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One single Khutbah at Arafaat by Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, set the agenda for the world for all times to come. The Muslim world knows this Khutbah as the Khutbah of Hajjatul Widaa’.
As for the rest of the world, it knows nothing about this Khutbah. Mostly because Muslims somehow never said a word about it to anyone.
And that is the Muslim way of doing business. Fill every moment of their life with empty and meaningless gossip, but never say a word to anyone about Allah, or Allah’s Deen, or Allah’s Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, or about Allah’s book the Qur’an.
Muslims don’t bring up this Khutbah for discussion even in their own private get-togethers, either before or after Eid.
But the reality of the world is that, today, we see the reflection of this most blessed Khutbah that Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, delivered at Arafaat, in the United Nations Human Rights Charter.
And today we also hear the echoes of this Khutbah in the constitution of practically every government of the world that may wish to be considered a civilized government.
So, one Khutbah in the deserts and mountains of Arabia, a long time ago, set the agenda for the world for the next 1400 years even as we continue to count the centuries.
I cannot help wondering, no matter how quietly and how respectfully, where our own Khutbahs are today in relation to that Grandest of All Khutbahs:
The Khutbah at Arafaat by Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, in Hajjatul Widaa’.
And how, maybe, just maybe, we all have a role to play in trying to make our own Khutbahs, whether Jum’ah or Eid, to be as close a reflection and echo of that same Most Blessed Khutbah as possible, in our own time and place, wherever we may be living, and in whatever age, time and culture.
For, we Muslims, in every age and place, are heirs to the same message and mission that Khatamul Anbiyaa’ Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, brought into this world.
And our duty is to continue that mission on this earth using whatever means, methods, tools, techniques and resources Allah may choose to place at our disposal.
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