The belief of "Khatme Nubuwwat" (finality of prophet-hood) has also been stressed in a number of Ahadith which reach the sublime degree of Tawaatur (continuity). That is why Allaama Alusi Rahmatullahi Alay has said:
"And the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam being the final prophet is a belief based on what the Qur'an has described, and the Sunnah has stated clearly and the (Consensus) Ijma of the Ummah. Therefore the claimant or the believer of a belief other than this will be declared a Kafir." (Roohul Ma'aani, Page 65, Volume 7)
Now, we will quote a few authentic Ahadith for the benefit of the readers.
"My likeness and the likeness of the prophets before me is the likeness of a person who built a house and made it complete and beautiful, except the place of a brick in a corner. So people began to go around it and wonder at it and say, "Why has not this brick been placed?" (The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "I am the brick and I am the last of the prophets." (Bukhaari, Page 501, Volume 2, Muslim, Page 248, Volume 2)
"The Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said to Ali Radhiallahu Anhu, "You stand to me in the same relation as Haroon Alayhis Aalaam stood to Musa Alayhis salaam, except that there is no prophet after me. " (Bukhaari, Page 633, Volume 2, Muslim, Page 278, Volume 2)
"Verily, the apostle-ship and prophet-hood has finished. So there is no apostle and no prophet after me." (Tirmizi)
"I am the last of the prophets and you are the last of the Ummahs (nations)." (Ibne Maajah, Page 307)
"....Verily, thirty liars will be born in my Ummah; every one of them will claim to be a prophet, though I am the last of the prophets, and there will be no prophet after me." (Tirmizi, Page 45, Volume 2)
There are more than 200 authentic Ahadith which support the belief of "Khatme Nubuwwat" (finality of prophet-hood). Hence, this doctrine is decidedly and unanimously acknowledged an article of faith in Islam. At the same time I would like to draw your attention particularly towards the last Hadith where the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, besides confirming this belief in hundreds of his sayings, clearly predicted that false claimants to prophet-hood will be born in his Ummah after him. The Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has, therefore, warned the Muslims to beware of such impostors and always keep in mind that: "I am the last of the prophets", which obviously means that, "there will be no prophet of any kind after me. "