Hilye-i Sherif

By Hafiz Osman Efendi

(from Tirmidhi:)

The Prophet(ASWS) said, “He who sees my hilye after me, it is as if he had actually seen me, and he who sees it out of love and desire for me, God will forbid the fire of Hell to touch him. He will be safe from the trials of the grave, and he will not be sent forth naked on the day of resurrection.”

Descriptions (Hilye) of the Holy Prophet (ASWS)
Translated by Mohamad Zakaria

Transmitted from Ali(Karam’Allahu Wajhu), may God be pleased with him, who, when asked to describe the Prophet, peace be upon him, would say: He was not too tall nor too short. He was medium sized. His hair was not short and curly, nor was it lank, but in between. His face was not narrow, nor was it fully round, but there was a roundness to it. His skin was white. His eyes were black. He had long eyelashes. He was big-boned and had wide shoulders. He had no body hair except in the middle of his chest. He had thick hands and feet. When he walked, he walked inclined, as if descending a slope. When he looked at someone, he looked at them in full face. Between his shoulders was the seal of prophecy, the sign that he was the last of the prophets. He was the most generous-hearted of men, the most truthful of them in speech,the most mild-tempered of them, and the noblest of them in lineage. Whoever saw him unexpectedly was in awe of him. And whoever associated with him familiarly, loved him. Anyone who would describe him would say, I never saw, before him or after him, the like of him. Peace be upon him.

Excerpted from “Dalail-i Hayrat, Wa Shawarqi’l Anwar Fi Zikris Salat ala Nabiyil-Mukhtahar
Guide of Good Deeds and the Brilliant Burst of Light in the Remembrance of Blessings on the Chosen Prophet”, by Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Suleiman ibn Abu Bakr Al-Jazuli Al-Simlali.

Edited on behalf of Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi
Osmanli Naks’ibendi Hakkani Tarikat
Translation by S. Ahmad Darwish

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(Calligraphy(Tehzib) of the Beloved’s Blessed Name)

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