Honour of the status of Khatm-e-Nobuwwat

In the Holy Quran ‘Rab-ul-A’lamin’ (the Lord of the universe) has been used for God, ‘Rahmatal-el-A’lamin’ (merciful to the universe) has been used for Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam. In the same way ‘Zikral-el-A’lamin’ (invocation of God’s name) has been used for the Holy Quran and ‘Hudal-el-Aalameen (guidance for the whole universe) has been asked for Baitullah. It proves not only universality of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam, but also proves the speciality of Holy Prophet’s SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam being the last Prophet. Because all the other Prophets before Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam were sent by God in their particular regions and for specific nation and time period. With the coming of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam God made the whole universe one unit for his Prophethood.

As God is the ‘Lord’ (Rab) for the whole universe, in the same way Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam is ‘Prophet’ for the whole universe. This is the honour and speciality only for Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam one of the six features that the Holy Prophet SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam described for himself is that:

“I have been sent as Prophet for all the creatures and this chain of Prophethood comes to an end with me” (Mishqat p.512 Chapter Fazail Syed-ul-Mursaleen. Muslim v.1 p.199 Kitabul Masajid).
Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam is the last Prophet. His Ummah is the last Ummah. His SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam Qiblah is the last Qiblah (Bait-Ullah Sharif). The Book that was revealed to Him SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam is the last Divine Book. All these specialities are related with the status of Khatm-e-Nubuwwat and the personality of the Holy Prophet SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam as well. So, because of Holy Prophet’s SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam seal of Prophethood Quran and Bait Ullah got the honour of being called ‘Zikral-e-Alamin’ and ‘Hudalel A’lamin’ respectively. And Holy Prophet’s SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam Ummah was declared the last Ummah, as the Holy Prophet says:

“I am the last Prophet and you are the last Ummah” (Ibne Maja p.297).
Hazrat Allama Jalal-Ud-Din Sayuuti writes in his famous book, Khasais-ul-Kubra, that to be the last Prophet is the feature specialized only for the Holy Prophet SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam. (see v.2 pp.193, 197, 284). In the same way Allama Syed Muhammad Anwar Shah Kashmiri (Rahmat Ullah Alaih) writes: to be the last of all the Prophets is due to the particular excellence and features of Hazrat Muhammad SallAllah-o-Alaihi Wa Aalihi Wasallam personality” (Khatam-un-Nabiyeen Urdu p.187)