[qadianism] Regarding Views/Quotations on Finality of Prophet
By Suheil Laher @alum.mit.edu

Praise be to Allah.

It is proposed by some that there is no consenus on the Finality of
Prophet.  In order to cast light on the matter under examination, it is
useful to acquaint oneself with the position of consensus in matters of
Islamic creed.

May Allah guide you to felicity!  Know that the religion of Allah is
based on the Majestic Qur'an, which in turn establishes, and confirms
the rational necessity of the obligation of following the Prophetic
Sunnah.  These two sources, the Book of Allah and Sunnah of His
Messenger, are the Clear Matter, and are the foundation of the creed;
people do not go astray as long as they hold fast to them.  There is no
sanctity, in Islam, of men and their opinions if they go against these
sources.  The enactment of consensus (ijma`) in matters of belief serves
merely as a reinforcement of the textual proof in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Getting now to the purported quotes from certain renowned Muslim
scholars (and other more controversial personages), which Qadianis
adduce as support for their position against the Finality of
Firstly : those quotations should be checked, and examined in the
context of the complete texts and the entire works of the authors in
question, to determine whether they did in fact intend what the Qadianis
and secondly : even if it were to be postulated that any such quotes
were accuarate, this would be of no benefit to the Qadiani argument.
Any 'scholar' who made such a claim would similarly be kafir, for
contradicting the clear and decisive proofs of the Qur'an and Sunnah,
and for resisting that which is necessarily known to be part of the

And Allah is the Guide to the Straight Path.

Peace be upon whomever follows the Guidance.

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