The Last Sermon Of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the possessor of all virtues was the last messenger sent by Allah (SWT) to restore Islam. His mission of preaching Islam started in 610 C.E., and lasted until 632 C.E.
In this time period, he tried to break traditions like idolatry and bring people towards the straight path of Allah (SWT). Prophet Muhammad (SAW) delivered his last sermon on the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the Uranah valley of mount Arafat, and in the presence of innumerable people. His words of wisdom were directed towards the entire humanity because he laid down all the principles one must follow to live a prosperous life in this world and in the Hereafter.
What Are The Lessons From The Last Sermon Of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?
↓Start Of the Farewell Khutbah
There were countless people with Prophet Muhammad (SAW) when he performed his last pilgrimage and when he delivered his last sermon. Therefore, he had to make sure he was clear so that his words of intelligence could reach the whole humanity later. Here are 20+ Best Islamic Beard Quotes and Sayings with Images.
↓Hurt No One
The first and foremost element that Muhammad (SAW) focused in his sermon was the sanctity of life and property of a Muslim.
“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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Do Not Take Usury
He taught us to forbid usury as Allah (SWT) does not bless those who eat usury.
“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 ‘Abd’al Muttalib (Prophet’s uncle) shall henceforth be waived.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Do Not Follow Shaytan
He stopped us from following Shaytan as Shaytan is an enemy of a true believes and it deviates the believer from the right path.
“Beware of 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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Treat Your Women With Kindness
He taught us that men are not superior than women because both have equal rights on one another. It is important for a husband to treat his wife with kindness as both of them are partners and helpers for each other.
“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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Pillars Of Islam
He focused on following and establishing the five pillars of Islam. Here are 30+ Imam Ghazali’s Quotes That Every Muslim Should Know.
“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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Say Yes To Equality And No To Injustice
He stressed on the universal equality as well making sure that no person is above other except by piety and good action.
“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 (taqwa) 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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Accountability Of Deeds
He explained that every deed is to be accountable for, so we must be careful in whatever we do in this world.
“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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Muhammad (SAW); The Last Prophet & Islam; The Last Religion
“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.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Follow Quran And Sunnah
Following Quran and practicing the Sunnah is our way to Jannah, thus Muhammad (SAW) focused on them too.
“I leave behind me two things, the QURAN and my example, the SUNNAH and if you follow these you will never go astray.” -Muhammad (SAW)
↓Spread The Message
“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 (SAW)
↓End Of The Farewell Khutbah
After Prophet (SAW) completed his Final Khutbah, the revelation came down:
“…This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My Grace upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as your religion…” (Quran 5:3)
This sermon of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is popular as the most quoted and referred sermons of all times. It stands out as in this sermon Muhammad (SAW) focused on the conclusion of the message of guidance from Allah (SWT). Moreover, through this sermon, he completed the duty that was given to him by Allah (SWT) of preaching Islam as long as he lived.