Introduction

Introduction

The religion of Islam aims to bring health and wealth (success) to the life of humans both in this world and in the afterlife by offering the most suitable (Just) lifestyle as decreed by Allah (God). Islam is not a religion that can be imposed on people; no one is forced to accept it, rather it leaves humans free, respects their decisions and is to be practiced by their free will. Sound and healthy worship is only possible with the benefit of sound knowledge. Muslims refer to two main sources to learn about worship and duty: the Qur’an and Sunnah (words and practice of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him).

Narrated by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).


Prophet Muhammad's final sermon was delivered during the Hajj of the year 632 C.E., the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the lunar year, at Arafat, the most blessed day of the year. There were countless Muslims present with the Prophet during his last pilgrimage when he delivered his last Sermon.

Even today the Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad is passed to every Muslim in every corner of the word through all possible means of communication. Muslims are reminded about it in mosques and in lectures. Indeed the meanings found in this sermon are indeed astounding, touching upon some of the most important rights God has over humanity, and humanity has over each other. Though the Prophet's soul has left this world, his words are still living in our hearts.

Quran: Chapter AL-MAEDA [5:3]

"...This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My Grace upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as your religion..."

[5:3] سورة المائدة

"الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلامَ دِينًا"

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