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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Finality of Prophethood – Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

The Holy Quran, Al-Bagara 2: Muhammad is believed to have brought prophethood to perfection and was the last law-bearing prophet, the apex of man’s spiritual evolution.

The Qur’an therefore maintains that no community was left without a prophet2 and mentions a considerable number of prophets by name. This is what, in the language of religion, we call Prophetic revelation”. Consequently, he who does so or tries to do so or if anybody believes in the prophethood of that claimant, then such a person is a cast off from the fold of Islam. It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: These are the main points of the philosophy of the finality of Prophethood as conceived by Dr Iqbal.

Islamic Belief of Finality of Prophethood

Subscribe to our mailing list. Unfortunately this philosophy is unsound and several of its principles are incorrect. I was granted victory owing to my awe. 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 requirements of the time prophethlod place and deducing the rules of religious laws.

None can change His words. It is therefore a grave insult to the holy Prophet SAWif somebody is so insolent as to lay a claim to the line of prophethood.

This view has led him to make several other mistakes. But no prophet will come after me; only caliphs will succeed me. If the way in which the word ‘wahi’ is used in the Holy Qur’an shows that the Holy Qur’an regards it as a universal property of life, though its nature and character are different at different stages of the evolution of life.


Human society being a moving unit and prohethood to the laws of motion, is definitely in need of guidance. Thus the insects have the most numerous and the strongest instincts and man the weakest and the smallest in number. There are a large number of Ahadith to sustain this article of Islamic faith.

The admonition will be received by those who fear Allah: In response to Powers and other modern scholars skeptical of the early origin of the doctrine, Rubin concludes from his study “that, at least as far as Sura 33 is concerned, the consonantal structure of the Qur’anic fknality has not been tampered with, and off the idea of finality of prophethood is well-represented in the text, as well as in the earliest available extra-Quranic materials.

But we must not forget that this system-building in the ancient world was the work of abstract thought, which cannot go beyond the systematization of vague religious beliefs and traditions, and gives us no hold on the concrete situations of life”. In Islam prophecy reaches its perfection in discovering the need of prolhethood own abolition. The spoils of war were made lawful unto me.

I am the last in the line of Prophets and you are the last community of believers. The Qur’anic list of prophets is, however, not exhaustive: Obeying the Prophets An obvious outcome of professing faith in a prophet is that he should be obeyed at the behest of God.

People looked around the building and marveled at its beauty, but wondered why a brick was missing from that niche? This is known as ‘ijtihad’.

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Hafiz Ibn-e-Hazam says on page 77 of his Kitab-ul-Fasl: In a previous section of this book, while discussing the question of ideology, we have proved that in view of the variety of the individual and social capabilities of man, complexity of his social relations and the dubiousness of the end of his evolutionary journey, the ideologies propounded by the philosophers and sociologists are misleading and bewildering.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I know that previous writers acquitted themselves gloriously. University of North Carolina Press. The intellectual value of the idea is that it tends to create an, independent critical attitude towards mystic experience by, generating the belief that all personal authority, claiming a supernatural origin has come to an end in the history of man In other words, at every stage only the next stage can be determined, and that too according to the belief of these gentlemen.

He concludes that “there is no compelling reason to assume that the Muslims of the first Islamic century originally understood the Qur’anic khatam an-nabiyyin in the sense of confirmation alone, without that of finality. Prophethood has not come to an end because as the result of his mental development man is now able to dispense with religion.

Finality of Prophethood

Since this was not to be the case, the Prophet Muhammad sws had to fulfil this responsibility:. Who doth more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah or deny His Signs?

For the related name of the mole on his shoulderblade, see Shama’il Muhammadiyah. Thereafter he is no longer in need of a teacher and can carry finaliy his research independently. There is now no possibility of the advent of any further prophet or messenger.

Muhammad Farooq Khan Dr. I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am the effacer and infidelity shall be erased through me; I am the assembler.

The abolition of priesthood and hereditary kingship in Islam, the constant appeal to reason and experience in the Holy Qur’an and the emphasis it lays on Nature and History as sources of human knowledge, are all different aspects of the same idea of finality”.