Mustafa Jaane Rehmat_the blessed face of the Prophet

Mustafa Jaane Rehmat Pe Laakon Salam_

The Blessed Face of the Prophet


Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Allah’s mercy be upon him) says:

مصطفٰی جان رحمت پہ لاکھوں سلام

شمعِ بزمِ  ہدایت پہ لاکھوں سلام

Countless benedictions on al-Mustafa, the Essence of Mercy.

Countless benedictions on the most resplendent light of Guidance!

جس سہانی گھڑی چمکا طیبہ کا چاند

اُس دل افروز ساعت پہ لاکھوں سلام

He whose radiant beauty is like the moon of Tayba;*

Countless benedictions upon the moment such a heart illuminated everything!


The Prophet is the most beautiful of Allah’s creation. He was perfect. The advent of the Prophet illuminated all corners of darkness and the triumph of Truth over falsehood became manifest and belief over disbelief.[1]

Many reports have come regarding his blessed face such as the following:

[1] Abu Hurayra (ra) remarked: “I have never seen anyone more handsome than the Messenger of Allah; it was as though the sun was shining upon his face and when he laughed it reflected from the wall.”[2]

ما رأيت شيئا أحسن من رسول الله، كأن الشمس تجري في وجهه، وإذا ضحك يتلألأ في الجدر

[2] Anas b. Malik (ra) commented: “The day the Prophet arrived in Medina was the day everything in in [the city] was illuminated with light…”[3]

لما كان اليوم الذى دخل فيه رسول الله المدينة أضاء منها كل شىء

[3] In the Shama’il of Imam al-Tirmidhi, it has from Abu Hala’s son: “His face glowed like the full moon…”[4]

يتلألأ وجهه تلألؤ القمر ليلة البدر

[4] Ibn `Abbas (ra) remarked: “When he would speak, it was as though light (nur) could be seen emerging from between his teeth…”

إذا تكلم رئى كالنور يخرج من بين ثناياه

* = a name for the blessed city of the Prophet, al-Madina al-Munawwara.


Abundant salutations and peace,

On Our Beloved, The Chosen One.

Upon his family, companions and all

Who follow them. Amin.

[1] Imam `Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa, 1:505f.

[2] See Ibn Hibban, Sahih, 8:74 and Imam `Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa, 1:338.

[3] See al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, 3:12; Ibn Majah, Sunan (#1700); Ibn Sa`d, al-Tabaqat al-Kubra, 1:221 as well as Imam al-Suyuti’s Khasa’is al-Kubra, 1:471.

[4] See al-Tirmidhi, Shama’il, p.21.


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