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The Prophet's Last Sermon

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 "O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present today.

O People, just as your 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 Rabb, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury, therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived.

Beware of Shaiytan, for your 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 Ramadhan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

You are all the children of Adam. An Arab is not superior over a non-Arab nor is a non-Arab superior over an Arab, also a White is not superior over a Black nor is a Black superior over a White, except by piety and good action. You are all equal. 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 for 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 my words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things: the Q'ran 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."

 

 

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