A Commentary on the Depiction of Prophet Muhammad
(sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
The Shama’il of Imām al-Tirmidhī is one of the most extensive and celebrated works on the description and attributes of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).
To aid the reader in extracting the maximum beauty and wisdom from the narrations, we have carefully selected explanatory gems from over forty classical and contemporary works.
Ibn KathÑär said, Scholars authored many titles on the depiction of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), some of which were dedicated books and some of which were chapters in books. From the best books authored about the depiction of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is the book of Ab´è_Š—_ ‘’_’_sa, Muhammad ibn ‘’_’_sa al-SulamÑä al-Tirmidhi, known as al-Shama’il.’_´è_ [Al-Bidaya wal Nihayah 8/385]