The first of Allaah’s Creation

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Reference: Fataawa ‘Abdullaah ibn Humayd – Question No.3, Page 16

Question: Is it permissible for a Muslim to say ‘O the first of Allaah’s Creation’ – in praise of [the Prophet] Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

Response: [The Prophet] Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is the best of Allaah’s creation, and the highest of them in rank, however, he was not the first of Allaah’s Creation; it was not Aadam (‘alayhis-salaam) nor Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), rather, the first of Allaah’s Creation was the Throne [of Allaah].

As for what has been narrated that Allaah created Muhammad from light, and that he has joined his name with His, and that when Aadam was created and his soul was blown into him he saw his name written on the Throne [of Allaah] – then nothing about this has authentically been reported from the [Prophet] Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam); and Allaah [alone] has the Complete knowledge [of all affairs].

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.