The Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS)

February 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm 7 comments

“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.”

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Mecca).

After praising, and thanking God 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. God 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. God 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 God’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 God, 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 God 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 God, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.

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  • 1. Haris Gulzar  |  February 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    A great post indeed. I watched the movie “The Message” a few days back and towards the end when the voice in the background speaks what our Prophet had said on his last hajj sermon, it really felt so good and soothing, and it also brought tears to my eyes…

    This indeed is a great post. Keep writing brother. Jazakallah…

    ~Yeah, that was a great inspirational movie. Jazakamollah Khair.

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  • 2. Anonymous  |  March 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    // Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood //

    what about non-muslims.. does prophet meant that non-muslims are not the brothers of muslims ??

    ~ Just for an example, do you consider someone as your own brother, who is a son of a different father? Similarly, one who rejects Allah as the only GOD is not among our beliefs, even though he/she is a Muslim but involved in Shirk (Associating others with Allah), for example: Muslims goes to Dargah’s and asking help from the dead that’s nothing but one of the shirk.

    Now check again the prophets sermon, first he made it clear that no one is superior:
    “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.” Mind the word “Piety” and “Good” action. Then he said about brotherhood to keep our relations strong with the “brother” attribute. He meant to be the one who is in faith of Islam.

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  • 3. Anonymous  |  March 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for clearing everything..
    now i’ve got the true essence of Islam !!

    i dunno wanna enter in each and every specific word and then try to take out some abstract meanings….
    i’ve got my answer that Islam doesn’t considers the non-muslims as their brothers (that is what even u want to specify….isn’t it !!)

    ~ No brother you misunderstood it again. Islam always calls for the universal brother hood. As Quran says:

    QUR’AN CHAPTER 49:13:O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

    The only difference here is the one is on righteous and on piety are closer in brotherhood.

    There is a difference in understanding in concept:
    1. One who really wants to understand to get a change in life.
    2. Doesn’t want to understand even the truth is in front, because they don’t want to change even if there is a clear evidence put before them.

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  • 4. nadia  |  March 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    SubhanAllah. Concise, yet complete.

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  • 5. Anonymous  |  March 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

    sorry for replying you late my fren..
    but i feel…. love and respect for each other is what constitutes brotherhood….moving away from the differentiating feelings of Religionalism, Regionalsim, Casteism etc..

    and frankly speaking i didn’t understand your lines:

    // The only difference here is the one is on righteous and on piety are closer in brotherhood.

    There is a difference in understanding in concept:
    1. One who really wants to understand to get a change in life.
    2. Doesn’t want to understand even the truth is in front, because they don’t want to change even if there is a clear evidence put before them. //

    how can you measure love and piety ??
    just because somebody is following a certain text….doesn’t make them applicable for being labeled as righteous and piety..

    Again as far as the funda of understanding a concept is there.. i feel there are numerous other and better concepts mentioned in certain holy scriptures which are more elaborative and inclusive in their approach for brotherhood..hence it is not that what you feel is truth is the sole truth exisitng in this world

    ~ There may be other concepts in other holy scriptures which you feel better but I challenge you none is better than the scriptures from Allah Subhanawata’ala. You mentioned about love and respect to constitute brotherhood which is exactly what Islam is content with.

    Islam believes in universal brotherhood — not only among Muslims, but among non-Muslims as well. As the Qur’an states, “We have created you from a single pair of male and female, and divided you among nations and tribes — so that you may recognize one another, not that you may despise on another.”

    This concept of brotherhood for which we yearn so deeply today was reiterated several times by Prophet Muhammad over 1,400 years ago, who said: “If you show mercy to those who are in/on the Earth, he who is in heaven will show mercy to you.”

    It’s clear that from the most authentic sources (The Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad) the vision of Islam is to spread peace, tolerance and brotherhood in humanity, not hatred and intolerance. Thus, it’s time we ignore the poor representation of Islam by not only the poorly-practicing “Muslims,” but also by the mainstream media, and separate the truth from falsehood.

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  • 6. Salawu Ibrahim A.  |  October 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Asalam alaykum, what a well done job! You’ve realy done well to assist millions of reasonable & sensible non-muslims to see how the seal of the prophet had conveyed Allah’s msg on the true religion (ISLAM). Maa salaam.

    Walaykum Salam. Jazakallah khair for your kind comments. May Allah accept my efforts, Aameen.

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  • 7. Imran  |  October 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    So what is the gist? Are the non muslims lives and properties also to be protected?

    Absolutely!

    Reply

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