6 Points to Remember From Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon

6 Points to Remember From Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon

With Hajj season and Eid-ul-Adha around the corner, it is only befitting to reflect on the beautiful words of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Words spoken to be heard by the heart and implemented in our daily lives.

The words of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are direct. They are powerful, beautiful and easy to understand by anyone on any level. The whole Khutbah (sermon) is a gem and a reminder of our responsibility and accountability to Allah, so I’ll let you read it for yourself.

My reflective two-cents will just be six points that touch and teach my soul on a daily basis.

1. Hurt no one, so that no one hurts you. 

That moment when the Prophet’s last sermon begins with declaring the sanctity of life and property and the importance of treating your fellow Muslim as a sacred trust. #HumanityGoals.

That brings me to the next point.

2. Be kind to women. 

(I’m looking at you, wallahbros). That sacred trust and sanctity of life applies to women as well. And if that woman happens to be your wife, understand that she is your partner and companion not your subservient.

Yes, it’s a beautiful balancing act. The relationship is a give and take of love, kindness and responsibility to Allah and each other.

3. Follow Qur’an and Sunnah. 

Too often our own flawed opinions and ideologies cloud our minds. We form opinions based off of our limited perspective or what everyone else is doing or what our culture tells us to do and we forget to search for the truth.

Of what Allah tells us to do, of what the Prophet has shown us. Follow Qur’an and Sunnah.

4. Beware of Satan and the small sins. 

The Prophet (PBUH) warns us of the small sins that will lead us astray. The ones that appear to be minimal.

You know, when you shouldn’t do something but you do it anyway because it’s just that “one time?”

Those are the ones that turn into habits. The ones that Shaitan (Satan) has planted, watered (with like acid or something) and watched grow. May Allah protect us from the evil of Shaitan. Ameen.

5. Follow the five pillars of Islam. 

Well, they aren’t called pillars for nothing. Literally, the foundation of Muslim life. Not much to say here but erect some pillars for ya.

  1. The belief in the Oneness of Allah and that the Prophet is the last Messenger.
  2. Establishing the five daily prayers. Make Salah!
  3. Giving Charity (Zakat).
  4. Fasting during the month of Ramadan.
  5. For those who are able, performing Hajj.

I’ll also just leave this here to sit on your heart and soul.

“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.” tweet

Such a statement is so relevant and needed hundreds of years from when it was made. I mean we currently have bigotry and superiority complexes inciting violence, demanding walls be built, murdering human beings in the streets and so much more.

I know, how can there be more? Yet another reason why the Prophet’s words (PBUH) are so poignant and so on time in shedding light on what truly makes one person different from the next — and guess what? It isn’t directed towards the color of their skin or the social class they belong in.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave his last sermon, Khutbatul Wada’, on the 10th year of the Hijra on the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah at Mount Arafat.

Because my words will never be good enough, here is our beloved Prophet’s (PBUH) last sermon. After giving praise and thanks to Allah the Prophet (PBUH) continued with:

    “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 Abdul 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.”

ايها الناس اسمعوا مني ابين لكم فأني لا ادري لعلي لا القاكم بعد عامي هذا في موقفي هذا. ايها الناس ان دماءكم واموالكم حرام عليكم الى ان تلقوا ربكم كحرمة يومكم هذا في شهركم هذا في بلدكم هذا الا هل بلغت ؟ اللهم فاشهد

فمن كانت عنده امانه فليؤدها الى من ائتمنه عليها. ان ربا الجاهليه موضوع. وان اول ربا ابدا به ربا عمي العباس بن عبد المطلب ، وان دماء الجاهليه موضوعه ،واول دم أبدأ به دم عامر بن ربيعه بن الحارث ،وان مأثر الجاهليه موضوعه غير السدانه والسقايه والعمد قود وشبه العمد ما قتل بالعصا والحجر وفيه مائة بعير ،فمن زاد فهومن اهل الجاهليه .

ايها الناس ان الشيطان قد يئس أن يعبد في ارضكم هذه،ولكنه قد رضي أن يطاع فيما سوى ذلك مما تحقرون من اعمالكم . ايها الناس ان النسيئ زياده في الكفر يضل به الذين كفروا يحلونه عاما ويحرمونه عاما ليواطئوا عدة ما حرم الله وان الزمان قد استدار كهيئته يوم خلق الله السموات والارض، وان عدة الشهور عند الله اثنا عشر شهرا في كتاب الله يوم خلق الله السموات والارض،منها اربعة حرم ثلاث متواليات وواحد فرد: ذو القعده ،ذو الحجه،محرم،ورجب الذي بين جمادي وشعبان . الا هل بلغتّ؟ اللهم اشهد أيها الناس ان لنسائكم عليكم حقا ولكم عليهن حق. الا يوطئن فرشكم غيركم،ولا يدخلن احدا تكرهونه بيوتكم الا بأذنكم ولا يأتين بفاحشه ،فأن فعلن فان الله أذن لكم أن تعضلوهن وتهجروهن في المضا جع وتضربوهن ضربا غير مبرح ،فان انتهين وأطعنكم فعليكم رزقهن وكسوتهن بالمعروف،وانما النساء عندكم عوان و لايملكن لانفسهن شيئا ، أخدتموهن بأمانة الله واستحللتم فروجهن بكلمة الله فاتقوا الله في النساء واستوصوا بهن خيرا الا هل بلغت؟ اللهم اشهد ايها الناس انما المؤمنون اخوه ولا يحل لامرئ مال اخيه الا عن طيب نفس منه الا هل بلغت؟ اللهم اشهد فلا ترجعن بعدي كفارا يضرب بعضكم رقاب بعض ،فاني قد تركت فيكم ما ان اخذتم به لم تضلوا بعده : كتاب الله الا هل بلغت؟ اللهم اشهد ايها الناس ان ربكم واحد وان اباكم واحد كلكم لآدم وادم من تراب اكرمكم عند الله اتقاكم ،ليس لعربي فضل على عجمي الا بالتقوى. الا هل بلغت؟اللهم اشهد

ايها الناس ان الله قد قسم لكل وارث نصيبه من الميراث ولا تجوز لوارث وصيه ولا تجوز وصيه في اكثر من الثلث والولد للفراش وللعاهر الحجرمن ادعى الى غير ابيه اوتولى غير مواليه فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس اجمعين لا يقبل منه صرف ولاعدل . والــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــســــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــلام عليكم ورحمة الله

ايها الناس ان الله قد قسم لكل وارث نصييبه من الميراث ولا تجوز لوارث وصيه،ولا تجوز وصيه في اكثرمن الثلث والولد للفراش وللعاهر الحجر ،من ادعى الى غير ابيه او تولى غير مواليه فعليه لعنة الله والملائكه والناس اجمعين لا يقبل منه صرف ولاعدل والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وفي هذا اليوم امتن الله على المؤمنين بقوله(اليوم اكملت لكم دينكم واتممت عليكم نعمتي ورضيت لكم الاسلام دينا)

Written By Maryam Abdul-Kareem

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