Monday, December 9, 2013

The Matchless Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

Allah SWT has granted the Holy Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم) such grandeur and superiority; such attributes and qualities that nobody else has been given anything even remotely similar like them. His is the ultimate beauty. His whole person has been created matchless. The beauty of Hadhrat Yousuf (Peace be upon him) is only an iota of the beauty of the Holy Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم). The heavenly bodies draw their illumination from Him. The very lights of the universe and its brightness are only through the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

In terms of personality, character, beauty, grandeur, eminence and in all other aspects, Allah SWT has made His Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم) matchless.

Every aspect of His personality exclaims that there is no parallel to the Holy Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم). Every part and aspect of His person is a clear proof that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the perfect human being. Mankind has reached its perfection through Him. 

The commentator of Sahih Bukhari, Imam Qustullani (May Allah shower him with His Mercy) says, "Understand clearly that the perfection of Iman (Faith) is to believe that Allah SWT has created the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in such a way that nobody else like Him was neither created before Him nor after Him." (Mawahib ma’a Zurqani, Vol 5 Pg No: 239)

The Sahabah who describe Him say, "We haven’t seen anybody like Him before Him or after Him.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Pg No: 87, Jame’ Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Pg No: 205, Shamail Tirmidhi, Pg No: 1)

Words fall short of describing the true beauty of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Languages complain of their poverty, for the sake of blessings, the beauty of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) has been described in brief. If His beauty is revealed in its entirety, we will not be able to bear the radiance of His matchless personality.

Imam Qustullani (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) relates on the authority of Imam Qurtubi: "The Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وسلم) beauty has not been revealed completely to us. If it was done so, then our eyes would not be able to bear His sight."

A description of His beauty shows that He (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the best of all human beings. The matchless radiance of His face; the extraordinary reach of His sight and hearing; His miraculous eloquence; the blessings of his saliva; the power of His hand; grandeur and eminence in His whole person are clear proof that there is none like Him in the world and there is no parallel to Him in the spiritual worlds. The way the dwellers of this world discuss His matchlessness, in the same way, His minister in the spiritual world, Hadhrat Jibril (Peace be upon him) also declares His superiority.

Baihaqi, Tabarani and Asaker relate a tradition: "I have combed the east and west of the earth, but I have not found any one as eminent as Hadhrat Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

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