It is remarkable to see that while all the prophets (peace be upon them) are mentioned in the Qur’ān by name, the Qur’ān does not address the Messenger of Allah as “O Muhammad!” Heﷺ is addressed as “O Prophet! or O Messenger of Allah!” Allah the Almighty invites all the believers to follow this manner in their lives:
“(O Believers) Do not hold the Messenger’s calling (you) among you to be like your calling one to the other; ….” (24; 63)
Hazrat Ibn ‘Abbās (RadiAllahu Anhu) says about this verse that:
“People used to address the Messenger of Allahﷺ as “O Muhammad! or O Abū al-Qasim!” Allah the Almighty prohibited them to use such addressing towards him. Afterwards, people started to address him as “O Allah’s Apostle! or O Messenger of Allah!” (Abū Nuaym, Dalāil, I, 46)
Therefore, as his followers, mentioning only the name of our Prophetﷺ is against the appropriate manners. Together with hisﷺ name, we should also mention his sublime and holy attributes.