عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Characteristics of the Prophet (khaṣā’iṣ al-Nabī) have been among the important discourses in the sīra of the Great Prophet (S.A.W.), which, due to the sensitivity of some of these characteristics and the lack of accurate knowledge about them, have been a pretext for defamation and misconception.
There are two viewpoints among the Shī‘a and Sunnī scholars in respect to this issue. Some believe that the characteristics are exclusive to the Prophet and that with the demise of his holiness these characteristics have ceased; yet, others believe that the study of these instances are essential, or even obligatory, due to the necessity of fully knowing the Prophet and defending him.
In this research, characteristics of the Prophet are examined from the viewpoints of both the earlier and later Shī‘a and Sunnī scholars, and in conclusion the necessity of dealing with it has been emphasized.