Tag: Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī

Prophet King or Slave Messenger

Imām ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī Mentions:1 The Prophet (ﷺ) chose the station of al-ʿubūdīyyah (slavery and servitude) over and above the station of kingship. Once – on the day of the conquest of Makkah – a man stood-up (out of reverence) for the Prophet (ﷺ), who, being shocked, said to him, “Do not trouble yourself! Indeed, I am not a king. Rather, I am merely the son of a Qurayshī woman who eats dry meat.”2 It has also been authentically reported from the Prophet (ﷺ) that he said, Do not over-praise me as the Christians over-praised ʿĪsá, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So...

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