"" Muhammad is
not the father of any of your men, but the Messenger of Allah, and the
Seal of the Prophets, and Allah has full knowledge of all things. 33:40
We have received many comments and concerns about the rising number of Sites and Homepages of various Islamic Sects "divisions", and many non-Muslims have wrote us asking: " Which one (Sect) should we consider as true Islam, since all Sects seem to believe in One God? ".
In Islam, in order to be a Muslim, One has to testify that " There is no God but Allah, Mohammad is Messenger of Allah". Once the person establishes this fundamental belief in his or her Heart, then he or she can progress unto the next step. But without the testimony and the belief in it, then there is no foundation to base his or her faith upon. Obeying Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is part of the foundation. Believing and pursuing His Doctrine "Sunnah" is part of the foundation also.
Many non-Muslims think that Muslims worship Mohammad (pbuh). They came to this conclusion, because Muslims repeatedly give blessings unto the Prophet (pbuh) right after praising the Almighty Allah (swt). For clarity, Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is the Final Messenger of Allah. Allah has sent him to guide humanity and lead them toward the right path. Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is only a slave and a servant of the Almighty Allah (swt), and in no way he claimed to be God, Never.
"" Mohammad is not the father of any of your men, but the Messenger of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets, and Allah has full knowledge of all things. 33:40 ""
In the above Verse,
Allah makes it clear that our Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is a Messenger of
His, and the Seal of the Prophets.
Muslims don't regard
Mohammad (pbuh) as the way Christians regard Jesus (pbuh). Mohammad (pbuh)
isn't our Savior, but rather our Interceder "Shafi". Our Prophet (pbuh)
will intercede or plead for our mercy and forgiveness to Allah (swt), but
Allah has the only and final decision, to whether forgive our sins or not.
We highly respect and love our Prophet because he gave us hope in this
tough and merciless life, and because he guided us toward our beloved Creator,
the Almighty Allah (swt). We always give blessings to our dear Prophet
(pbuh) and we always ask for his Intercession "Shafa'a".
In the above Hadith,
The Prophet (pbuh) said: " The Jews got divided into 71 Divisions, One
in Heaven and 70 in Hellfire, and the Christians got divided into 72 divisions,
71 in Hellfire and One in Heaven, and by whom Mohammad's soul is in his
hand, my people "Ummah" will be divided into 73 divisions, One in Heaven
and 72 in Hellfire, and it's said, who are they (One in Heaven) O' Messenger
of Allah, he said " Al-Jama'ah" ( Ibn Majah )
Al-Jama'ah means Mohammad's (pbuh) Followers.
The above Hadith clearly spells out the fact that if you don't believe in the Prophet's Doctrine "Sunnah", then you're going to Hell in spite of believing in the Oneness of Allah. The Prophet Sunnah clearly states that Mohammad (pbuh) is the Final and the Seal of the Prophets. Before we get to the Hadiths that affirm the finality of our beloved Prophet (pbuh), let's proceed with our subject regarding the various divisions in Islam:
Many "Sects" can be easily found on the Internet, and here is some names:
The above mentioned Sects are the main "Divisions in Islam", since their number of followers tops 100 million combined. We will not go in details explaining each one of them, we'll let you do that on your own.
Let's take a look at the following Hadiths where the Prophet (pbuh) affirms the fact that He is the Final Prophet and whoever claims the Prophethood after him will be a Liar and "Kafir" Disbeliever:
The Prophet (pbuh)said: " Among My People "Ummah", there shall be born Thirty Grand Liars (Dajjals), each of whom will claim to be a prophet, but I am the Last Prophet; there is no prophet after me." ( Abu Dawud; Tirmithi ).
Also the Prophet (pbuh) said: " The tribe of Israel was guided by prophets. When a prophet passed away, another prophet succeeded him. But no prophet shall come after me; Only Caliphs will succeed me. " ( Bukari ).
