33:40 "Muhammad is not the father of any of your men but (he is) the Apostle of Allah and the
Seal [Khatim] of the Prophets [al Nabiyyna]: and Allah has full knowledge of all things"
In Arabic this is read as " Khatim al Nabiyyna", allegedly meaning the
"the Last of the Prophets".
When this verse and the Ahadith stories are scrutinised, this interpretation is shown to have been purposely falsified to fit the agenda of Muhammad's followers.
From the theological point of view alone, the reader must understand that the concept of the 'last prophet' resides in the arrival of the Messiah, which is after all, a Jewish concept.
Muhammad, not only did he not fit this concept, but the whole of the Quran has no record of a single prophesy. Even those that were mentioned in the Ahadith, turned out to be untrue.
The title PROPHET must fit the deeds, if not, then Muhammad could not have been one.
In the Arabic language there is an extremely important difference between Rassool/ Messenger and Nabi/Prophet because a Prophet can also a Messenger but a Messenger can not also be a Prophet.
Based upon all the references shown below, it is clear that had Muhammad wanted to assert that he was the last of the prophets, he would have had to use the following Arabic expression:
".. AKHER [LAST] al Nabiyyoun /Anbiyaa…" , neither of which are of course used.
Muhammad's actual intent, was to demonstrate that he was so much greater than ALL the previous prophets, to such an extent, that he was in a position to AUTHENTICATE all their (previous) revelations.
In similitude of a TEACHER AUTHENTICATING or GRADING the level or degree of aptitude of a studen's exam paper.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.189Narrated byAnas
When the Prophet intended to write a letter to the ruler of the Byzantines, he was told that those people did not read any letter unless it was stamped with a SEAL [Khatim]. So, the Prophet got a silver ring-as if I were just looking at its white glitter on his hand-and stamped on it the expression
"Muhammad, Apostle of Allah" ------ " Muhammad Rasool'Allah"
The Hadith above produces two conclusions:
1 Muhammad did not know about the term and/or the meaning of KHATIM which is a SEAL of a letter to AUTHENTICATE its origin and to render it protected from tampering. It was after this explanation that he used it in the verse above as the authenticator of previous revelations and NOT as the LAST of the prophets.
God never put a limit to His prophets since they are always required to bring back the people to the path of righteousness after having strayed
The Arabic word (Khatim), is derived from the original Hebrew(Khatima) meaning (Signiature/Inscription/Seal Ring).
2Most important of all, even Muhammad's insignia was'Apostle/Messenger' and NOT'Prophet of Allah'.
Since according to the exegetical understanding of these terms shows, that an apostle/messenger cannot also be a prophet but that a prophet can and also be a messenger, then Muhammad did NOT claim outright PROPHETHOOD.
Furthermore, the Ahadith are replete with the expression
"Allah and his MESSENGER know best"
the word prophet is never used.
The term KHATIM also appears in different forms:
2:7 [Khatama Allah ala qulubihim]which is -for a change- correctly translated to "...Allah set a seal upon their hearts...".
6:46[Khatama ala qulubikum] which should have been translated to "..Put a seal on your hearts.." but was translated to "...Seal up your hearts..."
36:65 [Al-yawm nakhtimu ala afwahihim] is "…Today we put a seal on their mouth…".
42:24 [Allahu yakhtimu ala qalbika]which should be translated to(...Allah puts a seal on your heart...)but is translated to"...Allah could seal up thy heart...".
45:23 [Wa khatama ala sam'ihi wa qalbihi] which should have been translated to "..and He put a seal on his hearing and his heart.." is translated to"...and sealed his heart and hearing...".
83:25 Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed[Rahiqi Makhtoomin]:
26 The seal [khatamuhoo] thereof will be Musk: and for this let those aspire who have aspirations"
*** The translation of RAHIQ to WINE is in error since Rahiq means NECTAR or a DRINK but NOTWine***
Out of about 19 articles in the Quran, only in the five mentioned above is the Arabic term Khatim or its derivatives used.
