whom be peace) hath come unto you with the Truth from your Lord. Therefore believe; (it is) better for you. But if ye disbelieve, still, lo! unto ALLAH belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. ALLAH is ever Knower, Wise” – (Quran 4:163-170).
– The apocalyptic connotation of the term is made explicit, and is, furthermore, applied to prophecy by Daniel who speaks of the time for setting the seal on prophecy (Daniel 9:23) and is told by Gabriel to ‘keep the book sealed until the end of time’ (Daniel 12:1).
It is interesting to note that this book was held by Daniel even after his death and as it was discovered with his corpse. When “[Muslims] After entering Susa” adds to context T. Bernhardsson et al “in a suitably apocalyptic fashion to be described presently, the conquering Muslims were then shown the remains of Daniel and found a seal/signet ring depicting a man between two lions…a book in the treasure of the Persian commander, Hurmuzun, above the head of a corpse identified as Daniel. ‘They carried the book to ‘Umar who was the first Arab to read it and sent it to Ka’b who copied it in Arabic. In it was what will occur of civil disorders (fitna)…”
“The basic tenet of primitive Islam, according to Casanova, was that ‘the time announced by Daniel and Jesus had come. Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Them) was the last Prophet chosen by God to preside, at the end of time…’ His argument for equating the expression ‘Seal of the Prophets’ (khatam al-nibiyin) with ‘the prophet/messenger of the end of time’ (nabi/rasul akhir al-zaman) is persuasive. According to one well-known tradition, the finality of Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) prophecy itself is apocalyptic: ‘I am Muhammad, and I am Ahmad and I am the resurrect or – the people are resurrected upon my steps – and I am the final one – there is no prophet after me (Peace Be Upon Him)'” – (op. cit., pp. 109-10).
73. Sahib u’l Burhan – the One Endowed with the Clear Proof: The coming of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) itself is the sign of the mercy of ALLAH and the truth that ALLAH revealed centuries before his coming, which is found in the Scriptures of the world. Thus, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is called as the one endowed with the clear proof of prophecies. As ALLAH says, “Those who follow the Messenger, the Ummi Prophet [Muhammad, upon him be peace], whom they find mentioned in their own [Scriptures], – in the Torah and the Gospel. He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and He will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe in him, and honour him, and help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful” – (Quran 7:157).
“Since the prophets had spoken of a great leader who would one day guide his people and mankind as a whole to the true worship of God and bring about his people’s redemption from servitude and oppression it was natural