The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
In the context of describing some of His
Prophets, God says in His Glorious Book: And remember Our servants
Ibrahim and Ishaq and Yaqoub, men of power and insight Surely We
purified them by a pure quality, the keeping mind of the (final)
abode. And most surely they were with Us, of the elect, the best And
commemorate Isma'il, Elisha, and Zul-Kifl: Each of them was of the
Company of the Good.
The best people
God considers them the best because they lived
all their life seeking good to all people, and because they sought
to call for Allah and practice piety in all what raises the
intellectual and practical lives. The Messenger (p.) believes in one
of his sayings that the best of you is the pious who fears God in
all his actions the pure, in heart, spirit and dealings with all
people, whether close to him on not, the generous, who gives from
what Allah has given him and does not become mean when it has to do
with the needs of others, the pure whose conduct does not contain
any malice, hatred or deviation, the good to his parents, as Allah,
the most exalted, has ordered, which also means that one has to be
tolerant to any harm they could inflict on him, the one who does not
let his family need others.
Imam Ali (a.s) was asked: Who are the best among
Allah's servants? and he answered: Those who fear Allah the most –
those who are always aware that Allah knows all about them and those
who do not do anything except after they are sure that is gains
Allah's satisfaction, and those who abide by their piety – those who
do not commit any unlawful acts and those who strive to do all what
Allah has ordained, and those who care the least about this world.
Those who care about this world in as much as their natural needs,
and do not sell their religion for all the pleasers of this world,
considering it merely as a phase that prepares them to meet God in
Imam As-Sadiq (a.s) says: The best of you are the
most tolerant, and the worst are the most mean. The Messenger said
in response to question about who the best man is: "The best among
you is the one who benefits others, so be useful to them". If you
want to be the best, study all your potentials in all fields and
study how you can deploy them in the service of others.
Allah, the most high, has given us certain
potentials and capabilities and made us responsible of putting them
in the service of those who need them.
Moreover, we know that these capabilities are
divided among individuals. Hadith has even talked about the
financial level: Allah has made the rich and poor partners.
Imam Al- Rida (a.s) says: "The best in their
living among you are those whom the living of others benefits of his
This means that every man having any resource,
whether money, power experience or knowledge should strive to spend
it on the people.
Imam Al-Sadiq (a.s) says: "God has not bestowed a
grace on any of His servants, without asking him to do something in
Those whom Allah bestowed money are asked to give
Those whom Allah bestowed a well built and strong
body are responsible to what is requested from them, and to be
tolerant to those who are weaker than them.
And those who were made dignified in their
community and beautiful in their looks have to observe the rights of
the weak in their honour and beauty. Allah has given the Right in
His Book the meaning of what is beneficial. He says: He sends down
water from the skies, and the channels flow, each according to its
measure: But the torrent bears away to foam that mounts up to the
surface. Even so, from that (ore) which they heat in the fire, to
make ornaments or utensils therewith, there is a scum likewise. Thus
doth Allah (by parables) show forth Truth and Vanity. For the scum
disappears like forth cast out; while that which is for the good of
mankind remains on the earth. Thus doth Allah set forth parables.
Therefore, man has to take advantage of his time
to make use of all his resources and powers to serve the people and
address their needs. It has been narrated that if any of Adam's
children (human being) dies, his actions are creased except for
three: a continuous charity, like building a mosque or a hospital,
which runs continuously like a river – knowledge which benefits
others – in any fields of benefit to people, and a righteous son
supplicating for him, when he educates his son on fearing Allah and
try to please him, this will remain after his death. Jesus Christ
passed once near a grave whose owner was being tortured, then he
passed by the same place a year later and found that he was no
longer tortured. He was astonished, but Allah told him that he had
raised a good sun who sponsored an orphan and renovated a road, thus
I have forgiven him for the sake of his son.
These are the deeds that ensure that one is
rewarded after his death, but since not all people could build
hospitals or mosques , they can nevertheless participate in them.
Imam Al-Sadiq (a.s.) says: "The best worshipper
is he who possesses five traits: If he does well he will be hopeful
and delighted, if he commits a sin he would ask for forgiveness, if
given he would be thankful, If tried he would be tolerant and if he
is wronged he would forgive". Imam Ali (a.s.) says: The best men are
those whom if wealthy world be generous and thankful. He also said:
The best man is he who parts himself from the desires, who oppresses
his anger and pleases his God.
