Message No : 17Sr.No : 279/724
Question By : syedali

I want to join the Tablighi jammat but some Barelvi friends told me that the Holy Prophet is the last Prophet whom Allah has sent for the guidance of mankind & their will be no Prophet after him ,the who deviates from this belief is Kafir & all maktaba-e-fikr are muttafiq on this belief.but the founder of DaarulUloom Deoband \"Molvi Qasim Nanotvi\" in his popular book \"Tahzer-un-Naas\" has written that \"the belief that the Holy Prophet(Peace Be Upon Him )is the last Prophet is according to general people& but it is well-known by the Ulema that the meaning of \"Khatim-un-Nabiyyin\"is not the last Prophet\".....So u please explain it & either acclaim him Kafir or tell your own faith\" PLEASE DONT DODGE & GIVE a clear cut reply and what did the respected Maulana Qasim Nanotwi Sahab meant and how did his enemies misquoted him?


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Assalamu Alaikum
Dear Brother in Islam,

Before opening the secret of Berelvi propaganda, I would recommend you to go though the book°™Tahzirunnaas and reflect over the fact°™whether Maulana Qasim Nanautawi had written what theses people say or it is merely a propaganda against him.

As a matter of fact, Maulana Qasim Nanautawi (RH) stated three types of Khatamiyyat for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). They are as follows:

1. Khatamiyyat-e-Zamani (finality as per age). The Prophet (SAW) was sent to this world at the end of all prophets. He is the last and final prophet and there will be no prophet after him.

2. Khatamiyyat-e-Makanee (finality as per place). The earth where the Prophet (SAW) was sent is the last earth. So the Prophet (SAW) is the last and final prophet as per the earth too.

3. Khatamiyyat-e-Zatee which is also called Khatamiyyat-e-Martabee (finality as per good qualities). All the good qualities ended on the Prophet (SAW). The Prophet (SAW) is the fountain-head of all good qualities when the other prophets and people are his branches in this regard. So, the Prophet (SAW) is the key to prophethood and the others were blessed with prophethood by the virtue of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He was prophet when there was no prophet existing.

The first and second type of Khatamiyyat is known to everyone, even common Muslims know that the Prophet (SAW) is the last and final Prophet when the third one is not known but to the Ulama who are well-versed with Islamic knowledge. This is what Maulana Qasim Nanautawi had written in his book°™Tahzirunnaas. Neither he wrote nor was he of the opinion that the Prophet (SAW) is not the last and final Prophet. This is a unanimous creed and the creed of Ulama-e-Deoband and Maulana Nanautawi as well, and whoever denies this creed will cease to be a Muslim as Nanautawi had written in his other books such as Munazir-e-Ajeebah, page 39/69/103. Interestingly, the book°™Tahzirunnaas°™aims to prove all types of finality is presenting as a proof of denying the finality. So what to say about those poor people who don°Įt regret over their deficiency in Islamic knowledge and attribute the word of blasphemy to the Maualan. We can only pray Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta°Įala to guide and give them proper understanding so that they may not attribute the word of blasphemy to an innocent Muslim misquoting his statements. The Prophet of Islam (SAWS) is reported as having said, °įIf somebody accuses another of Fisq (by calling him 'Fasiq') or accuses him of Kufr, such an accusation will revert to him (the accuser) if his companion (the accused) is innocent." (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Kitabul-Adab)

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