God says in His Glorious Book:
O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what
(provision) He has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear Allah: for
Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. And be ye not like
those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls! Such
are the rebellious transgressors!
In this Ayah, there is a call from
Allah, the Most Exalted, to all believers to be pious in studying the
history that they made and lived, each according to his age and
circumstances: You should study what you had done in the past; how did
you perform your religious duties. Did you perform them as Allah has
ordained? How did you perform your duties towards your family? Did you
plan to establish an Islamic family that opens up on God, good and
justice? Were you just or did you wrong them as the strong wrongs the
Then in the broader Islamic
community… How was your relationship with fellow Muslims who are your
brothers in faith and whom Allah wanted you to be good and fair with …
to give each what is due to him and to provide advise for all
believers to safeguard their dignity, strength and unity to the best
of your capabilities so that the Muslims will feel that they are but
one body, if any part of it gets sick the other parts will look after
What did you do in your past? Did
you follow the straight path… the path that Allah has bestowed on the
believers, those whose portion is not (His) wrath or did you deviate…
to understand yourself and evaluate your entire history. Since this
history is not a thing from past. Allah will preserve it. He will
preserve it for you and against you… If it is good you will be
rewarded and if it is evil you will be punished.
Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of
good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall
Every thing that you have done will
be recorded by the writers that Allah has appointed. Then you will
read your own book: It will be said to him:)
"Read thine (own) record: Sufficient is thy soul this day to make out
an account against thee."
So, read it in his life while you can still change it:
O ye who believe!
Fear Allah, and let every soul look to what (provision) He has sent
forth for the morrow. Whatever you plant in this
life you will reap in the future. Since tomorrow is also the rest of
this life on earth, that is why Allah says fear Allah in what you have
left in this life, and try to gain a credit that you will need in the
Hereafter, since Allah knows about all what you do.
Responsibility over time
In the light of this, we receive any
new year whether the one that starts with the birth of Jesus Christ or
the one that indicates the Hijra of Prophet Muhammad. You have to know
at the beginning and at the end of year, what did you save from the
last year to your new year? Have you gotten better, worse, or stayed
in your place?
How did you assume your
responsibilities? Did you develop your self in the realms of piety,
knowledge and experience… etc?
But, it is regretful that people
celebrate the New Year by dissolution and getting unconscious,
forgetting everything about the realities. Thus they enter the New
Year in a blind way without planning what they want to do in it. Many
businessmen live in a state of emergency at the end of the year to
review their books and learn if they have lost or gained. Yet,
although financial loss could be compensated in the following year,
but when one loses himself, his soul and his relation with God nothing
can compensate for such a loss.
We inspire My dear beloved from the
supplication of Imam Zein Al-Abidien on the beginning of the day since
it is similar to the beginning of the month and the beginning of the
year, when he says:
This is a fresh, new day, over us a
If we do good, it will take leave from us with praise, and if we do
evil, it will part from us in blame.
bless Muhammad and his Household, provide us with the day's good
companionship and preserve us against parting from it badly by doing a
misdeed or committing a sin, whether small or great!
Make our good deeds within it plentiful empty us therein of evil
deeds, and fill what lies between its two sides for us with praise and
thanksgiving, wages and stores, bounty and beneficence!
We inspire that God wants us to
start the new year as we start a new day by sitting before God and
asking Him to give us in our new year a sense of right, justice and
As we celebrate the Christian new
year and the Hijri new year that will follow in a few days time, I
would like to say that we have no complexes in celebrating the birth
of Christ and the new year that marks it. Because, we as Muslims,
believe that Jesus Christ(p) is God's Messenger., and His word that he
gave to Mary, therefore we glorify him just as we glorify all
prophets. Then when celebrate the Hijria of our Prophet(p.) , we study
the lessons of this immigration in an effort to learn how did the
Prophet(p.) act in every situation for Allah has told us that the
Messenger(p.) is a role model of perfection that we should emulate if
we have hope in God and in the hereafter.
In these beginning of the years, we
ask God to strengthen Islam and unify all Muslims. We ask Him to make
us a force in the face of the enemies of Allah, the most Exalted, and
His Messenger (p.). We ask Him to make us one body that if any part of
it gets sick the rest of the body will look after it. We ask Him to
let us stand against any one who incites sectarian strife among
Muslims for Sunnis have only the Shiites (as supporters) and the
Shiites have only the Sunnis.
We say to all Muslims in the world,
those whom the international arrogance is trying to incite sectarian
strife among them: Your responsibility is to unify and make Islam a
formidable power. The international arrogance and the West are trying
to destroy Islam both as a doctrine and a culture.
To counter that it is our
responsibility to become a power that is able to protect itself and
We should also plan for a future of
dignity unity and strength both for Islam and the Islamic nation.
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
America is inciting strife
The American Administration
continues to destabilize the Muslim and Arab Worlds, by creating the
so-called constructive anarchy that utilizes the media and every
possible means to create civil strife and war.
In Iraq, the American President is
considering to increase his troops to calm things down in Iraq or to
But the entire world knows that the
American failure in Iraq not due to the number of troops, but to the
policies of the occupation that hinder all solutions to the difficult
internal problem. It is in the occupation itself that the Iraqis now
reject having been disillusioned with America's false pretensions of
their mission being to save the Iraqis from the dictator whose rule
was all in all a product of the CIA, this rule that made Iraq enter
into internal and external adventures that impoverished the Iraqis and
appropriated the free, displaced the citizens and destabilized the
That is why the patriotic and
honorable resistance has taken on itself to confront the occupation on
the military and political levels, based on the Islamic rule that
rejects occupation in principle since God wants the Muslims to be
strong and dignified.
Thus, those faithful to Islam and to
Iraq and its citizens have rejected the sectarian strife, Israel and
the occupation are inciting by making spilling the blood of Muslims
permissible through the black Takifiri mentality, thus making the
killing of Iraqi innocent civilians a priority to the extent that
children, women, elderly, workers, farmers and religious scholars
killed have reached hundreds of thousands creating a basis for a
sectarian strife and ultimately a civil war.
We believe that the Americans are
behind all this security anarchy and this shortages in vital services,
since they intend to prolong their stay in Iraq to save their
strategic interests, and continue their efforts to create sectarian
strife between the Sunnis and the Shiite in the entire region. They
are talking about two Arab parties; a moderate one and extremist one,
and trying to make the Arabs regimes fear Iran instead of Israel,
which should become a friend of these regimes at the expense of the
A blind American War against Islam
We are afraid that increasing the
number of troops in Iraq, sending aircraft carries to the Gulf, and
creating an atmosphere of tension though all that talk about the
Iranian nuclear threat aims at paving the road for an aggression
against Iran, which could lead to a huge fire in the entire region.
The American President suffers from a hysteria that makes him look for
any war that enables him to achieve a victory and through him a
victory for the neo-conservatives and the Jewish Lobby.
In this respect, it is a pity that
the EU has yielded to the American aggressive policies in the region.
We call on the Islamic world to be
aware of the threats the American Administration poses and confront
this president who has become a raging bull, and this blind
Administration that plans only to wage a war against Islam and
Benefiting from the Painful situation
We say to those in charge of the
Arab and Muslim regimes that they have to be with their peoples' vital
interests and their critical causes. And that they should not yield to
the American-Israeli dictates, lest their peoples will see them as
dictators. They should stop acting as tools who realize the dictates
of those who want to usurp their wealth and undermine their
independence History will not have any mercy on those who do not
respect the trust they have been entrusted with. They will be attacked
by all the forces of freedom like all dictators before them.
We call upon the Iraqis to learn the
lesson of the tragic experience their country is drawn in, and
acknowledge that there is no future for them as long as this
fragmentation persists and as long as they do not seek to unify on the
basis of reconciliation and rational dialogue that brings everybody
We also call on all Palestinian
officials to be aware of their political and security situation and
not to be deceived by the promises the enemy's prime minister have
made to the PA President.
They should know how to meet on the
ground of national unity that encompasses that Authority the
government and the resistance, since there is no way to achieve
liberation other than unity.
We also call upon the downtrodden in
Somalia who are being manipulated by the Americans who have
commissioned satellite states to execute their plan to avenge a
previous defeat ... we call upon them to learn from all their past
experiences that shattered Somalia into pieces.
Lebanon: A national unity government
In Lebanon, the first step on the
way of establishing political and national reconciliation is by
confronting all the calls that incite sectarian strife between the
Shiites and Sunnis and pave the way for what some of those who are
implementing the American plan have sought :a civil war which we do
not want the Muslims to fall in.
Islamic unity is the only Muslim
option, and we call on their scholars, politicians, and social
dignities to seek to build the power that Allah wants to build, and so
that the conscious Muslim unity will pave the road to the national
We say to all parties that the
differences between the ruling coalition and the opposition over the
issue of the international court or the legitimacy of the government
is not that complicated which means that the Arab initiative should be
given a chance. We also warn those who incite sectarian strife that
fails any reconciliation attempt:
Everybody should know that no
reforming plan or foreign initiative could succeed unless a national
unity government that acts as a forum for dialogue is established.
This means that the dialogue will be conducted inside the
institutions, instead of the dialogue conference which was not able to
achieve positive results.
Adopting real polities that does not
deviate from the national constants can solve the Lebanese problem.
Can we reach the shore of safety?