Why were not any prophets sent after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?

The Details of the Question

- Why did Allah not send us other prophets after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?
- Every product has a user manual and a person who teaches people how to use it; similarly, Allah sent us the Quran and the Prophet (pbuh) to teach it.
- Now we have the Quran, but no one has come after Muhammad for the last 1400 years.
- My question is this: Why did Allah not send us more prophets? I ask it not because we need to change the religion but because we need someone to guide us.
- If Allah had sent us more prophets, the Ummah would not be so divided now and we would be in a better place. It is as if Allah said, “I did my job and now it is up to you”; He does not care. If it were not for us, the Muslims, very few people would know about Islam. Why do we need to spread Islam if Allah does not do this duty by sending messengers? For example, 1400 years passed but the majority in South and North America still does not even know what Islam is.

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

The line of revelation, through which Allah communicated with His servants, followed a route that included 124 thousand prophets. It is normal for this chain to have the last link just as it had the first link.

When the human community set foot in the realm of existence, the first human being Adam (pbuh) was chosen as a prophet and constituted the first link of this chain of prophethood. This process, which started with Adam, the first prophet, would definitely have the last ring.

Since Muhammad (pbuh) is the last link of this process, no other prophet will come after him.

- Allah, who envisaged the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the last prophet, Islam as the last religion, and the Quran as the last book, sent the necessary equipment to ensure that this last period will continue until the Day of Judgment. For example:

As a prophet, a teacher, a military commander, a family head, a head of state, and a moral person, Muhammad (pbuh) was endowed with higher equipment than all previous prophets. This fact is underlined in many verses and hadiths.

The Quran taught more widely the basic principles of the religion taught by the previous heavenly books; it also taught and teaches such lessons to the people of those centuries, to different segments of those people, until the Day of Judgment that good and pure minds have accepted that it is unprecedented and unique.

For example, if a talented writer who had written ten books later combined those ten books into a single book, is he expected to divide this book into ten books again? The answer to this question also holds true for the Quran.

Allah sent separate books, pages, and teachers that He regarded suitable to the community of humanity, which was at the age of secondary education, such as elementary school, secondary school and high school. However, when humanity reached the age of higher education and will rise gradually, He sent the old books combined as a single book and appointed one teacher instead of different teachers.

It is obvious that this practice - as expressed by the experts of the issue - definitely occurs within a training full of wisdom, an education and curriculum full of skill, and a program full knowledge and culture.

- Since the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) century of bliss, our world has been in a process to become a single city, a single town, and a single village in communication, correspondence, cooperation, solidarity and consultation. Such a mechanism of acquaintance, consultation and solidarity has been established especially in the last two or three centuries thanks to technique and technology that those who have not heard a universal divine message like Islam, have not wondered about it and have not tried to learn it should accept their own faults if their consciences are not corrupt.

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