9 Physical Traits of the Prophet ﷺ

1. He was the most beautiful
“Never have I seen anyone more handsome than Allah’s Apostle ﷺ.”(Muslim)

2. His body was softer than silk
I never touched brocade or silk and found it as soft as the body of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ (Muslim)

3. His complexion was white
I saw the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. I asked: How did you see him? He said: He was white, good-looking (Abu Dawud)

4. His height
Allah’s Messenger ﷺ was of medium height, having broad shoulders (Muslim)

5. His hands and feet
Narrated ‘Ali: “… his hands and feet were thick, his head was large, he was big-boned.” (Tirmidhi)

6. He had some white hair
I saw the Prophet ﷺ and saw some white hair below his lower lip above the chin. (Bukhari)

7. His hair hung below his ears
… with his hair hanging down on the lobes of his ears. (Muslim)

8. His face was as bright as the moon
“Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a sword?” He said, “No, but (as bright) as a moon.” (Bukhari)

9. His scent was musk
I never smelt ambergris or musk as fragrant as the fragrance of the body of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ (Muslim)

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