The chain of Prophethood ended with Prophet Muhammad (s)

al-madinahSunane’ Abu Dawood has narrated this tradition from Jabir Ibne Abdullah Ansari. The tradition concludes with the following words – “The chain of prophethood has been completed through my person.” The same tradition is also narrated in Musnad Ahmed Ibne Hambal through Ubay Ibn Kaab, Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri and Abu Hurayrah.

The Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Allah has bestowed upon me six favors which the former Prophets did not enjoy:
1. I have been endowed with the gift of perfect speech.
2. I was granted victory owing to my awe.
3. The spoils of war were made lawful unto me.
4. The whole earth has been made the place of worship for me and it has become the means of purification for me also. In other words, in my religion, offering of prayers is not confined to certain specified places of worship. Prayers can be offered at any place over the earth. And in case water is not available, it is lawful for my people to perform ablutions with earth (Tayammum) and to cleanse themselves with the soil if water for bathing is scarce.
5. I have been sent by Allah to carry His Divine message to the entire world.
6. And the line of prophets has ended in me.”
(Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

The Prophecies about Prophet Muhammad (s) in Hindu scriptures

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

As the Holy Prophet of Islam (s.a.w.a.) was to bring a universal religion for the whole mankind, and as that religion was to continue up to the end of the world, all Prophets in all religions of the world had informed their followers of his advent, and told them to accept his religion without any ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’. In many instances, they also gave the details of his personal and family life so that the people might easily recognise him.

Barm Uttar Khand

Barm Uttar Khand is a book of Hindu religion. Late Abdu ‘r-Rahman Chishti (11th century of Hijra) translated it into Urdu, in his ‘ Mir’ atu ‘ l – Makhlu – q ýt ‘ .According to that book, the famous Hindu avatar, Mahadev told his wife, Parbati, all the events of the future, while they were on the mountain, Kailash Parbat, and Bishist Muni, his disciple, wrote it down. The relevant parts are translated here from Muqaddamah Anwaru’l-Qur’an (by late Maulana Sayyid Rahat Husain Gopalpuri) pp.40-43. Mahadevji says:-

“After six thousand years, the Almighty (God) will create a wonderful person among the children of Adam in Mundarne, which is between the seas.1 …….O Parbati, he will be from the loin of Kant Bunjh; 2 and he (Abdullah) will have the piety and knowledge of God like a river; so (from that river) will emerge a pearl. And the name of his wife will be ‘Sank Rakhiya ‘ 3

And he (i.e. Abdullah) will have read three books; and he will leave the fourth book after reading only: ‘Alif Lam Mim’… … O Parbati, he (i.e. Abdullah) will be a chief in his tribe; people from all villages will come to his door and will follow him. (Abdullah’s son) will have no fear of the creatures; he will be very brave and having the knowledge of Allah, and his name will be ‘Mahamat’.

People will be astonished to see his style… … And he will not worship as the people of his tribe will be worshipping and he will tell the people that “I have been told by that Almighty and Only One (God) not to indulge in such senseless worship; and I am not turning but to Allah; therefore, you should follow me.”4

O Parbati, Mahamat will teach his own shari’at to all the creatures, by abrogating all ways of worship and all previous shari’ats; and he will try to make all people follow him. Gradually, countless people will come into his religion, and many of them will reach God. And as people use our Sakh era, likewise, upto the end of Kaljug (the last era) people will use the era of Mahamat.5

.. … O Parbati, after him (after the death of Muhammad’s son) the Almighty who has none like Him, will give a daughter 6 to Mahamat who will be better than 1000 sons, and she will be very beautiful and matchless, and very perfect in the worship of God.

Never shall she utter any wrong, and she will be protected from every sin—big or small; and through her father she will reach nearer to God. That Almighty (God) will give two sons7 to the daughter of Mahamat, both will be handsome and beloved of God, strong, having the knowledge God, courageous, brave and matchless in the …of virtuous deeds. And the Almighty will not create, after them, any human being having such perfection in hidden and known virtues.

The same two sons of Mahamat will be his successors; and they will have numerous children; and they will bring people into the religion of Mahamat day by day by their true arguments; and they will illuminate the religion of Mahamat. And Mahamat will love them more than all his people, even more than his own daughter. And these two sons will be perfect in the religion of Mahamat; they will not do any work for their own pleasure, and all their utterances and deeds will be for the pleasure of the Almighty.

O Parbati, a few years after the death of Mahamat, some evil man will unjustly murder these grandsons of Mahamat without any cause; just for the sake of worldly greed; the whole world will become ‘headless’ by their death. Their killers will be ‘ Maliksh’ (atheists), cursed in both worlds; they will have no love for Mahamat and will never get deliverance from ‘ Nark’ (i.e. Hell).

But in appearance, they will remain in the religion of Mahamat, and gradually others also will follow them, and stubbornly will do many deeds against the way of Mahamat and his sons. Only a few people will remain on the path of Mahamat. Majority will follow the path of those who killed the sons of Mahamat; yet in appearance they will be called the followers of Mahamat; and in the last days of k aljug (last era) there will be many of those hypocrites and will create disturbance in the whole world.”

