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This booklet ‘ The Status of the Messenger and His Rights upon Us,’ is written by The Eminent Shaykh, the Muhaddith, Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee.
This booklet is a lecture explaining the status of the Messenger of Allaah and his rights upon this Ummah, which is the Ummah of those who have accepted Islaam and of those who are called to Islaam, from the Jinn and mankind. Indeed the noble Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – has a great status, and a very high position which none from the creation can reach, since he is the leader of the sons of Adam on the Day of Judgment. Adam and whoever came after him is under the Messenger’s flag- sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.
He was given the great intercession which the other great Messengers excused themselves from. This great intercession that Allaah chose especially for him and preferred it for him above all the worlds.
Without doubt, his Lord Azza wa Jaal honored him and favoured him with abundant miracles which Allaah never gave to the other Prophets – Alayhim as-Sallam- and yet Allaah has given all of them high positions.
On the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ” I was preferred over the other Prophets with six things: I was given eloquent speech, victory by frightening the enemy, the war-booty was made permissible for me, the earth was made as a means of purification and a place of worship, I was sent to all of creation and Prophet hood was completed with me.” Saheeh Muslim (523)
On the authority of Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-Aaas -radiAllaah anhumma – who said: ‘The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- never used bad language neither did he say or do evil acts. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners.’ Sahih Bukhari