ablution but they could not
find any. Then some water was brought to Allah's Apostle and he
placed his hand in the pot and ordered the people to perform the
ablution with the water. I saw water flowing from underneath his
fingers and the people started performing the ablution till all of
them did it.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 774
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet went out on one of his journeys with some of his
companions. They went on walking till the time of the prayer became
due. They could not find water to perform the ablution. One of them
went away and brought a little amount of water in a pot. The Prophet
took it and performed the ablution, and then stretched his four
fingers on to the pot and said (to the people), "Get up to perform
the ablution." They started performing the ablution till all of them
did it, and they were seventy or so persons.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 775
Anas bin Malik said, "Once the time of the prayer became due and the
people whose houses were close to the Mosque went to their houses to
perform ablution, while the others remained (sitting there). A stone
pot containing water was brought to the Prophet, who wanted to put
his hand in it, but It was too small for him to spread his hand in
it, and so he had to bring his fingers together before putting his
hand in the pot. Then all the people performed the ablution (with
that water)." I asked Anas, "How many persons were they." He
replied, "There were eighty men."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 776
Narrated Salim bin Abi Aj-Jad:
Jabir bin 'Abdullah said, "The people became very thirsty on the day
of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty). A small pot containing some water was in
front of the Prophet and when he had finished the ablution, the
people rushed towards him. He asked, 'What is wrong with you?' They
replied, 'We have no water either for performing ablution or for
drinking except what is present in front of you.' So he placed his
hand in that pot and the water started flowing among his fingers
like springs. We all drank and performed ablution (from it)." I
asked Jabir, "How many were you?" he replied, "Even if we had been
one-hundred-thousand, it would have been sufficient for us, but we
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 777
We were one-thousand-and-four-hundred persons on the day of
Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty), and (at) Al-Hudaibiya (there) was a well. We
drew out its water not leaving even a single drop. The Prophet sat
at the edge of the well and asked for some water with which he
rinsed his mouth and then he threw it out into the well. We stayed
for a short while and then drew water from the well and quenched our
thirst, and even our riding animals drank water to their satisfaction.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 778
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Abu Talha said to Um Sulaim, "I have noticed feebleness in the voice
of Allah's Apostle which I think, is caused by hunger. Have you got
any food?" She said, "Yes." She brought out some loaves of barley
and took out a veil belonging to her, and wrapped the bread in part
of it and put it under my arm and wrapped part of the veil round me
and sent me to Allah's Apostle. I went carrying it and found Allah's
Apostle in the Mosque sitting with some people. When I stood there,
Allah's Apostle asked, "Has Abu Talha sent you?" I said, "Yes". He
asked, "With some food? I said, "Yes" Allah's Apostle then said to
the men around him, "Get up!" He set out (accompanied by them) and I
went ahead of them till I reached Abu Talha and told him (of the
Prophet's visit). Abu Talha said, "O Um Sulaim! Allah's Apostle is
coming with the people and we have no food to feed them." She said,
"Allah and His Apostle know better." So Abu Talha went out to
receive Allah's Apostle. Allah's Apostle came along with Abu Talha.
Allah's Apostle said, "O Um Sulaim! Bring whatever you have." She
brought the bread which Allah's Apostle ordered to be broken into
pieces. Um Sulaim poured on them some butter from an oilskin. Then
Allah's Apostle recited what Allah wished him to recite, and then
said, "Let ten persons come (to share the meal)." Ten persons were
admitted, ate their fill and went out. Then he again said, "Let
another ten do the same." They were admitted, ate their fill and
went out. Then he again said, '"'Let another ten persons (do the
same.)" They were admitted, ate their fill and went out. Then he
said, "Let another ten persons come." In short, all of them ate
their fill, and they were seventy or eighty men.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 779
We used to consider miracles as Allah's Blessings, but you people
consider them to be a warning. Once we were with Allah's Apostle on
a journey, and we ran short of water. He said, "Bring the water
remaining with you." The people brought a utensil containing a
little water. He placed his hand in it and said, "Come to the
blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah." I saw the water
flowing from among the fingers of Allah's Apostle , and no doubt, we
heard the meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by him).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 780
My father had died in debt. So I came to the Prophet and said, "My
father (died) leaving unpaid debts, and I have nothing except the
yield of his date palms; and their yield for many years will not
cover his debts. So please come with me, so that the creditors may
not misbehave with me." The Prophet went round one of the heaps of
dates and invoked (Allah), and then did the same with another heap
and sat on it and said, "Measure (for them)." He paid them their
rights and what remained was as much as had been paid to them.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 781
Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr:
The companions of Suffa were poor people. The Prophet once said,
"Whoever has food enough for two persons, should take a third one
(from among them), and whoever has food enough for four persons,
should take a fifth or a sixth (or said something similar)." Abu
Bakr brought three persons while the Prophet took ten. And Abu Bakr
with his three family member (who were I, my father and my mother)
(the sub-narrator is in doubt whether 'Abdur-Rahman said, "My wife
and my servant who was common for both my house and Abu Bakr's
house.") Abu Bakr took his supper with the Prophet and stayed there
till he offered the 'Isha' prayers. He returned and stayed till
Allah's Apostle took his supper. After a part of the night had
passed, he returned to his house. His wife said to him, "What has
detained you from your guests?" He said, "Have you served supper to
them?" She said, "They refused to take supper) until you come. They
(i.e. some members of the household) presented the meal to them but
they refused (to eat)" I went to hide myself and he said, "O
Ghunthar!" He invoked Allah to cause my ears to be cut and he
rebuked me. He then said (to them): Please eat!" and added, I will
never eat the meal." By Allah, whenever we took a handful of the
meal, the meal grew from underneath more than that handful till
everybody ate to his satisfaction; yet the remaining food was more
than the original meal. Abu Bakr saw that the food was as much or
more than the original amount. He called his wife, "O sister of Bani
Firas!" She said, "O pleasure of my eyes. The food has been tripled
in quantity." Abu Bakr then started eating thereof and said, "It
(i.e. my oath not to eat) was because of Sa all." He took a handful
from it, and carried the rest to the Prophet. SO that food was with
the Prophet . There was a treaty between us and some people, and
when the period of that treaty had elapsed, he divided US into
twelve groups, each being headed by a man. Allah knows how many men
were under the command of each leader. Anyhow, the Prophet surely
sent a leader with each group. Then all of them ate of that meal.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 782
Once during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, the people of Medina
suffered from drought. So while the Prophet was delivering a sermon
on a Friday a man got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! The horses and
sheep have perished. Will you invoke Allah to bless us with rain?"
The Prophet lifted both his hands and invoked. The sky at that time
was as clear as glass. Suddenly a wind blew, raising clouds that
gathered together, and it started raining heavily. We came out (of
the Mosque) wading through the flowing water till we reached our
homes. It went on raining till the next Friday, when the same man or
some other man stood up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The houses
have collapsed; please invoke Allah to withhold the rain." On that
the Prophet smiled and said, "O Allah, (let it rain) around us and
not on us." I then looked at the clouds to see them separating
forming a sort of a crown round Medina.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 783
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside a
trunk of a datepalm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it
instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it,
rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying).
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