Who is the person who said, I wish I would live long enough to belong to the ummah of Muhammad (pbuh)?

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Who is the person who said, I wish I would live long enough to belong to the ummah of Muhammad (pbuh)?

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The ummah of Muhammad is a nation that is praised in terms of several aspects. They are praised in both the Quran and other divine books.

When Hz. Isa (Christ) saw the praised attributes of this ummah in the Gospel, he prayed to Allah to be among them and his prayer was accepted. This is one of the wisdoms behind his being sent down to the world as a mujaddid in the future. (Canan İbrahim, Kütüb-i Sitte Tercüme ve Şerhi, Feza Gazetecilik, 1996, 14/74)

In addition, a Yemeni king called Tubba’ mentioned in the Quran said, “I witness that Ahmad (pbuh) is a true prophet of Allah. If I lived in his age, I would be his prime minister and his cousin (like Ali).” (see Ibn Kathir, al-Bidaya, 2:166; Qadi Iyad, ash-Shifa, 1:363).

The Negus, the king of Abyssinia, said, “I wish I were a servant of Muhammad (pbuh) instead of having this sultanate.” (Qadi Iyad, ash-Shifa, 1/365; Nabhani, Hujjatullah, 115; Bayhaqi, Dalail, 2/285)

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