[qadianism] Re: The Finality of Prophethood - Concensus of Scholars
By Suheil Laher @alum.mit.edu

Farhan Qureshi wrote:
> Asslaamu Alaikum,


> Let me ask you this: What Great Haqq, or Big entitlement does being
> the Last Prophet give to the Holy Prophet (saw). He is the SEAL: Al
> Khatam. To be the last Prophet is a sad statement. That means Allah
> (SWT), does not want to guide us any-more:

To the contrary.  It indicates that Allah only wants to guide people through
the Final Prophet, Muhammad ibn `Abdillah.  This is truly a mark of honor
for him, because it entails his memory enduring upto the end of the world.
The honor is also manifested in the number of his followers being larger
than those of any other prophet.  And his message, being the Last, must be
the most complete and widely applicable.

> and what about the second coming of Isa(as), will he not be a Prophet???

He already received his prophethood during his first coming; he is not a new
prophet.  Moreover, he will not be coming in the role of a prophet, but
rather as a follower of the Final Prophet.

As a final note, let us remind ourselves that reason and analogy cannot be
appointed as judges over clear texts of the shari`ah.  If one cannot see the
wisdom of something, he should blame himself and criticize his own lack of
understanding, rather than criticize the ruling. And Allah is the granter of

"And peace be upon whomever follows the guidance.
Indeed, it has been revealed to us, that the punishment is upon whomever
denies and turns away."

- Suheil

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