Is the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) more superior than other Prophets

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) more superior than other Prophets? Is he leader of the Prophets? Is he better than others? If it is true please quote and explain.

Narrated by Abu Sa`id (Radiyallahu Anhu): The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “Do not prefer some prophets to others.”

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو نُعَيْمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ لاَ تُخَيِّرُوا بَيْنَ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ‏”‏‏.‏

Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radiyallahu Anhu): The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “He who says that I am better than Jonah bin Matta, tells a lie.’

حَدَّثَنِي إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْمُنْذِرِ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ فُلَيْحٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، عَنْ هِلاَلِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ، مِنْ بَنِي عَامِرِ بْنِ لُؤَىٍّ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، رضى الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ قَالَ أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ مَتَّى فَقَدْ كَذَبَ ‏”‏‏.‏

Bismillaah

A: Yes.

Ulama explain that this prohibition has come so as to let people be more careful in them showing respect to the Ambiyaa (alaihimus salaam), since if they commence comparing the Ambiyaa it may result in the disrespect of some Ambiyaa.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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