The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
In every call for prayer, we hear this
phrase: Hasten for the best deed.
This phrase represents the Muslim's
saying to himself: O servant of Allah, hasten to all that ensures your
success in your relations with Allah, yourself and other human beings.
You have to be the human being who probes
deep in himself to educate and develop and strengthen oneself so that
your mind would not produce except what benefits people, and you will
seek only the knowledge that develops and strengthen life, and your
heart will only love Allah the people and life.
Seeking success through good deeds covers
all aspects of man's activity. Man should seek to say only what is
good. His actions should also seek the good. But before and after this
he should seek success in his relation with God. It is should be a
relation of piety that aims at earning Allah's satisfaction, by doing
what pleases God, through giving and abstaining from all what Allah
has deemed unlawful, especially regarding sexual desires, such as
adultery and homosexuality _
The Quran has talked in several Ayahs
about the meaning of success and deliverance through seeking good
In the Surah of Muminaun (the Believes)
"Successful in deed are
the believers”, those who have
lived the belief in Allah in their minds whose movements are based on
the belief of God's Oneness, Power, Mercy and all the other traits of
Glory and perfection.
"Who are humble in their
prayers". Those who contemplate in
their prayers the greatness of Allah, those who remember all the
graces He bestowed on them, which will make them feel that their being
is linked to His and that their life in all its secrets is subjected
to His Will. Who
avoid vain talk, they do not talk
or listen to any talk that does not benefit people.
Who are active in feeds
of charity, they believe that all
what is bestowed on them is from God , and they have consequently to
give a part of it to the poor, the needy and for God's cause. They
will live the spirit of giving for the sake of giving that the Members
of the House exemplified, who abstain from sex
Except with those joined
to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands
possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame, But those
whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors.
Those who do not would deviate from the right path.
Those who faithfully
observe their trust and their covenants
– you have to observe your trusts whether
it is a secret or in the domain of work as well as being faithful to
the nation and the country.
And those who strictly
guard their prayers. They would
not neglect it, and perform it in its proper time and abide by all its
conditions. If the believers abide by all this, what will they
inherit? Money? They leave the money behind them when they die: “They
will inherit paradise". What's inheritance
could be greater than this.
We read in another verses about seeking success by good deeds
:Truly he succeeds who purifies it (the soul) and he fails who
corrupts it, by distaining it from what saws it and draws it closer to
Allah. In another Ayah he considered prayers as one of the means of
purifying the soul He indeed shall be successful who purifies himself,
And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts)
in prayer.. God also considers repentance as one of those means:
and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be
He also considers fighting for the cause of God as one of those
means: O you who believe! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and seek
means of nearness to Him and strive hard in His way that you may be
Imam Ali says: "He whose mind overcomes his passion will be
successful". Man has a mind that determines what is good and what is
evil. But then there is the passion and the desires, and he has to
make his mind overcome his desires in order to succeed. The Messenger
says: "He will be successful whose heart will be faithful to his
belief. He is of a good heart a truthful tongue, an assured spirit…".
Allah explains that
there are two parties: that of the Satan who follow Satan in all his
moves, and that of God who follow all the teachings and commands of
He makes it clear that the party of God are the successful :now
surely the party of Allah are the successful ones.
What about those who
do not seek the road of purifying their souls to obtain success in
this life and the Hereafter? Who are they?
They are everyone who is more unjust than he who forges a lie
against Allah or (he who) gives the lie to His communications; surely
the unjust will not be successful, and those who assume partners to
Allah, for the unbelievers as it says in the Quran will not be
The Messenger says: "If a man is forty years old, and his good
deeds do not outweigh his evil ones, Satan will kiss him between his
eyes and say: This is a man that will not be successful.
Imam As-Sadiq says: If a man sins he will have a dark spot in his
heart. It will be erased if he repents, but if enlarges until it
spreads over all of his heart, he will never be successful.
If you hear the call “hasten for the best deeds,” remember that
you should focus your life actions and saying on the best deeds to
ensure that you are successful in both worlds. This is what we should
all compete on.
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
The Media is talking about the brutal
massacre, the marines committed when one of them was killed by a bomb.
His comrades became mad, and went to the nearest two houses and shot
the members of two families in their sleep. They also shot four
university students and the driver of taxis they were in, and that
happened to be passing by. In less than one hour, the Americans killed
24 innocent civilians many of whom were women and children.
Another murder was revealed lately,
although the American occupation tried to covert it up. The American
troupes killed two Iraqi women who were on their way to a hospital in
al-Mutasim – They said that it was a mistake , a justification that
they always use to cover up for their soldiers’ massacres. But it was
revealed to be added to the other crimes of the prison of Abu-Ghraib,
Guantanamu and the other torture centers spread in various parts of
the world. All this at a time Americans continues to talk about human
rights, and issue annual reports accusing other countries of violating
On another level, the American position
towards the Iranian nuclear project has evolved and they began to
acknowledge Iran's right to have a peaceful nuclear project.
