A Portrait of the Prophet Ash-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya
Imam Muhammad ibn Isa al-Tarmidhi, Muhtar Holland (tr.)
Paperback, in Arabic and English
The Kitab al-Shama'il of Abu Isa Muhammad b. Isa Sawra at-Tirmidhi (d. 297/892) has provided scholars, spiritual seekers, and more generally all those who love the Prophet with a living portrait of the one described in the Qur’an as exemplifying the most noble character (Qur’an 68:4). The Shama'il is a collection of 297 hadith presented under 55 chapter headings specifically dealing with the personal life of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. as seen by his contemporaries.