The First Sermon
In the Name of God,
the Compassionate, the Merciful
concerned with the Muslim affairs
On of the
essential principles Islam stresses on is that the believer should
be spiritually and practically concerned in everything that enhances
the welfare of Muslims, serves their interests, defends their
freedom and dignity and strengthens their unity. Allah wanted to
establish though Islam a nation whose members are strongly attached
to one another and who view the interests of the nation as their own
individual interests, especially when it comes to the threats the
arrogance and infidels pose on it.
the Muslims to be familiar with all the affairs of Muslims,
especially the political, economic and security threats the nation
faces. A believer should be concerned with the problems of the
nation just as he is concerned with the affairs of his family. In
short, the nation should be his bigger family just as his wife and
children are 0his smaller family…
what the Messenger(p.) stressed in his famous saying: "He who
is not concerned with the affairs of Muslims is not a Muslim."
that you have to keep an eye on all the changes that occur in the
Muslim world and study what you can do to help whether
ideologically, or by taking part in the actual confrontation or any
other thing that will enhance and strengthen one of the positions of
Bin Al-Hussein (a.s.) points out to this issue in his morning and
evening supplication, when he asks God to grant him success in his
day to defend and support Islam and to be one of those who support
the Right and weaken and defeat falsehood. For when you wake up in
the morning you find you have two kinds of personality, the private
one which deals with the personal and family affairs and the general
one that is derived from being a part of the nation and has to think
about its welfare.
Unity of the Nation
Messenger(p.) who considers that, as we said in the beginning ,those
who are not interested in the affaires of Muslims, as not among
Muslims has also told us that the best worshipper is the one who
advises fellow Muslims and carries their well-being in his heart..
Yet we have to
remember that this means all Muslims irrespective of color race or
sect. If there are secondary differences among them we have to refer
it to Allah and His messenger( If
you Quarrel about anything refer it to Allah and His Messenger ) (4:59)
(a.s.) whose sayings reflect those of the Messenger(p.) asserts that
the best good deed you can meet God with is to advise fellow human
beings. The Messenger himself said: if some one hears a Muslim
calling on fellow Muslims for help and does not respond, he would
not be a Muslim, thus emphasizing that Islamic politics calls for
the unity of the nation against any tyrant on occupier.
Messenger(p.) also says: All humans are God's creations, those whom
Allah loves most are those who serve the others and let joy in a
household… people are of two kinds, some are like the stagnant
water in the pond, others are like the water of a spring that is
always ready to give.
on good manners.
respect, Prophet Muhammad(p.), says that Allah, the most Exalted,
loves most those who benefit others… He promises those who help in
putting out a fire or other civil defense duties by Heaven. Jesus
Christ (p.) passed by a grave, and saw that it is holder was in
torture. A year later he passed again and noticed that the man was
reified. He asked God and was told that it was because he has a good
son who provides shelter for the orphan and maintains roads. Thus
the man was forgiven for the sake of his son. Imam Sadiq(a.s.)
explains the meaning of Allah's saying that he made Issa
"blessed" wherever he is as being useful to the people.
all this we have to live this human spiritual aspect in our lives.
The good should fill our hearts and minds. The Prophet has said that
"Religion is advice" adding that this advice is for God,
His Book, His Messenger(p.), Muslim Imams and Muslim public.
This is the
virtue of Islam. We have to do our best to provide advice for all
Muslims, We should love them emphasize and enhance their unity
especially in these times of turmoil and strife.
The Second Sermon
the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
and Muslim helplessness
American President, Bush, is still insisting on dismantling the
infrastructure of the militant Palestinian organizations and
disarming them, despite the fact that they have announced a truce
while their lands are still under occupation. Moreover the Americans
did not provide any guarantee for an Israeli withdrawal, since the
Road Map is dominated by the balance of force which is not in favor
of the Palestinians.
to deprive the Palestinians of any source of strength they might
still have, leaving Israel as the only power with all the force that
enables it to impose its conditions, and giving the Palestinians by
way of charity small parts of their land that are surrounded by the
settlements and the separating fence which is also confiscating
large parts of their lands.
Administration is unable to pressurize Israelis. When the National
Security advisor criticized the fence the Israelis are building to
serve as a barrier , and the Zionists rejected her comments she kept
silent. It was enough for Sharon to tell her that this is a matter
that has to do with Israel’s security and that we will not accept
anything from America that is against our security.
