92. The reason due to which the Prophet (saww) came to be higher than the (rest of the) Prophets (as)

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حدثنا الحسن بن علي بن احمد الصايغ رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا احمد ابن محمد بن سعيد الكوفي قال: حدثنا جعفر بن عبيدالله عن الحسن بن محبوب عن صالح بن سهل عن ابى عبد الله " ع " قال ان بعض قريش قال لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله باي شئ سبقت الانبياء وفضلت عليهم وأنت بعثت آخرهم وخاتمهم قال انى كنت أول من أقر بربي جل جلاله واول من أجاب حيث اخذ الله ميثاق النبيين واشهدهم على انفسهم الست بربكم قالوا بلى فكنت اول نبي قال بلى فسبقتهم إلى الاقرار بالله عزوجل.

1. Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Ahmad Al Sani’e narrated to us, from Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Bin Saeed Al Kufy, from Ja’far Bin Ubeydullah, from Al Hassan Bin Mahboub, from Salih Bin Sahl, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘One of the Qureysh said to Rasool-Allah (saww), ‘With what thing do you (asws) preceded the (other) Prophets (as) and have preference over them (as), and you (saww) have been Sent at the end of them (as), and as their (as) last one?’ He (saww) said: ‘I (saww) was the first one who accepted my (saww) Lord (azwj), Majestic is His (azwj) Majesty, and the first one who answered when He (azwj) Took the Covenant from the Prophets (as), [7:172] and made them testify against their own souls: Am I not your Lord? They said: Yes! We testify. So I (saww) preceded them all to the acceptance of Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic’.