Is Prophet Muhammad the best of creation?
Is the Messenger of God the best of creation as far as lineage is concerned, and what is the proof for this?
Prophet Muhammad is the best of mankind as he said, “I am the master of the children of Adam without haughtiness.” Rather, he is the best of all of all creation as he is even better and higher in rank than the throne of God.
Therefore it is not becoming that any human would be better than him in any aspect that is worthy of praise and lineage is one of those aspects. God has praised and honored is lineage by saying, “and your transformation amongst those who prostrate.”
Ibn Abbas said concerning this verse that “his transformation, literally moving from one womb to another, was amongst the righteous of the children of Adam including Noah and Abraham.” , Therefore he was the best of lineage amongst the prophets and he was the one with the best of lineage overall as he indicated himself, “God has chosen from the children of Abraham Ismail, and He has chosen from the children of Ismail Bani Kinana and He has chosen from the children of Bani Kinana Quraysh and He has chosen from the children of Quraysh Ibn Hashim and He has chosen me from the children of Ibn Hashim.” Also he said, “God has created all of creation and He has made me from the best of creation, from the best generation.
Then He made them two factions and made me from amongst the best of these factions then He made them into tribes then He made me from amongst the best of tribes then He made them into families and me from amongst the best of these families and the best of souls.”
He is our master Abu Qasim Muhammad the son of Abd Allah the son of Abd al-Mutalib the son of Hashim the son of Abd al-Manaf the son of Qusay the son of Kilab the son of Mirra the son of Kab the son of Luay the son of Ghalib the son of Fihr the son of Malik the son of al-Nadar the son of Kinana the son of Khuzayma the son of ibn Mudrika the son of Ilyas the son of Mudir the son of Nazar the son of Muid the son of Adnan.
His mother was Amina the daughter of Wahb the son of Abd al-Manaf the son of Zuhra the son of Kalab who is the Messenger of God’s fifth grandfather.
A lineage as if it has the sun of the early morning as its Light and the morning of daybreak as its pole There is none but master upon master in it In its possession are virtue, piety, and kindness From what has been mentioned we have learned that the Messenger of God is absolutely the best of creation. May God benefit us with him in this life and the hereafter and may He make us follow his path and our final supplication is all praise is die to God and God is most high and all knowledgeable.