His Sermon in Which He Urges To Hold Fast to
Allah's Book and Conform Fully to His Guidance
It is reported from Jabir (ra) that he said: "When
Allah's Messenger gave a public address his
eyes would redden, his voice go up, and his anger
flare, as if he were haranguing an army. He would say:
To proceed: Truly the most truthful of all speech is
Allah's Book, and truly the best guidance is the
guidance of Muhammad. The worst of all matters are
newfangled matters. Every newfangled matter is an
innovation, and every innovation is misguidance, and
every misguidance is in the Fire.
The Hour is about to come to you suddenly. I was sent
together with the Hour like these [two fingers]. The
Hour is coming to you in the morning, it is already
I am nearer to every believer than his own soul.
Whoever leaves behind property, it belongs to his
dependents. Whoever leaves behind a debt or destitute
dependents, the debt is on me and so is the expense of
his dependents. I am the protecting friend (walî) of
It is narrated by Imam Ahmad, Muslim, al-Nasa'i, and
Abu Dawud as stated in [al-Suyuti's] al-Jami`
al-Saghir wa Sharhihi al-Kabir.