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[qadianism] Re: The Finality of Prophethood - Concensus of Scholars
By Farhan Qureshi

Asslaamu Alaikum,
The law which has ended is only with law, The Holy Prophet of Islam
Muhammad (SAW) is indeed the last, and final of all Law Bearing
Prophets. It has been proved through me other e-mail sent. On an other
note it also means that The Holy Prophet of Islam is the most perfect,
and greatest Nabi/Rasul that has ever come upon the earth.  

---imam < > wrote:
> Allah(SWT) has decreed in His Book:
>     "O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger,
>     and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in
>     anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger,
>     if you do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best, and
>     most suitable for final determination."
>             (The Holy Quran, An-Nisa, 4:59)
> Great mujaddids and scholars of Islam have universally accepted
> the concept of absolute Finality of Prophethood.  The rulings of a
> few of these great scholars are presented below for your reference.
> I hope that people who claim to believe in the divinity of the holy
> Quran, will take heed of the warning of these learned scholars who
> are charged with authority from among us.
> Imam Aby Hanifa (80-150 A.H.) is of the opinion that asking
> for the proof of prophethood from any claimant to prophethood
> after Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is itself Kufr (unbelief); since
> the Prophet(SAW) has himself said that there is no Prophet
> after him.
>     (Manaqibul Imam-e-Azam Abi Hanifa Ahmad Bin Makki,
>         P. 161, Vo.1, Hyderabad)
> Imam Tahaavi (239-321 A.H.) has declared that Prophet
> Muhammad(SAW) is the Chosen Servant as well as the chosen
> and beloved Prophet of Allah(SWT).  He is the last of Prophets,
> Leader of the pious ones, Chief of the Prophets and beloved of
> Allah the Almighty; after him the claim of Prophethood is
> transgression and following of Satan.
>    (Sharhut-Tahavia Fil Aqa'idatus Salfiah, P. 15, Egypt)
> Allama Ibn-e-Hazam of Spain (384-456 A.H.) says that surely
> the line of Prophethood is finished up after Prophet
> Muhammad(SAW), because there is no more Revelations
> (wahi) from Allah(SWT) and Allah has already declared that
> Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is not the father of any man
> among you but that he is the Prophet of Allah and the Seal of
> Prophets.   (Al-Mohalli, P. 26, Vol. 1)
> Imam Ghazali (450-505 A.H.) has written that the unanimous
> opinion of the entire Ummah is that by the Hadith "Laa-Nabi
> Ba'di" , the Prophet(SAW) meant that after him neither any
> Nabi will come nor any Rasool.  The Ummah is also unanimous
> on this point that there is no scope of any other meaning or
> exception to it.
>    (Al-Iqtisaad Fil Eteqaad, Al-Matba-a-Tul Adabia, P. 114, Egypt)
> Qazi Ayaz (D. 544 A.H.) is of the opinion that anyone who claims to
> be a Prophet (after Prophet Muhammad(SAW)) or says that he is
> getting Revelations from Allah(SWT) is a Kafir.
>    (Shifa, P. 270, Vol. 2)
>     "..Similarly, anyone who claims to be a Prophet with of after
our Holy
>      Prophet(SAW) .... or claims prophethood for himself or thinks
>     receiving prophethood is permitted or thinks that anyone can reach
>     the status of prophethood through the purity of heart ....
>     anyone who claims to receive revelations, even if he does not
>     clearly claims prophethood, .... All such people are Kafir,
>     they are disbelieving the Holy Prophet(SAW) who has informed us
>     that He(SAW) is the Final Prophet, there won't be any Prophet
>     him, and that He(SAW) has been sent for the entire mankind.  The
>     entire Ummah is united in this stance.  According to the Holy
>     Sunnah, and Ajma'a (unanimity of Ummah), the Kufr of such persons
>     is absolute.... Anyone who is against this consensus (jma'a)
upon the
>     Kofr of the claimant of prophethood is also a Kafir."
> Imam Razi (543-606 A.H.) is of the opinion that the words Khatam-
> an-Nabiyeen are used to show that the Sharia of Islam is complete.
> The view that no prophet will come after Muahmmad(SAW) is also
> more affectionate to and particular about his(SAW) Ummah and
> gives the significance of the words in more details. This is like the
> example of a son who has no guardian after his father.
>    (Tafsir-e-Kabir, P. 581, Vol. 6, Egypt)
> Allama Allauddin Khazin (D. 725 A.H.) has expressed the view that
> Allah(SWT) has ended the line of Prophethood through him(SAW).
> Therefore, neither there is Prophethood after him, nor any other
> Prophet during his own time.  Indeed, Ibn-e-Abbas has said that
> God has declared there will be no Prophet after him(SAW).
>    (Tafsir-e-Khazin, P. 218, Vol. 5, Egypt)
> Allama Mohammad Bin Yakoob Ferozabadi has interpreted these
> words to mean that Allah(SWT) has ended the line of Prophethood
> through him(SAW).  Therefore, after him, there will be no New
> Prophet.
>    (Tafsir Ibn-e-Abbas, P. 262, Egypt)
> Allama Suleman Bin Umar Bin Jama (D. 1204 A.H.) has stated
> that "It is in the knowledge of Allah, who has complete knowledge
> of all things, that there will be no Prophet after Prophet
> Muhammad(SAW)."
>    (Al-Futuhaatul Ilahiya, P. 442, Vol. 3, Egypt)
> Allama Muhammad Sharbeeni Khatib says that Prophet
> Muhammad(SAW) is the end of all Prophets. He(SAW) has
> ended the line of Prophethood, because his message is for
> the entire world and the Holy Quran is his miracle.  After him,
> then, there is no need for a new prophet....  The meaning of
> Khatam-an-Nabiyeen is that after Hazrat Muhammad(SAW),
> there will be no Prophet with New Sharia, and there will be no
> Prophethood after him.  The declaration that he is not the father
> of any man also proves that there will be no Prophets after him.
>    (Tafsir Sirajul Munir, P. 252, Vol. 3, Lucknow)
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