The Legislated Way of Honouring the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

by The Albaani Site

“Honouring the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in the legislated manner is done by believing in everything that has been authentically affirmed from him, and by doing so, belief in him being both a slave and Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم is brought together, without going to extremes or falling short.

For he صلى الله عليه وسلم is a man, according to the testimony of the Book and the Sunnah—but the Chief of Man and, unequivocally, the best of them according to the texts of the authentic hadiths, and as his life’s chronicles and biography prove, and due to the noble manners and praiseworthy characteristics that Allaah the Most High bestowed upon him which were not perfected in any man as they were in him صلى الله عليه وسلم, and Allaah the Most Great spoke the Truth when He addressed him with His Noble Statement, “And verily, you are on an exalted [standard of] character.”[Qalam 68:4]

As-Saheehah, 1/1/167.