There is nobody like my Beloved Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ والہ وسلم

Matchless Messenger صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

There is nobody like my Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Kashif Shahzad Attari

Allah Almighty has bestowed the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with such numerous excellences and distinctions by means of which he is distinguished and unique in comparison to others. Three exclusive virtues of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are being presented. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه  after reading them, you will spontaneously utter:

Ab mayri nigahon mayn, jachta nahin koi

Jaysay mayray sarkar hayn, aysa nahin koi

The connection to his lineage will continue

On the Day of Judgment, except for the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, the blood relations and connections to one’s in-laws will be severed for all other people. (Al-Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 2, p. 291)

Allah Almighty states:

فَاِذَا نُفِخَ فِی الصُّوْرِ فَلَاۤ اَنْسَابَ بَیْنَهُمْ یَوْمَىٕذٍ وَّ لَا یَتَسَآءَلُوْنَ(۱۰۱)

Thus, when the Trumpet will be blown, there will therefore neither be any relationship amongst them that Day, nor are they to ask about one another.’

(Kanz-ul-Iman [translation of Quran]) (Part 18, Surah Al-Mu’minoon, Verse 101)

Saying of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:

كُلُّ سَبَبٍ وَنَسَبٍ مُنْقَطِعٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ اِلَّا سَبَبِیْ وَنَسَبِیْ فَاِنَّهَا مَوْصُوْلَةٌ فِی الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ

Translation: ‘Every relation and every lineage will be severed on the Day of Judgement, but my relationship and lineage will remain intact, because it is connected in the world and the hereafter.’

In order to attain the blessings of this saying and to establish familial relations with the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyiduna Umar Farooq رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ married Umm-e-Kulsoom Bint Ali Al-Murtada رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهَا. (Majma' Al-Zawaid, vol. 8, p. 398, Hadees 13,827)

The Imam of Ahl-us-Sunnah, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه states: ‘On the Day of Judgement, every lineage and relationship will be severed; no one will ask as to whose son or grandson so and so is, but the pure lineage of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and (having) relations with him is such a strong connection that will never sever.’ (Matla’ Al-Qamarain, p. 63)

His stature would appear taller than others 

The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was of medium height but despite this, whenever he would walk alongside a tall individual, he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would seem taller than the latter. Moreover, whenever he would grace any gathering, his blessed shoulders would be higher than all the attendees.  (Anmawzaj Al-Labeeb, p. 213)

The Mother of the Believers, Sayyidatuna Aaishah Siddiqah رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهَا states: ‘The Beloved of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was neither very tall nor short. When he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would walk alone, he seemed to be of medium stature. If there was a tall individual walking alongside him, he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would seem taller than him.

Sometimes, two tall individuals would walk with him and he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would seem to be taller than both of them. Then, when they would both depart, he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would appear to be of medium height.’ (Tareekh Ibn-e-Asakir, vol. 3, p. 356)

The great theologian Maulana Naqi Ali Khan رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه writes: ‘When he (صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) would stand or walk, despite his height being perfectly moderate, it would appear to be taller than everyone. And when he would grace his seat, his noble head would appear to be higher than the rest of the gathering. In no way whatsoever did the ghayrah (special protective love) of Allah Almighty create an equal to him. (Al-Kalam Al-Awdah, p. 181)

O devotees of the Prophet! The wisdom behind this exclusive virtue of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has been mentioned as follows: Just as there is no one greater than him in terms of inner excellences and perfections, there should also be no one who appears greater than him in terms of physical appearance. (Zarqaani ala Al-Mawahib, vol. 7, p. 199)

The Scholar of Hadees and Quranic Exegesis, ‘Allamah Maulana Abdul Mustafa A’zami رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه states: ‘The honourable companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُم are in agreement that he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was of medium height. But it is his miraculous brilliance that despite being of medium height, when he stood amongst thousands of people, his noble head would appear to be higher than everyone else.’ (Seerat-e-Mustafa, p. 567)

Tayra qad to nadir-e-dahr hay, koi misl ho to misal day

Nahin gul kay podoon mayn daliyyaan keh chaman mayn sarway chamaan nahin

(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, p. 109)

His lineage began from his daughter

The offspring of the daughters of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are considered his offspring. (Al-Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 2, p. 291)

Dear Islamic brothers, one’s offspring is [usually] attributed to the father, but it is the exclusive trait of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that the offspring of his daughters, in particular that of Sayyidatuna Fatimah Al-Zahra رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهَا, is attributed towards the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:

كُلُّ بَنِیْ آدَمَ يَنْتَمُوْنَ اِلٰى عَصَبَةٍ اِلَّا وَلَدَ فَاطِمَةَ فَاَنَا وَلِيُّهُمْ واَنَا عَصَبَتُهُم

Translation: All humans are attributed to their paternal grandfather except for the offspring of Fatimah, as I am their guardian and protector.(Kanz-ul-Ummal, part 6, vol. 12, p. 53, Hadees 34,261)

O devotees of the Prophet! Normally, a person’s lineage originates from his sons or (paternal) grandsons, but as for the lineage of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, his blessed lineage originated from his two (maternal) grandsons: Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما. There are many narrations in which the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم declared Sayyiduna Imam Hassan and Imam Husayn رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما as his own sons.

He صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said in relation to Imam Hassan Mujtaba رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ: ‘اِبْنِیْ ھٰذَا سَیِّدٌ 

Translation: ‘This son of mine is chief.’ (Bukhari, vol. 2, p. 509, Hadees 3,629)

In one narration, it was stated: ھٰذَانِ ابْنَایَ 

Translation: ‘These two [Hasan and Husayn] are my sons.’ (Tirmizi, vol. 5, p. 427, Hadees 3,794)

Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه states: ‘It should be kept in mind that it is the exclusive trait of Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهَا that her offspring is the lineage of the Prophet (صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم). The lineage of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم originated from them. So, in essence, Hasan and Husayn رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما are from the lineage of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم as well as the source of the lineage, because usually the lineage originates from the father and not the mother. (Mirat Al-Manajih, vol. 8, p. 476)

Tayri nasl-e-pak mayn hay bacha bacha noor ka

Tu hay ayn-e-noor tayra sab gharanah noor ka

(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, p. 246)

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