Do not level false allegations
against me that I have claimed to be a prophet in the real sense.
Have you not read that a muhaddas [saint] too is a mursal
[messenger]?... It is true that, in the revelation which God has
sent upon this servant, the words nabi, rasul and mursal
occur about myself quite frequently. However, they do not bear their
real sense. ...
We believe and acknowledge that, according to the real meaning of
nubuwwat [prophethood], after the Holy
Prophet Muhammad no new or former prophet can come. The Holy Quran
forbids the appearance of any such prophets. But in a metaphorical
sense God can call any recipient of revelation as nabi or mursal.
Have you not read those Sayings of the Holy Prophet in which occur
the words: rasulu rasul-illah ['messenger of the Messenger
of God']? The Arabs to this day call even the message-bearer of a
man as a rasul, so why is it forbidden for God to use the word
mursal [messenger] in a metaphorical sense too?...
I say it repeatedly that these words rasul and mursal
and nabi undoubtedly occur about me in my revelation from
God, but they do not bear their real meanings. And just as these
do not, similarly the Promised Messiah being called nabi
in Hadith is not meant in a real sense. This is the knowledge
which God has given me. Let him understand, who will. This very
thing has been disclosed to me that the
doors of real prophethood are fully closed after the Khatam
an-nabiyyin, the Holy Prophet Muhammad. According to the real
meaning, no new prophet nor an ancient prophet can now come.
(Siraj Munir, pages 2 - 3, published March 1897).