commentary of the Verses through Ahaadeeth
belief of "Khatm-e-Nubuwwat" (finality of
prophethood) has also been stressed in a number of Ahaadeeth which reach the sublime degree of Tawaatur
(continuty). That is why Allaamah Aaloosi rahmatullahi
alayh has said:
"And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam being the final prophet is a belief based on what the Qur'aan has described, andthe Sunnah has stated clearly and the (Consensus) Ijmaa'a of the Ummah. Therefore the claimant or the believer of a belief other than this will be declared a kaafir and killed if he insists.
(Roohul Ma'aani, Page 65, Volume 7)
Now, we will quote a few authentic Ahaadeeth for the benefit of the readers.
"My likeness and the likeness of the prophets before me is the likeness of a person who built a house and made it complete and beautiful, except the place of a brick in a corner. So people began to go around it and wonder at it and say, "Why has not this brick been placed?" (The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "I am the brick and I am the last of the prophets."
Bukhaari, Page 501, Volume 2
Muslim, Page 248, Volume 2
"The Holy Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to Ali radhiyallahu anhu, "You stand to me in the same relation as Haaroon alayhis salaam stood to Moosaa alayhis salaam, except that there is no prophet after me. "
Bukhaari, Page 633, Volume 2
Muslim, Page 278, Volume 2
"Verily, the apostle-ship and prophethood has finished. So there is no apostle and no prophet after me."
"I am the last of the prophets and you are the last of the Ummahs (nations)."
Ibne Maajah, Page 307
"....Verily, thirty liars will be born in my Ummah; every one of them will claim to be a prophet, though I am the last of the prophets, and there will be no prophet after me."
Tirmizi, Page 45, Volume 2
There are more than 200 authentic Ahaadeeth which support the belief of
"Khatm-e-Nubuwwat" (finality of prophethood).
Hence, this doctrine is decidedly and unanimously acknowledged an article
of faith in Islaam. At the same time I would like to draw
your attention particularly towards the last Hadeeth where the
Holy Prophet Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam, besides confirming
this belief in hundreds of his sayings, clearly predicted that claimants to prophethood will be born in his Ummah after him.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam has, therefore, warned the Muslims to beware of such impostors and always keep in mind that: "I am the last of the prophets", which obviously means that, "there will be no prophet of any kind after me. "
The interpretation given by the Sahaabah (Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam)