Book Name:Shan e Usman e Ghani

Age of ignorance and excellence of Sayyiduna Usman-e-Ghani

In the age of ignorance as well, Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was regarded amongst the noble and honoured figures of his tribe. Everyone had always been fully overwhelmed by his great & powerful disposition, character and mannerism as well as by his grace and majestic eminence. It is for this reason, he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was a soft natured and kind hearted person. Although he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was extremely rich, his lifestyle was very simple and he was a true example of modesty & shyness; even in the age of ignorance his blessed personality was free from all evil practices rather he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was endowed with all great virtues and characteristics that the people of Quraysh themselves used to show their deep devotion and attachment towards him. So, this devotional love developed and grew to such an extent that mothers used to say while making their children sleep: ‘اُحِبُّكَ وَالرَّحۡـمٰنُ حُبَّ قُرَيۡشِ عُثۡمَان’ i.e., ‘My Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ and I love you likewise the people of Quraysh loved (Sayyiduna) ‘Usman-e-Ghani (رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ).’ (Tarikh Ibn ‘Asakir, vol. 39, pp.251)


صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب       صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Blessed appearance

Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was a man of the most graceful appearance and had an awe-inspiring personality. His height was medium and he had a lovely & handsome face with a pinkish white glowing complexion. He had large cheeks, long ears, beaming and bright teeth, a broad chest, wide shoulders with a distance between shoulders, strong and impressive calves, rather long arms, curly long hair on his blessed head in conformity with Sunnah style hanging below the ears. The blessed beard of Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was thick like the blessed beard of Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq-e-A’zam and Sayyiduna Maula ‘Ali رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا and thin skin covered with golden hair. Having such a handsome and awe-inspiring personality, Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ was a man of modesty and shyness. (At-Tabqat-ul-Kubra, vol. 3, pp. 42; Al-Asabah, vol. 4, pp. 377; Riyad-un-Nadarah, vol. 2, pp. 6)