Our Lord! You truly know all that we may hide in our hearts as well as all that we bring into the open, for nothing whatsoever, be it on earth or in heaven, remains hidden from Allah. {Quran, 14:38}


Words of Wisdom

Here's something I like to read from time to time. Over 1400 years ago this speech was given from the leader of all Muslims and the most positive role model for all. He was a man who lived directly by God's Final Book, QURAN..He was a man, nothing more, just a man of the most pure intentions. May God guide us all in being more like this Last Messenger of God.........
Prophet Muhammad's (peace & blessings be upon him) last sermon was delivered on the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah (name of lunar month) 10 A.H in the Uranah Valley of Mount of Rahmeh (Mercy) in Arafat (near Makkah, and in Saudia Arabia):

"Oh People, lend me an attentive ear, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

Oh 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...

Beware of Satan, for your 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.

Oh People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your 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 any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to commit adultery.

Oh People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadhan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over other except by piety and good action. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

Oh People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no newfaith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understandmy words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others andthose to others again; and may the last ones understand my wordsbetter than those who listen to me directly.



At February 22, 2006, Anonymous Um Ibrahim said...

This sermon never fails to amaze me, no matter how many times i read it. SubhanAllah.


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