Khatm-e-Nobuwwat in the light of Ahadith

There are more than 210 Ahadith in various authentic books of Hadith in which Rasoolullah salalahu alai wasslam clearly explained that he is the last Prophet and there will be no Prophet after him. Mufti Shafi sahib (rahmatullah alaih), a great scholar, has collected 210 Ahadith in his book “Khatm-e-Nubuwat Kamil”. One can read all the Ahadith from this book. Here only few are given for the readers:
Hadith
“From Abu Hurairah, (Allah be pleased with him): Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said: “Certainly my example and the example of prophets earlier than me is like the example of a palace most elegant and most beautiful constructed by a person except (that he left in it) a blank space for a brick in one of its corners and that made the people (who were) going around it wonder (at its marvellousness) and exclaimed (in perplexion): “Why not is this brick inlaid in here!”. The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, “I am that (corner’s last) brick and I am the last of the prophets”. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, p.501 & Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, p.248).
Hadith
“From Abu Hurairah, (Allah be pleased with him): Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said: I have been bestowed with excellence over (other) Prophets in six respects: (1) I have been gifted with comprehensive words; (2) I have been supported through awe (being put in the hearts of enemies) (3) spoils have been made lawful to me; (4) the whole earth turned into a mosque for me and a means of purification; (5) I have been ordained as the Prophet for all humanity; and (6) the line of the Prophets has been terminated with me.” (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, p. 199; Mishkat, p.512)
Hadith
“From Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas, (Allah be pleased with him): said Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) to Hazrat Ali, (Allah be pleased with him) “You have the same relation with me as Haroon had with Moosa (peace be on them) except that there shall be no prophet after me.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2, p.633).
Hadith
4:1 “Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) relates from the Prophet …………….that the Bani Israel were led by their own prophets; when one prophet died, another prophet took his place but there shall be no prophet after me except that there shall be Caliphs and they will be many.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, p.491,Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, p. 126, Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2, p.297)
It is well-known that the prophets who came among the Bani Israel did not bring with them any new Shariat (Divine Statutes); they only strengthened those laws which were sent down earlier through Hazrat Moosa, (peace be upon him), because they were simply ‘ghair tashreei’ prophets.

NOTE: ‘Tashreei Nabi’ means Prophet with a Shariat; ‘Ghair Tashreei Nabi’ means Prophet without a new Shariat. So this Hadith explain that there will be no ‘Tashri’ as well as ‘non-Tashri’ Prophet after Hazrat Muhammad (salullah hu alaih wassalam).
Hadith
It is related by Hazrat Thauban, (Allah be pleased with him) that our Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, “In my Ummah there shall be born thirty liars; each of them will pretend that he is a prophet but I am the last of the prophets; there shall be no prophet after me.” (Abu Dawood, Vol. 2, p.228;Tirmizi, Vol. 2, p. 45).
This Hadith is also Mutawatir. Besides Hazrat Thauban (Allah be pleased with him), many other venerable Sahabah, (Allah be pleased with them all), have also narrated it.

Hadith
“From Anas bin Malik, (Allah be pleased with him): Allah’s messenger Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said: “Verily, ‘risalat’ and ‘nubuwwat’ are terminated; so there shall be neither a ‘rasool nor a nabi’ after me’. Imam Tirmizi calls this Hadith as ‘Sahih’ and Hafiz Ibne Katheer says that Imam Ahmad wrote it in his Musnad.
NOTE: Every prophet is called a ‘Nabi’ whether he was given a ‘Shariat’ or not; and the prophet who was given a ‘Shariat’ is called a ‘Rasool
Hadith
“From Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him): I heard the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) saying “We are the last (Ummah) but will precede all on the Day of Resurrection except that the Book was given to them before us”. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, p. 120; Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, p.282).
In this Hadith, the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) has mentioned himself as the last of all the prophets and his Ummah as the last of all the Umam. This subject matter appears in several other Ahadith.

Hadith
It is narrated by Uqba bin Aamer, (Allah be pleased with him) that Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) said, “If there could ever be a prophet after me, indeed Umar bin Khattab would have been such”. (Tirmizi, Vol. 2, p.209).
Hadith
“Hazrat Jubair bin Mut’am, (Allah be pleased with him) says: I heard the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) saying, “Certainly there are some names for me; I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am Mahi the obliterator as Allah shall blot out ‘kufr’ through me and I am ‘Hashir’, the gatherer of people who shall be resurrected at my feet and I am ‘Aaqib’ the last to come as there shall be no prophet after me”. (Mishkat, p.515).