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Ten reasons Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the best Prophet of all time.

[dropcap color=”#55bbff”]A[/dropcap]s Muslims, it is mandatory that we believe in all Prophets and Messengers of God, without making any distinction between them. As Allah states in the Quran regarding the believers:
“All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” Quran 2:285
Nevertheless, although we make no distinction in terms of believing that all Prophets and Messengers were sent by God, whether it be Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and of course Muhammad ﷺ, we do in fact favour certain Prophets amongst others. As Allah also states in the Quran:
“Those messengers – some of them We caused to exceed others. Among them were those to whom Allah spoke, and He raised some of them in degree…” Quran 2:253
On saying this, we as Muslims wholeheartedly believe that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the greatest of all Prophets due to the many evidences available. We have compiled a list of ten of the strongest signs that prove this, along with their accompanying references.
  • He was the final Messenger sent by God to the entirety of humanity.
Allah states in the Quran:
“Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of God, and the Seal of the Prophets: and God has full knowledge of all things. Quran 33:40
Thawban also narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
“…And I am the last of the Prophets, there is no Prophet after me.”
  • He was given the Quran, the final revelation of God.
Allah states in the Quran:
He has sent down upon you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming what was before it. And He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. Quran 3:3
  • He was granted the largest following.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Amongst the apostles I would have the largest following on the Day of Resurrection, and I would be the first to knock at the door of Paradise.”  
  • He is the leader of the children of Adam.
  • He will be the first to be resurrected.
  • He will be the first to intercede on the Day of Judgement.
Abu Hurayrah, narrated that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
“I will be the leader of the sons of Adam on the Day of Resurrection, and the first one for whom the grave will be opened, and the first to intercede, and the first whose intercession will be accepted.’”
  • He will be the first to cross the Siraat bridge over Hell Fire.
It was narrated that ‘Ata bin Yazid said:
“I was sitting with Abu Hurairah and Abu Sa’eed. One of them narrated the hadith about intercession and the other was listening. He said: ‘Then the angels will come and intercede, and the messengers will intercede.’ And he mentioned the Sirat, and said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘I will be the first one to cross it…”
  • He will be the first to enter Paradise.
Anas bin Malik narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said:
“I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and will ask for it to be opened. The keeper will say: ‘Who are you?’ I will say, ‘Muhammad.’ He will say: ‘I was commanded not to open it for anyone before you.”
  • He was granted the Maqaam Al-Mahmoud (The Praised Station).
Allah states in the Quran:
“It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqaam Al-Mahmoud (a station of praise and glory).” Quran 17:79
Ibn Jareer said,
“Most of the commentators said that is the position which he ﷺ will occupy in order to intercede for the people on the Day of Resurrection, to ask that their Lord might grant them respite from the great hardship that they are suffering on this Day.”
  • He led all the Prophets in Prayer during the Night Journey.
This proves that our Prophet Muhammad  is the greatest leader, and as it was stated by Ibn Katheer at the beginning of his commentary on Surah Al-Isra’: “Then his honourable status and superiority to them was manifested when he was made to go forward to lead them in prayer, when Jibreel (peace be upon him) indicated to him that he should do so.” These are just a selection of the proofs that indicate that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was the greatest of all Prophets to have walked this Earth. May the peace and blessings of Allah, God Almighty, be upon him, his family and his companions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]