Islamic concepts

khātam al-nabiyīn خَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ — Seal of the Prophets



khātam al-awliya etc.

خاتم النبيين title given to Muḥammad ﷺ in 33:40.

A seal does two things:

  • it closes a package so no intermediary can meddle, tamper with the contents
  • it authenticates, confirms, prooves a document as coming from the authority, sender

Muḥammad ﷺ confirmed our religion in its final form.