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SAYYID - سيد


Literally: A master. A lord. A prince.

As an Islamic term: An Islamic chief or leader. A descendant from Muhammad (asm) especially through Husayn (ra), the  younger grandson of the prophet. Any descendant of Muhammad (asm) eminently distinguished for virtue and ‘ilm, who follows his way.

This name is also given to Ar-Rasûl Al-Akram ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm due to his being Imam, chief, and leader of mankind.


“Yes, look to the ma’nawî collective personality of that proof: the face of the earth is a mosque, Mecca a mihrab and Medina a minbar. Our Prophet ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm, this clear proof, is the Imam of all ahl al-îmân, preacher to all mankind, the chief of all the prophets, sayyid of all the awliyâ, the leader of the dhâkirs of a circle for the dhikr comprising all the prophets and awliyâ. He is a luminous tree, all the prophets are the living roots of it and all the awliyâ are its fresh fruits that all the prophets relying on their miracles and all the awliyâ relying on their karâmât confirm and subscribe all claims of him. For he says and claimsلاَ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللّٰهُ . All on left and right, that is those luminous dhâkirs lined up in the past and the future, repeat the same words and through their consensus in a ma’nawî manner declare: "صَدَقت وبالحق نطقت "1 Which wahm would dare to meddle in a claim that is corroborated by the countless signatures such as these?” The Nineteenth Word-1st Droplet


“Did anyone ever appear in ‘âlam more worthy and more in possession of the above-mentioned qualities and duties than Muhammad the Arabian ‘Alayhissalâtu Wassalâm? Has time ever shown us one most worthy and most conformable to the rank of messengerhood and the duty of tablîgh? No, by no means! Indeed he is the Sayyid of all Rasûls, the Imam of all Prophets, the leader of all asfiyâ, the closest to Allah of all those who have drawn nigh unto Him, the most perfect of all creatures, the sultân of all murshids.

Quite apart from the countless indications of his nubuwwah deriving from more than a thousand miracles, such as the splitting of the moon and the flowing of water from his fingers, that all the people of tahqîq unanimously confirm, the supreme miracle of the Glorious Qur'an -an ocean of haqiqah and a book miraculous in forty different respects- is itself enough to demonstrate his prophethood as clearly as the sun.” The Words ( 73 )

1 (You speak the truth and what you say is Haqq!)

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