Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa (R.A.) has related that holy prophet(S.A.W.) used to have a special pulpit in the mosque for Hazrat Hassan Bin Sabit(R.A.) to stand on it and recite couplets in the appreciations of Holy Prophet(S.A.W.).It would have been a spectacular sight, The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) is seated on his mimber, all The Ashaba-e-Karaam (R.A.) present and Hazrat Hisham Bin Sabit reciting the couplets in praise of Holy Prophet(S.A.W.),lets say he recited his most famous lines:
Huzur (S.A.W.) also prayed to Allah to strengthen Hazrat Hisham Bin Sabit (R.A.) by the spirit of Hazrat Jibreel (A.S.) as long as he served the cause of Islam
Wa ahsanu minka lam tara qattu eynun,
Wa ajmalu minka lam talidi'n nisaau,
Khuliqta mubarraan min kulli`aybin,
Ka annaka qad khalaqta kamaa tashaau.>
The English translation of the above lines will be following:
No eye has set upon anybody handsome & fairer as you
No woman has given birth to anyone as beautiful as you
You were created free from all flaws,
As if you were created as you wish to be.
The literal Urdu translation will be:
Ya Rasool-Allah(S.A.W.)aaj tak kisi bhi aankh ne aap jaisa haseen-o-jameel nahin dekha,
Aur aap ke jaisa haseen aaj tak kise maan ne nahin janaa hai,
Aap ko tamaam aibon se paak kar ke qhalk kiye gai hain,
Aur mujhe to yun lagta hai ki aap jaise paida hona chaahte the waise hi paida hue hain.
In the same Shama'ile Tirmizi Hazrat Amir bin Ash-Sharid reported his father saying:
One day when I was riding behind the Holy Prophet(S.A.W.),I recited hundred verses from Ummayya bin Abus Salt's poetry. On every verse I recited he told me to go on. In the end He told me” He was about to accept Islam."
In another hadis of Shamaa'il Hazrat Jabir Bin Samurah (R.A.) has narrated that:
He had hundreds occasions to sit in the company of Holy Prophet(S.A.W.)when the Companions(R.A.) recited verses and told tales of the Days of Ignorance(Daura-e-jahiliya).The Holy prophet(S.A.W.) did not stop them. he listened to them silently but some times laughed with them.