Benefit: The Humility of the Messenger of Allāh
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
A man once said, “O Muḥammad! [You are] our chief and the son of our chief! The best of us and the son of the best of us.”
The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) replied: “O people! Upon you is to hold fast to taqwá (piety) and let not the Shayṭān allure you. I am Muḥammad the son of ʿAbdullāh; I am a servant and Messenger of Allāh; I do not like for you to raise me above my level which I have been stationed by Allāh.”
Imām al-Albānī said its chain is ṣaḥīḥ according to the conditions of Muslim.
Source: al-Silsilah al-Ṣaḥīḥah, #1572.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī