The Prophets renewed the covenants that had been made between the creation and the Creator. Then the Seal of the Prophets ﷺ came, and in his renewal, he opened a vast door to people (that had not been opened previously), because no one has a greater station in God’s sight than him. The noblest person in creation renewed the covenant between the creation and the Creator. The most honourable created being renewed the covenant of the Most Generous Creator. He left us on a clear path; he left us with light and clarity; he left us with guidance, he left us with a connection; he left us in a state of witnessing; he left us with direct knowledge; he left us in a state of absolute certainty built upon realisation, witnessing and knowledge. May Allah give him on our behalf the best reward that any Prophet or Messenger has been given on behalf of their nation.
God informs us of the greatness of His Beloved’s renewal of His covenants when He addresses him directly in His Book: Those who pledge loyalty to you are actually pledging loyalty to God Himself. So great is the hand of my beloved Muhammad ﷺ ! So lofty is his station in the sight of His Lord! The Companions pledged allegiance holding that hand made of flesh. This is how it appears, but Allah tells us that the true meaning is “you have pledged allegiance to Me,” because My care and My concern are with that hand, my love is with and for that hand, My pleasure is with that hand: Allah was pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance to you under the tree. Allah’s pleasure is with that pure hand: Those who pledge loyalty to you are actually pledging loyalty to Allah Himself– Allah’s hand is placed on theirs. Whoever wants Allah’s hand to be with them should put their hand out to our Master Muhammad’s hand.
Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)
توجيه النبيه ص 57
(See Surat al-Fath, 48:10 and 48: 18)