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MUHAMMAD IS THE LAST PROPHET AND MESSENGER (pbuh)

(Ibn Kathir:) God Most High says in the Qur’an 33:40 (“The Confederates”):

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
“Muhammad (pbuh) is not the father of any man among you, but the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets. And God has knowledge of everything.”

This Qur’anic verse is an unequivocally decisive primary text establishing that there will be no prophet after him. And since there will be no prophet (nabi), it follows a fortiori that there will be no prophetic messenger (rasul). The Prophet (pbuh) said:

“Messengerhood and prophethood have ceased. There will be no messenger or prophet after me.”

“My likeness among the prophets is as a man who, having built a house and put the finishing touches on it and made it seemly, yet left one place without a brick. When anyone entered it and saw this, he would exclaim, ‘How excellent it is, but for the place of this brick.’ Now, I am the place of that brick: through me the line of the prophets (peace be upon them) has been brought to completion.”
“I have been favored above the prophets in six things: I have been endowed with consummate succinctness of speech, made triumphant through dread, war booty has been made lawful for me, the whole earth has been made a purified place of worship for me, I have been sent to all created beings, and the succession of prophets has been completed in me.”

God Most Blessed and Exalted has stated in His Book, as has His Messenger (pbuh) in hadiths of numerous channels of transmission (mutawatir) that there will be no prophet after him, so that everyone may know that whoever claims this rank thereafter is a lying pretender, misled and misleading, even if he should stage miracles and exhibit all kinds of magic, talismans, and spells (Tafsir al-Qur’an al-Azim, 3.493-4)

Now the end result of the finality of the Prophet’s (pbuh) Message is …..