The point was stressed by saying: " ... and (he is) the last of the Prophets." That is, not to speak of a Messenger, no other Prophet would be raised after him, who could make up for a possible deficiency in the enforcement of a reform in the law and society that might have been left un-enforced in his time. Therefore, it had become all the more necessary that he should himself root out the custom of ignorance.
Again, to further emphasize this point, it was said: "Allah has knowledge of everything. " that is, Allah knows best why it was imperative to get the custom of ignorance rooted out at that juncture through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be Allah's peace) rather than let it remain as it was. He knows that no other prophet would be coming after him in the future; therefore, if He did not abolish this custom through His Last Prophet, no other person after him would be able to abolish it for alI the Muslims of the world for ever. Even if the later refomers would abolish it, no action of any one of them will havc the permanent and universal authority behind it so that the people of every country and every age might -start following it, and none of them would have a personality endowed with that holiness and sanctity that an action's being merely his way (Sunnah) might root out every feeling of aversion and abhorrence from the mind of the people.
It is a pity that a section of the people in our age have given wrong interpretations of this verse and opened the way to a great mischief. We have therefore added a comprehensive appendix at the end of the commentary of this Surah for the explanation of the question of the Finality of Prophethood and the eradication of the misunderstanding spread by these people.
Namaste 🙏🏼 Our first topic in this #yogaofthegita series is that of Jnana yoga- one of the three main paths of liberation from samsara, according to Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita. Jnana is the path of knowledge, wisdom, and self-realization. This type of yoga requires the devotee to attempt reaching the divine (in Indic terms, the Supreme Absolute and Unmanifest: Brahman), through the accumulation of intellectual gain. This can be done by studying the scriptures (first and foremost), being in a space of contemplation over the divine, and asking the big questions in life. Those of you who are (above all else) inquisitive, eager to learn, want to understand the world/how things are, philosophical, and are disciplined in study, would probably be following this path of yoga without even realizing it. Of all the major paths, this one is very difficult to pinpoint in someone else because some of the qualities seem to be quite abstract and even uncommon. Many would find the other two major yogic paths easier to follow since Jnana requires strong discipline of mind and the will to be as a Buddha. Although the concept is supposedly unrelated to Buddhism, the yogic path of Jnana mirrors that of the Buddha mind in concentration, mindfulness, focus, intellect, and realization, among other attributes. However, for those inclined towards other activities, perhaps one of the other major yogic paths (Bhakti or Karma) would suit them best 😌☝🏼More on this next time- in the meantime please do leave your comments 💛. PC: @geosmin_photography 📍 Varanasi, India