The essence of the farewell Haj sermon of our Holy Prophet (pbuh)

The last sermon of our Holy Prophet (pbuh) in gist

  1. Listen, People and convey to others not present here.
  2. Regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
    • a. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.
    • b. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.
    • c. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (interest)
    • d. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim
    • e. and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.
    • f. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly.
    • g. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
  3. Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion.
  4. You have certain rights with regard to your women,
    • a. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve,
    • b. as well as never to be unchaste.
  5. But they also have rights over you.
    • a. the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
    • b. Do treat your women well and be kind to them
    • c. they are your partners and committed helpers.
  6. Worship ALLAH,
    • a. say your five daily prayers (Salah),
    • b. fast during the month of Ramadan,
    • c. and give your wealth in Zakat.
    • d. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
  7. All mankind is from Adam and Eve,
    • a. an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab 
    • b. nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab;
    • c. also a white has no superiority over black
    • d. nor a black has any superiority over white
    • e. except by piety and good action.
  8. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord,
    • a. and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.
    • b. Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH
    • c. and answer your deeds.
    • d. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
  9. O People, no Prophet
    • a. or apostle will come after me
    • b. and no new faith will be born.
    • c. I leave behind me two things_
      • (i) the Quran
      • (ii) and my example,the Sunnah
      • (iii) and if you follow these you will never go astray.
  10. All those_
    • a. who listen to me
    • b. shall pass on my words to others
    • c. and those to others again;
    • d. and may the last ones understand my words better
    • e. than those who listen to me directly.
  11. Be my witness, O ALLAH, that I have conveyed your message to your people.

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