God says in His Glorious Book: Invite (all)
to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue
with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knows
best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance
He also says:
say to My servants that they should (only) say those things that are
best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them: For Satan is to man
an avowed enemy.
There are several other Ayahs in the Holy Quran that emphasize the
need to choose what is best whether words or means of debate , ways of
solving problems and anything that has to do with relations with
you have an opinion, whether as a Muslim or an Islamic caller, and you
want to attract others to your religion…
You have to
study the idea you want to present and the method you are going to
use, to ensure that words will open the receiver’s mind and heart, so
that he will be convinced in what you say.
That is why we
find the first Ayah talks about wisdom, which is using the right words
for the right person. If you want to talk to someone you have to study
how he thinks and his social and psychological circumstances and then
use the appreciate words that do not create problems. You also have to
resort to beautiful preaching that opens up on the hearts of those you
are talking to; you have to argue in the best way, without any verbal
violence. Tell him that we have different thoughts. So let us debate
in an objective and calm manner, in our search for the truth lost
between us. This is what Allah taught us in His Book when he wanted
this Prophet to discuss with the unbelievers in matters of truth and
falsehood. Although Muhammad is the Messenger of the right and truth
he used in his discussions with the unbelievers a method that respects
their humanity. We read in the Quran: we or you are rightly guided or
in manifest error. Was the Prophet in doubt when he said this? Of
course not, but he wanted to give the other a feeling of assurance to
attract him to engage in the journey of finding the truth. This is the
meaning of wisdom and the way that is best. To respect the other, and
not curse or damn him.
guided the Muslims on how to agree with the People of the Book
(Christians and Jews): we should use good words that enter directly to
their minds and hearts And do not dispute with the followers of the
Book except by what is best, except those of them who act unjustly
(like Israel who only wishes to oppress us) and say: We believe in
that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our Allah
and your Allah is One, and to Him do we submit
methodology that suggest that you have a common factor like believing
in God although we might differ in detail : Say O followers of the
Book! come to an equitable proposition between us and you that we
shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught
with Him, and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords
besides Allah; but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we
first establish the common factors before you deal with the points of
This is the
same way that should govern human relations. The husband or wife with
one another, or with their children, relatives and neighbours, or with
the society of large. You have to choose the best words, since Satan
will hide between the words, and try to exploit any word to create
The good and the bad
We notice that
the Quran focuses on the way to solve our internal problems, saying
that there are two ways: that of violence and that of leniency. He
says you have to use the method that changes your enemy to your
friend. And not alike are the good and the evil. Repel (evil) with
what is best, when lo! he between whom and you was enmity would be as
if he were a warm friend. This needs a lot of awareness, and
self-control. You have to be patient and tolerant to achieve results
at the end.
Allah does not
want us in our political and social life or in our sectarian
diversity, to run our relations in a way that will further aggravate
have to educate ourselves and our children on the need to run our
sectarian differences on the basis of respecting the other.
We have as
Muslims a difference between the Shiites and Sunnis on who is the
There are two
ways to deal with this issue: The first is that every party must
express his views and arguments, and we would either convince one
another or come to understanding. The second is cursing and
slandering, and this is the method that will lead us to accuse each
other of unbelief.
And this is
what the Messenger warned against when he talked about not to turn
against one another after his death, with each party accusing the
other of unbelief.
although on his way to fight Muawaih who rebelled against the
legitimate authority said when he heard some of his followers cursing
the People of Sham : "I dislike you starting to abuse them, but if you
describe their deeds and recount their situations that would be a
better mode of speaking and a more convincing way of arguing. Instead
of abusing them you should say, "O' Allah! save our blood and their
blood, produce reconciliation between us and them, and lead them out
of their misguidance so that he who is ignorant of the truth may know
it, and he who inclines towards rebellion and revolt may turn away
This is the
method Imam Ali used although right was clearly on his side.
But we have
reached the level of letting sectarian fanaticism dominate our
football matches, with each scored gaol accompanied by cheers to
either Imam Ali or Omar bin Al-Khattab.
It is regretful
that several politicians in our countries encourage this method to
mobilize the people around them, leading to a state of emergency in
That is why we
have to learn to respect one another and not to fear one another, for
the devil that tries to incite strife among us is not Satan only.
There is the American devil that tries to benefit from all our
differences, especially in the latest demonstrations against the
pictures that insulted the Prophet or the other demonstrations. We
have to educate our selves on the need to keep away from the negative
methods that fear others and create problems.
The Quran asks
us to repel evil with what is best. This is the method Allah and His
Messenger wants us to follow. Islam is a call for life, the good,
peaceful, independent and cooperative life.
