The title says it all. A chapter reference, quote, and translation would be appreciated


مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا سورة الأحزاب، الآية 40

Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah , of all things, Knowing.

Surat Al-'Aĥzāb, Ayah 40

  • Thanks. Great answer. Is this the only place in Quran that this assertion? – Mozibur Ullah Dec 5 '12 at 16:13
  • There are many Ayahs conveying the same meaning in different ways, but this is the most direct one that I could think of. – Hosam Aly Dec 5 '12 at 23:04

To answer your question directly: the already cited Qur’anic passage 33:40 in the only aya in the Qur’an that uses the term “seal of the prophets” (khātamu n-nabiyyīn). However, if you want to pose this as a historical question you need to be aware that in the New Testament (1 Cor. 9,2) Paul writes: ‘If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.’ The concept “seal of prophesy/apostleship” is a recurring theme in the monotheistic religions. You should also note that there is a lot of discussion both in classical Islamic tafsīr and in Christian exegesis about what “seal of the prophets” actually means.

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