The Prophet Muhammadâ€™s (saw) Last Sermon
Posted 30 October 2009 - 08:19 PM
Not sure if this was posted already, InshaAllah it's okay to post here.
This Sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H in the " Uranah of Mount Arafat"
After praising and thanking Allah he said:
" O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether, after this year, I shall be ever 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. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity. Allah has Judged that shall be no interest and that the interest due to Abbas ibn' Abd Muttalib shall therefore 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 following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have certain 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 rights then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and commitetd helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any 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 does a non-Arab has superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that 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 for your deeds. So beware do not stray from the path of righteousness when 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 the words which I convey to you, I leave behind me two things, The Qur'an 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 conveyed your message to your people."
Posted 30 October 2009 - 09:46 PM
But at least he left us with the Sunnah and Allah left us with the Qur'an so it is not all bad.