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Abu Juhaifa said: “I took his hand and put it on my head and I found that it was colder than i ce and
better scented than the musk perfume.”
Jabir bin Samurah — who was a little child then— said: “When he wiped my cheek, I felt it was cold
and scented as if it had been taken out of a shop of a perfume workshop.”
Anas said, “His sweat was pearl-like.” Umm Sulaim said: “His sweat smelt nicer than the nicest
Jabir said: “Whoever pursues a road that has been trodden by the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be
upon him), will certainly scent his smell and will be quite sure that the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be
upon him) has already passed it.” The Seal of Prophethood, which was similar in size to a pigeon’s
egg, was between his shoulders on the left side having spots on it like moles.
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was noted for superb eloquence and fluency in Arabic. He was
remarkable in position and rank. He was an accurate, unpretending straightforward speaker. He was
well-versed in Arabic and quite familiar with the dialects and accents of every tribe. He s poke with
his entertainers using their own accents and dialects. He mastered and was quite eloquent at both
bedouin and town speech. So he had the strength and eloquence of bedouin language as well as the
clarity and the decorated splendid speech of town. Above all, there was the assistance of Allâh
embodied in the revealed verses of the Qur’ân.
His stamina, endurance and forgiveness — out of a commanding position — his patience and
standing what he detested — these were all talents, attributes and qualities Allâh Himself had
brought him on. Even wise men have their flaws, but the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him),
unlike everybody, the more he was hurt or injured, the more clement and patient he became. The
more insolence an ignorant anybody exercised against him the more enduring he became.
‘Aishah said:
“The Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) , whenever he is given the opportunity to
choose between two affairs, he always chooses the easiest and the most convenient. But if
he is certain that it is sinful, he will be as far as he could from it. He has never avenged
himself; but when the sanctity of Allâh is violated he would. That would be for Allâh’s not for
himself. He is the last one to get angry and the first to be satisfied. His hospitality and
generosity were matchless. His gifts and endowments manifest a man who does not fear
Ibn‘Abbas said: “The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was the most generous. He is usually most
generous of all times in Ramadan, the times at which the angel Gabriel (Peace be upon him) comes
to see him. Gabriel used to visit him every night of Ramadan and review the Qur’ân with him. Verily
the Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) is more generous at giving bounty or charity than the
blowing wind.”
Jabir said:
“The Prophet (Peace be upon him) would never deny anything he was asked for.”
His courage, his succour and his might are distinguishable. He was the most courageous. He
witnessed awkward and difficult times and stoodfast at them. More than once bravemen and daring
ones fled away leaving him alone; yet he stood with full composure facing the enemy without
turning his back. All brave men must have experienced fleeing once or have been driven off the
battlefield at a round at a time except the Prophet (Peace be upon him) ‘Ali said: “Whenever the
fight grew fierce and the eyes of fighters went red, we used to resort to the Prophet (Peace be upon
him) for succour. He was always the closest to the enemy.”
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