The continuous aggression
against the Palestinians
the Zionists continue their daily aggressions of assassinations
shelling, detention economic besiege and starvation. It is a process
of an ongoing reproduction of the 1967 Zionist aggression in which the
Zionists invaded all of Palestine, including Jerusalem as part of a
Western conspiracy led by America and supported by Europe and making
use of all the elements of Arab weakness and Muslim defeatism.
that are under American influence were engaged in reconciling the
enemy, pressurizing the Intifada and planning to undermine the
Palestinian issue in coordination with America- Europe- the
International Community under the title of the Road Map that Israel
has forced and that the American president has accepted, although he
continues to talk about a Palestinian state in a kind of paying
President is committed to prevent the Palestinians from returning to
their home and to preserve the larger settlements in Jerusalem and the
West Bank, and change the problem from a political to security one to
stall any negotiations, unless the Palestinians stop their resistance
unconditionally. Then Israel will implement its plan of turning the
Palestinian state into scattered fragments that do not include
Jerusalem, and that annex the parts on which the settlement are built.
Pressures on the
entire world, with the Arab world in its forefront, continues to
pressurize the Palestinian Resistance and the elected government by
threatening them by the suffocating economic blockade in order to
force them to unconditionally recognize Israel, while not demanding
that Israel should recognize the rights of the Palestinian people.
Palestinian Authority tried to topple the government under the
influence of American and Arab meddling that threatens the
Palestinians, with strife and chaos.
We would like
to ask: What is the Palestinian interest in subjecting the situation
to escalation and tension in the name of a referendum that can not be
considered legitimate, especially that the plan aims at pushing the
Palestinians into a political corner to force them to forego their
legitimate rights without any price. What the Americans and the
international community want is to keep Palestine a Jewish state,
while the Arabs would have some political leftovers of a ghostly state
that has no taste colour or smell.
and Arab weakness
circumstances, it is particularly amazing that the Arabs are still
talking about the Arabian initiative of the Beirut Summit, which has
been rejected by both Israel and the US that refused to recognize the
Arab rights, in spite of the Arab willingness to collectively
recognize Israel as a result of their weakness.
accepted not to posses any force that could face the Israeli current
and future aggression. This is what the UN Resolution 1559 which
started as an Israeli resolution aims at. They do not want Lebanon to
posses any force that can defer the aggression in the future
especially after the Resistance has defeated Israel. This is what the
majority is asking for when it demands the disarming of the
Resistance, under the influence of the American and European tutelage
that supports Israel unconditionally and does not pressurize it to
implement the relevant international resolution.
The Fifth of June
anniversary of the fifth of June and the following invasions to
Lebanon in the seventies and the eighties and the aggressions that
followed, we have to think about the future by preserving all the
elements of force we possess, whether economic political or military.
The American plan wants Israel to be the strongest state in the
region. That is why they do not talk about its nuclear power, while
they pressurize Iran to stop its peaceful nuclear project, for they
are afraid that it will enable Iran to make a nuclear bomb, despite
the fact that Iran has ensured the International Community that it is
not planning to do this.
As for the new
American offers, we do not know what catch lies behind them.
In this spirit
of Iranian challenge to international arrogance we have to remember
the strong and decisive stands of Imam Khomeini, whose death
anniversary passed a few days ago. These stands initiated the
revolution and built a state on the basis of confronting the unjust
international arrogant tyrants that plunder the wealth of the nations
since such a spirit would eventually be victorious.
The Shiites and the
continues to sink in its internal political sectarian and racial
conflicts as well as the atrocities of the Takfiryeen who target
innocent women children workers and students...
As we emphasize
the dangerousness, of this Takifiri mentality that makes the killing
of fellow Muslims lawful and that creates strife among them, we would
like to stress that Shiite Muslims cannot be with the occupation and
will not allow it to expand in the Muslim and Arab countries. They
will stand fast along with their Muslim and Arab brothers against the
American occupation in Iraq and the Israeli occupation in Palestinian,
and they will support every honourable resistance, as well as being
against all those criminals who believe that it is lawful to kill
We call on the
Iraqis to be cautious towards the takifries as well as the occupies
who kill innocent civilians and then they would find their soldiers
innocent from these brutal crimes. We also call on them to hold fast
to their national unity and plan for the occupation withdrawal for
it’s the curse of all the problems of Iraq and all the political
security and economic anarchy Iraq is suffering from.
Citizenry in Lebanon
In Lebanon, the
political situation is moving from one sectarian conflict into
another, with the politicians, accusing each other of betrayal. We say
to all our compatriots: It is the citizenry that treats the Lebanese
as a human being that is the way to build the future.
It is the only
way to study the country's political, social, economic and security
problems away from sectarianism and partisanship.
climate in Lebanon has aggravated its poverty and increased its debt.
It changed corrupters and thieves into leaders who talk about reform
and honesty. They have put on masks that create additional problems to
the citizens while claming that they are presenting solutions.
generation that has suffered from deprivation, dislocation, pain,
assuming a sacred status to those who have none and running after
those who have created his problem… this generation has to think about
a future Lebanon with a mentality that opens upon the good, freedom,
independence and beauty, but without any borrowed masks.