Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.
Would it be proper to believe the Quran is greater than the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
I pray this finds you in the best of states.
This is not a comparison the believer should be making. The Quran and the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) are both great signs of Allah.
Our beloved Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) is unconditionally the best of creation in all his aspects of good and his attributes of perfection. There is consensus on this matter. [Imam Bajuri; Tuhfa al-Murid]
As for the Qur’an, Imam al-Nasafi mentions in his famous creed that: “The Qur’an is the uncreated Speech of Allah, and it is written in our Masaahif, memorized in our hearts, recited on our tongues, heard with our ears, and He does not dwell within it.”
We revere the Quran because this revealed book of guidance indicates the eternal Divine Attribute of Speech (kalam). It is preserved in text and meaning through the scholars, who are the inheritors of Prophets.
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani