Worshippers will hear that Allah honoured mankind by granting us prophets as guides. The last of these was the Prophet Mohammed, who raised mankind out of ignorance and into enlightenment.
The sermon will explain how Allah rewarded the Prophet Mohammed with many favourable traits, such as a good reputation, a respected family and a tongue that never lied.
Before the message of Islam was revealed to him, he was already known as The Honest, The Trustworthy.
“Allah’s Prophet carried the greatest message from the heavens to all of mankind, in an era when blood was shed, people were filled with hatred, the strong would eat the weak and the rich would oppress the poor,” says the sermon.
“He replaced their ignorance with knowledge, their dispute with compassion.”
The sermon will remind worshippers that the Prophet Mohammed’s father died before he was born, then his mother passed away when he was 6.
He went to live with his grandfather, who also died a few years later.
Then his uncle Abu Taleb raised him as one of his own, and loved him more than his own children.
“He took him with him for trade [a business trip] in the Levant and he saw how the clouds shaded his path,” the sermon will say.
The Prophet Mohammed grew up to be a man who was renowned for his courage, ethics, patience, honesty and integrity.
When he reached the age of 40, Allah prepared him for the revelation of the message, so every stone or tree he passed by would call to him “peace be upon you, Prophet of Allah”.
After this, he spent his life teaching people to follow the right path and spreading Allah’s message.
“Prophet Mohammed did not leave this life until he had stopped bloodshed, protected people’s honours, rights and money, and spread justice between them,” the sermon concludes.