𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝 (𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐦) 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 (𝟏𝟕:𝟕𝟖-𝟕𝟗)?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
I would like to know about the status of Prophet Muhammed peace and blessings be upon him
Praise be to Allah.
It is prescribed for everyone who hears the adhaan and call to prayer to repeat after the muezzin (caller to prayer), and when he has finished repeating the entire adhaan, he should send prayers and blessings on the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Then recite the words narrated in the sahih hadeeth (authentic prophetic narration) from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah, who reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever says when he hears the call to prayer, ‘Allahummah Rabba haadhihi’l-da’wat il-taammah wa’l-salaat il-qaa’imah, aati Muhammedan al-waseelata wa’l-fadeelah, wab’athhu maqaaman mahmoodan alladhi wa’adtahu (O Allah, Lord of this perfect Call and the Prayer to be offered, grant Muhammed the privilege and also the eminence, and resurrect him to the praised position that You have promised), will be granted my intercession on the Day of Resurrection.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 579).
There is no phrase in this du’aa’ like “al-darajah al-‘aaliyah al-rafee’ah (the high and elevated status),” so this should not be said. The conjunction “wa” in the phrase “al-waseelata wa’l-fadeelah (the privilege and also the eminence) is by way of explanation; waseelah is the status higher than the rest of creation.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explained it in the hadeeth narrated by ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas, who said that he heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say:
“When you hear the muezzin and say something like he says, then send blessings on me, whoever sends blessings on me, Allah will send blessings tenfold on him.
Then ask Allah to grant me al-waseelah, for it is a status in Paradise that only one of the slaves of Allah will reach, and I hope that I will be the one. Whoever asks for al-waseelah for me will be granted intercession.” (Reported by Muslim, 577).
The “praised position” (maqaam mahmood) is intercession before Allah so that He will start to judge between His slaves, and no one will be granted this except Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
This is mentioned in the words of Allah addressed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) (interpretation of the meaning):
“Perform al-salaah from mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e., the Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib and ‘Isha’ prayers), and recite the Qur’ân in the early dawn (i.e., the morning prayer).
Verily, the recitation of the Qur’ân in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night).
And in some parts of the night (also) offer the salaah (prayer) with it (i.e., recite the Qur’ân in the prayer), as an additional prayer (tahajjud – optional prayer) for you (O Muhammed). It may be that your Lord will raise you to maqaaman mahmoodah (a station of praise and glory, i.e., the highest degree in Paradise).” al-Isra Quran (17:78-79)
It is called al-maqaam al-mahmood because all of creation will praise Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for that status, because his intercession will ease their distress on that terrible day by setting the process of judgement in motion.
And Allah knows best.
Are there any contradictions between: we have chosen some of those messengers above others from the noble quranic verse quran (2:253) and we make no distinction between any of his messengers. In this noble quranic verse- quran (2:285)And why Muslims Claim Prophet Muhammed Best of all Prophets and Messengers of Allah