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

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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? Commented Dec 5, 2012 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
    Commented Dec 5, 2012 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.

  • Thanks for the elucidation. Commented Jan 18, 2022 at 18:23

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