Muhammad ﷺ - The incomparable & Matchless Nabi
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Sayyiduna Abbas Bin Abdul Muttalib رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا has stated: I humbly said to the Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, ‘Ya Rasoolallah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! Quraysh are sitting and talking about one another’s genealogy and they have taunted [you] about your genealogy.’ So the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:

إِنَّ اللَّہَ خَلَقَ الخَلْقَ فَجَعَلَنِی  مِنْ  خَیْرِ ہِمْ مِنْ خَیْرِ     فِرَقِہِمْ  وَخَیْرِ  الفَرِیقَیْنِ،  ثُمَّ  تَخَیَّرَ  القَبَائِلَ  فَجَعَلَنِی  مِنْ  خَیْرِ  قَبِیلَۃٍ،  ثُمَّ  تَخَیَّرَ  البُیُوتَ  فَجَعَلَنِی  مِنْ  خَیْرِ  بُیُوتِہِمْ،   فَأَنَا  خَیْرُہُمْ  نَفْسًا،  وَخَیْرُہُمْ  بَیْتًا

i.e. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ made the creation, so He عَزَّوَجَلَّ placed me in the better part from its two parts; He عَزَّوَجَلَّ then made tribes, so He عَزَّوَجَلَّ placed me in the better tribe; and then He عَزَّوَجَلَّ made families, so He placed me in the better family; thus, I am the best of the entire creation and my family is also the best of all families. (Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 350, Hadees 3627)

Sharh [explanation] of the words of Hadees

In the explanation of this blessed Hadees, Allamah Husayn Bin Mahmood Shirazi Muzhiri Hanafi (who passed away in 727 Hijri) رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: i.e. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ made the creation and divided it into two parts, Arab and Ajam [non-Arab]. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ then placed me in the better part, i.e. Arab. Then, He عَزَّوَجَلَّ divided the Arab into different tribes, so He عَزَّوَجَلَّ placed me in the best tribe, i.e. Quraysh. He عَزَّوَجَلَّ then made families in the tribes, so He عَزَّوَجَلَّ placed me in the better family, i.e. Banu Haashim; thus my tribe is better than your tribes and my family is better than your families, and when this fact has been clearly known, understand [the fact] that I am myself also Afdal [superior] than the entire creation created by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and my family is also better than all families.

In short, the pure origin of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was placed in the Pusht [i.e. back] of Sayyiduna Aadam عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام and then, generation to generation, this pure origin reached Banu Haashim by the commandment of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Thus, in relation to excellence, nobility and purity, the rank and status of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the entire creation is the same as that of the heart in all the body parts. (Al-Mafateeh Fi-Sharah-ul-Masabeeh, vol. 6, pp. 102, Taht-al-Hadees 4478)

3       Sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

1          Love Arabs because of three reasons: I am an Arab; the Holy Quran is in Arabic and the Kalam [language] of the Heaven dwellers is Arabic. (Barakaat Aal-e-Rasool, pp. 235 - 236)

2          Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has blessed the Quraysh with excellence in such 7 attributes which He عَزَّوَجَلَّ neither gave to anyone before them nor after them: (1) I am from Quraysh (2) the final Nabi is from them (3) [Privilege of] being the ‘doorkeeper of Baytullah’ is held by them (4) [Privilege of] providing water to Hujjaj [Hajj pilgrims] is held by them (5) Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ helped them against the elephants (6) They worshipped Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ for ten years; at that time, there was no one who worshipped [Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ] except them (7) [They hold the privilege that] Surah-al-Quraish has been revealed [which speaks] about them in which none has been mentioned except them. (Barakaat Aal-e-Rasool, pp. 233 - 234)

3          Jibraeel Ameen عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلاَم said to me: I have searched the east and west of the earth but I did not find the sons of any father having excellence more than Bani Haashim. (Barakaat Aal-e-Rasool, pp. 91)

