mawlana sahib is wrong on many counts. firstly, wajib has many meanings: to be 'proven' 'established' 'decided' 'become necessary' 'imperative' - it does not mean 'nomination'. laazim ho gayi. saabit huwi. see taj al-arus, 4/333: it can also be used as fallen, as mentioned in surah al-hajj, s22 v36 ===== in the examples saeed sahib gives, it means that it became imperative. you can stretch it to mean "nomination", but that is not the ONLY meaning. for example, in the hadith: this is the hadith of bukhari #2112. in the mas'alah of khiyar -when a sale is made upon option, it is effected. here wajaba means, "completed" "effected". nafiz ho gayi. ----- both the examples of hadith he gives, however, are not the proper analogy here. in both the hadith quoted above RasulAllah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam himself said: "wajabat" but in the hadith we are discussing, it is the sahabi who asked: 'when was it established?' and RasulALlah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam replied to that question - that does not mean it was only 'nomination' because there are other hadith in different words and they say: "i was a nabiy" and shaykh abdu'l haqq said "he was a prophet actually, not just nominated in Divine Knowledge". that brings us to his quoting from ashiyyatu'l lam'aat.