Tuesday, 26 December 2006

The Noble Features of Rasulullah SAW 103

Baraa bin Aazib RA relates:

"Rasullullah SAW was a man of a medium build, (slightly tall, as explained before); he had broad shoulders (from which we may gather that he had a wide chest); he had dense hair which reached his ear-lobes; he wore a red striped izzar (a cloth worn around the legs) and shawl. I never saw anybody or anything more handsome than him."

In this hadith the word Rajulun Marbu'un is used, which if the letter `Jeem' has a dammah, means that it refer to - a man. This could be correct. This type of word is used in the Arabic language for connecting words, but because no special quality or attribute is derived, some Muhadditheen (scholars of hadeeth) are of the opinion that if the letter `Jeem' has a fatah on it, it means something that is between straight and bent.

It may also be possible that in this case it refers to the description of the hair of Rasullullah SAW and as described before, his mubarak (blessed) hair had a slight curl in it. From this hadith, some scholars are of the opinion that it is permissible for men to wear red coloured clothing.

According to the scholars there is a detailed explanation on this subject. Before selecting red clothing, the scholars should be consulted regarding its permissibility. Not all red colour tones fall within permissible range.

The scholars have written that in this hadith the narrator did not see 'anything' more handsome and beautiful than Rasullullah SAW. This is said because besides human beings, the moon, sun, etc. are also included.

Such was the elegance of Rasulullah SAW.

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