The First Sermon
the Name of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
(s.w.t.) says in his Glorious Book: “Believers do not betray God
and the Messenger or Knowingly abuse your trust”. He also says
talking to His Messenger(p): Content not on behalf of those who
betray their own souls, for Allah loves not one given to perfidy and
of the moral issues of great concern to both the Quran (God’s
book) and the Messenger(p) on the issue of betrayal because it makes
man fall in the eyes of both God and the Messenger, since we are
bound by both of them by covenant
Trust towards Allah and the Messenger
that there is no god but Allah means, that you have taken upon
yourself that you will not worship or obey others. Moreover
testifying that Muhammad is His Messenger means that you adhere to
the Messenger he brought and all its teaching and commandments.
of the Community
same thing applies to the society .Individuals in the community are
all bound by the convents they conclude either with each other or
with the society and it is there convents that ensure the safety and
the well being of the community, Moreover you ought not to be
untrustworthy towards your own self. You should not wrong yourself
by commuting sins that will lead you to hell, or earn what will
bring upon you some harm in this world. You are not free to do
whatever you feel like God has created you a mind to control your
instincts and so as to be responsible towards all your affairs.
Your first responsibility is towards
the light of the aforementioned your first responsibility is towards
yourself. You should not betray yourself. In the Holy Quran Allah
asks His Messenger not to contend on behalf of those who betray
This verse was revealed when the relatives of a Muslim thief
tried to defend him by accusing a Jew thinking that they can get
away with it.
But the verse says that the Muslim is the one to bear the
responsibility since he was the one who stole. It is the Muslim who has committed an act of betrayal and
should be punished both in this world and in the Hereafter.
all sins have social implications whether adultery backbiting or
supporting the unjust and they are all a form of betrayal to ones
self and the community as well as to God and His Messenger.
It is a pity that some people do not understand that by
committing such sins they are not promoting their own interests.
They think that their interests is best taken care of by fulfilling
their desires. Such an act might be beneficial in some ways on the
surface, but it really is counterproductive. Because it means that
you have dealt a severe blow to the spiritual side of you as well as
lost the trust of others in you, and earned the dissatisfaction of
Allah and His Messenger.
A negative balance sheet
the balance sheet on the whole is negative for the gain you have
acquired is negligible compared with the huge loss you brought upon
yourself. What good is all the money and the wealth you are going o
accumulate when you lose the trust of Allah, His Messenger the
society and even yourself.
Therefore, Allah wants man not to betray himself. And this is
done by studying any thing you embank on carefully and thoroughly.
You should study all the consequences of what you intend to do,
including the social and religious repercussions. You should make
sure that it does not make lose Allah’s satisfaction in both
worlds, for he has given us two eyes to see all the sides of the
picture. The verse we have recited in the beginning ask all
believers not to betray Allah, and His Messengers, and not to abuse
We betray Allah when we disobey Him. There is a kind of a
convent between us and God. If we want Him to have Mercy on us and
to look after us, we ought to worship Him alone.
We should also abide by the prophet’s Sunnah if we were to
respect the convent between us, Fir the people their trust is not
merely the money they might leave with us. It is every contract we
make including marriage, which is not an exchange of money for
goods. It is a life in exchange for life.
Thus it is one of the most important and binding covenants we
make in our life.
there is the trust we are entrusted with in our job, and employee in
the civil service or in a private institution is entrusted with the
interests of the people. He should not get a medical excuse if he is
not sick for this is a kind of betrayal and he should not leave
during office hoarse without taking a permission… All jobs have
certain conditions that we should respect otherwise we would
betraying our covenants. Any responsibility you agree to uphold is a
convent that you ought to respect and abide by… Thus there is your
loyalty towards your homeland and which is a trust that impels you
not to spy or incite any kind of internal strife, especially if we
live in a sectarian or partisan community. It is a treason to incite
strife in this society.
should be trustworthy with all people
reviewed what the Quran says about this issues we will now turn to
our traditions beginning with those of our master and prophet,
Muhammad, (p.) He says: ”If one of these four things: Treason or
theft, drinking alcohol and adultery enters a house it would be
ruined”. He also says: “He who betrays the trust is not one of
us” and also: He who betrays a Muslim in his family and money is
not one of us”.
