How can "prophethood" be described and how it can not be..
The birth of Prophet Muhammad, the Pride of Humanity, peace and blessings be upon him, can be seen in the light of being the re-birth of all humanity.
We would never punish (a person or community for the wrong they have done) until We have sent a Messenger (to give counsel and warning).(Isra,15)
Allah's Apostle(PBUH) said, "there are some people amongst Allah's slaves whose oaths are fulfilled by Allah when they take them."
Know well that the friends (saintly servants) of God – they will have no fear (both in this world and the next, for they will always find My help and support with them), nor will they grieve.(Yunus, 62)