Farewell Sermon: Allah has made your lives as sacred as Mecca, Hajj, and Dhul-Hijjah

November 16, 2012

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said during his farewell sermon, “Which month do you believe has the greatest sanctity?” They said, “This month of ours, Dhul Hijjah.” The Prophet said, “Which city do you believe has the greatest sanctity?” They said, “This city of ours, Mecca.” The Prophet said, “Which day do you believe has the greatest sanctity?” They said, “This day of ours, Arafat.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah the Exalted has made sacred your lives, your wealth, and your honor except by right of justice, just as your day, your city, and your month is sacred. Have I not conveyed the message?” The Prophet said it three times and they said yes. Then the Prophet said, “Beware! Do not return to unbelief after me by striking the necks of each other.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 6403

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي حَجَّةِ الْوَدَاعِ أَلَا أَيُّ شَهْرٍ تَعْلَمُونَهُ أَعْظَمُ حُرْمَةً قَالُوا أَلَا شَهْرُنَا هَذَا قَالَ أَلَا أَيُّ بَلَدٍ تَعْلَمُونَهُ أَعْظَمُ حُرْمَةً قَالُوا أَلَا بَلَدُنَا هَذَا قَالَ أَلَا أَيُّ يَوْمٍ تَعْلَمُونَهُ أَعْظَمُ حُرْمَةً قَالُوا أَلَا يَوْمُنَا هَذَا قَالَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى قَدْ حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمْ دِمَاءَكُمْ وَأَمْوَالَكُمْ وَأَعْرَاضَكُمْ إِلَّا بِحَقِّهَا كَحُرْمَةِ يَوْمِكُمْ هَذَا فِي بَلَدِكُمْ هَذَا فِي شَهْرِكُمْ هَذَا أَلَا هَلْ بَلَّغْتُ ثَلَاثًا كُلُّ ذَلِكَ يُجِيبُونَهُ أَلَا نَعَمْ قَالَ وَيْحَكُمْ أَوْ وَيْلَكُمْ لَا تَرْجِعُنَّ بَعْدِي كُفَّارًا يَضْرِبُ بَعْضُكُمْ رِقَابَ بَعْضٍ

6403 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْحُدُودِ بَاب ظَهْرُ الْمُؤْمِنِ حِمًى إِلَّا فِي حَدٍّ أَوْ حَقٍّ