Khatamun Nabiyyeen – Does the Holy Quran allow Prophets to come?
Does the Holy Qur’an allow for more prophets to come? Every Muslim should pray at least five times a day. In their prayers they recite Sura Fatihah in every Raka’at, which means they recite this particular Chapter at least 32 times every day. It is a wonderful Chapter, full of meaning.
In Sura Fatiha, we continue to appeal to Allah to ‘Ihdinas-sirat al-mustaqeem’ which translates to ‘Guide us to the right path’, followed later by ‘Siratallathina an ‘amta ‘alai-him’. ‘The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings’.
What is this right path and the blessings that Allah has been bestowing?
And Whoso obeys Allah and this Messenger of His shall be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs, and the Righteous. And an excellent companions are these.
Holy Qur’an, Chapter 4. verse 70
We are told by Allah that the blessings that He bestows are the Prophets, the Truthful, the Martyrs and the Righteous. So Allah is clearly informing us that the blessings of Prophethood are still open for us, why are we trying to close it. Do we not want this great blessing?
Again we are told in the Holy Qur’an:
O children of Adam, if Messengers come to you from among yourselves, rehearsing My Signs unto you, then whoso shall fear God and do good deeds, on them shall come no fear nor shall they grieve
Holy Qur’an, Chapter 7 verse 36
Although Allah has addressed us by saying “O children of Adam”, it is obvious if you read the verse before and after it, that Allah is addressing the Muslims. Therefore, Allah is informing us that we should accept any Prophet when he comes to us! Some Muslims object that in this verse it says Messengers – rasool will come and that there is a difference between a Prophet Nabiand Messenger rasool. This is nonsense and is totally unsupported by the Holy Quran.
If we again refer to the first verse we quoted Chapter 33 verse 41, it says that ‘Muhammad is a Messenger (Rasool) of Allah and Khataman Nabiyyeen (Prophet)’. These spiritual titles have been given to many prophets there is no difference between them, a Prophet is also a messenger and a messenger is also a prophet.