How should we speak when talking about the forefathers of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah ﷺ? Should we say for example ‘Hazrat Abdu Manaaf’ only or is it allowed to say ‘Sayyiduna Abdu Manaaf radi ‘Allahu anh?
In his treatise ‘Shumul al-Islam’ written in affirmation of the purity of the noble Prophetic lineage, Shaykhul Islam wal Muslimin Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (رحمة الله عليه) mentions the noble paternal grandfather as “Hazrat Abdul Muttalib” (رضي الله عنه). Hazrat is a title of respect given to such distinguished personalities generally in the Urdu/Farisi/Turkish speaking mediums. In Arabic the word Sayyiduna (our master) is more commonly used for such distinguished personalities. Both titles are fine and are a reflection of the adab one should show with the pure Prophetic lineage.
Allah knows best.
Answered by Ustadh Ibrar Shafi