Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Matchless Prophet - His mouth and speech

The Holy Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم) had a full mouth. He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had a beautiful voice. His voice had the miraculous quality that whenever He gave a sermon, even the women in the houses would hear it. When He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) gave the sermon in Mina, apart from the 1 lakh plus Sahabah, the inhabitants of Makkah also heard it.

Once during a sermon, He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Sit down” Hadhrat Abdullah bin Rawaha who was with the tribe of Bani Ghanam also sat down.

When the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) spoke, a radiance would issue from His teeth.

Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be well pleased with them) says that the Holy Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) teeth are well spaced. Whenever He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) spoke a radiance could be seen between His teeth. The words of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) are endorsed by Allah SWT with the words:

Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire - Surah Najm (53:03)

The Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) speech was eloquent and sweet. His speech was very pleasing and would stir the very depths of the heart. His eloquence was such that none could match it.

Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (May Allah be well pleased with him) narrates that he went to the presence of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and said: "O Prophet of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), I have toured the entire Arabian peninsula. I have heard the poets of Arabia but I have never heard anybody as eloquent as You." The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه) said, "My Lord i.e. Allah SWT taught Me and brought Me up and how well has He taught Me."

He would always speak the truth. In happiness and in sorrow, He would speak only the truth as Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar (May Allah be well pleased with him) says that he asked the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), “O Prophet of Allah SWT, Should I write whatever I hear from you? He said “Yes.” I asked “Even in happiness and in sorrow?” He said, “Yes, as I speak only the truth in all circumstances.”

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Salma bin Akwah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that in the presence of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), a person ate with his left hand. The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Eat with your right hand.” He said, “I can’t.” He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “May you cannot.” That man’s pride stopped him from obeying the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Hadhrat Salma bin Akwah (May Allah be well pleased with him) says, “He could not raise his hand to his mouth after that.”

It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) gave a sermon before us. In His sermon, He said, "O people, Haj has been made obligatory for you. So perform Haj.” A Sahabi asked, “O Prophet of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), Is Haj obligatory every year?" The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) held His peace. The Sahabi repeated his question 3 times. Then the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “If I had said ‘yes,’ Haj would have become obligatory every year and you could not have afforded this.” (Sahih Muslim, Vol 1, Pg No: 432)

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