Chapter on the Laugh of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam


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 عن عبد الله بن الحارث بن جزء رضي الله أنه قال: ما رأيت أحدًا أكثر تبسمًا من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم

Chapter on the Laugh of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

‘Abdullah ibn Al Harith radhiallahu ‘anh reported: I did not see anyone who would smile more than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. 

Benefits from the Hadith:

1- Despite being burdened by the mission of spreading the Divine message and having to basically lead an entire new nation and all the difficulties that entails, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had the courtesy to have a friendly, easy-going demeanor. 

2- Like the hadith of ‘Amr ibn al-Aas below states, people were generally in awe and intimidated by the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam but this was always combined with an immediate feeling of ease and comfort due to the cordiality of his personality. 

3- In Surah al ‘Imran, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, 

(…فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظّاً غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لاَنفَضُّواْ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ)

“And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you…”(verse 159)

4- In other narrations, the Sahabah radhiallahu ‘anhum reported that the laugh of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was not more than a smile i.e. he smiled more than he laughed.

:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)

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