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The Last Sermon of the Prophet

Posted by imdad on February 27, 2009

(Quoting as in  SoundVision.Com: http://www.soundvision.com/info/hajj/lastsermon.asp)

The last sermon of the Prophet-peace be upon him- is known as Khutbatul Wada’. 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.

This Khutbah 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.”

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Lyrics

Posted by imdad on November 30, 2007

… ا ب ت ث
ط is for Tariq 
A path to walk upon       

ظ is for Zhil 
A Shadow       

And ع is for Ilim 
The thing to know 
To make our knowledge grow - in Islam       

غ is for Ghaiyb 
A world Unseen      

And that we know is not a dream 
And ف is for the opening Al-Fatihah      

And ق for the Qur'an 
The Book of God      

And ك is for Kalima 
A word we are taught 
To teach us what is good 
And what is not      

And ل is for the beginning of 
La Ilaha Il'Allah      

م is for the Messenger 
Muhammedur-Rasool-Allah       

La Ilaha Il'Allah 
Muhammedur-Rasool-Allah       

Allah - there is only One God 
And Muhammed is His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah           

ن is for Naum 
The Sleep God gave 
To give us rest after the day       

And ه is Hijra 
The Journey that the Prophet made       

And و is for Wudhooh 
Before we pray 
To help us Wash our sins away   

And ى is for Yaumiddeen
ا is for Allah 
Nothing but Allah       

ب is the beginning of Bismillah       

ت is for Taqwa 
Bewaring of Allah       

And ث is for Sawaab 
The Reward       

ج is for Jannah 
The Garden of Paradise       

ح is for Hajj 
The blessed Pilgrimage       

خ is for Khatim 
The Seal of the Prophethood 
Given to the Prophet - Muhammed 
Sal'Allahu Alaihi Wa'sallam       

د is for Deen Al-Islam 
Religion with Allah since time began       

ذ is for Zikr 
Remembering Allah       

And ر is for the month of Ramadhan 
O Ramadhan!       

ز is for Zakath to cure our Greed 
When we give our money to those in Need       

س is for Salaamun-Alaikum 
Peace be with You - Wa'alaikum Assalaam       

ش is for Shams the shining Sun 
Which Allah placed for everyone       

ص is for Salah 
For when we pray - facing Him 
Everyday - facing Him 
Till we meet our Lord!       

Allah - there is only One God 
and Muhammed is His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah       

ض is for Dhuha 
The morning light       

The Sun has turned from red to white
Allah - there is only One God 
And Muhammed is His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah       

Allah - there is only One God 
And Jesus was His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah       

Allah - there is only One God 
And Moses was His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah       

Allah - there is only One God 
And Abraham was His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah 
Allah - there is only One God 
And Noah was His Messenger 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah       

Allah - there is only One God 
And He created Adam 
And we are the children of Adam 
Allah - La Ilaha Il'Allah
Lyrics of a popular Nasheed by Yousuf Islam
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Lyrics

Posted by imdad on November 29, 2007

Five Noble Pillars
Dustooru'nal Quranu
Wan Deenu'nal Islamu
Arkaanu'hul Jaleela
Da'aanimul Fadheela

Wa Yash'shahaarakani
Ka'ayiirathul Emaan
Wa Saumu was'Salaathu
Wa Hajju waz'Zakaathu
Our Guide is the Quran
Our Religion is Islam
Five Noble Pillars
Upholding what is Virtuous

To make the Testimony
Is the Base of the Faith
And the Fast and the Prayer
The Pilgrimage and Charity

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Lyrics

Posted by imdad on November 29, 2007

Labba’Aiyk Allahumma labba’Aiyk
Labba'Aiyk Allahumma labba'Aiyk
Labba'Aiyka laa shareeka laka labba'Aiyk
Inn'al Hamdha, Wan'Neymatha, Laka w'al Mulk
Laa shareeka lak
Here we come Allah
Here we come
To serve You
Here we come
No partner do You have
All praise to You
The universe is Yours
Here we come Allah
Here we come

The world is a very very big house
Many people living in many rooms
We must open all the doors up
We must unlock them all today ..
Throw all the keys away ..
Here we come Allah
Here we come
To serve You
Here we come
No partner do You have
All praise to You
The universe is Yours
Here we come Allah
Here we come

Oceans and mountains divide us
But the same fire burns inside us
We must throw the world behind us
With Allah is where you'll find us
Here ..
.. Here we come O here!
Here-here-here-hereHere we come Allah
Here we come, To serve You
Here we come, No partner do You have
All praise to You, The universe is Yours
Here we come Allah, Here we come

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Lyrics

Posted by imdad on November 29, 2007

Insa’Altum …
Insa'altum - an Ilahi?
Fahuwa Rahmaanur'Raheem
Anzalash'Shara A'haneefa
Rehmathal'lil Aalameen
Rehmathal'lil Aalameen

Insa'altum - an Kitaabi?
Fahuwa Quranun'Kareem
Dammadustoor Al'hayaathi
Wahhawa noor'al Mubeen
Wahhawa noor'al Mubeen

If you ask me - who my God is?
On whose name I call
If you ask me - who my God is?
He's the God of us All ...
Allah, the Merciful

If you ask me - what my Book is?
That I hold in my hand
If you ask me - what my Book is?
Its the Holy Quran
The Holy Quran
Insa'altum - an Nabeeyi?
Fahuwa insaanun'Adheem
Allamaanna sa ulooman
Jama'aadun ya wadheen
Jama'aadun ya wadheen

Insa'altum - an Aduwwi?
Fahuwa shaiytaanur'rajeem
Kha'eenun yad'ooli kuffurin
Wa yu'eenul muhtadeen
Wa yu'eenul muhtadeen

If you ask me - who my Prophet is?
I would say - Haven't u heard?
His name is Muhammad
(Sal'Allahu Alayhi Wasallim)
A Mercy to the worlds
A Mercy to the worlds

If you ask me - who my enemy is?
I would say - Don't you know?
If you ask me - who my enemy is?
He's that same old Devil
That same old Devil
Insa'altum - an Ilahi?
Fahuwa Rahmaanur'Raheem
Insa'altum - an Kitaabi?
Fahuwa Quranun'Kareem
Fahuwa Quranun'Kareem

Insa'altum - an Nabeeyi?
Fahuwa insaanun'Adheem
Insa'altum - an Aduwwi
Fahuwa shaiytaanur'rajeem
Aa'oozu bi'llahi minash'shayitaanir'rajeem
Lyrics of a popular Nasheed.

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Staying Aloof …

Posted by imdad on October 27, 2007

(The best way to glob this poem is to imagine the scene @ the ‘i’ is ‘You’)

Worlds a quicksand
I’m to stay there
Help from an unseen Hand
am i staying aloof?

Provision to thank for
Unjust i have been
Holding on to guiding Star
am i staying aloof?

When i’m pulled out
As one day it is sure
Hope to be cleaned of the dirt
am i staying aloof?

“Its quicksand no more
All has been eased
Lord has honored me for aye!
All fears have ceased.”

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