A look back at the amazing features, appearance, characteristics, habits, and personality of our most amazing Nabi ﷺ, to help us understand how special he was.
Jibreel Alayhis Salam has said:
قَلَّبْتُ مَشَارِقَ الْأَرْضِ ، وَمَغَارِبَهَا فَلَمْ أَرَ رَجُلًا أَفْضَلَ مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
“I searched the east and the west, I left no stone unturned, but I did not find anyone like our beloved Rasul ﷺ.” (Mujamul Awsat-Tabraani)
His blessed walk ﷺ
Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه while describing our beloved Nabi ﷺ says that he did not see anyone walk faster than our beloved Nabi ﷺ.
He further says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ would go from one place to another so quickly that it seemed as if the earth folded for him (meaning the distance from one place to another became less for him).
Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه also says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ walked so fast that the companions would find it difficult to keep up with him.
What’s most amazing is that this fast walk was effortless for our beloved Nabi ﷺ. He did not have to try to walk fast.
Similarly Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضي الله عنه while describing our beloved Nabi ﷺ says that our beloved Nabi ﷺ lifted his leg with vigour.
He also adds that our beloved Nabi ﷺ did not drag his feet on the ground.
Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضي الله عنه also explains that because of the speed and force of our beloved Nabi ﷺ’s legs, and because he bent slightly forward when he walked, it seemed as if he was descending from a high place.
These narrations show that our beloved Nabi ﷺ did not waste time. Rather he wanted to be at the next place as soon as possible.
They also show how fit and strong our beloved Nabi ﷺ was.
To help our beloved Nabi ﷺ Allah Ta’ala granted him a very special favour that the distance from one place to another would be shortened for him. Describing this miracle, Abu hurairah رضي الله عنه says one minute our beloved Nabi ﷺ would be here and the next minute he would be there!
Special Feature of His blessed walk
Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari رحمه الله in his commentary explains that:
● Despite walking at an incredibly fast pace, for our beloved Nabi ﷺ it was a very calm and slow walk and it was full of dignity and calmness.
● His blessed speed was due to his amazing strength.
● Even though our beloved Nabi ﷺ apparently seemed to walk fast compared to his sahaba, one would not see any sign of tiredness or effort on his blessed face or in his blessed appearance!
يَارَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِماً اَبَداً عَلٰى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