The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
believers with Strength
Allah says in His Glorious
them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including
steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of
Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but
whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah,
shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.
He also said in the
context of telling about some faithful believers who maintained high
morale in the face of great challenge of the unbelievers.
whom men said: A great army is gathering against you so fear them, but
it only increased their faith.
The unbelievers deployed a huge army to arouse fear before even the
war started, but the believers were sure that all strength is for God,
and that He promised to support them, since they were supporting Him.
Thus faith gave them a spiritual power, and their reaction to the
intimidation efforts was:
For us Allah
suffices and He is the best Guardian.
Thus, their morale was high
and their spiritual strength complemented their physical strength.
Then Allah bestowed on them His graces and struck the hearts of the
unbelievers with pain. And No harm even turned them for they followed
the good pleasure of Allah. They followed the straight path in their
acts and sayings to ensure Allah's pleasure even if they wanted to set
a foot backwards or forwards, and
Allah is the Lord of bounties,
especially towards those who are faithful to Him and seek His
Then Allah emphasizes the fact
that the believer who trusts God does not fear anyone, for he is
always inspired by Allah's power that fills his heart and mind with
strength. It is only Satan that suggests to you the fear of his
votaries, for they are deprived from any feeling of trust. "Be
ye not afraid of them, but fear Me, if you have faith",
since the believer is the one whose heart is filled with Allah's love
and the fear from Him.
Thus, Allah guides the
believers that they should feel strong when they fight the unbelievers
and the arrogant. He says:
So lose no heart. Nor fall in
despairs for you must gain mastery if you are true in faith. It is not
only what happens to you in the battlefield but also what happens to
If a wound has
touched you, be sure a similar, wound has touched the others.
If you have had some wounds
and defeats in the battle of Uhud they had the same in the battle of
days of varying fortunes we give to Men by turns".
The balance of power and the movement of the struggle is not static;
it constantly changes. We win in one day lose in another;
That Allah may know those that
believe, and that He may take to Himself from your ranks
Martyr-witness (To Truth). And Allah loves not those that do wrong.
In another Ayah, He says:
And slacken not in following up the enemy: If ye are suffering
hardships, they are suffering similar hardships.
hope from Allah what they have not.
They have no source of hope since they do not open up on Allah, while
you do. And Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
the Islamic Identity
In the light of this, we
understand an Islamic truth: Allah wants the believers to acquire
strength and to stay away form all that weakens them. They have to
unite on their common goal and hold fast to Allah's rope. Unity is the
basis of strength, and Islam unites as if we are committed to it, and
so does the Messenger and the Imams, if we follow their path.
And if we encounter any
differences in any field Allah has told us how to resolve them. We
should refer them to Allah and His Messenger.
Allah also wants us to be
strong politically, economically, socially and militarily… and to act
as one, for Allah loves those who unite and act as one party for His
cause. This means that we should stand against all those who try to
incite strife among Muslims, those whose interests ambitions and even
illusions might link them with the arrogant powers. And this is what
we notice in the attitude of some people whose actions serve the
international intelligence agencies that plot against Islam and
We are facing in this stage of
our history unbelief and arrogance in their entirety that wishes to
liquidate Islam and Muslims and benefit from their fragmentation and
differences to drive them to fight one another. We have to be aware of
these plots, which if it were not the case the Jews in the entire who
do not exceed twenty five million people would not have gained all
this power, but they managed to play effective roles that turned them
in a big force that the major powers need.
Therefore, we have to retrieve our
Islamic identity that bounds us together, and be aware of the
American, European and Zionist challenge that confront us. We bear the
responsibility of returning to Islam its strength and to the Muslims
their unity, and build all the elements of strength that are available
especially our unity And hold fast,
all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be
not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's
favor on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love,
so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of
the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it.
In the Name of God, the
Compassionate, the Merciful
occupied Palestine, the Israeli eradication war continues in an
organized and systematic way. Every new day civilians are being killed
and the population as a whole is being dislocated and starved..