After that Mahadevji explains the appearance of Imam Mahdi; coming of Quiyamat and arrival into Paradise of Bibi Fatima together with her followers.

Kalki Puran

In many holy books of Hindus, mention has been made of coming of ten Avatars . So far nine have come and tenth is awaited by Hindus. The name which is ascribed to this tenth Avatar is ”Kalki Avatar ” (Kalki Prophet).
Description and symptoms, which are found in the books exactly correspond with those of Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a)

Kalki Puran is one of the holy books of the Hindus. It is written in this book that the reason why this Prophet will be known as “Kalki” Avatar, is that he will remove Kalki (rust and darkness) from the hearts of the people, and will prevail over all the artifices of the evil people.
It is also written that people of his community will be worshippers of God.

The name of the father of Kalki Prophet is written as “Vishnuais” a combination of two words, Vishnu (God) and ais (Servant): both put together mean “Servant of God”. This is the meaning of Abdullah, the name of the father of Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.).

The name of Kalki Prophet’s mother is “Somti” which means “Trustworthy”. And the name of Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.a.) mother was Amina, which also means “Trustworthy”.

Further it is written that Kalki Prophet will have three brothers named Kavi, Samati, and Parak.

(1) “Kavi” means ‘wise’ and same is the meaning of ‘Aqeel’.

(2) “Samat” means ‘Knowledge’ and same is the meaning of ‘Ja’far’.

(3) “Parak” means “One who commands high position” and same is the meaning of ‘Ali’.

Aqeel, Ja’far and Ali were three (cousin) brothers of Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.)

The birth-place of Kalki Prophet is mentioned as “Shambhal Nagari”— a name given to the Hijaz in Arabia. “Shambhal” means, “Sand” and “Shambhal Nagri” means a country of sand or “desert” which fits Arabian peninsula perfectly.

Regarding Kalki Prophet, it is also written that he will worship in cave. It is well known in Islamic world that Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.) got his first “Revelation” in the cave of mount Hira – a desert hill and his chosen place of retreat near Mecca.

Further in “Kalki Puran”, it is written that he will receive education through “Prash Ram” which means “Soul of God.” It is well known by all Muslims that it was the Angel Gabriel who brought the first “revelation” to Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a.) in the cave of the mount Hira. Gabriel i.e. Jibra’il is called “Ar-Ruh-al-Amin” (The Trustworthy Spirit) in Islam.

Further it is written that Kalki Prophet will marry the daughter of the king of Shambhal Deep. Thus Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) married the wealthiest woman of Arab, named Khadijah.
It is also written that Kalki Prophet will migrate to the hills of North. Thus on the command of God, Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.a) had to migrate from Mecca to Medina which is in the North.

From Kalki Avatar

17 years after the first appearance in 1970, of my book, Pandit Vedaprakash Upadhyai, a Bengali Brahmin of Allahabad University, published his book ‘Kalki Avatar’. In that book he declared that the description of the “awaited” leader and guide Kalki Avatar, fits only to the Prophet Muhammad of Arabia. His views were endorsed by eight other eminent Pandits.

He mentions the Purans and gives its interpretation. We give here a gist of his descriptions:

1. Kalki Avatar will be the last Messenger of God, and will appear for the guidance of the whole world. (It is selfexplaining.)

2. He will be born on an isle. (Arabia is surrounded on three sides by the sea.)

3. His father’s name is Vishnubhagat. (Vishnu = God; Bhagat = devotee or slave; Vishnubagat = Slave of God = ‘Abdullah.)

4. His mother’s name is Sumaani. (Sumaani = Peace = Aminah.)

5. His staple food will be dates and olives. (Exactly.)

6. He will be the most honest and truthful person. (As-Sadiq al-Amin = the Prophet’s well-known attributes.)

7. He will be born in an honourable clan. (The Quraysh and especially the Bani Hashim were the most honourable tribe and clan.)

8. God will teach him through His messenger in a cave. (The first revelation was brought to him by Jibra’il in the cave of Hira.)

9. God will give him a very speedy horse to travel the whole world and the seven skies. (It indicates Buraq and Ascension—Mir’aj.)

10. He will be an excellent horse-rider and swordsman. (No need to comment.)

 

 

  • The Arab peninsula is surrounded on 3 sides by the sea.
  • 2. Kant Bunjh’ means ‘Servant of God, which, in Arabic becomes “Abdullah”. Abdullah was the name of the father of the Holy Prophet.
  • 3. Sank Rakhiya’ means ‘Peaceful’ which in Arabic is ‘Amina.’ Name of the mother of the Holy Prophet was ‘Amina.’
  • 4. Compare it with the ayat of the Qur’ãn: “Say: I am commanded to worship God, and not to join partners with Him. Unto Him do I call, and unto Him is my return.” (13:36)
  • 5. i.e. era of Hijra.
  • 6. Fatimah, the lady of Paradise, the Chief of all the women.
  • 7. Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Husain (a.s.).

