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Seal of the Prophets (ar. خاتم اﻟﻨﺒﻴﻴﻦ Khatam-an-Nabiyyin) is a title given to Muhammad by a verse in the Qur'an 33:40. Muslims traditionally interpret this verse as meaning that Muhammad was the last prophet. Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... For other persons named Muhammad, see Muhammad (name). ... The Qurān [1] (Arabic: ‎, literally the recitation; also called ‎ The Noble Qurān; also transliterated as Quran, Koran, and Al-Quran) is the central religious text of Islam. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... For other persons named Muhammad, see Muhammad (name). ... Prophets of Islam are human beings who are regarded by Muslims to be prophets. ...

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History of the concept in traditional Islam

The main Qur'anic reference to this phrase comes from the chapter (surah) titled Al Ahzab; "The Confederates" or "The Allies". In this chapter, God answers criticism of Muhammad's marriage to Zaynab, who was divorced from Zaid, his adopted son. Since the Qur'an already distinguished between adopted and natural children, God, in response to the accusations, said: See also: Sura (disambiguation). ... Surat Al-Ahzab (The Clans, The Coalition, The Combined Forces) is the 33rd sura of the Quran with 73 ayat. ...

"Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Seal of the prophets. And God is ever Knower of all things." - Qur'an: "The Allies", verse 40.

While the primary focus of this narrative is to answer accusations that his marriage to Zaynab was immoral according to Arabic custom, (cf. note on adoption) this phrase is nonetheless taken as being especially significant. Much has been made over the years of the fact that the term "Khatam" meaning seal, or ornament is used in the Qur'an, and not the related "Khatim", which is more commonly used to mean final or last. Some Muslims argue that this choice of wording implies that Muhammad was not merely the last prophet, but also that no other prophets have or could appear without his "seal of approval" or the like.[citation needed]


According to Welch, Muslim interpretation of Khatam-an-Nabiyyin as the "last and greatest of the prophets", is most likely based on a later interpretation.[1]


While Muhammad was the last prophet born, Jesus will be the last prophet to live and preach. Traditionally, Jesus is believed to return shortly before the end of the world. He will preach Islam to the Jews and Christians. No prophet will come after him.


Hadith

Sunnis claims to quote the Hadith of Umar and prophecy as proof of Muhammad's being the last prophet, while both Shi'a and Sunni quote the Hadith of position. A famous recorded oral tradition among Muslims (Arabic: Hadith) is about Umar, a famous contemporary of the prophet Muhammad. ... Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... Hadith-i manzilah is a famous Hadith in Islam. ...


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Manichaeism

Before Muhammad, the term was used in Manichaeism, a Persian faith whose founder Mani claimed to be the Seal of the prophets and the Last Prophet. Manichean priests, writing at their desk, with panel inscription in Sogdian. ... The Persian Empire was a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the old Persian homeland, and beyond in Western Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. ... Mani (in Persian & Arabic مانی) was born in Babylon, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) which was a part of Persian Empire about 210-276 CE. He was a religious preacher and the founder of Manichaeism, an ancient Persian gnostic religion that was once prolific but is now extinct. ...


Jainism

Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, also claimed to be the last prophet in a series of 24 Tirthankars. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jainism (pronounced in English as IPA ), traditionally known as Jain Dharma (जैन धर्म), is a dharmic religion and philosophy originating in Ancient India. ... The 24 Jinas carved on a rock in Ginjee, Tamilnadu In Jainism, a Tirthankar (Fordmaker) (also Tirthankara or Jina) is a human who by adopting asceticism achieves enlightenment (perfect knowledge), thus becoming a Jina (one who has conquered his inner enemies - anger, pride, deceit, desire etc. ...


Ahmadiyya

In recent history, the interpretation of the term “seal of the prophets” has been a cause of much contention between the traditional Islam and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The differences arose due to differences in the definition and usage of the terms “seal” and “prophet”. However both mainstream muslims and Ahmadis believe in the elevation of Muhammad above all other prophets and all mankind. They also agree that the Sharia (Islamic Law) is the final Shareeya as well Koran is the final Holy book and Islam the final religion sent to earth by Allah. The differences arise as almost all mainstream Muslims consider that prophethood ended with Muhammad while Ahmadis maintain that new prophets can come, however they cannot bring a new Shareeya, and their teachings cannot supersede the teachings of Muhammad. The role of these new prophets is hence, reformatory within Islam and not to introduce a new religion to the world. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Arabic: الجماعة الأحمدية; transliterated: ) is based on the Ahmadiyya movement founded in 1889 by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908). ... It has been suggested that Rule of sharia be merged into this article or section. ...


Bahá'í Faith

The Bahá'í Faith regards Muhammad as the seal of the prophets, but does not interpret this term as meaning that no further messengers from God are possible. In particular, Bahá'ís regard the end-times prophecies of Islam (and other faiths) as being symbolic, and see the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh as symbolically fulfilling these prophetic expectations. The latter of these is the founder of the Bahá'í religion, which considers Islamic law to have been superseded by its own. These interpretive and legal differences have caused the Bahá'ís to be seen as heretics and apostates by many Muslims. Seat of the Universal House of Justice in Haifa, Israel, governing body of the Baháís The Baháí Faith is a religion founded by Baháulláh in 19th century Persia. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Shrine of the Báb at night from above in Haifa, Israel. ... Shrine of Baháulláh Baháulláh (ba-haa-ol-laa Arabic: ‎ Glory of God) (November 12, 1817 - May 29, 1892), born (Persian: ‎ ), was the founder and prophet of the Baháí Faith. ... Look up Heresy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ارتداد, irtidād or ridda) is commonly defined as the rejection of Islam in word or deed by a person who has been a Muslim. ...


Sufism

The end-times prophecies of Islam point to a mahdi and those of Christianity to a messiah. That Muhammad calls himself the Seal of the prophets deals with the fact that any true prophet who arose would know of Muhammad's mission and bring out his true status and identity. The case of Uwais al-Qarni who was given Muhammed's mantle after his death in in 632 is because this was given to him by Elijah as his successor. It is because Elijah is the Seal of the prophets that Muhammad called himself the "last prophet" and other things to illustrate that he wore the Mantle of Prophecy: he was carrying out God's will as one having been "instructed" by Gabriel who also instructed Zacharias and Mary. Distinct from these, Muhammad's mission dealt with the fact that the Qur'an is at the same time the Curse of God upon Israel, and the Blessing of God upon Ishmael as Bani-Israel (or the "New Israel"). The arrival of the Messiah at the end can be better understood if one realizes that the Messiah will have his messenger who is "much more than a prophet", as Jesus Christ called him. This was John the Baptist's status as the 'friend of the Bridegroom'. He was the Messenger of Jehovah of hosts, as is written about in Malachi 2:7: "For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Jehovah of hosts." In the Sufic philosophy it is as Muhammad once said in comparing external and internal struggle; to wit, "The ink of the Learned is holier than the blood of the martyr". Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ... For other persons named Muhammad, see Muhammad (name). ... Uwais al-Qarni (Arabic: أويس القرني) (d. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... 12th-century icon of Archangel Gabriel from Novgorod In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel (גַּבְרִיאֵל, Standard Hebrew Gavriʼel, Latin Gabrielus, Greek , Tiberian Hebrew Gaḇrîʼēl, Arabic جبريل JibrÄ«l or Jibrail, literally Master, of God, i. ... Zechariah or Zecharya (זְכַרְיָה Renowned/Remembered of/is the LORD, Standard Hebrew Zəḫarya, Tiberian Hebrew Zəḵaryāh) was a person in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. ... Mary may refer to: // Mary (mother of Jesus), the mother of Jesus of Nazareth Blessed Virgin Mary, the Catholic and Orthodox conception of the mother of Christ Gospel of Mary, Gnostic Christian text Mary, mother of John Mark, one of the earliest of Jesus disciples Mary, sister of Lazarus, follower... The Qurān [1] (Arabic: ‎, literally the recitation; also called ‎ The Noble Qurān; also transliterated as Quran, Koran, and Al-Quran) is the central religious text of Islam. ... In an Islamic context, Bani Israil may refer to: the Children of Israel surat al-Isra This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Icon depiction of Jesus baptism by the hand of John, Jordan River, Jordan The excavated remains of the baptism site in Bethany beyond the Jordan John the Baptist (Hebrew: יוחנן המטביל, Yohanan HaMatbil, also called John the Baptiser, or Yahya the Baptiser) was a 1st century Jewish preacher and ascetic regarded... Malachi (or Malachias, מַלְאָכִי, Malʾaḫi, Málakhî) is a book of the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh, written by the prophet Malachi. ... The alchemical framework of the sufi philosophy deals with the fact that the body or temple we live in is capable of transformation to a more permanent existence. ...


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The function of the prophets was very similar to that of the apostles, but the main difference was that while the function of the apostles was to teach the newly born faith to the non-believers, the purpose of the prophets was to deepen the believers in the teachings of Christ.
Prophet Muhammad identifies the 12 Imams, the last of Whom is Mahdi with such titles as `God's proof among mankind', and the `towers of heaven', when heaven is no less that Muhammad the Apostle of God.
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Seal of the Prophets (Khatam-an-Nabi) is a title given to Muhammad by a verse in the Qur'an (33:40).
In recent history, the interpretation of the term “seal of the prophets” has been a cause of much contention between the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
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