The Prophet (pbuh)said: " The chain of Messengers and Prophets has come to an end. There shall be no Messenger nor Prophet after me." ( Tirmithi )
The Prophet (pbuh)said: " I am like unto that one missing brick and I am the last in the line of the Prophets." ( Bukhari)
The Prophet (pbuh)said: " I am Mohammad, I am Ahmad, I am the effacer and infidelity shall be erased through me; I am the assembler. People shall be assembled on Doomsday after my time. (In other words Doom is my only successor.) And I am the last in the sense that no prophet shall succeed me. " ( Approved Upon )
(pbuh)said: " God Almighty hath sent unto the world no apostle who did
not warn his people about the appearance of Dajjal( Anti-Christ, but Dajjal
did not appear in their time). I am the last in the line of Prophets and
ye are the last community of believers. Without doubt,then, Dajjal shall
appear from amongst ye". ( Ibn Majah )
The Prophet (pbuh)said: " If an Apostle were to succeed me, it would have been 'Omar bin Khattab." ( Tirmithi )
The Prophet (pbuh) told Ali Ibn Abi-Talib: " You are related to me as Aaron was related to Moses(pbuh). But no Apostle will come after me." ( Approved Upon )
From the above
sayings "Hadiths" of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), you clearly get
the fact that there is no Messenger or Prophet comes after him. So for
example, the "Ahmadiyya Sect" claim that their leader "Mirza Ghulam" is
a prophet of God, is completely Bogus, and is considered disbelief "Kufr"
in Islam, since the Prophet Mohammad Doctrine "Sunnah" was violated. The
finality of our Prophet (pbuh) is a status which is most dignified, an
honor most distinguished and an esteem most high. It is therefore a great
insult to our Prophet (pbuh) if somebody is so insolent to lay a claim
to the line of prophethood.
Finally, As far as the "Al-Mahdi" concerned, he is still yet to show up. His arrival is going to be at the time of Al-Dajjal. Remember now that Al-Mahdi will rise from Arabia, and his name will be identical to our Prophet (pbuh) : " Mohammad Ibn Abdullah ". Al-Mahdi will be descended from Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet (pbuh). He will lead the Islamic Ummah, and he will fight the West. He will be a great leader, and he will wipe out all the Bogus Islamic Sects. Al-Mahdi will come just before Jesus, and actually his name Al-Mahdi, is taken from an Arabic word "Mahad" which means: to prepare, or to pave the way ----> for Jesus (pbuh) in fighting the Anti-Christ "Al-Dajjal".
(pbuh) had the following Hadiths in this regard: "
" If only one day of
this world remained. Allah would lengthen that day (according to the version
of Za'idah), till He raised up in it a man who belongs to me or to my family
whose father's name is the same as my father's, who will fill the earth
with equity and justice as it has been filled with oppression and tyranny
(according to the version of Fitr). Sufyan's version says: The world will
not pass away before the Arabs are ruled by a man of my family whose name
will be the same as mine. " Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud" ( In Sunan Abu-Dawud
The Prophet (pbuh) said: " If only one day of this time (world) remained, Allah would raise up a man from my family who would fill this earth with justice as it has been filled with oppression." Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib" (In Sunan Abu-Dawud)
The Prophet (pbuh) said: " The Mahdi will be of my family, of the descendants of Fatimah. Abdullah ibn Ja'far said: I heard AbulMalih praising Ali ibn Nufayl and describing his good qualities." Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin" ( In Sunan Abu-Dawud)
that Ali looked at his son al-Hasan and said: This son of mine is a sayyid
(chief) as named by the Prophet (pbuh), and from his loins will come forth
a man who will be called by the name of your Prophet (pbuh) and resemble
him in conduct but not in appearance. He then mentioned the story about
his filling the earth with justice." Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib" ( In Sunan
In conclusion, Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is the Final and the Seal of the Prophets. Muslims don't regard Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) as a God, on the contrary, he is Allah's Servant. Al-Mahdi didn't appear yet, otherwise you'll see him ruling the Islamic World. Al-Mahdi will rise from Arabia and will carry the same name as our beloved Prophet "Mohammad Ibn Abdullah" (pbuh). Al-Mahdi will pave way for Jesus upon his comth to kill the Dajjal and spread the word of Allah before Judgment Day. The Religion of Islam is complete, and Allah has stated this clearly in this Verse:
" This day I have perfected your religion... 5:3"
So there is no need
for Prophets anymore. Al-Mahdi is not a prophet, but a Muslim Leader that
will re-institute the Islam and will fight the Disbelievers. Even Jesus
(pbuh) himself will come to re-affirm the Religion of Islam as the Religion
of Allah, and He will kill the Dajjal and he won't tolerate any other Sects
or Religions but the True Religion of Allah, and won't accept any other
religion but.....The Islam.