 

 

Ref: Mir’atu ‘ l -Makhlýqat, by late Molvi Abdu ‘r-Rahman Chishti of India.This book was written in 1041 Hijri (=1631-32 C.E.). It contains translations from relevant parts of the sacred books of Hinduism. 

The humility of Prophet Muhammad (s)

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

It is narrated from an authentic source that Muhammad bin Muslim went one day to the presence of Imam Muhammad Al-Baqir (as). He was partaking of his meal at the time. The Imam (as) asked the visitor to join him over the fare. After finishing the lunch the Imam (as) said, “O Muhammad! My Grand Father, the Prophet of Islam (S), from the day he was ordained the Prophet (S) till his last breath, never reclined on a bolster during his meals. By Allah! He never took support of anything while eating food.

Never did the Prophet (S) eat bread made out of wheat for three consecutive days! From the day he was ordained the Prophet (S) he never ate his fill of wheat bread! I don’t mean to say that it was not within his means to afford good food! He used to give away hundreds of good camels in charity! If he wished, he could have ordered the best of victuals for himself! In fact Jibrael came thrice to offer to the Prophet (S) the keys to the treasures of the world and said that if he accepted the wealth his status on the Day of Reckoning would not change a wee-bit!

But the Prophet (S), in absolute humility, refused to accept the offer every time it was made to him! The Prophet (S) always tried his best to take care of the needs of persons coming to him for help. If at any time he did not have the means, he would tell the person in absolute humility that he would attend to his needs as soon as he could! Whenever he was endowed with any bounties, he never hoarded them. Many a time he used to vouch Heaven to his visitors and Allah acceded to his wish!”

The Jews knew about the coming of Prophet Muhammad (s)

In The Name o Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

prophet_mohammad_by_Nice_birdThere are some reliable traditions on Qur’anic verses stating that the Almighty Allah had taken oaths from past prophets about Prophet of the last age and of his legatees and would ask them to testify to their prophethood and Imamate. It is said that Abdullah bin Salam used to say: “By Allah we know the Prophet Muhammad more than we know our own sons, because we have read his description in our holy books and have no doubt about it at all, while there can be some doubt about our sons.”

Sayyid Ibn Tawus has related from Hasan bin Thabit that he used to say: “I remember that when I was seven-years-old, a Rabbi on a hillock was calling other Jews to gather. When all of them assembled, he said: “Tonight a star has arisen which testifies to the appearance of the Prophet of last era, Ahmad Mujtaba (s.a.w.a.).”

Imam Hasan (a.s.) is reported to have narrated in a lengthy tradition that a group of Jews came to the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.) and one who was learned among them asked some questions. When the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied to his queries, he became a Muslim. Then he brought out a white paper showing all the replies given by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Then he said: “O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.a.), by the One who appointed you as His Messenger, I have copied these questions and answers from the Divine tablets revealed to Prophet Moses (a.s.). I had seen so many of your signs in the Torah that I had begun to doubt its being the Divine Book. Forty years ago I had removed your name from Torah. But when I looked again in the Book, it was there! I have read in Torah that no one except you would be able to answers these questions, Jibraeel would be standing on your right, Mikaeel on your left, your legatee in front of you.”

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Prophet Muhammad (s) and the Christian priest Baheera

In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficient The Most Merciful

The Quraish traders usually made annual business trips to Syria and Yemen. Abu Talib being a chief of Quraish also participated in these tours. After the demise of his grandfather, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) came under the guardianship of his honourable uncle Abu Talib and consequently, also made one of these trips along with the latter. He was not more than 12-years-old when he participated in this excursion. The caravan had not yet reached its destination when an incident took place on the outskirts of a city called Busra near Damascus which affected the voyage of Abu Talib considerably. For many years, a Christian priest, albeit a monotheist, named Baheera had a monastery in Busra and was engrossed in it in worship. He had a great deal of information about the previous divine books. Basically, generations of Christian priests had lived in this monastery who appointed successors for following them after their death. They also handed down their books from one generation to another which were protected as invaluable heritage and was the source of their information and knowledge.

This year the caravan incidentally halted near the monastery. Surprisingly, Baheera came down from the monastery and invited them for dinner. A person from Quraish questioned, “O Baheera! By God, what you did today is indeed amazing. For years we have been passing by your monastery, but we have never seen you act in this manner.” Baheera retorted, “Yes, you’re right. But you are my guests. I like to honour you and to prepare food for you.” All of them gathered at the dining table but for the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) who, being the youngest, remained near the goods. When the Christian priest glanced at the guests, he could not find the person he was looking for. He queried, “O Quraish! Is someone from you not attending to my dinner?” They replied, “All are present except a youth who is tending to the goods.” He said, “No. All of you must come.” Somebody from the Quraish remarked, “We deserve to be reproached for not bringing along with ourselves the son of Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib.” They went and brought the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) to the dining table. The priest stared only at this youth. Continue reading