The last sermon (Khutabul Wada) of Prophet Muhammad |

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 khutba hajjatul wida'. 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.

The khutba hajjatul wida 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."


This Sermon doesn't need a rating--it is TOP BEST already! I pray that I abide by the teachings!



Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuhu.Respected Brothers & Sisters,The only guarantee of al-Jannah is to follow our beloved Rasulullah (S.A.W.) which is in fact the perfect example of HOW TO OBEY Allah's command's in the Holy Qur'an.Remember, we are not true mu'mins unless we love Rasool (S) more than ourselves and everything except for Allah Ta'ala; So, EMULATION of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Was-Salaam is important in order to follow ISLAM correctly."EMULATION OF A NATION & YOU BECOME OF THEM". Please, let us ALL CHANGE whom we EMULATE, Insha Allah, Allahu-Akbar, Ameen.Was-Salaam.Maryam Weish



For me this is the most complete rule of conduct.Comprehensive Commandments to live as per True teachings of Allmighty Allah. A comprehensive source for Legislation and by laws.May Allah give taufiqe to understand its teachings and taufiqe to implement in our daily life, to protect our selves from astreyed and deviated from true and right path. (Ameen)



As-salaamulaykum.This is what a true free societ all about! Hey Bush, we have something way Superior to what you're forcing upon Muslims.We'll never going to accept it.Mansoor



ASAK,Brothers & Sisters, we should promise ourselves that we live in this world & abide with what Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has asked us for in his last sermon. This sermon was, & is, & will be the greatest sermon ever, thank you for sharing it. May ALLAH (SWT), shower his best rahma & taufeeq on us. Ameen Suma-Ameen



Even if I dont put my rating on that or nobody does the Khutba is one of the most Readable and one papers still in original form for the last 14 centuries. The reason for which I am commenting on this site is only to send a message to all my Muslim brothers and sisters that if we see the life of Prophet (P.B.U.H) we would find that the sermon was given in the intention that after 14 centruries people will rate it our comment on it, it was only given to guide us and let us know what to do in the absence of the Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H), and that is to follow the QURAN and HIS (P.B.U.H) teachings and not to be apart from each others in the name of false ideologies. It is my humble resquest to read the QURAN (if you dont know arabic read it with the meanings) and go through the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H), and to implement on ourself as much possible. That would be the true way to rate the teachings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).



The first time I read this sermon was 6 months ago while waiting in the corridor outside of my Physics teacher's office, where it was hung on the wall. 6 months ago it was beautiful and inspirational to me. Today it is still the same. 1400 years ago it was perhaps even more s, graced by the lips of Rasulallah (pbuh). Gems these words are that I hope all young Muslims, like myself, will cherish.



I am a muslim who wishes that I could be one who the Prophet can be proud of, I doubt I'm close, but this Sermon simplifies what I want to become.


South Africa

I am a muslim revert to Islam and every time I hear and read the last sermon of the Holy Prophet Muhammad {saw} the tears are flowing from my eyes and my heart is where the Prophet Muhammad { saw} can any one come before him never he is the last prophet and there will be no other, ameen,



assalam-o-alaikum,while reading the last sermon of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) i really wished that if i would be there and would have done lot to transffer the scared message of our Holy Prophet(P.B.U.H) which is cent truth. i pray may all the muslim follow the righteous teachings of the last of the Prophet( P.B.U.H)




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