‘Hadith-ul-Manzila‘ is the saying of the Holy Prophet (S), which he said at the time of his journey to Tabuk. This tradition is correct without any doubt from any quarter, and innumerable traditionalist and historians have recorded it. Some of them are:
• Saheeh Bukhari, Vol 3. p.58
• Saheeh Muslim, Vol 2, p.323
• Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, p.28
• Mustadrak, Vol 3, p.109
• Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, Vol 1, p.173-182
At the time of that journey, the Holy Prophet (S) has left Imam Ali (a.s.), as his successor in Madina. Imam Ali (a.s.) said “You are leaving me behind among women and children.” The Holy Prophet (S) replied: “Are you not pleased that you have the same position with me as Aaroon had with Moses, except that there is no prophet after me.”
This also is a great proof from the tradition of the Holy Prophet (S) that there would be no prophet after him.