In his turn
Secretary Powel talks about the necessity of isolating those who
oppose the Road Map but he does not talk about the Jewish rabbi who
rejected the Map because it is against the Torah , or about the
Likud members who accepted the Map on the basis of Sharon's 14
reservations that left the plan void of its content. Powel even
announced that he understands these reservations and went on to
deceive the Arabs and the Palestinians by saying that he will not
change anything in the Road Map.
It is very
satirical and cynical that the Palestinian Authority’s prime
minister would declare, although deprived of both the territories
and the authority, that the Palestinian-Israeli struggle is merely a
political one that has no ideological on national dimensions or even
the people's right in the Palestinian lands.
that the Arabs who made peace with the enemy whether publicly or
behind closed doors, have abounded the Arab nationality of
Palestine, to turn the problem with the Zionist enemy into one that
deals with details and not principles, because what they really seek
is to liberate themselves from Palestine and liberate Palestine
itself. But we can not understand how could a Palestinian forego his
right in Palestine, and recognize that Palestine is the Jewish
Israel, while the Palestinians have a right in a state but not the
rights of an independent and free nation.
We do not
trust the American Israeli project which aims at pushing the
Palestinians into an Israeli corner. And we do not also trust the
Arabs who are exerting pressure to execute this project… But for
the Palestinian Authority government to abolish the historical roots
of the Palestinian issue as a cause that involves all Arabs and
Muslims in general; this is really a catastrophe.
ware of the implications of the truce
We warn the
Mujahideen who accepted the truce to safeguard Palestinian unity,
from the efforts that aim to turn this truce into a sword that hangs
of their heads, to prevent them from continuing to fight against
occupation and ultimately put an end to the Intifada. The truce
needs a political agenda that ensures the continuance of the
struggle to end occupation and attain the Palestinian national
rights. This is the great challenge we hope that the Palestinians
are capable of confronting despite all the difficulties and
hardships they face.
America continues its efforts to ensure that Arab and Muslim
countries recognize Israel even before the end of Israeli
occupation. This is what we noticed in Pakistan, the Islamic state
whose people rejected their president’s statement about the
possibility of recognizing Israel… It could well also be that the
American severe and continuous pressure on Iran and all the talk of
nuclear war was because the Islamic Republic refused to recognize
the Zionist entity and it still supports the forces of freedom in
Palestine… In the meantime, Arab and Muslim countries are falling
one after another and yielding to the American pressure.
still in a state of political turmoil.. No policies are being
articulated that could give rise to the foundation of the new
republic... No meeting of political economic, social and security
experts to study the future, and to lay the foundations that would
end the occupation. Meanwhile, America plans to stay for several
years that would allow it to turn Iraq into an economic and military
base, whose strategic resources both economic and geopolitical are
dominated by the Americans. In addition, the US is trying to let
Israel, its strategic partner, share the fruits of its aggression.
very natural from the US viewpoint since one of the reasons that
lead to the invasion was to destroy for good the Iraqi army that
constitutes a potential threat against Israel.
upon our people in Iraq to be cautious of the announced American
plan of establishing a political council to form a government and
provide the country with a new constitution, and build an
America-style army a weak army whose main job is internal policing.
Most importantly, it wants to let the Israeli economy to share the
US In usurping the Iraqi vast resources…
We say to
our people in Iraq: Resistance of occupation is a human civilization
and Islamic rule, yet it is not a slogan but rather a plan.
need now is unity and integration between the various stances and
actions… You are passing through a very difficult stage, and you
have to rise to the levels of responsibility… We cannot afford to
score points against one another. We ought to score them to the
benefit of the country and the nation.
No to dividing the cake.
In Lebanon, we witness each day a new issue that
is raised for political consumption that could widen the existing
We are not
against political differences when they are over the general
interests of the people.
But we say
to all parties, especially the officials, that issues as important
as appointing high ranking civil servants can not be left to be
decided by the necessities of the presidential or sectarian quotas.
objective should be the interests of the people and any civil
servant or politician, however superior he might be, is by
definition a servant for the people, and this is the meaning of the
famous saying: "The most senior among the people is the one who
serves them most".