Ali ibn Abi Talib was among those nearest to the the Messenger (sallallahu laiyhi wassallam)
of Allah Ta'ala,who knew him best. He described him thus:" He was not course or obscene and did not shout in the market place.He did not return evil for evil,but was glad to forgive and forget.He did not lay his hands on anyone save in JIHAAD and did not strike anybody,neither a servant nor a woman.I never saw him take revenge for any offence so long as it was not violating the honour of Allah."
"When he entered his house,he behaved like other men.He cleaned his own garments,milked his goat,and carried out household chores."
'He never stood up or sat down without the name of Allah being on his lips. Wherever he went, he would sit at the back of the gathering and he instructed others to do the
same. He gave all those who sat with him such attention that they believed that he paid more heed to them than to
anyone else. When sor-neone sat with him, he stayed attentive and patient until it was time for that person to
depart. When someone asked him for help, he would either
give him what he needed or speak kindly to him.
'He was always cheerful and tender-hearted. Everyone regarded him as their father, and he treated everyone as
'He was the most generous of people, the most truthful, the kindest, and the noblest. Those seeing him for the first time were overawed, but those who knew him well loved him. Someone describing him said, "I did not see his like before him or after him."
Allah endowed His Prophet(sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam)
with elegance and grace and bestowed on him love and dignity.
Al-Bara' ibn 'Azib described him, saying,'The Messenger(sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah was of medium height. I once saw him wearing a red striped robe and I have never seen anything more beautiful than he.'
Abu Hurayrah(R.A.) described him, saying, 'He was on the tall side of medium, with very white skin. His hair was
black, and he had excellent front teeth. His eyelashes were
long and his shoulders broad.' He went on to say, 'I have
never seen a man like him before or since.'
Anas(R.A.) said, 'I have never touched silk finer or softer
than the palm of the Messenger(sallallaahu alaiyhi wassallam)of Allah's hand; and I have never smelled any scent more fragrant than his natural odour.'