Muhammad's Last Sermon

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ISLAM NEWSROOM UPDATE - Friday, March 20, 2015

This Sermon from Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, sums up his total message and teachings of Islam, inshallah. It makes me cry tears of joy and wish I could have been there, heard it live and then carried it forward to the people, myself.
- quote from Yusuf Estes

Farewell Sermon of Muhammad
Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him

Khutbatul Wada'a of Rasoolullah, sallallahu alayhi was salam

He started, saying - ’O people - Listen well to my words’

Just before he passed away, prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, delivered a timeless message, in 632 (C.E.), and on the lunar calendar, the 9th day of Dhul al Hijjah, 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, while seated on the back of his faithful camel Qaswa, a message destined to change the hearts of many, a message for all times and all people and all places.
We ask Allah to open our ears, our minds and our hearts to this message -
The Message from the Messenger..

May we all listen well, and more than that indelibly etch all that this sermon embodies onto the scroll of our heart and be determined to individually apply all that was said on this momentous day. As we read the following may we turn our attention to the representatives of the Ummah standing and imploring on the behalf of us all in this very place our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam entreated us with all that is good and all that will guarantee our superiority as the best of nations.

After praising, and thanking Allah, he said:

"O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know 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. Treat others justly so that no one would be unjust to you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds.
Allah has forbidden you to take usury (riba), therefore all riba obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital , however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity. Allah has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to Abbas ibnAbd al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived.

Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabiah ibn al Harith ibnAbd al Muttalib.

O Men, the Unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which Allah forbade, and to forbid that which Allah has made permissible.
With Allah the months are twelve in number. Four of them are sacred, three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Sha`ban. Beware of the Shaytan, 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 over 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.
Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. It is your right and they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste…

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your financial obligation (zakah) of your wealth. 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 a black nor does a black have 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 you will answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.


Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I am leaving you with the the QUR’AN and my SUNNAH, if you follow them 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.

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.

Muhammad (peace be upon him)

These are mere English words translated from Arabic! If you want to truly understand and appreciate the words of our prophet, peace be upon him, learn and understand the Arabic language. Then ask Almighty Allah to open your heart to this message from Allah's Messenger - Muhammad, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, and his family and all the righteous people until the Last Day, ameen.

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#11 abdul rahman 2014-06-15 11:58 eat job..
#10 Ayesha 2014-04-08 15:37

Mashaa'Allah. I cannot begin to explain how I feel. And the Audio lecture. It has opened my eyes and hopefully my heart. Please pray for us that Allah bless us with this feeling.To honor and cherish THis special special GIFT that we are given without even asking for it. May Allah preserve you. AMen JazakAllah Khayr. When I hear and see and read "Prophet Mohammad Peace and Blessings be Upon Him passed away," I feel shattered inside me all the time. How would it be like to be there and see him! May Allah bless you with Jannatal-firdou s for bringing out this most beautiful message and guidance to us in such a beautiful way. Amen. May Allah build a house for us near Him in Jannah and include us in the Companions of the Prophet SallAllahu alayhi wa Sallam.
#9 Question 2012-03-11 08:49
I've never seen this with the 'disbelievers tampering with the calendar' part....
#8 Kenzo 2012-02-05 18:26
Thanks for posting this, it is very interesting. I was wondering if someone here could help me clarify some things in the sermon. I have a lot of trouble trying to understand one part of the sermon. __
#7 kimberly 2011-06-30 15:52
Right now, I feel like my eyes are covered myself but I can see images but it is foggy. I have read the Last Sermon and that sermon is making me think. I would love to learn Arabic to get the full meaning of the sermon.
#6 adila 2011-06-29 05:18
#5 Fergy 2011-06-26 05:50
Brought many tears to my eyes. Will forward it onto many people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart from helping me learn so much more than I did about Islam. Thank you thank you thank you. You will be in my prayers always.
#4 Ahmed Ibrahim 2011-06-03 06:46
may ALLAH (S W T)Reward you with aljannatul firdaus and bestow His mercy on us.Amin BARAKALLAH.
#3 Aisha Bello 2011-06-01 07:19

May Allah (S W T) bless you Amin

May we follow the footsteps of prophet mohammed

#2 waleed 2011-06-01 03:42
very nice article
May ALLAAH bless us and bestow His mercy on us

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