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Was Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) the first to be created?

Is it permissible for the Muslim to say in praise of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Yaa awwal khalq Allaah (O first of the creation of Allaah)”?

Praise be to Allaah. 

 Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the best of the creation of Allaah, and the highest in status. But he is not the first of the creation of Allaah. The first thing that Allaah created was the Throne, not Adam or Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). With regard to the reports that Allaah created Muhammad from light and put his name next to His Name, and that when Adam was created and the spirit was breathed into him, he saw that his name was written by the Throne – there is no proof that any of these reports were narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). And Allaah knows best.

 Fataawa Samaahat al-Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Humayd, p. 16
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