Now the religious scholars of the age of the finality of Prophethood, which is the age of knowledge, are capable of applying the general principles of Islam to the. This belief in the finality of Prophethood has been an established belief of the Muslims since the time of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). The Finality of Prophethood of the Last Messenger, Muhammad Sall-Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam. By Mufti Zubair Bayat. Scores of Qur’anic verses, and dozens of.

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There will be no messenger or prophet after me. Secondly, humanity being immature, it was not previously competent enough to have a comprehensive plan for its guidance, and hence it was necessary that it should be guided by the Prophets piecemeal and step by step. Though Prophethood is one continuous process and the Divine message, as the religion is not more than one reality, the reasons of the appearance of so many law-giving and preaching Prophets in succession and the termination of Prophethood after the advent of the last Prophet are as under:.

The plant growing freely in space, the animal developing a new organ to suit a new environment, and a human being receiving light from the inner depths of life, are all cases of inspiration varying in character according to the needs of the recipient, or the needs of the species to which the recipient belongs”. What you will see is that it is quite clear, without a shadow of a doubt that finality of Prophethood is something that is necessarily known as being part of the religion of Islam.

They feel sad too and if they commit some mistake they also feel remorse. This belief in the finality of Prophethood has been an established belief of the Muslims since the time of the Prophet Allah bless him and give him peace.

I have been endowed with the gift of pithy and perfect speech. Moreover, if just for the sake of argument, it is supposed that there is a prophet after our holy Prophet SAWthen as a natural corollary it will become incumbent upon all to express allegiance to him and believe in whatever he says or does; and conversely disbelief in him will be deemed infidelity and Kufr!

Opinions of some of them are quoted below: And in prpohethood Qur’an: Pfophethood outstanding Muslim divines in this way perform many duties of the preaching Prophets and some of those even of the law-giving Prophet without being the law-givers themselves. Need for a Prophet Just as a person has been given the ability to infer through parables and induction, to make a whole through components and then explain the components through the whole, to assimilate ideologies through what is obvious and to draw analogies from what can be felt through the senses for what cannot be felt, he has also be given the ability to distinguish between good and evil and to make a distinction between what is right and what is wrong and in fact he even has a comprehension of his Lord and.


Finality of Prophethood

Thus, though the need of religion still exists and is expected to be ever increasing finnality the further cultural development of humanity, the need of the new Prophets and the new revealed Books has ceased to exist.

Pre-finality period was that of miracles and supernatural events, but the age of finality is the age of reason, which does not regard any supernatural occurrence as a proof of anything. Otherwise, what else could prophethood signify? Remember me on this computer. But for the intellectually developed man of the age of finality these things have ceased to be authoritative, and are now like other occurrences and phenomena open to critical scrutiny.

People shall finqlity assembled on Doomsday after my time.

Usually the Divine Books were either altered and corrupted or were lost totally. Personally off Dr Iqbal has a strong mystic tendency. Islam as a polity is the finslity practical means of making this principle a living factor in the intellectual and emotional life of mankind. The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, p. Journal of Islamic Studies.

The title khatam an-nabiyyin or khatim an-nabiyyinusually translated as “Seal of the Prophets”, is applied to Muhammad in verse Following are the sayings of the Prophet sws in this regard: But according to Dr Iqbal that mystic experience still continues to exist.

There are decisive verses to that effect. These great numbers reflect the systematic attempt of the Muslim traditionists to sustain ‘ See, for instance, Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqiit, ed. As thereafter none could discover anything additional, it was the duty of everyone to follow this last message. V, we have referred to the faultiness of Dr Iqbal’s ideas about deep philosophical questions. The gnostics say that Prophethood terminated because all the individuals and social stages of human development along with the way that man should follow to attain them were revealed all together.

In another hadith, Muhammad prophesied the appearance of a number of false prophets before the day of judgement, while asserting his status as the seal of the prophets. The Institute of Ismaili Studies. This need is now being adequately fulfilled by the religious scholars and Propnethood. I know that previous writers acquitted themselves gloriously. Cecep Lukan 18 February Therefore unlike Dr lqbal he did not make any grave mistakes in evaluating certain events which took place in some Muslim countries like Turkey and Iran, for he could judge them better.


The intellect of the Holy Prophet could be perceived by anybody. And I am the last in the sense that no prophet shall succeed me. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come unto thee and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving, Merciful.

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Titles of Muhammad Quranic words and phrases. Had We sent this as a Qur’an in a language other than Arabic they would have said: The Holy Qur’an itself says:. View this page in our App.

As the source of his inspiration was revelation and not the experimental study of nature and history, he belonged to the ancient world; but as the spirit of his teachings called for rational thinking and the study of nature and history with off birth of which the job of revelation is terminated, he belonged to the modern world.

Muhammad has no sons among ye men, but oc, he is the Apostle of God and the last in the line of Prophets.

Islamic Belief of Finality of Prophethood

Skip to main content. The fate of such ideologies is evident. And the line of prophets has come to its final end in me. If he had made a deeper study of the works of only those sufis to whom he himself was devoted, like Rumihe could know that revelation is not an instinct.

New prophets can come but they must be subordinate to Muhammad and cannot exceed him in excellence nor alter his teaching or bring any tinality law or religion.

This is what, in the language of religion, we call Prophetic revelation”. There are a large number of Ahadith to sustain this article of Islamic faith. People shall be assembled on Doomsday after my time.