Our Nabi is most superior

We came to know from the abovementioned blessed Hadees that our honourable Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is Afdal [superior] than all Ambiya and Rusul as he himself has stated: I am myself better than the entire creation. Moreover, it is stated in blessed Tirmizi that the Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: I am the chief of all the descendants of Adam. (Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 99, Hadees 3159) Imam-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has elaborated it in detail in his blessed booklet, namely ‘ تَجَلِّیُ   الْیَقِیْن(Fatawa Razawiyyah, volume 30, page 129-264)

A proof of ‘Iman of Rasool’s ancestors’

In the explanation of the abovementioned Hadees, Allamah Zaynuddin Muhammad, famously known as Abdul Ra’uf Manaawi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه (who passed away in 1031 Hijri) has stated: i.e. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is better than all in relation to his origin (parents) as well because he kept transferring in Tahir [pure] Pusht [i.e. backs] and wombs (through Nikah) from generation to generation until he reached the Pusht [i.e. back] of Sayyiduna Abdullah. (Fayz-ul-Qadeer, vol. 2, pp. 294, Taht-al-Hadees 1735)

We came to know that all the ancestors of the Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم were Mu’min and Muwahhid [one who believes in the Oneness of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ]. None of them was a Kafir [unbeliever] and Mushrik [polytheist] because according to the Holy Quran, neither are Mushrikeen Tahir [pure] nor better than Mu’mineen, and according to the abovementioned blessed Hadees, it is known that all the ancestors of the Beloved Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are Tahir and better than all.

Mentioning one more proof in this regard, A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has stated:

وَ لَعَبْدٌ مُّؤْمِنٌ خَیْرٌ مِّنْ مُّشْرِكٍ

And undoubtedly, a Muslim slave is better than a polytheist man

[Part. 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 221]

And the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: In every Qarn[1] and category, I have been sent from the best of all the Qarns of Bani Adam [children of Adam] and finally I have been [sent] in the Qarn in which I have been born. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 488, Hadees 3557)

It is stated in a Sahih [authentic] Hadees of Sayyiduna Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen, Maula of Muslimeen, Sayyiduna Ali-ul-Murtada رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: At least 7 Muslims have indeed existed on the face of the earth in every era. If it was not so, the earth and earth dwellers would all get destroyed. (Sharah-uz-Zarqaani ‘Alal-Mawahib, vol. 1, pp. 327)

It is stated in a Hadees of Aalim-ul-Quran, Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Abbas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا: Translation: After Sayyiduna Nuh عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام, the earth never became empty of 7 [chosen] servants of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ removes torment from the earth dwellers because of them. (Sharah-uz-Zarqaani ‘Alal-Mawahib, vol. 1, pp. 328)

It is proved from Sahih Ahadees that in every Qarn and category, at least 7 Muslim chosen servants have indeed existed on the face of the earth, and it is proved from Sahih Hadees that the ancestors of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم were from the best of Qarn in every era and every Qarn, and the Quranic Ayah is evident that a Kafir can never be better than even a Muslim slave, no matter how honourable he is in his tribe and how great his genealogy is, then it becomes Wajib [necessary] that in every Qarn and category, the ancestors of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are from those very pious and chosen servants [of Allah] or else معاذاللہ it will be contrary to the saying of Rasoolullah  صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in Hadees and [contrary to] what Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has stated in the Holy Quran.

(Fatawa-e-Razawiyyah, vol. 30, pp. 268 - 269)

Proof of Meelad Mahfil

That Mahfil is called Meelad Mahfil in which the blessed birth of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Mu’jizaat at the time of his blessed birth, the genealogy of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, his excellence and virtues, etc., are mentioned. The abovementioned blessed Hadees is also the proof of this blessed Mahfil as in this blessed Hadees, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has himself expressed his genealogy and its perfect glory and nobility. In many other Ahadees, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has mentioned the nobility and high status of his genealogy; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Translation: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ chose Kinanah from the children of Ismail, [He عَزَّوَجَلَّ chose] Quraish from Kinanah, Bani Haashim from Quraysh and [He عَزَّوَجَلَّ chose] me from Bani Haashim. (Muslim, pp. 962, Hadees 2276)



[1] Qarn here refers to the people of one era.

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