Muhammad Alaihi ‘s-salâm’s Superiority
Muhammad (‘alaihi ‘s-salâm) is the highest of prophets and is Allâhu ta’âlâ’s compassion for all creatures. 18,000 ‘âlams (worlds of beings) received benefit from his ocean of blessings. By the consensus (of the ‘ulamâ’), he is the Prophet for all human beings and genies. Many (scholars) said he was the Prophet for angels, plants, animals and for every substance. While other prophets had been sent to certain tribes in certain countries, Rasûlullah (‘alaihi ‘s-salâm) was and is the Prophet of all worlds and all the living and lifeless creatures.
Allâhu ta’âlâ had addressed other prophets by their names. As for Muhammad (‘alaihi ‘s-salâm), He favoured him by addressing him, “Oh My Prophet (Rasûl)!” The like of every miracle that had been granted to every prophet was presented to him. Allâhu ta’âlâ bestowed upon His Beloved Prophet more gifts and granted him more miracles than He had done to any other prophet of His. He was made superior to all prophets with countless honours and excellences: the moon split into two when he made a sign with his blessed finger; the stones in his palm uttered the Name of Allah; trees greeted him by saying, “O Rasûlallah”; the dry log named Hannâna cried because Rasûlullah (‘alaihi ‘s-salâm) departed from its side and left it alone; pure water flowed down through his blessed fingers; the high grades of al-Maqâm al-Mahmûd, ash-Shafâ’at al-kubrâ, al-Hawd al-Kawthar, al-Wasîla and al-Fadîla were said to be given to him in the next world; he had the honour of seeing Allâhu ta’âlâ’s Jamâl before entering Paradise; he had the greatest moral quality in the world, the most perfect faith, knowledge, gentleness, patience, gratitude, zuhd (devotion, asceticism), chastity, justness, heroism, bashfulness, bravery, modesty, wisdom, beautiful manners, helpfulness, mercy and inexhaustible honors and honourable traits. No one but Allâhu ta’âlâ knows the number of miracles given to him. His religion abrogated all other religions. His religion was the best and highest of all the religions. His umma is higher than all other ummas. The Awliyâ’ of his umma are more honourable than the Awliyâ’ of other ummas.