Meanwhile the world talks about the brutal massacres in a timid way
that calls for self control and equates between the murderer and
victim. They use soft and timid words claiming that the issue of peace
is complicated, and thus they do not dare to ask the Zionist Entity to
recognize the Palestinian rights even in 1967 territories.. The US,
under its current Bush administration, unconditionally supports Israel
in all its barbarian atrocities and considers them a form of
self-defence. On the other hand, it does not see any rights for the
Palestinians even to defend themselves against cold-blooded murder,
Let alone a viable independent state.
It is interesting that the EU
talks about releasing the Israeli soldier, while it does not consider
detaining Palestinian women and children to be inhumane, suggesting
that the West does not respect human rights, since they fell under the
influence of the American policy that is run by the Jewish Lobby and
the new conservatives who represent the Christian Zionist line that is
hostile to the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims .
Governments and Peoples
The Arab governments do not allow its peoples
into demonstrate in support of the
Palestinians. They are afraid from the anger of their
peoples for their yielding to the American policies and Zionists
strength. They, too, talk about the Israeli solider and not the
Palestinian prisoners. They do not see a need for an Arab summit to
take a decisive stand against the aggression, and they do not dare to
call their Ambassadors, because they are afraid from the Zionist
different Swiss Position…
As we appreciate the Swiss
position being the only Western country that tried to look at the
issue in a more balanced way, when it said that the practices of the
Israeli Army are not proportional and they are a kind of collective
punishment that is prohibited by international law. As we appreciate
this stand, we did not hear anybody talking about the issue itself.
They are only talking about
military details and not the principle of the Palestinian right of
independence since it is useless, as the Israeli Prime Minister
claimed, "to provoke Israel that could behave as though the master of
the house has gone mad". It is the madness of the force in a mad
world in which an Israeli soldier is equal to an entire nation and an
Arab world whose regimes have fallen by the knockout punch.
We, in our religious capacity,
call on the Arab and Muslim peoples and all free people in the world
to stand with this oppressed people and raise the following slogan:
No for occupation, No for
also call on the Palestinians to uphold his unity despite all their
internal differences for they cannot afford to lose it in this stage.
Innocents still fall in Iraq
everyday, On the one hand there is the war waged by groups that claim
to belong to Islam but they insist on targeting innocent Muslims; and
use a sectarian language in their speeches and communiqués in the
aftermath of the massacres like the ones in Sadr City and Kufa.
This Takfiri hatred intersects
on the other hand, with the American hatred that was demonstrated by
the raping of an Iraqi girl then killing her and her family. They both
represent the most criminal aggression against Iraq's security
committed by both the Takifiris and occupation.
The best way to change this
reality should undoubtedly come through a process of Iraqi national
reconciliation that does not leave out any of the Iraqi sects who
should attain their rights in the Iraqi state and society. The Takfiri
groups should be isolated and the Occupation should be forced to leave
following all the tragedies it has inflicted on Iraq since it invaded
it under the pretense of the lie concerning the weapons of mass
Who protects Lebanese
In Lebanon political rhetoric
continues to deteriorate morally with several parties forgetting all
about what is going in the region and thinking only about their
What is particularly strange
in this wonderland called Lebanon is that those who make some how
balanced political statements in Lebanon, abandon this balance when
they leave the country and present the outside powers with stands they
know that they will not implement. They also know that the Lebanese
are not against the arms of the resistance and not against a defence
strategy that protects Lebanon from Israeli aggressions and ambitious.
They are talking about the
need to protect the tourism season, but we ask: Who is going to
protect the political security in Lebanon? Are these people concerned
with the supreme national interests which demand that they should be
concerned with the interests of all parties, and not to call for
foreign stands that will neither be in their interest nor in the
general Lebanese interests? America and the other powers do not care
about the Lebanese interests especially its independence; their
primary interest is consolidating their presence in the region, and we
do not know if the visitors of the US are aware of this fact.