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a. A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of a god is expressed.
b. One of the highest-ranking leaders of the Mormon church, considered by the faithful to be divinely inspired, and responsible for establishing and revising doctrine.
2. A person gifted with profound moral insight and exceptional powers of expression.
3. A predictor; a soothsayer.
4. The chief spokesperson of a movement or cause.
a. Prophets(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The second of the three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures, comprising the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve. Used with the. See Table at Bible.
b. Prophet One of the prophets mentioned in the Bible, especially one believed to be the author of one of these books. Used with the.
6. Prophet Islam Muhammad. Used with the.

[Middle English prophete, from Old French, from Latin prophēta, from Greek prophētēs : pro-, forth; see pro-2 + -phētēs, speaker (from phanai, to speak; see bhā- in Indo-European roots).]

proph′et·hood′ n.
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(ˈprɒfɪthʊd) or


(Theology) the state or position of a prophet
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The enemies of Islam publicise anti-sharia decrees to bring chaos in the country.' The conference announced that no organisation or individual will be allowed to conduct politics in the country on account of the sanctity of prophethood and the belief of the finality of prophethood.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem Thursday said the government was committed to protect Islamic laws, including those pertaining to blasphemy and the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH).
ISLAMABAD -- Law Minister Barrister Dr Farogh Naseem says government is determined to protect the Islamic laws, including finality of Prophethood of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He said, 'Protecting the very concept of finality of prophethood is our duty and foundation of the state of Pakistan.
It said no political or religious party in the country should be allowed to do politics on the issue of the Finality of Prophethood.
The clerics stated that every Pakistani and Muslim is guarantor of Finality of Prophethood faith.
W) conferences will be held across the country while a two-day event will be held in Islamabad on the finality of prophethood. He said Imam-e-Kaaba and other high-profile religious scholars will grace the occasion.
'We uphold the Finality of the Prophethood (PBUH) and without it our faith is incomplete.
Speaking to the media in Panjpir area of Swabi, the National Assembly speaker said, 'We imposed that the Holy Quran be taught with translation and included the fundamental article of faith of finality of Prophethood in the syllabus in schools across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will do the same in Punjab.'
"It is a point of concern that our government was first faced with the issue of the Finality of Prophethood (PBUH) and now allegations of treason are being levelled against us."
The National Assembly had passed an amendment to the Election Act, 2017, which was aimed at changing the eligibility criteria for a political party head, but it ended up touching the subject of the Finality of Prophethood or Khatm-e-Nabuwwat.
The affidavit regarding the faith would also have to be submitted by the citizens for getting computerized national identity cards (CNICs), passports, birth certificates and entry in voter lists, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC said while announcing the reserved judgment in the case pertaining to controversy regarding Finality of Prophethood (PBUH) oath under the Elections Act 2017.