Khatam al-Nabiyyin

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Seal of the prophets. Phrase occurs in Quran 33:40, referring to Muhammad, and is regarded by Muslims as meaning that he is the last of the series of prophets that began with Adam. Some biographers of the Prophet mention that he had a physical mark (seal) of some sort between his shoulders that was regarded as one of the signs of his prophethood. According to some scholars, belief in the final prophetic mission of Muhammad is part of the basic Muslim creed (aqidah).

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