What is Khatm-e-Nubuwwat

Khatm-e-Nubuwwat means that Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) is the Last of the Prophets. The process and routine of sending Prophets and Messengers by Almighty Allah has been terminated, finished, ended, stopped, and sealed. None will be appointed or sent as prophet after Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam). His prophet hood will continue until the dooms day and  beyond. Only that person can claim to be a Muslim who has firm belief in Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and confesses that:

“None is worth of worship except Allah; Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) is apostle of Allah”

Almighty Allah clearly says in Holy Quran,

“Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) is not fathering any of your men. However, he is the Messenger of Almighty Allah and the Last of the Prophets. In addition, Almighty Allah has complete knowledge of the things.”

Thus, finalization of the prophet hood has been clearly declared by Almighty Allah himself. There are about one hundred (100) verses of Holy Quran and more than two hundred (200) sayings of the Holy Prophet on Khatm-e-Nubuwwat, which clearly and precisely convey that the practice of sending Prophets by Allah has been finished after the advent of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam). Let us study some of the sayings of Holy Prophet on this issue:

  1. “I am the Last of the Prophets. No Prophet is there after me.”
  2. Saad Bin Abi Waqaas (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates that the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said to Ali “Ali! You have the same status and relation with me as Haroon (AS) had with Mosses (AS) with the exception that there is no prophet after me.”
  3. Hazrat Abu Amarah (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said: “I am the last of the Prophets and you are last of the Ummah.” “I am the seal of the prophets and you are the seal of the Ummah.”
  4. Umm ul Momineen Hazrat Ayesha (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anha) narrates, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said: “I am the last of the Prophets and my mosque is the last of the mosques of the Prophets.”
  5. Hazrat Uqba bin Aamir (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said: “Had there been any Prophet after me, Umar ( Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anho) s/o Khattab would have been that”.
  6. Hazrat Abu Hurerah (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates , the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said: “My example and example of other prophets is as if a man constructed a great, grand and beautiful house but left place of a brick in one of the corners. People come to see and go around the house. They praise its beauty and grandness very much and wonder why this last brick was also not fixed.” The Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, “I am that brick and I have completed this palace of prophet hood as I am the last of the prophets. (I am the seal of the Prophet Hood)”.
  7. Hazrat Sobaan (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said: “There will be thirty faithless liars of the highest order. Each one of them will claim to be a Prophet. Whereas in fact, I am the last of the Prophets. No Prophet is to come after me”.
  8. Hazrat Abuzar (Razi-Allah-ho-Taala-Anhu) narrates, the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) said to me: “O Abuzar! The first one of the Prophets is Hazrat Adam (Alaihe-Salaam) and the last of all the Prophets is Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam.”

Almighty Allah Says in Qur’an about his last prophet

“Nor does he say (ought) of (his own) desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down unto him”.

After such clear and explicit declaration about the termination of the practice of sending  Prophets by Almighty Allah Himself and by His last, His most distinguished prophet , if some one does not believe in that, he is definitely an atheist and must be treated accordingly.

The whole Muslim Ummah is coherent on the belief of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. All the expounders and exegetics have concord on the meanings of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. i.e. there is neither any type of Prophet nor any sort of messenger after Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam). It is also concordat that there is no other interpretation or appropriation in the meanings of the word Khatm-e-Nubuwwat. The abnegator (denier) of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is abnegator of Allah, His last messenger and coherence of Muslim Ummah. He who denies the  Khatm-e-Nubuwwat element of Nubuwwat is infidel, traitor, and biggest liar. His punishment is the same as that of Muselema Kazzab. May Allah grace all the Muslims to bound and cling themselves to the person of Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallaho-Alaihe-Wassallam) and remain adherent to the teachings of Islam in letter and sprit. Amen!