the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
now and then, we find that we need to go back and consult Imam Ali,
for he is the one who said: If all the Barriers were removed my belief would not have increased. He is the man who lived
solely for God and left nothing for himself:
among men is he who sells himself to seek the pleasure of Allah.
Allah is affectionate
lived with the Messenger (P) from the day he was born until Muhammad
(p.) met his God. and learned all his knowledge.
not the prophet say: I am the city of Knowledge and Ali is its gate.
Who wants to enter it, has to go through the gate”. The Imam used
to preach and advise round the clock, even on his death bed, telling
them about all that they need to strengthen their ties with God,
with one another and with life around them.
when we read Ali, we find out that he was not talking for those who
lived at his age but rather for all generations. Because he is
telling the truth truth which is not ,by its very nature, limited to a certain timeor place,.
let us go and benefit from some of his teachings.
Imam was asked about the meaning of Good
from among you there should be a party who invite for good).
to what some people believe good does not mean to have a lot of money or
children, but a lot of knowledge
those who know and those who do not know alike”.
is the balance of value man is weighed with.
Imam says: “The worth of each of you is what he masters”.In the
light of this, he who
loves the good for himself out to seek to learn and acquire
knowledge. Each field in life has its own knowledge and science:
Politics religion, economy, trade… etc. Man has always to live in
a state of emergency that makes him ready to learn… Knowledge makes you enlightened while living in ignorance is living in
darkness… You do not
have to go to college to learn… You can learn from experience.
Public wisdom advises us to consult those who were in the same situation,” and Don’t ask a doctor”.
have to learn from the experiences of those who came before us, and
especially from the learned and wise ones… The woman at home and
the worker in his factory could listen to the Islamic radio stations that
provide a lot of education in various fields or they could ask Islamic scholars when they meet them.
is what makes the community an educated one.
we do not have time” is not true, for we have ample time, to the
extent that we go out
to spend time… Spending time in doing nothing is killing time, and
such a nation; a nation that kills its time, is a nation that does
not respect its age.
we have to make use of our time to learn about all what we need in
our life and religion… We have to know how to pray, fast and
perform pilgrimage, as well as the essentials and details of what we
do in life.
Ali continues his talk about the good by saying: and to become more
tolerant and prudent”. Tolerance and prudence are the basis of
morals, for you have to be tolerant and prudent to face crisis,
endure pains, and forebear the harm of others…”You have to boast
of your worship of God”. For it is actions and not talks that
count and worshiping is by no means fasting and praying only. It is
also how you act towards yourself and towards others. You have to
obey Allah in everything you do… Our traditions tell us that the
“best worship is chastity... and “if you do good you ought to
thank God and if it was bad or evil you ought to ask for
forgiveness. The good of this world is best for two men: one who
repents if he sins and one who hastens to do good, for no deed is of
little worth if it is accompanied by piety. How could what is
accepted be little?
is another saying for the Imam which we tend to repeat because it is very important…” Do not use Allah’s grace in
disobeying Him”… It is not logical that Allah gives you one of
His graces and you use it to fight Him with it.. But since
everything in this world is a grace that Allah has bestowed, then
you cannot disobey Allah…
there are many in this world whom you teach and educate, but once
they start on their own they use what they have learned to hurt you.
If this is inappropriate among human beings- How could we act like
this with God.
time will come when we have to stand before God and be judged. We
have to be prepared for such a day and think before we do any action
or say anything: does it please Allah or not .
day when every soul shall come pleading for itself
with no one to defend you but your good deeds, will certainly come. Are you prepared for this day?
ask Allah, the All-Mighty, to help us against ourselves with what He
helps the faithful believers on themselves… we ask Him to guide us
to the right path, the path He is satisfied with.
