The Physical Appearance of I`sa(Jesus) alayhis
Many Hadiths have given a clear description as to Jesus’ appearance.
Imam Bukhari(d.256/834)and Imam Muslim have narrated that the Messenger
of Allah (sallalahu alayhi wasallam) said,
"While I was sleeping, I saw myself (in a dream), performing
Tawaf (circumambulation of the House of God in Makkah). I saw a reddish-white
man with lank hair, with water dripping from his head, I asked, "Who is
this?" They replied, "The Son of Maryam (Mary)." Then I turned my face
to see another man with a huge body, red complexion, curly hair and blind
in one eye. His eye looked like a protruding grape. They said to me, "He
is Dajjal." The prophet added, "The man he resembled the most is Ibn Qatan,
a man from the tribe of Khuza’a."
Some Hadiths give the following description of Jesus :
"There was a person of a yellowish-brown complexion, the most
handsome that could be seen of such a colour of men."
This description has been recorded by Imam Bukhari on four different occasions.
Imam Muslim(d.261/839) has also recorded three Hadiths giving the same
description of Jesus.
Another Hadith, recorded by Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim and Imam Ahmed
Ibn Hanbal(d.240/818) also gives this description of Jesus.
This Hadith is as follows :
"Ibn Nomayr has narrated to us from Hanzalah from Salim, that
the said, "I heard Ibn Umar saying that the prophet said, "I saw near the
Ka’bah (House of God), a person who was whitish-red and lank- haired, resting
his hands upon two men, as water dripped from his head. I asked, "Who is
this?" The people replied, "He is I`sa u,
Ibn Maryam ," or they may have replied, "He is Masih, Ibn Maryam ." I also
saw behind him, a man of red complexion, curly hair and blind in the right
eye. The person with the most resemblance to him that I have seen, is Ibn-Qutn.
So I asked, "Who is this?" The people replied, "He is Masih Ad-Dajjal."
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