LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMADUN RASULULLAH
I understood that You would not place next to Your Name but the Most Beloved One of Your creation.
However, when he mentions this hadith he says: "Its chain is sound, and it is the first hadith of Abd al-Rahman ibn Zayd ibn Aslam which I mention in this book";
al-Hakim also declares sound another version through Ibn 'Abbas.
"It is related by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Ajurri, in his book al-Shari'a
Ibn Kathir mentions it after Bayhaqi in al-Bidayat wa al-Nihaya (1:75, 1:180).
However, the weakness of Abd al-Rahman ibn Zayd was known by Ibn al-Jawzi, Subki, Bayhaqi, Hakim, and Abu Nu'aym, yet all these scholars retained this hadith for consideration in their books.
And Ibn 'Asakir's narration has: And were it not for you, the world would not have been created."
Ibn 'Asakir from Jabir: The Prophet (Allah Bless him and grant him peace) said: "On the gate of Paradise is written:
Indeed everything was created for the sake of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and this is also proven from Quran when Quran states:
“Were it not for him, He would have neither created a Throne, nor a Footstool, nor a heaven, earth, sun or moon.”
ويمكن أن يفسر بوجه صحيح كقوله. (سخر لكم ما في السماوات وما في الأرض)
O ‘Isa! Have faith (imaan) in Muhammad and order your ummah to do the same. If Muhammad was not in existence, I would not have created Adam nor would I have made heaven or hell”.
I have not created anyone who is more honoured to me that you. I have created the world and all that is therein so that they may know the rank that you possess. I would not have created the world if I had not created you”.
“The dear Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) is the essence of the universe and is the reason for all creation. Had he not have been, then nothing would have come into existence”.
Imam Sharaf ad-Din Abu Abdullah Muhammad Busiri
“If it was not for the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) then the world would not exist”.
Allah said to Adam: If Muhammad had not existed, I would not have created you. Adam is the father of all men and whatever is in the Earth has been created for man. So when Adam was created due to the existence of the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), then it is obvious that the whole world was created due to him. Hence, the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) is the cause and the reason for all existence.
“It is because of the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) that the world was bought from non-existence to existence”.
Imam Mulla Ali Qari writes:
“If it were not for the blessing and the generosity of the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam), then the whole world would not have existed and apart from Allah, nothing would exist.
‘Allama Abul Ayash Abdul Ali Lakhnawi writes in his
‘Fawatih al-Rahmoot Sharh Musallam al-Thuboot’ that:
“If the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) were not in existence, then the blessings of Allah would not have blessed the creation”.
Only an ignoramus will argue against the authenticity of the subject matter, that is, that the Prophet of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) is the reason for creation. It is due to him that Allah, the Almighty, created the Universe.
‘We have not sent you except for the Mercy upon all the worlds
(d. 561AH) in his book, Sirr al-asrar fi ma yahtaju ilayh al-abrar
page,12-14 of the Lahore edition) said: