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The ruling regarding calling the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam, the master of the Jinn and men


Asalamo AlaikumWhat is the ruling regarding calling the Prophet Muhammad(Sallalahu Alaihi Wa sallam) the master of the Jinn and men or the Master of the two worlds?Question 2:Is it permissible to say ''My world has been destroyed'' or ''Gaming world'' or ''I dont know what world you're living in''?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

The Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is undoubtedly the master of the prominent beings and the entire creatures; however, He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) dislikes that his companions would call him under this very title (i.e., master) or to take an extremist approach in praising him, lest they could fall into the trap of this kind of extremism detested by the Sharee'ah or that they would draw a comparison between him and the masters of this worldly life who assume the offices of authority over their people. On that, Imam Abu Daawood  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him narrated on the authority of Muttarrif that he said, "I went with a deputation of Banu ʿAmir to the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and we said: “You are our master (sayyid). To this, he replied: The lord is Allah, the Blessed and Exalted. Then we said: And one of us most endowed with excellence and superiority. To this, he replied: Say what you have to say, or part of what you have to say, and do not let the devil make you his agents."

Author of ʿAwn Al-Maʿbood quoted Al-Khattaabi, “… Call me a Prophet and a Messenger as Allah, the Exalted, named me in His Book; don’t call me 'master' as you call your leaders and people of high rank among you; and don’t make me like them, for I am not like any of them since though they preside over you in this life though worldly means, I preside over you with Prophethood and the Message, so call me a Prophet and Messenger.

In his Saheeh, Imam Al-Bukhaari  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a slave. So, call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle.

As for the statement “my life has been ruined,” if it is uttered to show discontent, this is against patience. If it is said by means of complaint, it is considered as complaining Allah, the Exalted, to people, which is complete ignorance as shown by Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in Al-Fawaa’ed, “The ignorant complains Allah, the Almighty, to people, which is total ignorance of the Rank of the One against Whom the complaint is made and the rank of the one to whom the complaint is made. In truth, had this ignorant known the Rank of His Lord, he would never have complained Him, the Exalted. Besides, had he realized the (genuine) rank of people, he would have never made complaints to them. Some of the ancestors saw a man complaining to another about his poverty and need, whereupon the second man said to him, 'O so and so! By Allah, you gained nothing but complaining the One Who showers you with mercy to the one who could not show mercy to you, and then recited the following line of poetry,

When you are afflicted with a trial, be patient with it
In the way the generous would do, for He is of you All-Knowing
And if complain to the son of Adam
You complain to the All-Merciful to the one who could not show you mercy

As for the statement “the world is a mere game” if it is meant to indicate that this world is created in vain and for no wisdom, it is impermissible. This is evidenced by the Saying of Allah, the Almighty, {And We did not create the heavens and earth and that between them in play. We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.} [Quran, 44:38-39] However, if the meaning intended is that its lusts and pleasures don't last and that all of its pleasure is nothing but playing if compared with the Hereafter, this meaning is true and correct as recorded in the Glorious Quran itself, {And the worldly life is not but amusement and diversion, but the home of the Hereafter is best for those who fear Allah, so will you not reason?} [Quran, 6:32] The same applies to the statement “I don’t know what kind of worlds you live in”; that is to say that if the speaker says this statement to someone who lost the Path of his Lord and lives in the illusions of wishes away from acts of obedience, the meaning will be thus correct and valid since it would be interpreted as means of reproaching that person. But, if this very statement is used by someone to express those people were created for no wisdom, then the meaning is incorrupt and invalid. The latter case applies to the poet Iyliaa Abu Maadi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him who once said in one of his poems, "Why (I was created)? I don’t know.'

Finally, we draw the attention of the questioner that many of his questions include some kind of detestable exaggeration, which does not result in leading the person to make sound deeds or have a sound creed, so we advise you to keep away from this kind of questions and not to waste our time and his with such questions. We furthermore advise him to seek after the Sharee'ah knowledge for it would serve as a light and a means of salvation for the seeker after it, by the Permission of Allah, the Exalted.

Allah knows best.

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