Lessons from the farewell pilgrimage
“A year before his death, at the end of the tenth year of the Hijra, Muhammad made his last pilgrimage from Medina to Mecca. He made then a great sermon to his people....The reader will note that the first paragraph sweeps away all plunder and blood feuds among the followers of Islam. The last makes the believing Negro the equal of the Caliph (that is puts the black Negro on the same level as a Caliph; a Muslim Ruler)....they established in the world a great tradition of dignified fair dealing.”

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