Muhammad is the final prophet in Islam, known as the Seal of the Prophets. This means that Muslims regard Muhammad as Allah’s final messenger, and the Qur’an is formed from God’s revelations to Muhammad, give through the Angel Jibril. According to Islamic belief, no further prophets will come after him.
Muhammad is thought to have had a personality that enabled him to convert people by clearly delivering his message from God. Muslims also believe that Muhammad had the qualities to be a strong leader and so they trust his leadership in spiritual and earthly matters. Therefore, Muslims today still hold the Hadith as an authority as it contains the prophet’s words and teachings.
Muhammad was a leader with charisma, a great teacher and the perfect example for Muslims of how best to serve Allah. He saw the family (husband, wife, children and extended family) as a basic unit for a caring society in which morals are learned and faith can be upheld. Muhammad continued to lead his community both spiritually and in earthly matters until his death in AD632.
Why is Muhammad known as the Seal of the Prophets?
Because he was the final prophet – no others will come after him.