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, the Merciful
of Allah (SWT)…. Be Pious…. For piety is the path to Heaven…
Do not wrong one another and do not support the wrongdoers.
the contrary, you ought to stand up to them each according to his
potential. Do not be misled by their slogans like the one they are
using now “fighting terrorism”. For you ought to differentiate between terrorism and fighting for freedom.
have repeated several times that we are against terrorism that
targets innocent civilians, but fighting the occupier is not
terrorism. It is a struggle that is approved by all religions, and
civilizations. But they stamp all those who stand against their
policies and interests or the interests of their allies as
terrorism. Thus, they considered the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon
and the Intifada in Palestine as terrorism. But when it comes to
Israel, they considered the Zionist brutality as a form of self-defense.
We ought to face such an arrogance that appoints itself a prosecutor
and judge at the same time.
war of Annihilation in Palestine
the course of one week only, more than 50 martyrs and hundreds of injured fell in Palestine.
of houses and thousands of acres of gardens were destroyed. In
Palestinian cities and towns are still suffering of the suffocating
this was met by an American “understanding”, a warm welcome to
the enemy’s foreign minister and some hypocritical words saying
that it is “appropriate for the Israelis to withdraw”.
is a common language between the Israelis and the Americans in
claming that what the two parties are doing is fighting terrorism.
Therefore, America is the one responsible for all these massacres,
for it is the Americans who are providing all moral and physical
support for the enemy.
the European Union is practicing political hypocrisy, giving the
Arabs verbal words of understanding and giving the Israelis sound
UN is playing the part of a
false witness calling the Israelis to withdraw but with a resolution
that is non- committal. The Arabs are running after America offering
their support to its
war against the Muslims in Afghanistan.
The Arabs Have no policy towards the Palestinian question, were not
for some fluid words that practically mean nothing. The states of
the Islamic Conference Organization are totally absent. The
Palestinians are left on their own for all this international and
Arabic climate has only one goal :to weaken the Intifada and end it.
They are now trying to pressurize the Palestinian Authority to
arrest the Mujahiden and hand them to the enemy.
the Palestinians should know that Israel has entered a huge impasse,
despite all its arrogance and barbarian acts.
should also know that America will not stand with the right-even if
it were for once. Their only choice is to go on with their Intifada
until liberation. For this is their
fate and this is the
destiny Allah wants them to achieve.
The Unfolding Tragedy
picture in Afghanistan is getting more tragic everyday, with
hundreds of children, women and the elderly getting killed by the
American warplanes. They have become their ideal target with
schools, mosques, and international relief centers being the
favorite targets for these planes. Although as much as a thousand
civilians have been killed and several thousands injured the
Americans, are still talking about unintentional mistakes.
question is: does America want to kill as many civilians as those
who died in the attack on the World trade Center and the Pentagon.
We believe that what is going on, with the events reaching the level
of killing and dislocating a whole nation, has made the issue one
that all Muslims shoul hold the responsibility for. They should not
join any coalition that targets their fallow innocent Muslims. This
is not a coalition against terrorism. What America is doing is
terrorism itself, but it is the terrorism of a superpower and its
Muslims have to remember that the Prophet said that he who does not
answer the call of a fellow
Muslim for help, is not a Muslim. We have to keep away in this stage
from sectarian sensitivity… For our Islamic unity is our major
source of strength.
Continuous Israeli Aggressions
Israeli aggressions against
Lebanon continue, with the Israeli warplanes flying over the
Lebanese territories and with several border zones shelled…
Meanwhile America is offering advice- and even threats-to stop the
Resistance from continuing the liberation process. At the same time,
a vicious attempt is being carried out to incite internal strife
with the bombing of mosques and churches. But we believe that the
Lebanese have matured and will not fall for such traps. Such
childish games are nothing but bubbles in a roaring river…
National unity is the fortified
castle the Lebanese should take refuge in.
vital issues like filling the vacancies in the civil service or the
university, providing essential services and being balanced in
studying the country’s political problems, should be addressed
away of the mentality of sharing the cake… the country needs
qualified , dedicated and honest civil servants to develop and
prosper and not the thieves and opportunist losers who currently fill the administration.