Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary

Auther : Dr. Mohammed Bakr Ismail
Article translated to : العربية

`Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated:I heard the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, saying, "Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle."

The Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, had superior morals, he is infallible from all the physical and moral defects.

Allah praised him greatly in his book, and raised his rank it among the first and last generations, he said: { And indeed, you are of a great moral character.} Quran (68: 4). Ie, that you are in particular has noble character that surpassed all the creation.

In this Hadeeth, the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, forbids the most dangerous types of flattery, saying: " Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary." Do not say about me like that the Christians said about Jesus the son of Mary, in order to praise me. I am the slave of Allah and his Messenger. Do not say what contradicts these two attributes - slavery and mission - the greatest ever qualities.

Slavery to Allah is the purpose of all creation, and the Prophecy is the choice of Allah from his devoted slaves.

Allah is one and has no partner nor a child, to him belong the utmost perfection and the complete glorification, thus one may only say what Allah ordered him to say.

Do not be like the Christians, they have gone astray, and raised Jesus the son of Mary to a place that does not befit any slave, he is free of all that they attributed to him

 

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