The last sermon (Khutabul Wada) of Prophet Muhammad

Mount Arafat, where the last sermon was given.

The last sermon of the Prophet-peace be upon him- is known as Khutbatul Wada'. It is mentioned in almost all books of Hadith. Following Ahadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari refer to the sermon and quote part of it. (See Al-Bukhari, Hadith 1623, 1626, 6361) Sahih of Imam Muslim also refers to this sermon in Hadith number 98. Imam al-Tirmidhi has mentioned this sermon in Hadith nos. 1628, 2046, 2085. Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal has given us the longest and perhaps the most complete version of this sermon in his Masnud, Hadith no. 19774.

This Khutbah of the Prophet-peace be upon him- was long and it contained much guidance and instructions on many issues. The Prophet-peace be upon him- gave this sermon in front of a large gathering of people during Hajj.

Whosoever heard whatever part of the sermon reported it and later some scholars put it together. It is a great khutbah and we should all pay attention to its message and guidance. Following are the basic points mentioned in this khutbah:

O People
Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefor listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and 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 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. 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 interest due to Abbas Ibn ‘Abd al Muttalib (the 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 in 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 you 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 of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

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.

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 a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety 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 therefor, 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. 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. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith), 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 listened to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people."

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My All Muslim brother's and sister;s Assalamoalaikum wrahmatullahIt is know daubt that the last sermon of mohammad(saw) is extreamly relavent in today's era becouise it is not only a semon but also the best constitution for all huminity.if we impliment the containt of this sermon in our life then inshAllah our all short of problem's will be rectify and our Allah will pleased with us

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new delhi

Salam, I wish I was around during the time of the Prophet to be part of this history. This is the EST SERMON ever delivered by any human created by Allah. Salallahu alaihi wasallam.

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Anyigba, Nigeria

I have never heard or read more beautiful words

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Chicago

Beautiful & strong sermon full of wisdom & vision. If every muslim leader & follower read it and understood the deep meaning of it, we wouldn't been in this mess as an ummah.

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Las Vegas- USA

The more I read about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the more I realize that how far are Muslims from Islam. Even looks like contrasting values moving towords opposite direction.

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New York

Assalamu Alaikum, Sisters and Brothers in Islam,I want all of us (the muslims) to know that beleiving with Allah and His Messenger is the only way out of being a member of Satan.May Allah guide all of usto aright path (Qur'an & Hadith), amin.Ma'assalam.Musa Muhammad Zailani American University of Nigeria-Yola-Adamawa State

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Yola-Nigeria

Words of our respectful Prophet(SAW)will remain mortal. Brothers and Sisters please read, follow ,recommend these excellent words so as to make life as simple to live as possible.ameen

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Ottawa

This great sermon stands the taste of time,its like this was written in this generation,its everlasting,it reminds me of my first Hajj and the spot of Arafat,the most amazing is no part of our muslim life was left un touched,may ALLAH guide us to the right part,amin.

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Nottingham,United Kingdom

Very Very great Sermon, this stars are very few for rating this sermon, if there are billions of billions stars to rate this sermon then also it will be less. This sermon is full of light and hidayat, If every muslim follows this words of sermon then inshallaha he or she will not go out of the straight path

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Gulbarga

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