In all the remaining articles the term Yatba'a meaning Print/Imprint is used
4: 155(They have incurred divine displeasure): in that they broke their Covenant: that they rejected the Signs of Allah; that they slew the Messengers in defiance of right; that they said "Our hearts are the wrappings (which preserve Allah's Word; we need no more)"; nay Allah hath set the seal [taba']on their hearts for their blasphemy and little is it they believe.
7: 100 To those who inherit the earth in succession to its (previous) possessors is it not a guiding (lesson) that if We so willed We could punish them (too) for their sins and seal up [natba'ou] their hearts so that they could not hear?
7: 101Such were the towns whose story We (thus) relate unto thee: there came indeed to them their apostles with clear (signs): but they would not believe what they had rejected before. Thus doth Allah seal up[yatba'ou] the heart of those who reject faith
9:87They prefer to be with (the women) who remain behind (at home): their hearts are sealed [tubi'a] and so they understand not
9: 93The ground (of complaint) is against such as claim exemption while they are rich. They prefer to stay with the (women) who remain behind: Allah hath sealed[taba'a] their hearts; so they know not (what they miss).
10: 74 Then after him We sent (many) apostles to their Peoples: they brought them Clear Signs but they would not believe what they had already rejected beforehand. Thus do We seal [natba'ou]the hearts of the transgressors.
16: 108 Those are they whose hearts ears and eyes Allah has sealed up[taba'a] and they take no heed.
30: 59Thus does Allah seal up [yatba'ou] the hearts of those who understand not.
40: 35"(Such) as dispute about the Signs of Allah without any authority that hath reached them. Grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah seal up[yatba'ou] every heart of arrogant and obstinate transgressors."
47: 16And among them are men who listen to thee but in the end when they go out from thee they say to those who have received Knowledge: "What is it he said just then?" Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed[taba'a] and who follow their own lusts.
63: 3That is because they believed then they rejected Faith: so a seal [tubi'a] was set on their hearts: therefore they understand not
The term SEAL has had its actual meaning deliberately perverted by the Muhammadans to mean LAST for obvious theological and sectarian reasons; the fact is that the word Khatim means a seal - usually a signiature ring - which authenticates a document to prove its originality.
It does not mean, at all, that Muhammad is the LAST of the prophets since if that were what the Quran wanted to impart, it would have said
"..there will be no other prophets after me.."
The true meaning of the Quranic verse is that Muhammad was only Confirming/Authenticatingthat the previous revelations were divine and true; that is, that he agrees with and accepts the originality of the previous revelations to the People of the Book as authentic in the same manner as his Quran.
Also, seals are used to prevent tampering with an enclosed document, a box, a bottle, a container, etc. When the letter or document or container arrives at its proper destination, it can and will be opened by the addressee to reveal its contents. It definitely does not mean that upon receipt it would remain closed forever.
The Almighty has put no limits to the number of Prophets that He wishes to send and no Muhammad, Quran or any of their false interpreters can change or argue this point.
Moreover, the Quran does not preclude the arrival or appearance of more Messengers of Allah, but only allegedly another Prophet.
83:25 Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed [makhtoomin]: 26 The seal [khitamuhu] thereof will be Musk: and for this let those aspire who have aspirations:
***It is obvious that the word Khatim in this case means a seal of authentication -as the true and unperverted meaning of the word shoud be- and does not mean last since this very 'sealed' wine has to be opened to serve the lucky believers in Paradise ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 1.189Narrated byAs Saib bin Yazid
My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs." So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah's blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethoodbetween his shoulders, and it was like the "Zir-al-Hijla" (means the button of a small tent, but some said 'egg of a partridge.' etc.)
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.189Narrated byAnas
When the Prophet intended to write a letter to the ruler of the Byzantines, he was told that those people did not read any letter unless it was stamped with a seal. So, the Prophet got a silver ring-as if I were just looking at its white glitter on his hand-and stamped on it the expression "Muhammad, Apostle of Allah".
*** It is so obvious from this hadith that Muhammad had no idea what a khatim was until others pointed it out to him. Moreover, he later had his own seal stamped with the words
" Muhammad the messenger of Allah" and not with the more honourific and prestigious title of "Muhammad the prophet of Allah".
