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."


Salaam alykum, everytime i read this sermon, i feel like i am reading it for the first time, it is so beautiful and complete truth from the beloved messenger of Allah(swt)...May allah give us the tawfeeq to follow it.



This message is not only for the muslims but for the whole mankind, can we immagine if the whole world would have been today if this was taken seriously?, for us muslims we should start to lead these values by example and may ALLAH help the rest to follow with conviction Amin.



Asalama/Alaykum warahmatu-ULAAHAlways when I read the last sermon of the Prophet(SA) I have Qushu3and loveto Allah (SW) And the Prophet (SA).Jasa-aka ALLAH



This sermon is the Proof of the truth. One can give lie to the truth, but it stands out clear from Falsehood. Truth can only come from Allah alone. Even the most knowledgable clothe truth with falsehood and conceal the truth.


It is great and I hope evey muslim do this.



ALLAH IS GREATEST, if muslims anderstood the teaching of prophet and listened for the last sermon careful,we could not have problem(injustice, racism,relationship, poverty etc...)but is not to late we can start from now being good muslim inshaalah thank you.



The message is direct and easy to comprehend and to understand.The entire teachings of the message were not being followed.I would call on all muslim ummah to go back to the message and follow its teachings for us to have that unity and victory over the unbelivers.Maassalam.



The prophet of Allah left behind the great admonition,but we do not use it as expected and that is the main reason the unbelievers have been oppressing the muslim nations. MASSALAM


ilorin,kwara state,nigeria

This was an excellent piece and it gave me a true feeling of empowerment and enlightenment when I read these words of the last sermon of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). I check this website often and it is a great source of education about Islam for me. Thank you very much for making the knowledge very accessible. May Allah bless you and all of the Muslims around the world.


New Jersey

Assalamualaikum, May Allah reward you well for this piece. its great that i have cut and paste it in my journal, i hope you will halaal it for me :) thank you.




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