His Purity

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Allahumasolli ‘ala Sayidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala Aalihi Wasohbihie wa Sallim…

The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him said, “The deen i.e. religion is based on cleanliness.”

   Anas said, “I have not smelled amber, musk or anything more fragrant than the smell of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.” Jabir ibn Samura said that the Messenger of Allah pbuh touched his cheek, “I felt a cool sensation and his hand was scented. It was as if he had taken it from a bag of perfume.”

Someone else said, “No matter whether he had put scent on his hand or not, if he shook a man’s hand, the fragrance would remain for the whole day. If the Prophet placed his hand on the head of a child, that child could be recognised among the other children by the fragrance.”

The Mesenger of Allah pbuh slept on a rug in the house of Anas and perspired. Anas’smother brought a long-necked bottle in which to put his sweat. The Messenger of Allah asked her about this. She said, “We put it in our perfume and it is the most fragrant of scents.”

Jabir said, “When the Prophet went down the road, anyone who followed him knew that he had passed that way because of his scent.” Ishaq ibn Rahawayh mentioned that the Prophet’s fragrance occured without the use of perfume.

The complete cleanliness of his body, the sweetness of his smell and perspiration, and his freedom from unclealiness and bodily defects comprises a special quality given to him by Allah which no one else enjoys and these were made yet complete by the cleanliness enjoined/dictated by the Divine Law/precepts which he brought.

One of the scholars concerned with reports of the Prophet and his qualities related that when he wanted to defecate, the earth split open and swallowed up his faeces and urine, and it gave off a fragrant smell.

Sayidina ‘Ali  radiyallahuanhu said after washing the corpse of the Prophet, “I washed the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and I began to look for what is normally found in a corpse, but I did not find anything. I said, ‘You were pure in life and pure in death.'” He added, “A sweet smell came from him whose like I have never experienced.”

The Prophet pbuh was born circumcised with his umbilical cord cut. It is related the his mother Amina said, “He was born clean. There was no impurity on him.”

To be continued insha’Allah…

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