The phenomenon of people claiming to be prophets, in the modern era as it is now, still often occurs.
However, Allah (SWT) has made The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last prophet and apostle. Therefore, when he died there should be no one who claimed to be a prophet and that is a lie.
Allah says in Quran Surah Al Ahzab verse 40 means:
Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets. And ever is Allah, of all things, Knowing.
It turns out that the phenomenon of the confessors of prophets and apostles not only exists in the present era, even in the era of the leadership of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) there are already claiming to be prophets.
This phenomenon, too, has been predicted by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a long time. Even the emergence of the phenomenon of the confessors of this prophet is also often associated with one of the signs of the apocalypse.
“The Day of Resurrection will not come until there are many liars, about 30 and all of them claim to be messengers of Allah.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah)
1. Musailamah al-Kazzab (The First False Prophets)
Musailamah al-Kazzab lived during the time of Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him). In the 9th year of Hijri, he briefly converted to Islam, but later apostatized.
He was a man from Yamamah with the full name Musailamah bin Tsumamah bin Habib Al-Kazzab. His recognition as a prophet had shocked the Islamic world, but in the end he was killed at the hands of Musailamah bin Harb during the caliphate of Abu Bakr As-Sadiq.
2. Al-Aswad al-‘Ansi
Similar to Musailamah al-Kazzab, Al-Aswad al-‘Ansi also lived during the leadership of the Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him).
Al-Aswad al-‘Ansi came from Yemen, converted to Islam but later apostatized. He was also a leader of the movement against the Muslims, and was eventually killed.
3. Sajah bint al-Haris at-Taglibiyyah
Sajah bint al-Haris at-Taglibiyyah is recorded in history once a wife of Musailamah al-Kazzab. She is a Christian woman.
4. Ţulaihah bint Khuwailid al-Asadi
He was a man who had converted to Islam on 9 Hijri with the kabilah bani Asad. Then he apostatized and claimed to be a prophet.
However, during abu Bakr’s time, he was defeated by Khalid bin Walid, then re-converted to Islam.
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5. Mukhtar bin Abi ‘Ubaid as-Saqafi
Mukhtar ibn Abi ‘Ubaid as-Saqafi lived during the tabi’in. He also claimed to have received a revelation.
6. Haris bin Sa’id al-Kazzab, claiming to be a prophets
He is known to have lived during the time of Abdul Malik bin Marwan. Haris bin Sa’id al-Kazzab also claimed to be a prophet and was eventually sentenced to death.
Then, in the history of Islam it is also recorded that during the Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties, at least fewer than seven people claimed to be prophets, they were al-Mukhtar bin ‘Ubaid as-Saqafi, al-Haris bin Sa’id, Bayan bin Sam’an, al-Mugirah bin Sa’id, Abu Mansur al-Ujali, Abu al-Khattab al-Asadi and Ali bin al-Fadl.