Once Imam Ali-Baqir was consulted by a man: I am not to go
and stay in Mecca but I owe a man from the Merjia sect some money, what should I do’. The Imam told him: Go back
to what your religion says:” you ought to meet God free from any
dept, for a Muslim does not betray”. If you want to perform your
pilgrimage, you have to pay you depts. Before you go.
A man called Suliaman bin Khalid asked Imam Jaa’far
Al-Sadiq: There is man who owes me some money but he swore that he
does not, but now I have come upon some of his money he owes me.
The Imam said: If he betrays you, do not betray him and do
not do what you condemned him for doing. In Another take some one
owes him, having been incident the Imam asked by a man who wants to
take the money someone owes him from a large sum the man entrusted
him with, he says: No, for this is treason”.
The Messenger (p.) says: “Revealing your brother’s
secrets is a kind of Betrayal”.
do not be dishonest to God and the Messenger, or knowingly abuse
The believes ought to follow this commands and they ought to
repent it they had violate it and trs to educate themselves on being
honest and trust worthy.
the Name of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
of Allah (s.w.t.)…. Be Pious…. and do not betray His trust, whether to His religion, or to
your society and yourselves. Bear your responsibilities and support
fellow Muslims, for caring for the affairs of fellow Muslims is one
of the responsibilities that Allah has entrusted us with.
scores of Palestinian children are killed daily by Israeli bombs,
and the Israeli army continues to besiege the Palestinian
territories, and occupies several cities… America demands that the
Palestinians should stop the violence, the fact that the Israelis
themselves are imposing this violence by their provocations and
aggressions as well as displacing Palestinians and building new
finds it enough to feel sorry without exerting any pressure to stop
all these killings and destructions of the houses of innocent
civilians. It sends envoys accompanied by an American-European
publicity campaign that promises that the solution is coming… The
Arabs applaud, but they to do not exert any pressure for they are
impotent… The Palestinian Authority welcomes, even before they
learn about what the new American imitative is which although it is
now restricted to the Mitchell project that calls for the end of the
Intifada for it is the only means of pressure they have to keep the
Israeli in the current
security and economic impasse… Moreover, they have to keep their
eyes wide open, and their resolve as strong as ever.
importantly they have to consolidate their national unity… The
Arabs have to support this struggling people, since the Palestinian
cause is the Arabs major issue and their door to history and their
path to victory and pride.
in the Game of Nations
Afghanistan, the American aggression continues, under the pretense
of capturing those who committed the attacks of September 11. More
and more massacres are
committed by the victorious side, and the attempts to install the
future of the Afghanistan continue, in a effort to find a government which as they say represents all the Afghani
people. Yet things are getting more and more complicated, as a
result of the divergent
views and interests of those who are trying to find a solution while
in reality trying to secure their interests both inside and outside
all this talks about fighting terrorism is an American plan to
re-dominate the whole world including the Third world we are part
The Americans, refuse to define what they mean by terrorism
so as they would pressurize the Mujahideen in Lebanon and Palestine
who challenge the Israeli expansion projects. For America wants to
secure the Israeli security and ensures that the Israeli project
reaches all its goals in the framework of the strategic alliance
The American president announced that America is not at war
with Islam, but we notice that it is exerting every kind of pressure
and playing all kinds of political games against the Islamic world,
whether in its ongoing blockade against Iraq or its economic and
political war against Iran.
we ought to establish a unified Islamic political stand to ensure
the safety of the Muslims political and economic future in this
changing world that is being
redesigned to serve the Arrogant interests.
Lebanon celebrates its independence, the Lebanese ought to
consolidate their independence by supporting the Army and the
Resistance in order to liberate the rest of the occupied lands.
Moreover, the Lebanese should preserve their independence, by
enhancing their national unity so as to face the international
peruses, especially the Americans who are accusing the Islamic
Resistance of Terrorism.
another level, all Lebanese should take part in studying the
economic problems that threaten to destroy their economic security,
as well as the country’s infrastructure.
politicians should act in a state of emergency to find the means and
solutions for this dreadful economic beast. Independence is not a
history we read about it is a daily struggle to secure its continuity as well as the welfare of the country in the future.