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)


Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) says:

“The likeness between me and other Prophets (a.s.) is like that of a man who constructs a house and completes it in all respects but leaves the place for just one brick in it. Anyone who enters this house praises it and appreciates it’s architectural beauty but for one brick. Know that I am the last brick in the wonderful building of Prophethood. After me, this series (of Prophethood) will come to an end.”

Covenant from other prophets

In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

Ameerul Momeneen Ali Ibne Abi Talib (a.s.) says,
“Allah did not raise any Prophet- from Adam (a.s.) and all who came after him- but that He took a covenant from him that if this Prophet was alive and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) was appointed, he should believe in and support him. And they (Prophets) were also commanded to take a similar pledge from their nation and people.”

(Tafseer-e-Tabari, v.3, p. 236; Tafseer-e-Ibn Katheer, v.1, p.378; Tafseer al-Durr al-Manthoor;
Tafseer-e-Qurtubi, v.4, p.125; Tafseer-e-Kabeer, v.8, p.155 narrating from Awaamel-e-Tahreef, v.4, p.15)

Allah the Almighty took an oath from the Prophets (a.s.) that they should inform their nations and communities of the appointment and elevated status of the Holy Prophet (s.a.) and should command them that if they survive till his advent, they should provide testimony for his prophethood.
(Tafseer-e-Tibyaan, v.2, p.513; Tafseer-e-Majmaul Bayaan, v.2, p. 468; Tafseer-e-Saafi, v.1, p.274-narrating from Awaamel-e-Tahreef, v.4, p.15)