(This Sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H in the
Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat )
"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 ARE 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.
Beware of Satan, 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 right over you. 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 commit adultery.
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 know that every
Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. YOU ARE ALL
EQUAL. NOBODY HAS SUPERIORITY OVER OTHER EXCEPT BY PIETY AND GOOD ACTION.
Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer for your deeds. So
beware, do not astray 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:
QURAN and my example, 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."