of Prophet Muhammad and the Arabs at the emergence of Islam
Some people claim that Prophet Muhammad was black,
but it's contrary to the following writings:
described as a white man (Sahih Bukhari)
Muhammad described as white (Sahih Bukhari)
Muhammad described as white (Sahih Muslim)
White cheek of Prophet Muhammad (Sahih Muslim)
White complexion of Muhammad (Sahih Muslim)
Muhammad was not brown (Sahih Muslim)
(Extra) Muhammad sold 2 black slaves for 1 slave
described as a "white man" (Sahih Bukhari :
Anas bin Malik (RA) reported that when a person inquired the companions
about the Holy Prophet –peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him- they pointed towards him saying;
al-abyad) reclining on his arm."
described as "white" (Sahih Bukhari : hadith
Narrated Isma`il bin Abi Khalid:
I heard Abii Juhaifa saying, "I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan
bin `Ali resembled him." I said to Abu- Juhaifa, "Describe
him for me." He said, "He was
white and his beard was black with some white hair. He
promised to give us 13 young she-camels, but he expired before
we could get them."
described as "white" (Sahih Muslim : hadith
Abu Tufail reported:
"I saw Allah's Messenger
of Allah and there no one else (left) on the face of the earth
who saw him apart from me." He (the narrator) said to him:
'How did you see him?' He said: 'He was
white and elegant, of average height and build.'"
cheek of Prophet Muhammad (Sahih Muslim : hadith 
119 - 582)
It was narrated from 'Amir bin Sa'd that his father said: "I
used to see the Messenger of Allah saying the Salâm to his
right and his left, until I could see the whiteness
of his cheek."
complexion of Muhammad (Sahih Muslim : hadith 2343 [6081/107])
It was narrated that Abü Juhaifah said: "I saw the Messenger
of Allah with a white complexion
some white hairs. Al-Hasan bin 'Ali resembled him."
was not brown (Sahih Muslim : hadith 2347)
It was narrated that Anas bin
"The Messenger of Allah was neither very tall nor short,
and he was neither glaringly white nor
brown, and his hair was neither very
curly nor straight. Allah appointed him (as His Messenger) when
he reached the age of forty, and he stayed in Makkah for ten years,
and in Al-Madinah for ten years. Allah caused him to die when
he was sixty years old, and there were no more than twenty white
hairs in his hair and beard."
Muhammad sold 2 black
slaves for 1 slave (Sahih Muslim : hadith 1602)
It was narrated that Jâbir said: "A slave came and
swore allegiance to the Prophet, pledging to emigrate,
and he did not realize that he was a slave. Then his master came
looking for him.
The Prophet said: 'Sell him to me,' and he bought him for two
Then after that he did not accept the oath of allegiance of anyone
until he had asked: 'Is he a slave?"