Life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) >> The Farewell Address

The Prophet completed his mission. He had sustained every sort of trial and tribulation of the sake of his Lord and Creator. For twenty long years he worked hard to make the rule of Allah supreme on earth. He carried out this onerous duty on the soil of Arabia, a country which was most reluctant to accept the rule of the One God, Allah.

The system to guide mankind for all eternity was now completed. The Prophet could feel that his days were coming to an end.
After the performance of his last Hajj, he delivered his farewell speech at Arafat before about 120,000 of his followers. This speech was one of the most memorable in the whole history of Islam.
The Prophet delivered the speech sitting on his camel and his devoted followers listened intently to every word of it.
Praising and thanking Allah, the Prophet said: "O people, listen to my words carefully, for I know not whether I would meet you again on such on occasion.
O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and appear before Allah and answer for your actions.
Return the things kept with you as a trust (Amanah) to their rightful owners. All dues of interest shall stand cancelled and you will have only your capital back; Allah has forbidden interest, and cancel the dues of interest payable to my uncle' Abbas bin 'Abdul Mattslib,
O people, your wives have a certain right over you and you have certain rights over them. Treat them well and be king to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.
Beware of Satan, he is desperate to divert you from the worship of Allah, so beware of him in matters of your religion.
O people, listen carefully! All the believers are brothers. Your are not allowed to take the things belonging to another Muslim unless he gives it to you willingly.
O people, none is higher than the other unless he is higher in obedience to Allah. No Arab is any superior to a non-Arab except in piety.
O people, reflect on my words. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, and if you follow these, you will not fail.
Listen to me carefully! Worship Allah and offer Salah, observe Sawm in the month of Ramadan and pay Zakah.
O people, be mindful of those who work under you. Feed and clothe them as you feed and clothe yourselves.
O people, no prophet or messenger will come after me and no new faith will emerge.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again."
He then faced the heavens and asked," Have I conveyed this Message of Allah to you, o people?" The audience answered in one voice, "Yes you have; Allah is the witness."
As the Prophet finished the following revelation came to him :
" Today I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as the way of your life.(5:3)


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