His Intellect, Eloquence and Abilities

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem, Allahumasolli ‘ala Sayidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala Aalihi Wasohbihie wa Sallim fi kulli Waqtin Wahin…

Wahb ibn Munabbih said, “I have read seventy one books, and in all of them I found that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him had the most superior intellect and best opinion.” It is related from Mujahid that the Prophet pbuh, when he stood for prayer he could see all those behind him as if they were in front of him. (The Pole of Guidance Imam Al-Haddad radiayallahuanhu, a descendant of the Prophet pbuh was also given this ability by Allah. Thus the Saints inherit certain abilities of Prophets.)

Baqi ibn Mukhallad related that ‘Aisha said, “The Prophet may Allah bless him and grant him peace, could see as well in the dark as he saw in the light. Besides these, he also had incredible strength, he was related to have threw down Abu Rukana one of the strongest people of his time three times, and called him to Islam. Abu Hurayra said, “I did not see anyone who walked as swiftly as the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It was as if the earth rolled up for him. We would exhaust ourselves and yet he was not tired at all.”

His laugh was only a smile and he smiled the most. When he turned to face someone he turned his whole being/body to face that person. When he walked it was as if he was going down a slope.

His speech comprises unequalled eloquence and incomparable fluency. This is shown by such expressions as:

  • “A man who knows his own worth is not destroyed.”
  • “A man is with the one he loves.”
  • “The best of affairs is the middle way”
  • “Answer the one you love gently lest one day he becomes one who hates you.”
  • “Happy is the one who accepts someone else’s warning”

When Umm Ma’bad descibed him pbuh, she said, “Sweet in speech, distinct, without using too few or too many words. It was as if his speech consisted of threaded pearls. He had a loud voice which was very melodious, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.”

His noble lineage

The Messenger of Allah said, “Allah brought me down to earth in the loins of Adam a.s., placed me in the loins of Nuh a.s. and then cast me into the loins of Ibrahim a.s..  Allah continued to move me from noble loins and pure wombs until he brought me out of my parents. None of them were ever joined together in fornication.”

Ibn ‘Abbas said that the spirit of the Prophet was a light in the hands of Allah two thousand years before He created Adam. That light glorified Allah and the angels glorified by his glorification. When Allah created Adam, He cast that light into his loins.

To be continued if Allah wills…

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