Sunan Shamaa-il of Imam Tirmidhi is a collection on the physical description and character of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), also known as the sunnah. The reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds are called ahadith. Imam Tirmidi lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet’s death and worked extremely hard to collect his ahadith. Each report in his collection was checked for compatibility with the Qur’an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be painstakingly established.
The Shamaa-il of Imam Tirmidhi has a collection of 397 ahadith and is divided into 55 chapters on the physical description and character of our beloved Prophet (SAW… Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam). It has been printed on numerous occasions and many commentaries have been written on it.