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Finality Of Prophethood – Evidence From Hadith & Views Of Sahaba

  1. Hazrat Abū Hurairah(ra) reported:

“Prayer in the mosque of Allāh’s Messenger(sa) is more excellent than a thousand prayers in other mosques except the Masjid Al-Harām, for Allāh’s Messenger(sa) is the Ākhir-ul-Anbiyā’, and his mosque is the Ākhirul-Masājid”. Abū Salama and Abū ‘Abdullāh (two of the narrators in this chain of narrations) said: “We had no doubt that what Abū Hurairah(ra) had said was from Allāh’s Messenger(sa), and so we did not like to get an attestation from Abū Hurairah(ra) about this hadīth until Abū Hurairah(ra) died. We discussed it (the issue of getting attestation from Abū Hurairah(ra)) amongst ourselves and blamed one another as to why we did not talk about it to Abū Hurairah(ra) so that he could attribute its transmission to Allāh’s Messenger(sa) in case he had heard it from him. While we were discussing it as we sat with ‘Abdullāh b. Ibrāhīm b. Qāriz, we made a mention of this hadīth, and our omission (in getting its attestation) about its direct transmission by Abū Hurairah from him (the Holy Prophet(sa)); thereupon, ‘Abdullāh b. Ibrāhīm said to us: ‘I bear witness to the fact that I heard Abū Hurairah(ra) say that Allāh’s Messenger(sa) said: ‘I am the Ākhir-ul-Anbiyā’ and my mosque is the Ākhir-ul-Masājid’.

[Sahīh Muslim, Book 7, Chapter 90, Hadīth 3211]

  • Hazrat Sahl Bin Sa’ad Assaidee said:

When the Messenger of ALLAH peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, returned from Badr, his uncle Abbas sought permission to return to Mecca, and from there migrate to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. At this the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “Rest assured O uncle you are as Khatamul Mohajireen in Hijrat – migration as I am Khatamun Nabiyyeen in Nabuwwat – prophethood.”

[Kanzulummal Vol 13 Page 519]

  • The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“I am Abdullah KhatamunNabiyyeen from that time when Adam was yet in the nascent stage.”

[Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol 4, Page 127]

  • Hazrat Ibn Abbas, Allah be pleased with him, relates, that when Ibrahim, the son of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, died, he prayed and said:

“Verily, he has a wet-nurse in Paradise, and had he lived he would have certainly been a righteous Prophet.”

[Sunan Ibn e Majah, Vol: 1, Page:474]

  • The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has mentioned the Promised Messiah four times as the Prophet of Allah:

Isa the Prophet of Allah and his companions will be besieged…. then, Isa, the Prophet of Allah, and his companions will turn to Allah …. then, Isa, the Prophet of Allah and his companions will invade the camps of the enemy …. and finally Isa, the Prophet of Allah, and his companions will turn to Allah….”

[Sahih Muslim, Vol 4, Page 2254]

  • The Holy Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him said:

“Prophetic period will remain with you as long as Allah wills that it remains, then Allah the Supreme will lift it; then will emerge Caliphate based on the prophetic standard of values and remain as long as Allah wills that it remain; then Allah will lift it; then will start cruel government and remain so long as Allah wills that it remain; then Allah will lift it; then will start conscription monarchy and remain so long as Allah wills that it remain; then Allah will lift it; then will emerge Caliphate based on the Prophetic standard of values. Then he became silent.

[Musnad Ahmad bin Hunbal Vol 4 Page 273]

  • Abu Naeem quoting in Hulya has narrated from Hazrat Anas, Allah be pleased with him, that the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said:

Allah the exalted revealed to Moses, peace be upon him, the Prophet of Israelites, that any person who meets me while denying Ahmad Mujtaba, I shall cast him into Hell. Moses, peace be upon him, enquired, who is Ahmad? Allah said, I have not made any of the creation more honoured than him, and I did write his name on the Throne before the creation of the heaven and earth. No doubt, the entire creation has been barred from Paradise, until it enters in his Ummah. Moses enquired what kind of Ummah he has. Allah said, that Ummah is praising extensively who is eulogizing God in each state of affairs whether progressing or retrogressing. They will grid up their loins and purify their organs. They would keep fasts during day and shall spend night in remembering God and worshipping Him. I shall accept the least of their action, and shall made them enter Paradise on their bearing witness of ‘There is no God but Allah’. Moses begged Allah to make him a Prophet of this Ummah. Allah said, the Prophet of this Ummah would be from among themselves. Moses requested to make him a follower of that Prophet. Allah said, your period is of the past and their age is of the last. However, I shall gather you together with them soon in Baitul Jaleel.

[Al Khasais ul Kubra Vol 1 Page 12]

  • The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, says:

“Abu Bakr is the best of people except that there be a prophet after me.”

[AlJami ul Saghir Vol 1 Page 6]

  • Hazrat Ayesha, Allah be pleased with her, has narrated that,

Say he, i.e. the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, verily is the seal of Prophets but say not that there is no prophet after him.

Hazrat Abu Abdur Rahman Assalmiyye narrates that he used to teach Hazrat Hasan and Husain (Allah be pleased with them). Once Hazrat Ali bin Abu Talib, Allah be pleased with him, passed nearby him while he was teaching them, so he said to him, ‘Teach them KhatamanNabiyyeen with voval a: on Ta.

[Durr e Manthoor Vol. 5, Page 386]

  1. Hazrat Ali Bin Abi Talib, Allah be pleased with him has narrated:

“When Hazrat Ibrahim the son of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him passed away, he called Hazrat Mariya, deceased child’s mother who washed and bathed her child and wrapped him in the coffin cloth. The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him then held him in his arms and came out of his house. A few more men were also with him. He went and got the child buried and placing his hand in the grave said, “By Allah, he is decidedly a prophet and the son of a prophet.” So he wept and people around him wept so much so that one could hear their weeping.

[Fatawa alHadithiyya page 176]

 Source: Beacon of Truth (https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Beacon-of-Truth.pdf)