It is a fact that the Ahadith are replete with references of
"Muhammad Rassoul'Allah" and never as "Muhammad Nabii'Allah".
It is clear that Muhammad was deliberate in his choice of words because the latter version is also much heavier in speech and recitation than the more fluid former pronouncement ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.305Narrated byUm Khalid
(the daughter of Khalid bin Said) I went to Allah's Apostle with my father and I was wearing a yellow shirt. Allah's Apostle said, "Sanah, Sanah!" ('Abdullah, the narrator, said that 'Sanah' meant "good" in the Ethiopian language). I then started playing with the seal of Prophethood (in between the Prophet's shoulders) and my father rebuked me harshly for that. Allah's Apostle said. "Leave her," and then Allah's Apostle (invoked Allah to grant me a long life) by saying (thrice), "Wear this dress till it is worn out and then wear it till it is worn out, and then wear it till it is worn out." (The narrator adds, "It is said that she lived for a long period, wearing that (yellow) dress till its color became dark because of long wear.")
***Please note that not a single prophet in the whole of the Bible was reported to have had a mark (Seal of Prophethood).
The fact that in this case also the term 'seal' is used to carry another completely different meaning (mark/mole) shows that its original meaning has been deliberately perverted by the Muhammadans to suit their theological
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.741Narrated byAs Scab bin Yazid
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My nephew is sick"' The Prophet passed his hands over my head and blessed me. Then he performed ablution and I drank the remaining water, and standing behind him. A saw the seal in between his shoulders."
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 7.574Narrated byAs Saib
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My nephew is ill." The Prophet touched my head with his hand and invoked Allah to bless me. He then performed ablution and I drank of the remaining water of his ablution and then stood behind his back and saw "Khatam An-Nubuwwa"(The Seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders like a button of a tent.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 8.363Narrated byAs Saib bin Yazid
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My sister's son is sick." So he passed his hand over my head and invoked for Allah's blessing upon me and then performed the ablution. I drank from the water of his ablution and I stood behind him and looked at his Khatam(the seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders (and its size was) like the button of a tent.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.276Narrated byAnas bin Malik
When the Prophet intended to write to the Byzantines, the people said, "They do not read a letter unless it is sealed (stamped)." Therefore the Prophet took a silver ring-as if I am looking at its glitter now-and its engraving was: "Muhammad, Apostle of Allah."
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5764Narrated byJabir ibn Abdullah
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "I am the leader (qa'id) of the messengers, and this is no boast;
I am the seal of the prophets, and this is no boast; and I shall be the first to make intercession and the first whose intercession is accepted, and this is no boast." Darimi transmitted it.
*** Muhammad is not boasting of course. He is a very humble person. All he is saying is that he is the confirmer/authenticator of the previous prophets/revelations.
Had he intended to convey another meaning, he would otherwise have said plainly, that he was 'the last of the prophets' ***
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5791Narrated byAli ibn AbuTalib
When Ali described the Prophet (peace be upon him) he said: He was neither very tall nor excessively short, but was a man of medium size. He had neither very curly nor flowing hair but a mixture of both. He was not obese, he did not have a very round face, but it was so to some extent. He was reddish-white, he had wide black eyes and long eyelashes. He had protruding joints and shoulder-blades, he was not hairy but had some hair on his chest, and the palms of his hands and his feet were calloused. When he walked he raised his feet as though he were walking on a slope; when he turned round he turned completely. Between his shoulders was the seal of prophecy and he was the seal of the prophets. He had a finer chest than anyone else, was truer in utterance than anyone else, had the gentlest nature and the noblest tribe. Those who saw him suddenly stood in awe of him and those who shared his acquaintanceship loved him. Those who described him said they had never seen anyone like him before or since. Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Al-Tirmidhi HadithHadith 5918Narrated byAbuMusa
AbuTalib went to ash-Sham (Syria) accompanied by the Prophet (may Allah bless him) along with some shaykhs of Quraysh. When they came near where the monk was they alighted and loosened their baggage, and the monk came out to them although when they had passed that way previously he had not done so. While they were loosening their baggage the monk began to go about among them till he came and, taking Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) by the hand, said, "This is the chief of the universe; this is the messenger of the the Lord of the universe whom Allah is commissioning as a mercy to the universe." Some shaykhs of Quraysh asked him how he knew, and he replied, "When you came over the hill not a tree or a stone failed to bow in prostration, and they prostrate themselves only before a prophet. I recognize him by the seal of prophecy, like an apple, below the end of his shoulder-blade." He then went and prepared food for them, and when he brought it to them the Prophet (peace be upon him) was looking after the camels, so he told them to send for him. He came with a cloud above him shading him and when he approached the people he found they had gone before him into the shade of a tree. Then when he sat down the shade of the tree inclined over him, and the monk said, "Look how the shade of the tree has inclined over him. I adjure you by Allah to tell me which of you is his guardian." On being told that it was AbuTalib he kept adjuring him to send him back until he did so. AbuBakr sent Bilal along with him and the monk gave him provisions of a bread and olive-oil.
