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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad says those who believe in a prophet after Holy Prophet Muhammad are making that prophet into the Khatam al-anbiya
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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad says those who believe in a prophet after Holy Prophet Muhammad are making that prophet into the Khatam al-anbiya


We have shown elsewhere that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad wrote again and again that the meaning of the Holy Prophet Muhammad being Khatam an-nabiyyin (or the synonymous term Khatam al-anbiya) is that he was the Last Prophet after whom no prophet whatsoever can come.

Another evidence showing that Hazrat Mirza took the term Khatam al-anbiya to mean Last Prophet is that he wrote several times that if any other prophet whatsoever were to come after the Holy Prophet Muhammad then that prophet would become the Khatam al-anbiya.

We quote below four of his statements:

1. “If another prophet were to come, whether new or old, how could our Holy Prophet remain the Khatam al-anbiya?

— Book Ayyam Sulh, see Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 14, p. 309.


2. “Now turning back to my original topic, I say that our Holy Prophet being the Khatam al-anbiya also requires the death of Jesus because if another prophet comes after him, then he cannot remain the Khatam al-anbiya.”

— Book Ayyam Sulh, see Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 14, p. 392.


3. “The Holy Quran clearly states that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is the Khatam al-anbiya. But our opponents make Jesus the Khatam al-anbiya, and say that the mention of the Messiah being a prophet of God in Sahih Muslim and elsewhere refers to real prophethood. Now it is clear that if he comes into the world, bearing his prophethood, how could our Holy Prophet remain the Khatam al-anbiya?

— Book Kitab-ul-Bariyya, see Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 13, p. 224.


4. “The Holy Quran, in the verses, ‘This day I have perfected for you your religion’, and ‘He is the Messenger of Allah and the Khatam an-nabiyyin’, has clearly ended prophethood with the Holy Prophet Muhammad. And it has said in plain words that the Holy Prophet is Khatam al-anbiya, as it says: ‘He is the Messenger of Allah and the Khatam an-nabiyyin’. But those people who bring Jesus back to the world believe that he will come to the world still bearing his prophethood, and that the angel Jibreel will continue to descend upon him with wahy nubuwwat for forty-five years. Now tell us, according to their belief, how can the finality of prophethood and the finality of revelation given to prophets (wahy nubuwwat) be maintained? Instead, one would have to accept that Jesus is the Khatam al-anbiya.”

— Book Tuhfa Golarwiya, see Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 17, p. 174.


According to these statements, if any prophet came after the Holy Prophet Muhammad then that prophet would become the Khatam al-anbiya and the Holy Prophet Muhammad would no longer remain Khatam al-anbiya. Merely by coming after the Holy Prophet, a prophet would become Khatam al-anbiya, whether he was a new prophet or old, whether he was a great prophet or a lesser prophet.

This establishes that Khatam al-anbiya, according to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, means the Last Prophet.

If, as the Qadianis claim, Khatam al-anbiya means best or greatest prophet, then even if a prophet came after the Holy Prophet, the Holy Prophet could still remain Khatam al-anbiya. But Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad writes that the Holy Prophet Muhammad cannot remain Khatam al-anbiya if a prophet came after him.

As shown above, according to Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad those who believe in a prophet after the Holy Prophet Muhammad are making that prophet into the Khatam al-anbiya instead of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

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