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.

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