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Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Prophet's last khutbah/sermon



Read by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)




Muhammad: Legacy of a prophet

2 comments:

Prem Das said...

Dr Azly, I hope you won't think me impertinent if instead of posting a comment, I ask you a question instead.
In the Holy Koran it is expressly stated that, I paraphrase, "This is the book I gave to the Jews. They abused it. I then gave the book to the Christians. They abused it. Now I am giving it you and I am giving it to you in Arabic so you will have no difficulty in the practice of your religion"
Now Yusof Islam was a Christian but converted to Islam. What could be his rationale behind his action.
If he found Christianity wanting how would Islam satisfy him since the Holy Koran says it is one and same.
If his claim is that Christians did not live up to his interpretations of the Tenets of Christianity, he could have opted out of mainstream Christianity and lived his life according to his own convictions.
Is this lure of the herd? Loneliness looking for somewhere to belong?
I do not mean to give offense. My being a Non-Muslim makes me inelligible to ask questions on Islam I have been given to understand. Islam according to the Al-Koran and the practise of it in real life is confusing.

amoker said...

The 2 videos give different account of Mohammad's final sermon. It might be a editing thing but i would reckon that it the content should not differ. "No tribes in Arab", "Arabs are brothers to Arabs" remains unfulfilled.

Prem
In Christianity, you are not born as a Christian. It is an individual decision of faith and to live 'a life that is pleasing to God". A person can't live a wild life of sex and drugs n claims to be one. Real faith transforms n is real.

I do respect Yusuf for his choice. I also do wish that the same accord will be given for Muslims who converted to be Christianity. That is mutual respect.

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