“The greatest honor of my life is that for 50 states, 35 days and beyond, I was able to champion the greatest ambassador of good will the world has ever seen."
JAMEEL SYED | 'THE MUADDHIN'
THE LAST SERMON OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMADﷺ
'The Original Constitution for Social Justice'
On the ninth of Dhul HIjjah in the tenth year of Hijra, in the Urunah Valley of mount Arafat. After praising and thanking Allah: The Messenger of Allah, Sayyidina Muhammad Mustafa ﷺ said:
"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 right owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet you Lord and the He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury, therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital however is your to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn 'Abdul Muttalib shall henceforth be waived...
Beware of Shaytan (Satan) for 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 right with regards to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember the 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 anyone with whom you do not approve, as well as to never be unchaste.
O people, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, give your wealth in Zakat and perform Hajj if you can afford to do so.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab and a non-Arab has no superiority over an Arab. Also, a white has no superiority over a black and a black has no superiority over a white, except by piety and in good action. Learn that ever Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim and that all Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslims 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 shall be born. Reason well therefore, O people and understand the words which I convey to you. I leave you 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 those who listened to me directly.
Be my witness O Allah, the I have conveyed your message to your people.
The Chosen one, the Mercy to the worlds, the Most beloved to Allah