It should be noted that Almighty Allah has not given the best kind of veneration as he has to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). An example is the verse, [And lo! You are of a tremendous nature] (Al-Qalam 30: 4) It is known that Allah firstly created Adam (peace be upon him).

Dr. Salah Sultan, president of the American Center for Islamic Research, Columbus, Ohio, the US, and member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, stated: It is known that Almighty Allah first created the heavens and the earth, then Adam and put him in the heaven, then Adam populated the earth. In many authentic narrations, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) pointed out that he came from many generations that preceded him. He is reported to have said, “Indeed, Allah chose the sons of Isma`il, and from them He chose Kinanah, and from Kinanah He chose Quraish, and from Quraish he chose BanuHashim, and from BanuHashim He chose me” (Muslim). He also said, “I am the offspring of the could-be sacrificed two,” meaning prophet Isma`il and `Abdullah, Prophet Muhammad’s father. It is very important to note here that superiority and excellence is not for those who came first, but for those who proved to be the best in conduct and consciousness of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is the best of humankind, the most conscious of Allah, and the best of Allah’s servants, and he always took pride in being a servant of Allah. On the other hand, we should only accept authentic hadiths when it comes to unseen matters. Therefore, we should be aware of weak and fabricated hadiths in this regard.