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[al-Taḥawiyyah Pt 29 & 30] All Claims to Prophethood after Him Are False and A Prophet to Both Man and Jinn

وَكُلُّ دَعْوَى النُّبُوَّةِ بَعْدَهُ فَغَيٌّ وَهَوًى
All claims to prophethood after him are false (ghayy) and fanciful (hawa)

To reiterate the previous point, believing in the Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) entails believing that he (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) is the seal of the prophets. This means that any claim of prophecy after him is false. This is what the author alluded to in this statement. Whoever claims prophethood, or that he receives revelation, is an outright liar and deviant. If he was a Muslim, he would be considered an apostate as he has rejected something fundamental from the religion, known by necessity, and stated explicitly in numerous verses of the Qur’ān and prophetic narrations which clarify the finality of Muhammad’s prophethood (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam).

The reality is that the Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) foretold the coming of such people and warned his followers of their evil. He (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) said: ‘Indeed there will come forth after me thirty great liars, all claiming that he is a prophet; and verily there is no prophet after me’. All Muslims have agreed, and continue to do so, that there are no more prophets to come after Muhammad (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam).

The author explains that the one who claims prophecy is merely speaking falsehood (ghayy), based on whim, as opposed to evidence. It also indicates that such a person will not be able to bring forth miracles, like the miracles of the Prophets, to prove the veracity of his claim.

Point of Benefit

1)    History bears testimony to the fact that every false claimant to prophecy has been exposed before the people as an impostor and fabricator.

[al- Ṭaḥawiyyah Pt 30] A Prophet to Both Man and Jinn
وَهُوَ الْمَبْعُوثُ إِلَى عَامَّةِ الْجِنِّ وَكَافَّةِ الْوَرَى بِالْحَقِّ وَالْهُدَى وَبِالنُّورِ وَالضِّيَاءِ

He has been sent to all jinn and all mankind with truth, guidance, light and illumination.

Once again, having faith (īmān) in the prophethood of Muhammad (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) includes believing that he was sent to all created beings who are going to be held accountable for their deeds. In other words, the Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) was sent to both jinnkind and mankind, Arabs and non-Arabs, with the task of taking them out of the darkness of disbelief and into the light of Islam. This is something that all scholars of Islam have agreement (ijmā’) on.

This belief has been clarified in a number of Quranic verses, such as Allāh’s saying: ‘Blessed be He who has sent down the Qur’ān to His slave so that he can be a warner to all beings (‘ālamūn)’, where the word “‘ālamūn” refers to both jinnkind and mankind.

There is a specific mentioning of the jinn visiting the Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) in the Quranic chapter al-Aḥqāf, wherein Allāh says: ‘And We diverted a group of jinn towards you to listen to the Qur’ān. When they were in earshot of it they said, ‘Be quiet and listen.’ When it was over they went back to their people, warning them’. What the jinn heard left a deep impression on their hearts, they returned to their people saying: ‘Our people, we have heard a Book which was sent down after Musa, confirming what came before it, guiding to the truth and to a straight path’.

There is also a repeated address to both mankind and jinnkind in the Quranic chapter of al-Raḥmān when Allāh says: ‘So which of your Lord’s blessings do you both then deny?’.

Knowing that the Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam) was sent to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, place, or time; helps one realize that whoever comes to know of him must submit to his call, accept the invitation of Islam, and save himself from the Hellfire.

We beseech Allāh, Exalted is He, to make us ardent followers of our beloved Prophet (Ṣallāhu ‘alayhi wa salam).

Points of Benefit

1)    The verse: ‘Our people, we have heard a Book which was sent down after Musa, confirming what came before it, guiding to the truth and to a straight path’, indicates that Prophet Mūsā (‘alayhis salām) may also have been sent to both jinnkind and mankind.

2)    Jinn, like men, have religious duties (taklīf) that have been enjoined upon them. They also have a God-given free will like humans. This is perhaps the reason why prophets were sent to them, just as they were sent to mankind.

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6 comments

  1. The Qur’an does say the Prophet is the Seal of Prophets, but nothing about him being the Seal of Messengers. Some Prophets have only been Prophets and not Messengers. Some Messengers have only been Messengers and not Prophets. What is Surah 33 Ayah 40 really saying to us the Muslim.
    One more thing. When the Mahdi come what will he be? When Prophet Isa come back what will he be?
    One will be a Prophet and One will be a Messenger.
    I’m not speaking from a Hadith point of view. I’m speaking from a Qur’an poing of view.
    If you have a different point of view. Give references from the Qur’an and not Hadith. Qur’an is the Bearer of Truth.

