THE LAST SERMON OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD(SAW)

The Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
AFTER PRAISING, AND THANKING ALLAH HE SAID:
“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know
not whether after this year, I shall ever be
amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I
am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE
WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT
HERE TODAY.
O People, just as you regard this month, this
day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and
property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
Return the goods entrusted to you to their
rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may
hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet
your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your
deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury
(interest), therefore all interest obligation shall
henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is
yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer
any inequity. Allah has Judged that there shall
be no interest and that all the interest due to
Abbas ibn ‘Abd’al Muttalib (Prophet’s uncle) shall
henceforth be waived…
Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion.
He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to
lead you astray in big things, so beware of
following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights
with regard to your women, but they also have
rights over you. Remember that you have taken
them as your wives only under Allah’s trust and
with His permission. If they abide by your right
then to them belongs the right to be fed and
clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well
and be kind to them for they are your partners
and committed helpers. And it is your right that
they do not make friends with any one of whom
you do not approve, as well as never to be
unchaste.
O People, listen to me in earnest, worship
ALLAH, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast
during the month of Ramadan, and give your
wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford
to.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has
no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab
has any superiority over an Arab; also a white
has no superiority over black nor a black has any
superiority over white except by piety and good
action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to
every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute
one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to
a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim
unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not,
therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before
ALLAH and answer your deeds. So beware, do
not stray from the path of righteousness after I
am gone.
O People, NO PROPHET OR APOSTLE WILL COME
AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN.
Reason well, therefore, O People, and
understand words which I convey to you. I leave
behind me two things, the QURAN and my
example, the SUNNAH and if you follow these
you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my
words to others and those to others again; and
may the last ones understand my words better
than those who listen to me directly. Be my
witness, O ALLAH, that I have conveyed your
message to your people”
(Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
delivered his last sermon (Khutbah) on the ninth
of Dhul Hijjah (12th and last month of the
Islamic year), 10 years after Hijrah (migration
from Makkah to Madinah) in the Uranah Valley
of mount Arafat (in Mecca)

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