The Body Language of Prophet Muhammad


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Body Language of Prophet Muhammad

Image"The Body Language of the Holy Prophet" is an interesting book prepared with the aim to compare the body language and communication techniques of the Holy Prophet with the communication and body language data of our era in order to contribute to the possibility of taking after the practices of the Prophet (pbuh). The work written by Dr. Mustafa Karatas deals with the body language and behavior models of the Prophet and evaluates them in detail. The work presented in three sections has been prepared under the guidance of the Holy Books and the hadith (sayings of the Prophet).


In the first section, the definition, extent and significance of the body language are presented by utilizing the modern sources related to the issue, and the body language types have been introduced in detail.

In the second section, primarily the hadith sources and the related historical and siyar works have been analyzed and the practices of the Prophet regarding the body language have been determined.

In the third section, the issues of role model person and setting a role model have been discussed in terms of psycho-sociology, and the behavior models stemming from the high morality of the Prophet have been provided as examples.

"The Body Language of the Holy Prophet" is a significant work which introduces the readers with the gestures and mimics of the Prophet as well as the manners he adopted when discussing a certain issue and how he acted in response to the incidents he went through.

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)

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