CHAPTER 18 ON THE WALKING OF SAYYIDINA RASOOLULLAH SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM

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The walk of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam has been described in the chapter on te noble features of Sayyidina Rasoolulah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. In this chapter it has been descibed specifically. The author writes three narrations in this chapter.

(116) HADITH 1
Hazrat Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu says, “I did not see anyone more handsome as Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. It was as if the brightness of the sun had shone from his auspicious face. I did not see anyone walk faster than him, as if the earth folded for him. A few moments ago he would be here, and then there. We found it difficult to keep pace when we walked with him, and he walked at his normal pace.”

Commentary
That means we could only with effort keep up with his normal pace walking.
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(117) Hadith Number 2
Ebrahim bin Muhammad says: “When ‘Ali Radiyallahu ‘Anhu described Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, he used to say: Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam walked, he lifted his leg with vigour. He did not drag his feet on the ground like women do. When he walked, because of the speed and force of the legs, it seemed as if he was descending from a high place”.

Commentary
This has been discussed in the chapter on the ‘ Noble features Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam.
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(118) Hadith Number 3
Ali bin Abi Taalib Radiyallahu ‘Anhu’ says: “When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam walked he bent slightly forward as if he was descending from a high place”.

Commentary
This has been explained in the previous ahaadith.

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