The Uniqueness of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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Our Beloved Aaqa (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the best and most unique creation of Allah Ta’ala. There is none like him and there never will be. No one except Allah Ta’ala knows the true status of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). There are numerous qualities of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that are exclusive to him and make him unique and superior to the rest of creation. Insha Allah below a few of these unique qualities will be listed and it is sure to increase our love and respect for our Beloved Rasool (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).

  • His sacred body never cast a shadow, whether in sunlight, moonlight or candlelight.
  • He was always outstanding in height when he sat or walked even amongst the tallest people in a crowd.
  • His Shahaadah finger was the same length as his middle finger.
  • Sleep never broke his wudhu.
  • When he smiled, rays of light beamed from his teeth.
  • If he stepped on a rock, it melted to comfort his footsteps.
  • Stones and trees greeted him saying, “Assalaatu Wassalaamu Alaika Ya Rasoolullah” when he passed them along his path.
  • Angels and clouds shaded him when he walked in sunshine.
  • His brilliant face glowed at night and outshone the radiance of the full moon.
  • The moon moved according to the direction of his fingers when he played in his cradle as a child.
  • He could see behind him as he could see ahead of him.
  • He could see in darkness as he could see in light.
  • His perspiration always had a strong fragrance similar to Kastori Musk, which is rare and is rated as the most fragrant and most expensive Attar in the world.
  • He is the only creation of Allah Ta’ala that saw Almighty Allah with his physical eyes.
  • The first thing that Allah Ta’ala created was his Noor and hence he is the first creation of Almighty Allah.
  • He will be the first person to be raised on the Day of Judgment.
  • He will be the first person to knock on the door of Jannat to be opened.
  • He will be the first person to cross the Pul Siraat (The Bridge that lies above Jahannam leading to Jannat).
  • He will be the first person to enter Jannat followed immediately by his beloved daughter Hazrat Sayyidah Fatima Zahra (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha).
  • The huge crowd that will assemble at the Pul Siraat to cross the bridge will be ordered to shut their eyes because the beloved daughter of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Sayyidah Fatima (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) will be crossing the bridge into Jannat.
  • He will be the first person to be granted the power of intercession on the Day of Judgment.
  • He will hold the flag of ‘Liwaa’ul Hamd’ in his hand on the Day of Qiyaamah under which all Prophets will assemble.
  • He will be the first person to make Sajdah to Allah Ta’ala and to see his Lord on the Day of Qiyaamah.
  • He will make Shafa’at (intercede) for the children (minors) of the Mushrikeen.
  • He never yawned.
  • A fly never sat on his body or clothes.
  • A lice or mosquito never bit or harmed him.
  • He is aware of the names of every person who will enter Jannat and all those who will be sentenced to the Fire of Hell.
  • His knowledge when compared to the knowledge of Allah is of no comparison similar to a drop weighed against the ocean, and the knowledge of the entire creation is of no comparison when compared to his knowledge.
  • He is the first Mu’min (believer) who declared the Tauheed of Allah.
  • He will be the only distributor of Divinely Blessed water at the Fountain of Kauthar on the Day of Qiyaamah.
  • He was created as the ultimate mercy for the entire universe.
  • No Ummahs of the past Prophets accumulated the Sunnahs of their respected Prophets as the Sahaabah of his Ummah did for him.
  • A Shaitaan is born with every human and the Shaitaan born with Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) brought Imaan on him and became a Muslim.
  • Allah Ta’ala communicated with him in every form of Wahi.
  • Allah Ta’ala never addressed him in the Holy Qur’an by his personal name. He always addressed him by his beautiful titles.
  • He is the only Prophet that was given the knowledge of Dajjaal and his activities.
  • His chaste wives and daughters are the highest ranked amongst all the women of the world.
  • The sand of his sacred city is Shifa for sickness.
  • He is the only person from whom the Angel of Death sought permission to remove the soul.
  • He is the only Prophet to have travelled on the Buraaq.
  • He will be the only person to be blessed on the Day of Qiyaamah with the Buraaq as a mode of transport and be accompanied by 70 000 Angels of Mercy.
  • It was made permissible for Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his Ummah to speak while fasting, while it was Haraam for previous Ummahs to talk in a state of fast.
  • The Ummah of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was ordered to give 2.5% as Zakaat annually while the previous Ummahs had to give 25% in Zakaat.
  • The greeting of “Assalaamu Alaikum” is exclusive to this Ummah and not anyone else.
  • If the past Ummahs committed sins Allah Ta’ala sent Azaab (punishment) on them in this world but due to the presence of “Rahmatallil Aalameen” amongst us, we are saved from this humiliation.
  • Many followers of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) will be sent to Jannat without questioning on the Day of Judgment.
  • There are 120 sectors in Jannat and 80 will be occupied by this Ummah and the remaining 40 by all the other Ummahs.

[Quoted from Al Khasa’isul Sughra written by Hazrat Imam Jalaaluddin Suyuti Rahmatullah Alaih]

This is just a drop in the ocean of the uniqueness of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) on which volumes can be written. Furthermore, it is due to his status and uniqueness that even his Ummah has been blessed by Allah Ta’ala with much exclusivity. May Allah Ta’ala grant us utmost love and respect for the highest and most beautiful of creation, our Beloved Rasool (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Ameen.

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