Last Words

What were Muhammad’s “Real” last words?

In The Name of The God, The Compassionate, The Merciful

The Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H.

in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Mecca).

After praising, & thanking The God he said:

“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 & 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 & 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, & that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. THE GOD 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. The God has Judged that there shall be no interest & that all the interest due to Abbas ibn ‘Abd’al 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 The God’s trust & with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed & clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well & be kind to them for they are your partners & 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 THE GOD, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, & give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam & 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 & good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim & that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely & willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before THE GOD & 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, & understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the QURAN & my example, the SUNNAH & if you follow these you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others & those to others again; & may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O THE GOD, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.