This is what Allah wants from us in this life: To
uphold our responsibilities towards the resources that were given to
us; even religious scholars should give their knowledge to the
people, especially at times of deviation. The Messenger (p.) says:”
If innovations appear, the religious scholars should show their
knowledge. Those who do not may Allah's curse be on them". We ask
Allah to help us on ourselves with what he helps the good on
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
The UN legitimises eradication
The Palestinian people face systemized daily
killings, and barbaric invasions that prevent people from any
feeling of settlement to celebrate the Eid. These acts terrorize the
children and the women, and appropriate the freedom of the youth.
The Jews are also demanding the annexation of some parts of the West
Bank including those on which the major settlements and the racist
wall are built.
All this is happening amidst a complete silence
from the international powers; especially the US…
As for the United Nations, it is busy preparing
for commemorating the anniversary of the Holocaust that was
committed by the Nazis against Jews who multiplied the number of the
victims to reach millions without any precise data, claming that
they are doing so, so that such acts will not reoccur in the future.
But at the same time nobody is talking about Israel's gradual
eradication of the Palestinians, using the American most
sophisticated weapons that enable them to kill the people and
destroy the infrastructure , as well as hurting those who demand
freedom and the removal of occupation, and calling those who do so
as terrorists, as if national freedom is a terrorist demand.
The Massacres of Qana, Sabra and Shatila Ginien,
and Gaza were all committed without any condemnation any
condemnation to Israel's terrorism from the international community.
We ask the European Community if you persecuted
the Jews why should be pay the price, knowing that the Arab and
Islamic worlds have always been tolerant with the Jews, giving them
economic religious and security privileges. The Jews used to live
with us freely because Islam has taught us to respect the religious
freedoms of minorities.
As for Iraq, America is still pressurizing the
Iraqis by its occupation that has so far led to the death of 30
thousand Iraqis. It did not seek to establish any economic or
On the contrary, it created favourable
circumstances to encourage the apostating groups to blow up people
in their shrines, streets and working places, paying not attention
to the United Nations resolutions that make the occupying power
responsible for the security of the occupied country.
In this respect, we should note the statement
made by an American official who said that the occupation in Iraq
provides "a protection to Israel that could face some danger if the
American forces withdraw".
Occupying Iraq to protect Israel
America has started to lose the war in Iraq
whether on the economic level by paying tens of billions of Dollars
that exhaust its economy, or on the military level having so far
lost more than two thousands who were killed and about 20 thousands
wounded. Furthermore, its sinking in the Iraqi quicksand has made
the American President lose the confidence of the public opinions in
the polls and has led many Americans to call for a pull of the
American forces from Iraq.
Targeting Syria and Iran
The current Administration may be trying to run
forward by pressurizing the EU and other states to issue UN
resolutions against the states in the region that still oppose the
American policies, especially Syria that is expected to yield to the
US political and security demands.
It is exploiting the brutal crime of
assassinating the late premier Rafic Harriri to impose impossible
demands in a process that aims at humiliating and subjugating
It is also – along with the EU – pressurizing
Iran to halt its peaceful nuclear program, and accuse it of planning
to make nuclear weapons. At the same time, it does not let the UN
pressurize Israel, which not only has the bomb but also other mass
destruction weapons, for it does not wasn’t the Arabs and Muslims to
possess any sources of scientific advancement whether for developing
their resources or for protecting themselves.
Hegemony over the entire world
America is planning to incite Chaos in the rejoin
in the name of democracy which should promote its own interests and
not that of the peoples of the region.
Therefore, the region ought to confront this plan
to protect its peoples and resources from the project of economic
globalization, which wants to increase the poverty of the world so
that the rich can get richer.
We could sense how dangerous the American project
is, since it wants to spread the dominance of its empire over the
entire world. We want the world to reject it because it will destroy
its security and economy. We are not against the Americans or the
Europeans, but we are against their administrations that spread
corruption on earth and plan for wars and devastation to the benefit
of the monopolizing companies.
There is a lot of talk about international
legitimacy concerning the imposing of its resolutions on Lebanon or
Syria and the region, but where is this legitimacy when it comes to
Israel, especially the resolution 194 concerning the return of
Palestinian refugees to their homes, knowing that Bush himself has
stood against it in his letter to Sharon.
Sectarianism and national unity in Lebanon
As for Lebanon, that is still suffering from its
economic crisis, political turmoil and sectarian slogans to the
extent that the Lebanese citizen feels that those in charge of the
affairs of the sects are acting on the basis of a sectarian
federation in which each sect elects its own representatives to one
of the three presidencies and imposes it on the entire country. It
also elects it government ministers, and plan for an electoral law
in which each sect elects its MPs. Nevertheless they still talk
about national unity.
The Lebanese feel that there is no way out except
by adopting citizenship as a basis for running the country and the
institutions. This is the only way one can find himself in this
country or even find the country itself.