  2. Hadrat Jabir bin Abdullah (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: I am the leader of all Prophets and there is no boast, I am the Last of all Prophets and there is no boast [Sunnan al Darimi, Hadith # 50]
    Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar (ra) narrates that once the Prophet (Peace be upon him) came to us in a way as If he is leaving us, then he said thrice: I am Muhammad the Ummi Prophet (Salallaho alaihi wasalam) and there is no Prophet after me [Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Volume No. 2, Page No. 172, Sheikh Ahmed Shakir in Takhrij of it: The chain of this Hadith is “Hassan”]

    The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: There is no Prophet after me, and there is no Ummah after you, so you should worship your Lord and say your 5 daily prayers, and fast in your month (Ramadan), obey your leaders and thus enter the Blessed garden of your Lord [Imam Tabarani in Muj’am al Kabir, Volume No. 8, Hadith # 7217]
    Hadrat Abu Dhar (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) told him: The first Prophet is Adam and the last one is Muhammad (salallaho alaihi wasalam) [Kanz ul amaal, Hadith # 32269]
    Ibn Abbas (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: I am Ahmed, Muhammad, Hashir, Maqfi (One who is sent in the last) and I am “KHATIM” [Imam Tabarani in Muj’am as Saghir, Hadith # 152]
    Qatada narrates that when the Prophet (Peace be upon him) recited the Ayah { And when We exacted a covenant from the prophets, and from thee (O Muhammad) and from Noah… 33:7} he said: The goodness was started through me and I am the last amongst all Prophets to be sent [Muassanaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith # 31753]
    The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: “Abu Bakr (ra) is the best amongst all people after me BUT HE IS NOT A PROPHET” [Al Kamil by Ibn Adi, Volume No. 6, Page No. 484]

    Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “No Prophet will come after me and there will, therefore, be no other community of followers of any new prophet.” [Baihaqi, Kitab-ul Rouya; Tabarani]

    The Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadeeth: “I am the last prophet, There is no prophet after me and my ummah is the last ummah.” [malik, bukhari and musnad ahmad]
    The Prophet of (Peace be upon him) said: I am the Slave of Allah and I was a Last Prophet (saw) in (sight) of Allah when Adam’s Khameer was being created [Imam al Baihaqi in Shuayb ul Imaan Volume 2 Page No. 134, Imam Hakim in his Mustadrak declared Its chain to be Sahih]

  3. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Allah has not sent any Prophet who did not warn his nation about Dajjal, but Now “I AM THE LAST OF PROPHETS (آخر الأنبياء)” and you are the last Ummah (آخر الأمم), he will for sure arise from amongst you [Sunnan Ibn Majah, Hadith # 4067]
    “The tribe of Israel was guided by prophets. When a prophet passed away, another prophet succeeded him. But no prophet will come after me; only caliphs will succeed me.” [Bukhari, Kitab-ul-Manaqib and Tafsir ibn kathir]

    Muhammad (saw) affirmed: “My position in relation to the prophets who came before me can be explained by the following example: A man erected a building and adorned this edifice with great beauty, but he left an empty niche, in the corner where just one brick was missing. People looked around the building and marvelled at its beauty, but wondered why a brick was missing from that niche? I am like unto that one missing brick and I am the last in the line of the Prophets.” [Bukhari – Kitab-ul-Manaqib]

    “So I came and in me the line of Prophets has ended.” [Muslim – Kitab-ul-Fada’il, Bab-ul-Khatimin-Nabiyyin, Tirmidhi – Kitab-ul-Manaqib, Bab-Fadlin Nabi and Kitab-Adab, Bab-ul-Amthal]
    The very same tradition in similar words has been incorporated among other traditions reported by Jabir bin Abdullah; and its last sentence reads, “It is in me that line of Prophets came to its final end.” [Musnad Abu Dawud Tayalisi]

  4. again dude ur missing the point of him saying there will be none others. he’s a saying that all prophets are one, so there is logically no other, he’s not saying that there will be no equivalent to come. nice article though.

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