Describing Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) as the Best Creation
By. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen(may Allah have Mercy on him)
Question: Can Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) be described as the best of creation?
Answer: I don’t know about that. There isn’t any sound proof for us to call him the best of creation. What is authentic is found in the hadeeth where he (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
أَنَا سَيِّدُ وَلَدِ آدَمَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ…
I shall be pre-eminent amongst the descendants of Adam on the Day of Resurrection…[Muslim 6079] .
No doubt among the son of Adam he is the best. Allah says, “
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا
And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam, and We have carried them on land and sea, and have provided them with At-Taiyibat (lawful good things), and have preferred them above many of those whom We have created with a marked preference.[ Isra -70 ].
Allah didn’t say over all creation.
Taken from” Thaamarat Tadween min Masa’il Al-Uthaymeen” . Compiled by Dr. Ahmad ibn Adbul Qadi. Question number 7
Translated by Abu Aaliyah Adbullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle