Prophet’s Sermon #1: Illusion and Goodness
O people! It seems as if we are exempted from death. And as if truth in this life is incumbent upon other than us. And as if those dead people whom we escort to their final resting are travellers who will return to us very soon.
We lay them in their tombs and devour their inheritance as if we were immortal after them.
We forget all exhortation, and we feel secure from every strife.
All goodness to the person who is minding his own faults and keeping away from others’ faults.
All goodness to the person who spends wealth which he acquired legally, and mixes with learned and wise men, and mixes with the poor and the down-trodden.
All goodness to the humble and the high-mannered and the good-hearted and the one who keeps his evil deeds away from people.
All goodness to the person who spends his extra wealth and withholds his extra talk and is satisfied with the Sunnah and not attracted by heritical innovation.
Sermons of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (Abu Nasr Muhammad Ibn Wad’an)