Manifestation Of Prophets Beauty by Shaykh Yusuf Motala
MANIFESTATION OF PROPHETS BEAUTY
The Sira [biography] of the Prophet is an extensive topic. Where should one begin? Do we start from the Migration (hijra)?
Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Faruq established for us the sunna of recording years:
do not count the years as the Persians and Christians do, but rather, be true followers of Muhammad H by beginning counting years from the Migration (hijra) of the Prophet.
So, should we begin with the Migration (hijra), the beginning of which was thus?
The bedding of Ahmad on the night of the Migration (hijra) is calling out: ‘O ‘All! Men should be able to fall asleep in this manner.’
For Sayyiduna ‘Ali he slept on the bedding and fell asleep comfortably, despite knowing that hundreds of unsheathed swords had surrounded him and would be striking this bed.
Arrival At Madina Tayyiba
Do we start from this point, from the Migration (hijra)?
The Noble Companions j§& say that we used to see the world as full of darkness, whereas in Madina Tayyiba, unbelief had diminished to an extent, as Islam had entered several clans, households and families.
Despite this, they say they saw with their own eyes that the day Allah’s Messenger g§ entered Madina Munawwara after the Migration was a unique day.
They could see a stark difference between the previous days of their lives and this glorious day in which the Prophet entered Madina Munawwara.