A True Description of the Family of Prophet Muhammad - Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Alihi Wa Salam - : Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia The Pure-Blooded Quraishi
It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: I saw myself (In a dream) following a herd of black sheep. Then a group of white sheep came (and mixed with the black sheep) until they (the white sheep) became so many that the black sheep could no longer be seen in the herd of sheep." Abu Bakr, the companion of the Prophet (pbuh) and the interpreter of dreams, said, "O Messenger of Allah. As for the black sheep, they are the Arabs. They will accept Islam and become many. The white sheep are the non-Arab Persians, etc. They will accept Islam and become so many that the Arabs will not be noticed amongst them." The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) then said that an angel had interpreted the dream the same way.
To get a better idea of what the Arabs of the past looked like, let's take a close and careful look at the Prophet Muhammad's (SAWS) descendant Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia the son of Abdellah the son of Al-Hasan the son of Al-Hasan the son of Ali the son of Abu Talib. It is a known fact that Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia was a pure-blooded Arab from his father's side and his mother's side. This is why he was nick-named The Pure-Blooded Quraishi. This is why he said the following about himself: "You know that no one has as close relations to or relations to anyone better than he whom I am very closely related to (meaning the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS))". What color would most people today expect a person who says such a thing to be? ِ
Al-Hafidh Al-Dhahabi says: Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia was "black-skinned and huge". Al-Tabari says: "Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia was tall, jet-black-skinned and huge. He was nick-named The Bituminous because of his blackness and Abu Ja'afar Al-Mansour used to call him Charcoal". Bear in mind that the person called The Bituminous and Charcoal was a pure-blooded Arab closely related to the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). Remember that this person called The Bituminous and Charcoal said: "You know that no one has as close relations to or relations to anyone better than he whom I am very closely related to (meaning the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS))". Bituminous means like bitumen. Take a look at the color of bitumen:
Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia was also called Charcoal. Here is the color of charcoal:
I believe that this should give readers a very clear picture of how dark-skinned Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia - the pure-blooded Arab direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) was. Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia had a son named Al-Hasan. Ibn Hazim says: "Al-Hasan (the son of Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia) was so black-skinned that he was nick-named The Father of the Tar. We all know how dark tar is. That is the description of Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia the son of Abdellah the son of Al-Hasan the son of Al-Hasan the son of Ali the son of Abu Talib. That is the blackness of Muhammad Al-Nafs Al-Zakia, who said about himself: "I am descended from the Prophet (SAWS) from my mother's side AND my father's side. I am the purest of Bani Hashim (the branch of Quraish that the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) is from) in genealogy and the noblest of them both paternally AND maternally. NO NON-ARAB BLOOD RUNS THROUGH MY VEINS! Doesn't this say it all? I believe that this is the proof of all proofs that the original Arabs were a very dark-skinned people.