What distortion Mirzais make in the meaning of ‘Khatm-e-Nubuwwat? State a brief but comprehensive Qadiani stand along with its reply?

Question No.4   What distortion Mirzais make in the meaning of ‘Khatm-e-Nubuwwat? State a brief but comprehensive Qadiani stand along with its reply?



After the explanation of the word ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ is given the Qadiani viewpoint on it. They say: “Khatam-un-Nabiyeen means the seal of Prophet” i.e. first Prophethood was bestowed by God, but now Prophethood will be bestowed by following Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam. If one follows the Holy Prophet SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam one will become Prophet.

(Haqeeqatul Wahi, p.97. Khazain, v.22, pp.30, 100)

In our opinion this stand of Qadiani group is totally based on falsehood, evil, infidelity, distortion, lie, fraud, etc. At this occasion Hazrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi (Rahmatullah Alaih) challenged the Qadianies. He says”if Mirza Sahib and his followers have any glimpse of truth, they should prove from Arabian lexicon and Grammar that ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ means that ‘Holy Prophet’s SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam makes Prophets’. Present even a single example from multitude of lexicons or show the words of a single lexicographer in this connection. I am confident that the whole Qadiani class including their ‘prophet’ will not be able to prove anything. Mirza Qadiani himself set the criteria for the ‘Tafseer’ of Quran in which he gives first priority to Quran, then to Hadith and then to the sayings of the Sahaba (Razi Allah-o-Anhum Wa Razu An) (Roohani Khazain, v.6, pp.17 18). Was it just for show? If not, then prove the explanation of ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ with the help of any one Ayah of the Quran or to bring even a single Hadith in favour of this explanation. Even to bring a ‘Zaeef Hadith’ (poor Hadith) to prove it and if you are unable to prove it (and you can never prove it), bring the saying of a ‘Sahabi’ or ‘Tabee’ that proves such a meaning of ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’.


O Mirzai class and its leading persons! If there is any truth in your claim and if you have any sense of honour, bring a witness to your explanation. If the combined effort of the whole class presents a single verse from the Holy Quran or a single Hadith, though ‘Zaeef’, or the saying of any ‘Sahabi’ or ‘Tabee’ that proves the meaning of ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ is that the real of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam bestows Prophethood, I am ready to give cash prize for it. But I proclaim openly that with their best efforts the whole class can bring nothing to prove their stance. The fact is that the verses of the Holy Quran and the sayings of the Holy Prophet SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam and the explanations of Sahaba (Razi Allah-o-Anhum) and Tabaeen (Rahmat Ullah Alaihim), Arabian lexicography and Grammar prove that the meaning of ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ that Mirza drew are false and distorted.” (Khatm-e-Nubuwwat Kamil).



  1.          The very first thing is that this meaning is quite contrary to Arabian idiom and usage, otherwise ‘Khatimul Qom’ should mean the person whose real makes or causes nations. In the same way ‘Khatimul Muhajareen’ should also mean in the same sense and so on.
  2.          In his book ‘Azala Awham’, p.614; Roohani Khazain’, v.3, p.431. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani himself translates the word, ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’, as ‘the one who is the last in the chain of Prophets’.
  3.          Here is given just one example:

“A girl was born with me whose name was Jannat. First she came out of womb. I followed her. After me no girl or boy was born to my parents and I was ‘Khatim Aulad’ (last in the chain of children)”

(Taryaqal quloob, p.157; Roohani Khazain, v.15 p.479)

If ‘Khatim Aulad’ means that he was the last child of his parents and no child was born to them afterwards, then the translation of ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ would mean that after Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam there was not any type of ‘Zilly, Brozi, Tashrei or Gher Tashrei’ Prophet.

If, on the other hand, ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ means that the seal of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam makes or causes Prophets, then ‘Khatim Aulad’ would mean that ‘the seal of Mirza Qadiani would cause children to be born to his parents. In such a case with the seal of Mirza Qadiani, his mother would continue to bear children.

  1.          The stance of Qadiani class is that since Hazrat Muhammad’s SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam time to Mirza Qadiani’s time, there had been no Prophet. Mirza Qadiani himself writes”

“In this Ummah much was revealed to me and many hidden things were opened to me. In this Ummah I am the only person who has been bestowed with so much share in this respect. Many holy men ‘Abdal’ and ‘Aqtab’ have passed before me. They were not bestowed with so much a share. That is why only I was selected to be called a Prophet (Nabi) and the others were not entitled to it.”

(Haqeeqatul Wahi, p.391.Roohani Khazain, v.22, p.406).

The passage shows that in the past 1400 years, Prophethood was bestowed only to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. After Mirza Qadiani there is ‘Khilafat’ among Qadianies (nor Prophethood). In this way with the seal of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam Prophethood was bestowed only to Mirza Qadiani. So, Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam is ‘Khatimun Nabi’ and not ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ (because to only one person Prophethood has been bestowed. May God forgive).

  1.          If ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ means ‘the seal of Prophets’ and that the Prophethood is bestowed with Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam’s seal, then he SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam stands ‘Khatim’ for the future Prophets. So, he SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam will not be ‘Khatim’ for the Prophets from Adam Alaih-i-Salam to Christ Alaih-i-Salam (May God forgive). In this sense the interpretation is contradictory to Quranic meaning.
  2.          When Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani followed Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam he became Prophet (Nabi). (This is the Qadiani interpretation). It is also wrong in the light of Mirza’s own writing”“Now in accordance with the Ayah

   That by making me enter the third step, God bestowed me with the blessing which was not because of my efforts, but it was bestowed to me while I was in the womb.”

(Haqeeqatal Wahi, p.67 Roohani Khazain, v.22, p.70)

To the seal of Prophets just Mirza Qadiani was selected because he followed Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam. But this reference shows that he was blessed not because he followed Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam but he was blessed while he was in the womb of his mother. In this way what is the use of interpreting ‘Khatam-un-Nabiyeen’ as the seal of Prophets’?