Hadith on Muhammad: Satan wants to exaggerate the status of the Prophet

Abdullah ibn Shikhir reported: I proceeded with the delegation of the tribe of ‘Amir to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. We said, “You are our master.” The Prophet said, “The Master is Allah Almighty.” We said, “You are the best and greatest among us.” The Prophet said, “Say what you have to say, or part of it, but do not take Satan as a trustee.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4806

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن عبد الله بن الشِّخِّيْر قَالَ انْطَلَقْتُ فِي وَفْدِ بَنِي عَامِرٍ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقُلْنَا أَنْتَ سَيِّدُنَا فَقَالَ السَّيِّدُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى قُلْنَا وَأَفْضَلُنَا فَضْلًا وَأَعْظَمُنَا طَوْلًا فَقَالَ قُولُوا بِقَوْلِكُمْ أَوْ بَعْضِ قَوْلِكُمْ وَلَا يَسْتَجْرِيَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ

4806 سنن أبي داود كتاب الأدب باب في كراهية التمادح

4806 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح أبي داود