Islam Mohammad Quran

The Honour and Status of the Prophet [SAWS]


This is an amazing 2-minute talk on the honour and status given to the Prophet [SAWS] by Allah [SWT]. It is delivered by Shaikh Muhammad Hassan and it’s in Arabic. An approximate translation is also provided:

Translation (provided by sister Amatullah)

Our Rabb – Honorable and Exalted – never calls the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam in the whole Qur’an with the calling “yaa“. In other words, He never says “ya Muhammad”, ever. He [SWT] calls all of the Prophets and Messengers by their honorable names with the calling “yaa“:

1- يَا آدَمُ اسْكُنْ أَنْتَ وَزَوْجُكَ الْجَنَّةَ O Aadam, dwell you and your wife in Paradise! (2:35)

2- يَا نُوحُ اهْبِطْ بِسَلَامٍ مِنَّا O Nuh, descend with peace from Us! (11:48)

3- يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ قَدْ صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْيَا O Ibrahim, you have fulfilled the dream! (37:104-105)

4- يَا مُوسَىٰ إِنِّي أَنَا اللَّهُ O Musa, Indeed I am Allah! (28:30)

5- يَا عِيسَىٰ إِنِّي مُتَوَفِّيكَ وَرَافِعُكَ إِلَيَّ O Esa! I will take you and raise you to Myself. (3:55)

6- يَا زَكَرِيَّا إِنَّا نُبَشِّرُكَ بِغُلَامٍ O Zakariyya! We give you glad tidings of a son. (19:7)

7- يَا يَحْيَىٰ خُذِ الْكِتَابَ بِقُوَّةٍ O Yahya! Hold fast to this book. (19:12)

But bring me one ayah in the whole Qur’an where Allah says: ya Muhammad, never! Rather He only says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا

O Prophet! Verily, We have sent you as witness, and a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner. (33:45)

…or He only says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لاَ يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ

O Messenger! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you. (5:41)

…or He only calls him by his traits:

1- يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُدَّثِّرُ قُمْ فَأَنْذِرْ

O you enveloped! Arise and warn! (74:1-2)

2- يَا أَيُّهَا الْمُزَّمِّلُ قُمِ اللَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا

O you wrapped in garments! Stand (for prayer) at night, except little. (73:1-2)

…and He does not mention his honorable name except by attaching it with his messengership and prophethood:

1- مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (48:29)

2- وَمَا مُحَمَّدٌ إِلَّا رَسُولٌ

Muhammad is no more than a Messenger. (3:144)

3- مَا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِنْ رِجَالِكُمْ وَلَـٰكِنْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ

Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah. (33:40)

Then Allah ta’ala shows us through His verses the measure of our Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He conveys that He purified his intellect:

مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ

Your companion has neither gone astray nor erred. (53:2)

…He purified his sight as He says:

مَا زَاغَ الْبَصَرُ وَمَا طَغَىٰ

The sight turned not aside, nor it transgressed beyond (the) limit. (53:17)

…He purified his honesty as He says:

وَمَا يَنْطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ

Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. (53:3)

…He purified his learning as He says:

عَلَّمَهُ شَدِيدُ الْقُوَىٰ

He has been taught by one mighty in power (Angel Jibreel). (53:5)

…He purified his chest as He says:

أَلَمْ نَشْرَحْ لَكَ صَدْرَكَ

Have We not expanded your chest for you? (94:1)

…He purified his sins as He says:

وَوَضَعْنَا عَنْكَ وِزْرَكَ

and We removed from you your burden. (94:2)

…He purified his remembrance as He says:

وَرَفَعْنَا لَكَ ذِكْرَكَ

and We raised high for you your repute. (94:4)

…He purified his forbearance as He says:

بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ

For the believers (he is) full of kindness, full of mercy. (9:128)

…He purified him wholly and comprehensively as He says, Honorable and Exalted:

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

And verily, you are on an exalted standard of character. (68:4)

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and upon all of his family and companions.

Amazing, isn’t it! Don’t you feel like sending blessings on the Prophet [SAWS]?

A side note: if you understand the Arabic (even partially), then you would’ve enjoyed this 10x more.

Was salaato was Salaamo ala Nabiyyina Muhammad. Wa lillahil hamd.

By Aarij Anwer

Born in Karachi. Raised in the GTA. AlKauthar instructor. Qutoof CEO. Author. Bookings:

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