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The Exalted Station of Prophet Muhammadﷺ

by Minhaj

Following is an excerpt from the famous hadith book Al-Minhaj us-Sawi authored by Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri. This book comprises different chapters and sections that are predicated on subjects like the exalted station of the Prophetﷺ, his noble virtues, his living status, the gnosis of his esteemed station, intercession, virtues of his kindred, Caliphs and Companions(RA), his miracles and the nobility of his Ummah.

Hadith #1
According to Hadrat Jubayr b. Mut’im(RA): “Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: ‘I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad, I am al- Mahi [the Eraser] with whom Allah erases unbelief, I am al- Hashir [the Collector] at whose foot the people will be collected (on the Day of Resurrection), and I am al-Aqib[the Last in Succession (of the Prophets)].’”•[al- Bukhari in al-Sahih: Bk.: al-Manaqib [Virtues], Ch.:What has come to us about the names of Allah’s Messenger(peace be upon him), 3/1299 §3339, & Bk.: al-Tafsir [Interpretation], Ch.: Interpretation of Surah al-Saff,4/1858 §4614. •Muslim in al-Sahih: Bk.: al-Fadail [Excellent Merits], Ch.:Concerning his names, 4/828 §2354.]

Hadith #2
According to Hadrat Abu Hurayra(RA): “The Prophetﷺ said: ‘There is no believer to whom I am not the closest of the people in this world and the Hereafter. Recite if you wish: “This (Esteemed) Prophet is nearer to and has a greater claim on the believers than their own souls [al-Nabiyyu awla bi almuminina min anfusi-him].” (Q.33:6). Whenever a believer leaves some wealth, let it be inherited by his relatives, whoever they may be, and if he leaves a debt or children, let them come to me, for I am their custodian! (And it is the system of the government after me that will fulfil these responsibilities.)’” •[al- Bukhari in al-Sahih: al-TafsÏr / al-Ahzab 4/1795 §4503. •al- Darimi in al-Sunan, 2/341 §2594. •al- Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra, 6/238 §12148.]

Hadith #3
According to Hadrat Anas b. Malik (RA): “I heard Allah’s Messengerﷺ say: ‘We the offspring of Abd al-Mutallib are the chieftains of the Garden of Paradise: I and Hamza and Ali and Jafar and Hasan and Husayn and the Mahdi.’•[Ibn Majah in al-Sunan: Bk.: al-Fitan [Troubles], Ch.: The emergence of the Mahdi, 2/1368 §4087.]

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