THE FIRST ATTRIBUTE-
The Slaves Of Allaah
Indeed, the greatest attribute of the believers, rather even the Prophets and Messengers is that they are slaves of Allaah. Indeed, Allaah honored them when He called them slaves of the Most Beneficent just as Allaah honoured His slaves and Messenger ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) in His saying:
“Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allaah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him], Who took His slave for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-Al-Haraam (at Makkah to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem)”. Soorah Al-Isra:1
Allaah said regarding Prophet ‘Isa (May Allaah protect him):
“The Messiah does by no means disdain that he should be a servant of Allaah, nor do the Angels who are near to Him”.
The Messenger of Allaah ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said:
“Do not praise me just as the Christians over praised (‘Isa) the son of Maryam, Indeed I am His slave, so say slave of Allaah and His Messenger”
Saheeh Al-Bukhari (3445)
So where Allaah referred to His slaves as being His slaves then it shows that Allaah honoured them. This is why Allaah enlightened the slaves of The Beneficent with these attributes (that follow).
More Attributes to follow inshaa’ Allaah
Taken from 15 Attributes of Slaves of the Most Beneficent by Shaykh Dr. Saalih Ibn Sa’d As-Suhaymee
Teacher in the Prophet’s Mosque and Da’wah centre in Madinah