Describing the Prophets with Al-'Uboodiyah

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Describing the Prophets with Al-'Uboodiyah

Concerning 'Eesa (AS) (Jesus), to whom the divinity and sonship to the deity were falsely ascribed, Allah (SWT) said,

"He ('Eesa) was no more ~han a 'Abd. We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel." [Az-Zukhruf:59]

This is why the Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS) said in the authentic Hadeeth, "Do not flatter me as the Christians have flattered 'Eesa, son of Mariyam, for I am only a 'Abd of Allah; therefore say: 'Abd-u-Allah (the worshiper of Allah) Wa Rasool-u-hu (and His Messenger)." (1)


Al-Bukhari narrated it in his book "Al-Jaami' As-Saheeh" upon 'Umar bin Al-Khattab(RAA).