A humble prophet of God
Ahmadi Muslims hold the unique belief that Jesus (peace be upon him) survived the crucifixion and travelled towards India to continue his ministry among the Lost Tribes of Israel. Furthermore, they claim that his tomb, containing his body, has been recently re-discovered in India where it can be seen to this day. Ahmadi Muslims also assert that this belief is not only upheld by the Holy Quran and the Sayings of Muhammad sa, but even by the Holy Bible itself.
Khatm i Nubuwat
The True Meaning
Our opponents contend that the phrase Khataman Nabiyyeen does mean the Seal of the Prophets, for the purpose of a seal is to close a document .
Our opponents say that the expression Khataman Nabiyyeen, that by the advent of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) prophethood has been closed and that he was the last prophet in every sense.
The word Khatam means seal and thus the expression Khataman Nabiyyeen means the Seal of the Prophets .
Seal of Prophets; Khatam
It is well known, however that the purpose of a seal is not to close a statement but to certify it as correctIts purpose is to certify the validity and correctness of the contents of the document.
It is well known that after the truce of Hudaybiyyah, when the Holy Prophet (pbuh) decided to address letters to the rulers and chiefs of surrounding territories inviting them to the acceptance of Islam, he was told that rulers and
chiefs do not attach any significance to a communication addressed to them unless it bears the seal of the writer. Thereupon the Holy Prophet (pbuh) had a seal prepared which was thereafter used for the attestation and
certification of documents (Bokhari and Muslim).
Seal of Prophets ”Laakin”
The purpose of a seal being attestation and certification, the interpretation of the verse in question would be that though the Holy Prophet (pbuh)had no male heir, yet being the Messenger of Allah he is the spiritual progenitor
of his followers.
If this verse is construed as meaning that the Holy Prophet (pbuh) wasabsolutely the last prophet, the verse becomes meaningless .The use of the word ‘but’ in this verse entails that it should be followed by a statement which modifies or clarifies that which has gone before.
In view of this the interpretation put forward by our opponents makes the verse meaningless, for it would then amount to a statement that though the Holy Prophet has no issue, no prophet will come after him. This would constitute no praise of the Holy Prophet (pbuh).