Ahmadis and non-Ahmadis both claim they believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat, so what is the difference between the understanding? There is too much propaganda by the non-Ahmadi Mullahs against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at since they are unable to present their understanding with reference to Quran and Hadith. This is not just a claim but a fact of the matter.
Ahmadis believe that Holy Prophet (saw) was the last law bearing prophet and Shariah has completed and there can be no prophet who can bring a new Shariah. Non-Ahmadis also believe this.
Ahmadis believe that no new prophet can come who is an independent prophet outside Islam. Non-Ahmadis do not believe this, as they believe Jesus son of Mary, who was a prophet towards Bani Israel according to Holy Quran and died a natural death and is buried in Kashmir, will come in the latter days from the heavens.
Now who believes in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat and who is breaking the Seal of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat by bringing a Prophet from the Ummah of Hadhrat Moses(as) into Ummah of Holy Prophet(saw)? Non-Ahmadis!
Ahmadis believe that only an Ummati (follower) of the Holy Prophet (saw) can be a prophet sub-ordinate to the Holy Prophet (saw) as prophesied in Sura Al-Jumu’ah. Non-Ahmadis say that no Ummati can become a prophet (although Holy Quran in Sura An Nisa, verse 59 says so!), however they say that Jesus son of Mary (a prophet) will become Ummati (follower) [We do not find any evidence in support of this as to how a Prophet will be stripped off the status of Prophethood and demoted to be an Ummati].
Now claiming that Ahmadis do not believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat has no basis, however if we say the non-Ahmadis do not believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat, it is pretty evident from the above understanding of theirs because they believe that someone from outside the Ummah will break the Seal of Holy Prophet and come in the Ummah.
However at the core the concept is same. Ahmadis believe Ummati becomes a prophet and non-Ahmadis believe a prophet (from outside Islam) becomes a Muslim and Ummati, the concept remains the same of Ummati Prophet – and my dear friends that is exactly the status of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian – an Ummati Prophet.
The only differene is in the personality of that promised person, whether an old prophet of Bani Israel becomes a follower of Holy Prophet (saw) or a follower of Holy Prophet (saw) by following his perfect Shariah and teaching can become his sub-ordinate prophet. There is absolutely no other difference in the understanding of Khatam-e-Nabuwwat. Anyone who says Ahmadis do not believe in Khatam-e-Nabuwwat is a liar.
Now if we ponder over the Holy Quran and Ahadith it becomes clear that Jesus son of Mary (peace be upon him) died like all other human beings and prophets. So it means that whoever is promised is to be born in this Ummah. There is enough evidence of this in Quran and Hadith to support that a sub-ordinate prophet will be raised in the Ummah who will be like Jesus son of Mary (even Holy Prophet peace be on him described the Jesus son of Mary that was to come in the Ummah as distinctively different in his physical complexions to the one who was a prophet of Bani Israel).