Seeing the face of the beloved
Seeing the messenger of Allah oh brothers has two types:
It is either a seeing for dispelling grieves, taking man out of sins and faults or bringing good omens to him, this is by the picture of Mohammed as he is described in the books of Hadeeth, it was described by Imam Ali (May Allah be pleased with him and honors his face), it was also described by our master Abu-Horayrah and also by Hend Ibn-Abi-Halah, the uncle of our masters Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein (May Allah be pleased with them), this is the tangible picture about which Imam Abul-Aza'em (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
(The hand of omnipotence created him in this world; he is light in manly figure.)
He is man like us but he is light, as you see every one of us has a shadow, but the figure of the beloved didn’t have a shadow, when he walked he didn’t have shadow, only light has no shadow. Whenever he sat with people, he exceeded them in height, whenever he walked with people, he exceeded them in height and he walks as his usual but they hurry or run after him and didn’t catch him as if the land was shortened to him, there are lots of narrations about that, this is just a summary.
Our master Anas said about him: whenever he was seen with the sun, the moon or a light, he was more shining than the sun, more bright than the moon and more luminous than the light.
Our master Has'san said about this:
(When I saw his lights shining, I put my hands over my face fearing his strong light.)
He feared that the light of the messenger of Allah might burn him, so when he saw him, he put his hand over his face. He also said:
(I fear his shining light on my sight, I only see him according to my degree. Lights from his light sank in his light, and his face as rising sun or moon. A spirit of light is in a body from the moon as a gown that is woven in the shining stars.)
Even that manly figure or picture was not an ordinary one, but it is light as described by Imam Abul-Aza'em: (He is light in manly figure.)