They have also-along with the permanent
members of the Security Council and Germany- have expressed their
willingness to conduct direct negotiates with Iran, but they demanded
an immediate cessation of enrichment, threatening to enforce sanctions
and denouncing Iran's support of liberation causes as a means of
The problem is that these countries are
doubting the Iranian intentions, although Iran has announced that it
is not planning or seeking to make the bomb. The real motives behind
this Western stand might be that they do not want any Arab or Muslim
state to acquire scientific knowledge in any field unless it serves
the Western interests, through buying the Arab and Islamic minds.
Therefore, Iran, as well all the states
of the region should be cautious of all Western plans that aim at
weakening us and preventing us from developing our resources and
potentials to reach scientific and practical independence.
On another level, America has asked
Israel to train its soldiers in Iraq on targeted killing of
individuals and groups, since it has gained experience in this field
in killing the Mujahideen and the Palestinian civilians. Since Israel
has accepted to perform this task, in addition to its coordination
with the American troops and intelligence agencies in Iraq, the
British and American occupation of Iraq has become an indirect Israeli
In its turn, the US supports the Zionist
daily massacres of Palestinians and the continuous detentions, of the
The International Community, especially
in the West, continues to watch without making any comments, as if
they and the Arab regimes, have agreed to let the Palestinians face
siege and starvation all alone, under the pretense that the
Palestinian democratically elected government supports terrorism.
Faced by these Israeli brutality, it is
very odd that international Arab and Muslim states continue to be
silent, while they demand that the Palestinian government should
recognize Israel unconditionally in order that they would recognize
it. But they do not provide any guaranties to recognize the rights of
the Palestinian people, especially that of the occupation’s withdrawal
and establishing their independent state.
We call in the Palestinian Authority and
government to resort to dialogue and understanding that leads to
unity. We warn them against the Zionist plots and the Arab pressures
that aim at inciting a civil war, giving the enemy through peace what
it could not acquire by war.
Zionist aggressions against Lebanon
Israel has declared a war on Lebanon, in
a clear and outright attempt to create internal security tensions and
widen the political divide that destabilizes the national unity.
These new developments begun when the
Zionist intelligence targeted a Lebanese leading member of Jihad, who
was assassinated with his brother in Saida
The Western countries, especially the US,
France and Britain, that always talk about the Syrian intelligence
practices in Lebanon remained silent, and did not find in this
criminal act any need to comment, let alone demanding that the Mosad
should not interfere in the Lebanese internal affairs. They believe
that Israel's intelligence has a right to move freely in Lebanon and
in the entire Arab world. Thus, the security situation escalated as a
result of the Israel aggression and the Resistance has to retaliate
for the enemy's shelling of civilians by targeting his vital military
posts and forced him to demand a ceasefire.
It is interesting that the
anti-resistance Lebanese political group has considered the Israeli
aggression as an act of self-defense. These people believe that the
problem in Lebanon is an Arabian one and not Israeli one .
The threat of the enemy's prime minister
to inflict a severe blow is a message to the Lebanese and the internal
dialogue that was not able to find alternatives for the defense
strategy presented by the Resistance.
We want Lebanon that is very fragile
politically and that suffers of a judicial crisis as a result of the
quota struggles, needs to build his institutions on the basis of
citizenry that respects the qualifications and does not put those
qualified away as result of personal sectarian and tribal interests .
Lebanon that defeated Israel through the
institution of the Resistance can defeat anarchy by rehabilitating the
mentality of the institution at the expense of that of friends and
followers, as well of the mentality of sectarianism that is dominant
We have to look at what is going around
us in the region, to learn from it, and to prevent others from
penetrating into our internal fabric, the daily massacres in Iraq and
Afghanistan are happening under the occupation's eyes. What prevented
Lebanon to fall in complete anarchy is the Resistance’s liberation of
land and the rationalization of the political discourse.
American's Appropriation of Iraq
When we look at what is happening in Iraq
and the occupation that is destabilizing its security and economy and
preventing its people from being united by insisting on sectarian
quota that prevents the formation of a national unity government, we
warn the Iraqis from this American strategy and its goals. We also
warn them of the role it the American Ambassador in Baghdad and the
role of the Mosad that is allied with the CIA. We call on them to hold
fast to the rope of Allah, and preserve the wealth of Iraq by
confronting all those who want to plunder it. They should all know
that any robbing of the national wealth above or inside the ground is
unlawful. it is a big sin and a crime.
So fear Allah is His land and His servants, for you will
be asked about all his when nothing will save you except your good