Hundreds of millions of human beings – Muslims as well as Infidels/Kuffar/None Muslims – have absolutely no idea regarding the answer to this vital question. A question that has been repeatedly put to me by hundreds of people who do not know the facts; hence, I am putting up this two portions article to enlighten them. We must first define who and/ or what comprises a Prophet and or Prophet-hood:
The Oxford dictionary, explains-
Prophet: A person who PREDICTS, or claims to be able to PREDICT, what will happen in the FUTURE. From this root comes Prophecy, Prophesy & Prophetic, all of which are associated with foretelling future events. From Moses to most of the Jewish Prophets, they were not only WARNERS of their people, but actually PREDICTED what would happen in the future. Not once in the Quran, did Muhammad predict a future event that actually came true. In fact, Aisha, in the Ahadith insisted that he COULD NOT tell future events.
Al Imran 3: 179 “Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which ye are now until He separates what is evil from what is good. Nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the Unseen. But He chooses of his Apostles (for the purpose) whom He pleases. So believe in Allah and His Apostles: and if ye believe and do right ye have a reward without measure”
Al A’araf 7:188 “Say: I have no power over any good or harm to myself except as Allah willeth. If I had knowledge of the unseen I should have multiplied all good and no evil should have touched me I am but a WARNER and a bringer of glad tidings to those who have faith.”
Yusuf 10:20 “ They say: Why is not a Sign sent down to him from his Lord?” Say: “The Unseen is only for Allah (to know). Then wait ye: I too will wait with you”
Al Jinn 72:26 “ He (Allah, alone) knows the Unseen nor does He make any one acquainted with His Mysteries”
In none of the above verses does Muhammad claim any knowledge of the future. On the contrary, he insists that he is incapable of doing so.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.477 Narrated by Masruq
‘Aisha said, “If anyone tells you that Muhammad has seen his Lord, he is a liar, for Allah says: ‘No vision can grasp Him.’ (6.103) And if anyone tells you that Muhammad has seen the Unseen (can tell the FUTURE) is a liar, for Allah says: “None has the knowledge of the Unseen but Allah.”
In many verses of the Quran and stories of the Hadith, Muhammad did his best to portray himself as an Arabian version following in the footsteps of the Hebrew prophets. He actually fancied himself to be, the fulfillment of the Jewish tradition of the Messiah; that he, Muhammad, was the promised Arabian Messiah for whom the Jews & Christians had been waiting.
Al Saf 61:6 “And remember Jesus the son of Mary said: “O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah (sent) to you confirming the Law (which came) before me and giving glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs they said “This is evident sorcery!”
*** Any reader of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament would know that neither Muhammad nor Ahmad are either mentioned or predicted in these Scriptures.
Of course, being totally ignorant of the required attributes of the Jewish Messiah, Muhammad none the less, unilaterally claimed this position, and became full of hate towards the Arabians of the faith of the Jews and Christians because they derided his claims, and refused to follow his CULT.
This enraged him to such an extent, as to have had their men massacred, and their women and children enslaved, raped or sold and their wealth distributed among his plundering followers while he kept his 20% share of the booty and loot.
Not a single one of the Hebrew prophets behaved in such an UNGODLY, SELFISH and MORALLY as well as RELIGIOUSLY DEPRAVED manner ***
Al Baqara 2: 204 “There is the type of man whose speech about this world’s life may dazzle thee and he calls Allah to witness about what is in his heart; yet he is the most contentious of enemies”
Dear Kuffar/ Infidels, this verse is the most incredibly truthful one in the Quran since it fits Muhammad PERFECTLY.
We are further constantly told by the followers of Muhammad that he was the LAST prophet. That no other prophet will come after him. In the Quran there is only ONE verse upon which the followers of Muhammad secure their argument above.
As usual with Muslims, their argument is spurious, without foundation and based on erroneous or deliberate mistranslation and misinterpretation of the verse.
This singular verse is ~
Al Ahzab 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 Hadith stories are scrutinized, this interpretation is shown to have been purposely falsified to fit the agenda of Muhammad’s followers.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.189 Narrated by Anas
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 corollaries:
1 – Muhammad did not know about the term and/or the word KHATIM which means a SEAL of a letter to AUTHENTICATE its origin and to render it protected from tampering.
It was only after this explanation that he used it in the verse above to mean that he was 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 people to the path of righteousness after having strayed
Considering the fact that the Arabs at the time of Muhammad were among the most illiterate in the Peninsula, the Arabic word (Khatim) was plagiarized from the original Hebrew (Khatima) meaning (Signiature/Inscription/Seal Ring).
2 – Most important of all, even Muhammad’s insignia was ‘Apostle/Messenger’ and NOT ‘Prophet of Allah’.
In the Arabic language there is an extremely important difference between Rassool/ Messenger and Nabi/Prophet because a Prophet can also be a Messenger but a Messenger cannot also be a Prophet.
According to both the Quranic verse and the Hadiths, Muhammad did NOT claim outright PROPHETHOOD.
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 not fit this title, but the whole of the Quran has no record of a single prophesy.
Even those that were later concocted in the Ahadith, are proven to be untrue.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.477 Narrated by Masruq
‘Aisha, The Mother of the Believers (Muhammad’s wife) said,
“if anyone tells you that Muhammad has seen the Unseen (the FUTURE), he is a liar, for Allah says: “None has the knowledge of the Unseen (the FUTURE), but Allah.”
The title PROPHET must fit the deeds, and Muhammad was not one.
Based upon all the references shown, 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, that he was in a position to AUTHENTICATE their revelations.
In similitude of a TEACHER AUTHENTICATING or GRADING the level or degree of aptitude of a student’s exam paper.
Furthermore, the Hadith are replete with the expression
“Allah and his MESSENGER” OR “Allah & his MESSENGER know best”
the word prophet is never used.
The term KHATIM also appears in different forms:
Al Baqara 2:7 “[Khatama Allah ala qulubihim] which is translated to “…Allah set a seal upon their hearts…”.
Al Na’am 6:46 “[Khatama ala qulubikum] … “…Sealedl up your hearts…”
Ya Sin 36:65 “[Al-yawm nakhtimu ala afwahihim] is “…Today we put a seal on their mouths…”.
Al Shura 42:24 “[Allahu yakhtimu ala qalbika] “…Allah put a seal upon your heart…”
Al Jathiyah 45:23 “[Wa khatama ala sam’ihi wa qalbihi] .. “…and sealed up his heart and hearing…”
Al Ahqaf 46:9 Say: “I am no bringer of new-fangled doctrine among the apostles nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I follow but that which is revealed to me by inspiration: I am but a Warner open and clear.”
Al Mutaaffifin 83:25 “Their thirst will be slaked with Pure Wine sealed [Rahiqi Makhtoomin]: 26 The seal [khatamuhoo] thereof will be Musk: …”
The term SEAL has had its actual meaning deliberately perverted by the Muslim scribes to mean LAST for obvious theological and sectarian reasons.
The fact is that the word Khatim means only a seal – usually a signature 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..”
Thus, based entirely on the Arabic of the Islamic scripture alone, the very simple conclusion is that Muhammad was not a prophet but the most consummate depraved Pathological Psychopathic Charlatan that ever contaminated the face of this beautiful Earth.