In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Prophet Muhammad's Last Sermon

The Farewell Pilgrimage of the Prophet Muhammed was a significant historical event in the Muslims life. Although thousands of Muslims witnessed the Farewell (last) Sermon given by the Prophet Muhammed, the Hadiths books reported at least three versions of the same Sermon. This only reflects how confusing, misleading, distorted and inaccurate are the Hadiths Books. For an event witnessed by over 10,000 people an accurate narration should have been available, but it has not.

As God promised in the Quran, His Hadith (Quran) will be always , the BEST HADITH (39:23), the MOST ACCURATE HADITH (4:87), and the " NOT FABRICATED HADITH" (12:111).

This copy of the last (Farewell) Sermon of the Prophet Muhammed was distributed by Hamdard National Foundation (Pakistan). In this sermon, we can witness the truth despite the corruption that involved the hadith books.

People who believe God in His repeated assertions in the Quran that the Quran is complete, perfect and fully detailed are in no need to this Hadith or any other Hadith other than the Quran. God, however, insisted on putting the truth in the way of those who get lost and seek other sources for Islam other than the Quran.

Therefore for the sincere Muslim who is seeking the truth, and who will read this reported Sermon, the truth will be clarified for him/her.

We will add Subtitles and comments between { ...} to get your attention to some very important issues.

The (Last) Farewell Sermon

{(1) The Opening Statement of the Sermon : It has the CORRECT SHAHADA, i.e. La Elaha Ella Allah.}

All Praise is due to Allah, so we praise Him, and seek His pardon and we turn to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and from the evil consequences of our deeds. Whom Allah guides aright there is none to lead him astray.

I BEAR WITNESS THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH (La Elaha Ella Allah), the One, having no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and to Him is due all praise. He grants life and causes death and is powerful over everything. THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH ( La Elaha Ella Allah), the One; He fulfilled His promise and granted victory to His bondsman, and He ALONE routed the confederates (of the enemies of Islam).

{Compare this Shahada with the Shahada of God, the angels and those who posses knowledge as stated in the Quran in 3:18). ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE SHAHADA of the Hypocrites in mentioned in 63:1, where the hypocrites insist on changing God's First Commandment (Shahada) and add Muhammed's name to La Elaha Ella Allah. Muhammed will complain to God from them on the day of Judgment for deserting the Quran where the true correct Shahada is mentioned in 3:18, See also our files The Shahada of the believers (Testimony of Faith) and The False Shahada}

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 , therefore all usury obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.


Verily I have left amongst you that which will never lead you astray, the BOOK OF ALLAH, which if you hold fast you shall never go astray. And beware of transgressing the limits set in the matters of religion, for it is transgression of religion, that brought destruction to (many people) before you.

{See the call for the QURAN ALONE here. This is the portion of the sermon that was corrupted by every group or sect who want to hide the truth. They forgot that the truth of the Quran cannot be corrupted.

Shiites changed this version of the Sermon to read, the book of Allah and my family, while the Sunnites changed it to read, the Book of Allah and my Sunnah. Only the version that talks about QURAN ALONE is the only one that does not contradict the QURAN and does not have any political motive behind it. It is the version ignored by the sects of the Sunnites and Shiites because it does not support their political agenda.}

{Here are the references to the three versions of the Sermon

  1. I leave with you Quran and Sunnah, Muwatta, 46/3
  2. I leave with you Quran and Ahl al-bayt , Muslim 44/4, Nu2408; ibn hanbal 4/366; darimi 23/1, nu 3319.
  3. I leave for you the Quran alone you shall uphold it, Muslim 15/19, nu 1218; ibn Majah 25/84, Abu dawud 11/56. See Sahih Muslim, Book of Hajj, Book 7 , Number 2803:}

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with 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 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 anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

{(3) FIVE PRAYERS & ONE MONTH FOR FASTING.: In another section of the sermon:}

Behold, Worship your Lord; offer prayers FIVE TIMES a day; observe FAST IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN; pay READILY the Zakat on your property; and perform the pilgrimage to the House of God if you can afford to. and obey your rulers and you will be admitted to the Paradise of your Lord.

{See here the call for following the rituals of Islam as given to Abraham and repeated in the QURAN ALONE. Not like what is mentioned in Bukhary, Moslem and others' books that add more prayers and more fasting to what God has already decreed.}

{ The house of God is Only in Mecca (Kaaba) and not the one in Medina, where the Muslims added an extra ritual to Hajj, pilgrimage to the Prophet's tomb. The prophet never asked them to do that. }

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 therefore do injustice to yourselves. Remember one day you will meet Allah and answer your deeds. So beware: do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

{(4) QURAN ALONE AGAIN: In another part of the sermon, the Prophet Muhammed was reported as saying :}

O People. Listen and obey , though a mangled Abyssinian slave is appointed your Amir (ruler), PROVIDED he executes (the ordinance of ) THE BOOK OF ALLAH among you.

{Here again the call is for QURAN ALONE}.

Editor's comment:

Those who are seeking to obey the Prophet Muhammed and follow his steps have it easy because they got the book that God promised to preserve, the BEST HADITH (Quran). Obeying the prophet Muhammed is to follow his message, the Quran and Quran alone. When the prophet Muhammed died he left behind ONLY one book completely written and preserved, i.e. the Quran. He never left any Hadith books. These books are the innovations added to Islam about 150-200 years after the death of the prophet. Check our Hadiths and Sunna section for more information.