Fatwa ID: 04285
Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Is the Prophet Yusuf prettier than the Prophet Muhammad?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is well established that the Messenger of Allāh Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was the best of creation and the best among the prophets.
Barā Ibn Āzib (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
“The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had the most handsome face among people and had the best character. He was neither too tall nor short” (Bukhāri & Muslim)
The scholars, however, have a different opinion with regards to who is more handsome – Yusuf (Peace be upon him) or our beloved Prophet Muhammad?
There are scholars who hold the view that our beloved prophet was more handsome. The following narration in Tirmidhi appears to support this view:
“Allāh has sent the Prophets, all with a beautiful face and a beautiful voice and surely your Prophet has the most beautiful face and the most beautiful voice of them”
Only Allah knows best
Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham