The Seal of Prophethood and Debunking Qadiyani Lies

Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was the last and final Messenger deputed by Allāh Ta’ālā. There is no Messenger after him. This has been eternally decreed by Allāh Ta’ālā and was even written between the shoulders of the first man, i.e., Sayyidunā Ādam ‘alayhi as-salām. Study the following report:

Sayyidunā Jābir radiyallāhu ‘anhu reports that the following was written between the shoulders of Sayyidunā ādam ‘alayhi as-salām:

‘Muhammad Rasūlullāh Khātam An-Nabiyyīn.’

(Ibn ‘Asākir, Khasā’is Kubrā vol.1 p.7, Tarjumān-us-Sunnah vol.1 p.392)

From the very beginning, Allāh Ta’ālā had announced this very special attribute of the final Messenger – that he is the seal of all the Messengers. When Sayyidunā ādam ‘alayhi as-salām was sent to this world, this sign for the finality of Nubuwwah was specified with the name of Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. This was the divine system set about in the world so that every Messenger that was to come, will easily recognise and understand that Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam is the final Messenger.

Imām Qurtubī rahimahullāh writes in his commentary on Sahīh Muslim, that the seal of Nubuwwah being called the seal of Nubuwwah, was itself one of the signs of the Nubuwwah of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It is for this reason that scholars of the previous scriptures, pious and saintly men, priests and rabbis knew about this sign and recognised Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. In search of guidance and the truth, Sayyidunā Salmān Al-Fārsī radiyallāhu ‘anhu was informed by the last priest he accompanied, that when searching for the final Messenger, he should look out for the special sign denoting the finality of Nubuwwah that would be visible on his back.

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After Sayyidunā Salmān radiyallāhu ‘anhu had come to Madīnah Munawwarah, and realised that Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had arrived, his joy knew no bounds. He tried in various ways to get a glimpse of his back through his clothes, seeking the sign. Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam knew what he was looking for, so he lifted his garment and there it was, right before the eyes of Sayyidunā Salmān radiyallāhu ‘anhu. Out of immense joy, he kissed the seal of Nubuwwah and embraced Islām.

As a young boy, when Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had travelled to Syria, the monk Bahīra said that he recognized him as the final Messenger because of the seal on him.

It is part of the unique and great wisdom of Allāh Ta’ālā that he placed the seal of Nubuwwah on the back of Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the same spot where the writing was found on the body of Sayyidunā Ādam ‘alayhi as-salām.

Sayyidunā ‘Alī radiyallāhu ‘anhu reports in Shamā’il Tirmidhī that the seal of Nubuwwah was between the shoulders of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. This was an apparent indication to one and all. There was no doubt in it and there can never be any doubt about it either. People saw and witnessed the physical sign of the finality of Nubuwwah on the back of Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

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Various Descriptions Reported Regarding the Seal of Nubuwwah

  1. Sayyidunā As-Sa’ib ibn Yazīd radiyallāhu ‘anhu said:

‘My maternal aunt took me to Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and she said; “O Messenger of Allah, my sister’s son is in pain!” He therefore stroked my head and supplicated for me. He performed wudū’. I drank from his wudū’ water and stood behind his back, whereupon I observed the Seal between his shoulders, and lo and behold, it was like the button of the bridal canopy!”[1]

2. Sayyidunā Jabir ibn Samura said:

“I saw the Seal between the shoulders of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam as a red swelling like the egg of the dove.”[2]

3. Sayyidunā Rumaitha radiyallāhu ‘anhu said:

“I heard Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam—and if I wished to kiss the seal between his shoulders, I would do so because of his nearness—say to Sa’d ibn Mu’adh on the day he passed away: “The Throne of the All-Merciful was shaken on his account!””[3]

4. Sayyidunā Ibrāhīm ibn Muhammad, one of the offspring of Sayyidunā ‘Alī ibn Abi Tālib radiyallāhu ‘anhu, says:

“When ‘Ali described Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam—then he related the tradition in full—he said: ‘Between his shoulders was the Seal of Nubuwwah, for he is the Seal of the Messengers’.””[4]

5. Sayyidunā Abū Zaid ‘Amr ibn Akhtab al-Ansārī narrates:

“Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to me: ‘O Abu Zaid, come close to me and stroke my back!’ I duly stroked his back, whereupon my fingers touched the Seal. I said: ‘What is the Seal?’ He said; ‘Intertwined hairs.’”[5]

6. Sayyidunā Abu Buraida radiyallāhu ‘anhu said:

“Salman al-Farisi brought a table with ripe dates upon it, and he placed it in front of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, so he said: ‘O Salmān, what is this?’ He replied: A charitable gift for you and for your Companions’ ‘Take it away,’ said Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, ‘for we will not eat a charitable gift.’ He therefore took it away. Then he came the next day with the like of it, and placed it in front of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who said: ‘What is this, O Salmān?’ He replied: ‘A present for you,’ so Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to his Companions: ‘Spread out!’ Then Salmān looked at the Seal on the back of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, so he believed in him.”[6]

7. Sayyidunā Abu Nadra al-‘Awaqi radiyallāhu ‘anhu said:

“I asked Abū Sa’id al-Khudrī radiyallāhu ‘anhu about the Seal of Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, meaning the Seal of Nubuwwah, so he said: ‘It was a protrusion of skin on his back.”[7]

8. Sayyidunā ‘Abdullah ibn Sarjis [al-Muzanī] radiyallāhu ‘anhu said:

“I came to Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, while he was among a group of his Companions, so I circled like this behind him. He understood what I wanted, so he threw the cloak off his back. I thus saw the place of the Seal on his shoulders, like a clenched fist surrounded by moles, as if they were warts. I came around to face him, and I said: ‘May Allah forgive you, O Messenger of Allah!’ He said: ‘And you,’ so the people exclaimed: ‘Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam has asked forgiveness for you!’ He said: ‘Yes, and also for you!’ Then he recited this Quranic verse: ‘And ask forgiveness for your sin, and for the believing men and the believing women [was’tagh’fir li-dhanbika wa li’l mu’minina wal-mu’minat].”(Q.47:19).”[8]

From these reports we gauge, understand, realize, and are convinced of the seal of Nubuwwah on the back of Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

The Qādiyānis have been striving for years to try and change, reinterpret and deform the meaning of Khatm al-Nubuwwah and Khātam An-Nabiyyīn. All praise is for Allāh Ta’ālā, for they have failed miserably.

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The physical sign of the finality of Nubuwwah, which has been seen and touched by so many companions, cannot simply be wished away by the deniers of Khatm al-Nubuwwah.

This sign on the body of Sayyidunā Muhammad Rasūlullāh, the final Messenger of Allāh, the seal of the Messengers, was a means of guidance for many people too.

The Messenger of Allāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was the embodiment of truth, mercy and guidance.

There is no scope whatsoever to think or even entertain the thought of a new messenger after him. This would amount to blasphemy.

Notes

  1. Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyyah 16
  2. Ibid 17
  3. Ibid 18
  4. Ibid 19
  5. Ibid 20
  6. Ibid 21
  7. Ibid 22
  8. Ibid 23

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