9.The Noble values in the sermons of the Prophet Muhammad (s)
Sermons delivered by the leaders and the scholars play a crucial role in the progress and prosperity of their societies and nations. Throughout the human history, impactful speeches have triggered significant transformations, such as John F. Kennedy's renowned address, "We choose to go to the moon," which played a pivotal role in persuading Americans to embark on a lunar mission. Similarly, Abul Kalam Azad's speech at the Jami Masjid in New Delhi is regarded as influential in convincing people to remain in India. Among the most virtuous sermons are those of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), considered the epitome of eloquence. His sermons played a vital role in educating and reforming the community, instilling noble values in their hearts. The Prophet's speeches shed light on human values and essential principles for success, development, and happiness, encompassing social, aesthetic, and economic values.
The Prophet (s), in his sermons, emphasized noble values over fourteen centuries ago when the world was mired in darkness. At that time, the Arabs were burying girls in disgrace and shame, and widespread killing and bloodshed were prevalent. The speeches of Prophet (s) provided solutions to the problems faced by humanity. One of Prophet Muhammad's most significant speeches is his farewell address, delivered at ‘Arafat Ground’ in the presence of thousands of companions. In this farewell speech, he emphasized on equality, justice and unity, irrespective of their ethnic or social backgrounds. The Prophet (s) underscored the sanctity of human life and property, stressing that every individual's rights and dignity should be respected.
This research paper seeks to modestly shed light on the values contained in the Prophet's speeches, which serve as a beacon for people worldwide. In a world where noble principles are indispensable, this effort aims to contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the timeless wisdom encapsulated in the Prophet's sermons.