The Noble Lineage Of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam




‘Undoubtedly, a Rasool has to come you who is from amongst you (i.e.

from the noblest and most honourable family, etc.)’ (Surah Taubah –

Aayat 128)


After reciting the above Aayat, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:

As far as (Nasab) lineage, (Swihr) in-laws and (Hasab) descent is concerned, I am the most virtuous and the best of all of you. There is no fornication in my ancestors (primogenitors) from Aadam Alayhis Salaam (until me) – All of us (i.e. my ancestors and myself) were born through Nikah (wedlock).


[Al-Khasaaisul Kubra – As-Seeratul Halabiyyah – Ash-Shifaa – Subulul Huda – Ashraful Wasaail – Sharah Mawaahib – and many more kitabs]




Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I am Muhammad the son of Abdullah and the grandson of Abdul Muttalib. When Allah Ta’ala created Creation, He made me among the better group (i.e. man). Then He created two races (the Arabs and Non-Arabs) and He made me among the better race (i.e. the Arabs). Then He moulded them (the Arabs) into many tribes and He made me among the best of tribes (i.e. the Quraish). Then He formed them (the Quraish) into several families and He made me among the best family (i.e. the Bani Haashim). I am, therefore, individually the best and family-wise too the best.” [Mishkaat citing Tirmizi – Nashrut Teeb]


The unadulterated lineage of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is the best, noblest, purest and most virtuous in the entire world. The superiority and uniqueness of the lineage is such an indisputable fact that even the Kuffaar of Makkah and the enemies of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam could not reject!

The Kuffaar search for faults in Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. However, when the Roman King, Heraculous, enquired from Abu Sufyaan – who at that time was not yet a Muslim – regarding the personality and lineage of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam: “How is his lineage?”

Abu Sufyaan responded: “Amongst us, he has a very exalted lineage.”

Upon hearing this response, Heraculous commented: “The Prophets are always from noble families.”

The outstanding, distinguished, unblemished and illustrious Nasab (lineage) of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam undoubtedly comprises of a golden chain which was not contaminated with the fornication of the pagan times!




Hazrat Aisha Radhiyallahu Anha relates from Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and he narrates from Jibreel Alayhis Salaam who says:

“I travelled the whole of the East and West and I did not see anyone more virtuous than Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and nor any family more virtuous than the Bani Haashim.”

When the lineage of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is so impressive and eminent and he is the most virtuous, then one gains an idea of how important and great is the Sunnah which is undoubtedly the best of ways in the entire world. How many of us really practise upon the Sunnah??? Or do we abandon and/or degrade the Sunnah!!! What is our attitude towards the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam?


Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Hold onto my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen”