Finality Of the Prophethood by Mufti Muhammed Shafi
FINALITY OF THE PROPHETHOOD BY MUFTI MUHAMMED SHAFI
The principle of Khatm-i-Nubuwwat is the fundamental belief of Islam. For the past 1400 years, the entire Ummah is upon the belief of Khatm-i- Nubuwwat by announcing that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe wassallam is the final Messenger and there is no Prophet to come after him.
There are countless verses in the Holy Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihe wassallam which give evidence of the belief and shower light upon it.
In other words, it is proven from the Qur’an, Ahadeeth, and Ijma’a that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe wassallam is the last and final Prophet.
The history of Islam is witness to this that the Ummah has never accepted any false prophet and whenever anybody stood up to make a false claim of prophethood, the Ummah crushed this false propaganda with all its might. The battle of Yamaama, which was fought in the time of Hazrat Siddique-e-Akbar (ra) also had the same reason behind it as Musailama had made false accusations of becoming the last prophet.
The Muslims confronted him in a battle in which approximately 700 huffaz were martyred for the sake of safeguarding the belief of Khatm-i-Nabuwwat. This was the cause of the battle between truth and falsehood.
The Sahabah gave sacrificed their lives to finish off liars such as Aswad Ansi and Musailama Kazzab and to teach a lesson to the rest of mankind until the Day of Qiyamat that the Ummah will not accept any false prophet after the final Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu alaihe wassallam.
This belief was so important that repeatedly it was mentioned verbally and practically in all revelated beliefs.
Unfortunately, in British ruled India, in the state of Panjab, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiani (1839-1908) arose with false claims of becoming the final prophet. The true scholars of Islam, the Ulama-e-Haq stood up to defend the true religion of Islam and to make the belief of Khatm-i-Nubuwwat clear to all of mankind.
They held debates, published literature, piled up heaps of evidence regarding this belief, and published many books.
To safeguard the belief of Khatm-i- Nubuwwat many movements began in 1953, 1974, and 1984.
Many thousands of Muslims sacrificed their lives in the movement which began in 1953. Eventually, in 1974 the National Assembly of Pakistan declared the Qadianis a non-Muslim minority, and in 1984 through an ordinance,