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An unreliable narration on the beauty of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Is this Hadith reliable?

هبط عليّ جبريل عليه السلام فقال يا محمد إن الله عز وجل يقرأ عليك السلام ويقول: حبيبي أني كسوت حسن يوسف من نور الكرسي وكسوت حسن وجهك من نور عرشي وما خلقت خلقا أحسن منك يا محمد


This narration is recorded in Tarikh Baghdad and Tarikh Dimashq.

(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 3 pg. 456/457, Tarikh Dimashq, vol. 3 pg. 299 and vol. 53 pg. 325)

However, the Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication. It is therefore not suitable to quote. There are other authentic Hadiths which describe the beauty of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). These should be quoted instead.

(Lisanul Mizan, vol. 7 pg. 249, number: 7012, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 325)


Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Jibril (‘alayhis salam) descended and told me ‘O Muhammad, Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla conveys his greetings to you and says, ‘O My beloved, I [fashioned] the beauty of Yusuf from the nur of the Kursi and your beauty from My ‘Arsh. I have not created a better creation than you O Muhammad.’”

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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