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Maulana Yousuf Ludyanvi Rahmatullah Alaihi
WHAT DOES THE HOLY QURAN SAY ABOUT FINALITY OF
The holy Quran and the holy Prophet's Ahadith
(Traditions) eloquently prove that prophethood
('nubuwwat' and 'risalat') came to an end with our
Prophet Muhammad (SAW). There are decisive verses to
that effect. Being the last Prophet in the chain of
prophethood no one ever shall now succeed him to that
status or dignity.
"Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but
he is the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the
Prophets; and Allah (SWT) is Aware of all things."
(Quran. AI-Ahzab 33:40). INTERPRETATION OF THE HOLY
QURAN All the interpreters of the Holy Quran agree on
the meaning of 'Khatam-un-Nabieen' that our Prophet
(SAW) was the last of all the prophets and none shall
he exalted to the lofty position of prophethood after
A. By Imam Hafiz Ibn-e-Khateer
His explanatory remarks on the above verse are as
follows: "This verse is conclusive of the precept that
our Prophet is the last prophet and that there shall
be no `nabi' after him. When there shall be no 'nabi'
to follow him the ordainment of a `rasool' cannot
arise by logic of anteriority because the status of a
`rasool' is more exclusive than that of a `nabi'.
Every `rasool' is a `nabi' but every `nabi' is not a
`rasool'. There exists a continuous and unbroken chain
of citations of Ahadith from a large number of
venerable `sahabah' or Companions of the Prophet
(Allah be pleased with them), that, there shall be no
'nabi' or `rasool' after Muhammad." (Tafseer
B. By Imam Qartabi
Imam Qartabi comments on the quoted verse as follows:
"Said Iben-e-Atiya that the words (Khatam-un-Nabieen)
according to the learned men of the Ummah of the
present and the past indicate perfect
comprehensiveness and signify, in consonance with the
Quranic injunction, that there shall be no Prophet
after Muhammad (SAW)."
C. Hujjat ul Islam Imam Ghazali
Hujjat ul Islam, Imam Ghazali explains the said verse
in these words: "No doubt the Ummah has unanimously
understood from this word (Khatam-un-Nabieen) and its
circumstantial reference to mean non-existence of a
`nabi' or `rasool' ever after Muhammad (SAW) and that
(this word calls for) no reservation or tacit
interpretation in it; hence its dissident is certainly
the one who rejects (ummah's) unanimity." (Al Iqtisad
fil Etiqad, p.123)
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