MUHAMMAD -- THE LAST PROPHET

(salla allah ‘alay hi wa sallam)

By

Dr. Ahmad Shafaat

(August, 2004)

Muslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad was the last prophet and messenger of God. By way of clarification it should be stated immediately that in Islam the role of a prophet or a messenger is far more important than in Christianity. Both the Old and the New Testament speak of prophets who have a very minor role in the community (2 Kings 2:15, 1 Cor 12:10, Acts 13:1 etc.). In Islam, however, a prophet or a messenger expresses the will of God for a nation or all humankind. The message delivered by him is binding on those to whom it is sent and a rejection of him is a rejection of God. The work of a messenger, furthermore, change earlier religious laws and create a new religious community. The belief that the Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet and messenger of God therefore means that after him there will not arise any person who will be authorized by God to express his will for others in a binding way and/or institute a new religious direction by a new expression of the religious truth and forming a religious community around that expression. Any person claiming to have such authority is suffering from self-deception and/or is lying, no matter how smart he may be or how many miraculous deeds he may perform.

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Q & A About the Story of the Holy Prophet Getting Bewitched

By

Dr. Ahmad Shafaat

(August, 2004)



A brother wrote:

As-salam alaykum!

Al-hamd li Allah, a brilliant site. May Allah increase you in knowledge and wisdom and increase your good deeds on the day of judgment.

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The Prophet Muhammad