Muslims have no drawings or pictures for prophet Muhammad or the prophets before him. However, unlike the founders of the great faith traditions prior to his time, the Prophet Muhammad is much more a recognizable historical figure as his companions and family members described him very well and recorded many stories from his life for posterity.
أوصافه وملامحه [
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طبعه وشخصه [
كان ه�����ادئ الطبع ومرن التعامل، ليس فظاً ولا غليظاً. ووصفه أنس بن مالك ] الذي خدمه عشر سنين بأنه من أحسن الناس خلقا وما قال له أف قط. كان معظم ضحكه التبسم وكان يمازح أصحابه ولا يقول إلا حقا. ولم يكن محمد [ فاحش�����ا في كلامه ولا متفحشا، أي لم يكن يتكلف أويتعمد الس�����وء في كلام�����ه وأفعاله. كما أنه لم ّ يكن صخابا أي عالي الصوت أو شديد الصياح بل كان محبوبا متزن الطباع
The way he spoke
Muhammad did not speak unnecessarily and what he said was always to the point and without any padding. His sayings were precise and concise having complete meaning in few words. He spoke with excellence, and there was no excess in it and no abnormal brevity.
When he emphasized a point, he used to repeat it three times with a gesture. He spoke of nothing unless he hoped a reward from God for it. He told his companions:
His emotions and passions
Muhammad kept his feelings under firm control. When annoyed, he would turn aside or keep silent. When someone committed an act that violates God’s law, he used to show serious anger and a firm stand. No one would stand against his anger in matters of the Lord’s truth being opposed, he would stand fast in protecting the truth as revealed in the Quran. Muhammad never got angry for his own sake.
His interactions with people
Muhammad was always the first to greet others and would not withdraw his hand from a hand shake until the other man withdrew his.
Whoever saw him unexpectedly would admire and revere him. And whoever socialized or associated with him familiarly, loved him. He was gentle by nature. He was neither coarse nor disdainful of anyone.
When he looked at the others, he looked at them in full face. If someone called him he didn't turn his face only, but gave attention with his whole body.
When he used to visit a group, he would sit in the nearest available spot.
He did not like reserving seats for others and he ordered his companions to follow his practice.
Also, he used to give those seated near him his full share of attention in such a way that no one would think others had been given precedence over him.
He was fair with his companions and all people. They were distinguished only by virtue and devotion to God
His style of living
Everything he did was in moderation, without excess or contrariness. He never criticized the food or drink that was prepared for him, nor did he overly praise it.
When at home, he would divide his time into three parts: One for God, one for his family, and one for himself. He always joined in household work and would at times mend his clothes, repair his shoes and sweep the floor. He used to dress well and smell good.
After dawn prayers, he preferred sitting in the mosque reciting the Quran and praises of Allah, till the sunrise. After midnight, he used to get up for the (Tahajjud) prayers (extra prayers and supplications to God at night).
He declared unlawful for himself and his family anything given by people by way of the alms (zakat given by Muslims for the welfare of those in need). He was so particular about this, that he would not appoint any member of his family as a collector of alms for the community.
His house was but a hut with walls of unbaked clay and a roof of palm leaves covered by camel skin.