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
*** The falsity of this story is so utterly contemptible, that words fail to describe it.
First and foremost, noChristian monk would have considered Muhammad as a prophet since they were and are still expecting the Second Coming of the Messiah, and Muhammad was not the one.
Secondly, there is no mention of Muhammad anywhere in the New Testament upon which the monk would have considered Muhammad as the one.
Thirdly, no where in the whole of the Bible is there any mention of a 'Seal of Prophethood'. This idea was the invention of the Muhammadan exegetes to give Muhammad a very important staure comparable with, and even exceeding that, of the previous prophets.
Fourthly, no where in the Bible can anyone find that inanimate objects as well as trees and animals were able to prostrate themselves in the presence of any prophet, let alone Muhammad, or were also able to speak even if they had no vocal cords.
What is important to point out is, that while all these INANIMATE and UNTHINKING objects were able to recognise the importance of Muhammad,sadly, his own kith and kin, mere HUMAN BEINGS, with all their intelligence, could not.
This can only be explained if Allah had predestined and predisposed them to do so. They would have had, afterall, no free will to express their thoughts ***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 1678Narrated byAbuSa'id (al-Khudri)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If any Muslim clothes a Muslim when he is naked, Allah will clothe him with some green garments of Paradise; if any Muslim feeds a Muslim when he is hungry, Allah will feed him with some of the fruits of Paradise; and if any Muslim gives a Muslim drink when he is thirsty, Allah will give him some of the pure wine which is sealed to drink.
*** Yet once more, a bottle is sealed to prove that it has not been tampered with or opened and closed.
It certainly does not mean, that it is either the last of its kind nor that it shall not be opened***
Sunan of Abu-DawoodHadith 4071Narrated byQurrah ibn Iyas al-Muzan
I came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) with a company of Muzaynah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal. Urwah said: I always saw Mu'awiyah and his son opening their buttons of the collar during winter and summer. They never closed their buttons.
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 5793Narrated byAbdullah ibn Sarjis
I saw Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and ate with him bread and meat, or he said Tharid (bread soaked in soup). I said to him: Did Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) seek forgiveness for you? He said: Yes, and for you, and he then recited this verse: "Ask forgiveness for thy sin and for the believing men and believing women" (xivii.19) I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of his shoulder having spots on it like moles.
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 7079Narrated byAnas ibn Malik
We were in the company of Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) when he smiled and said: Do you know why I laughed? We said: Allah and His Apostle (peace be upon him) know best. Thereupon he said: It was because of the (fact that there came to my mind the) conversation which the servant will have with his Lord (on the Day of Judgment). He will say: My Lord, have you not guaranteed me protection against injustice? He will say: Yes. Then the servant will say: I do not deem valid any witness against me but my own self. He will say: Well, it is sufficient to have the witness of your self against you, and that of the two angels who were appointed to record your deeds. Thenthe seal will be set upon his mouth and his hands and feet will be asked to speak and they speak of his deeds. Then the mouth will be set free to talk. He will say (to the hands and feet): Away with you! May the curse of Allah be upon you. It was for your safety that I contended.
*** Although the mouth was sealed, it was for a temporary period after which it was freed. It was not sealed permanently.
Muhammad was not and could never be the LAST of anything but himself ***