20 Hadiths on Khatam al-Nabuwwah

20 narrations on the finality of prophethood. It is mutawatir, and therefore a part of our aqida.

The unanimous Belief of Muslim world is that Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the Last and Final Messenger/Prophet of Allah. In other words Prophet-hood has ended with Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and those who do not believe in it are ventured out of the bounds of Islam. Here we are going to mention 20 Ahadith (although the number reaches in hundreds) which decisively prove that door to Prophet-hood has been closed and anyone who claims to be Prophet after Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is a Liar/Dajjal/Cheat/Fabricator.

Hadith # 1

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 56, Number 735: – Book of Merits – Chapter on Khatam an Nabiyeen) –

المناقب – خاتم النبيين صلى الله عليه وسلم

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “My similitude in comparison with the other prophets before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of “ONE” brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: ‘Would that this brick be put in its place!’ So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets.”

This Hadith is also narrated in Sahih Muslim Hadith # 5675 under the chapter of “THE FINALITY OF ALLAH’S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM)” It is also narrated in Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal Hadith # 7479, Also narrated in Sunnan al-Bayhaqi al-Kubra, Hadith # 11422]

Hadith # 2

حدثنا ‏ ‏أنس بن مالك ‏ ‏قال ‏

قال رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏إن الرسالة والنبوة قد انقطعت فلا رسول بعدي ولا نبي

Translation: Anas bin Malik narrates from the Prophet (Peace be upon him) who said: The Messengership and Prophethood have ended and there will be no Messenger and Prophet after me [Sunnan Tirimdhi, Hadith # 2274, where Imam Tirimdhi declared it “HASSAN SAHIH”, Also narrated by Musnad Ahmed bin Hanbal, Volume No.3, Page No. 467, Mustadrak ala Sahihayn al Hakim, Volume No. 4, Page No. 391]

Imam at-Tirimdhi (rah) said after this hadith:

هذا حَدِيثٌ حسنٌ صحيحٌ

This hadith is “FAIR AND AUTHENTIC” [ibid]

Hadith # 3

Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon hlmg) said: I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; “I HAVE BEN SENT TO ALL MANKIND AND THE LINE OF PROPHETS IS CLOSED WITH ME” [Book 004, Number 1062: (Sahih Muslim)]

Hadith # 4

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The Last Hour would not come “UNTIL THERE WOULD ARISE ABOUT THIRTY IMPOSTERS, LIARS, AND EACH ONE OF THEM WOULD CLAIM THAT HE IS A MESSENGER OF ALLAH” [Book 041, Number 6988: (Sahih Muslim), Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Number 237]

Hadith # 5

‏ ‏وإن الله لم يبعث نبيا إلا حذر أمته ‏ ‏الدجال ‏ ‏وأنا آخر الأنبياء وأنتم آخر الأمم وهو خارج فيكم لا محالة

Translation: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]

Hadith # 6

وإنه سيكون في أمتي ثلاثون كذابون كلهم يزعم أنه نبي وأنا ‏ ‏ خاتم ‏ ‏النبيين لا نبي بعدي ‏

Translation: The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: There will arise 30 grand Liars (ثلاثون كذابون) from my Ummah, each of them will claim that he is the Prophet whereas “I AM KHATAM AN NABIYEEN AND THERE IS NO PROPHET AFTER ME (لا نبي بعدي)” [Sunnan Tirimdhi , Hadith # 2202]

Imam Tirimdhi Said after this hadith:

‏ ‏هذا ‏ ‏حديث حسن صحيح ‏

Translation: This Hadith is “HASSAN SAHIH”

The Hadith is also narrated in Sunnan ABU Dawud, Hadith # 4252

Hadith # 7

Narrated S’ad: Allah’s Apostle set out for Tabuk. appointing ‘Ali as his deputy (in Medina). ‘Ali said, “Do you want to leave me with the children and women?” The Prophet said, “Will you not be pleased that you will be to me like Aaron to Moses? “BUT THERE WILL BE NO PROPHET AFTER ME” [Volume 5, Book 59, Number 700: (Sahih Bukhari)]

Hadith # 8

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “The Israelis used to be ruled and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. ”THERE WILL BE NO PROPHET AFTER ME, BUT THERE WILL BE CALIPHS WHO WILL INCREASE IN NUMBER ”The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What do you order us (to do)?” He said, “Obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e. the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about (any shortcoming) in ruling those Allah has put under their guardianship.” [Volume 4, Book 56, Number 661: (Sahih Bukhari)]

Hadith # 9

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 Shu’ab ul Imaan Volume 2 Page No. 134, Imam Hakim in his Mustadrak declared Its chain to be Sahih]

Hence Prophethood was finilised at Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) even when Adam (a.s) was not yet created!

Hadith # 10

On the day of ressuruction people will run to all Prophets asking for help and intercession, the hadith states[It’s long one, so part of it is stated below]:

They will come to me and say, ‘O Muhammad ! You are Allah’s Apostle and “THE LAST OF THE PROPHETS” and Allah forgave your early and late sins. (Please) intercede for us with your Lord. Don’t you see in what state we are?[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 236]

The whole hadith proves that People shall run different Prophets but “FINALLY” came to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) who shall intercede for them, this hadith clearly proves the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the Last towards whom they ran!

Hadith # 11

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]

Hadith # 12

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”]

Hadith # 13

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]

Hadith # 14

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]

Hadith # 15

Hadrat Uqba bin Aamir (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: Had there been a Prophet after me then It would have been Umar [Sunnan Tirimdhi, Hadith # 3272]

Hadith # 16

Narrated Jubair bin Mutim: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected there after; “AND I AM ALSO AL-AQIB(I.E. THERE WILL BE NO PROPHET AFTER ME)” [Volume 4, Book 56, Number 732: (Bukhari)]

Hadith # 17

Narrated Isma’il: I asked Abi Aufa, “Did you see Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet ?” He said, “Yes, but he died in his early childhood. Had there been a Prophet after Muhammad then his son would have lived, “BUT THERE IS NO PROPEHT AFTER HIM” [Volume 8, Book 73, Number 214: (Bukhari)]

Hadith # 18

عن بن عباس عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال أنا أحمد ومحمد والحاشر والمقفي والخاتم

Translation:Hadrat 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]

Hadith # 19

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]

Hadith # 20

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]

This hadith is shown as a proof that had there been any Prophet after Prophet (Peace be upon him) then Sahaba deserved the best of it, but even Sayyidna Abu Bakr (ra) was not a Prophet as is clearly and explicity mentioned in this hadith.

Source: https://ahlussunnah.boards.net/thread/663/20-hadiths-on-khatam-nabuwwah


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