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Lectures > 2006 Speeches > 10/03/2006

In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, the Merciful.

The Religious Authority H.E. Sayyed M. H. Fadlullah delivered the two Friday prayer sermons at the Imamain Al-Hassanain Mosque,10th March  2006, Several prominent religious scholars, dignitaries and thousands of believers attended the Jumu’a prayer.

The Messenger(p.)’s sublime morals:
Mercy, forgiveness, consult and Advice

 

The First Sermon

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The moral code of the Islamic Sharia is based on the openness of the Muslim on the people whom he lives with, giving them all good and love and being lenient and tolerant in his relations with them. He ought to be of a merciful heart that is full of love and of a good tongue choosing only the worlds that embody love, mercy and unity.

Sublime manners

Allah has graced us by the most perfect human being in his morals. He has presented us with His Messenger whom He describes as being of sublime manners.

He wanted us to study these sublime manners and inspire them. The Messenger is the role model in love and mercy that he is described in the Quran in the following words: "It is part of the Mercy of Allah that you deal gently with them were you severe or harsh – hearted, they would have broken away from you". His heart used to open up on the pains and grieves of the people, and his tongue was very merciful that he was never severe on any of them for he was sent as a mercy for the worlds.

Moreover, Allah says to His Messenger "So pass over (their faults)” and do not be autocratic even though it is obvious that your opinion is the correct one, since your opinion originatess from God, Nevertheless you have to “consult them in their affairs".

If you want to engage in a war, hold peace or decide on any other issue. Hold a meeting and let each one of them give your opinion although you do not actually need them.

But do it to make them practice consultation. Then if you make up your mind, “be firm and resolute and do not fear for Allah loves those who put their trust in Him".

The Kind and the Merciful

God tells us about the Prophet’s traits ad how he used to carry the grieves and causes of the nation in his heart and how he used to be merciful and lenient in dealing with them: Certainly a Messenger has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to him is your falling into distress, excessively solicitous respecting you; to the believers (he is) compassionate. God wanted him to live with the believing poor who are pious and faithful in their belief , ant not like many leaders who prefer the company of the poor do :And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.

The humble

Muhammad was so humble that he lived with his companions like one of them to the extent that if any stranger came he had to ask which one of you is Muhammad. The Messenger came to associate between personal manners and social ones in the name of Islam . That is why He said that he was sent to complete sublime morals . His manners were those of the Quran , and he used to advise people not to deal with each other on the basis of commercial profits and trading good deeds . He told the believers that good morals is give those who deprived you and forgive those who wronged you. Imam Zein Al-Abideen says in one of his supplications in which he describes good manners

O God,
bless Muhammad and his Household
and point me straight to
resist him who is dishonest toward me
with good counsel,
repay him who separates from me
with gentle devotion,
reward him who deprives me
with free giving,
recompense him who cuts me off
with joining,
oppose him who slanders me
with excellent mention,
give thanks for good,
and shut my eyes to evil! 

 

The Prophet’s Role

When asked about what Islam is the Messenger replied: It is good manners". He also said:

Whosoever does not have three characteristics, his deeds will be incomplete: a fear that prevents him from disobeying Allah ,a morality that will cause him to be lenient to people, and a patience that will take far away the ignorance of the ignorant from him" . Muhammad(p.) also said : the one with good morals is rewarded with the same reward of the one who fasts and prays. He also said ,according to Imam Al-Sadiq(a.s.) :

"Two attributes are among the most that let my nation enter heaven: Fear of God and good morals.

Imam Ali (a.s.) says in his advise to Kumail “O Kumail, tell your folks to be moral and spend their nights to fulfill the needs of those who are asleep”. For Allah, the most Exalted, will reward any body that enters happiness into the hearts of others by relieving them of any calamity that might face them.

Imam As-Sadiq says:

Good morals melt sins as the snow melts, the ice while bad manners spoil the action as vinegar spoils honey.

The human beings who live in the heart of the society and especially those who hold a responsibility of running its affairs should have good morals, so that they can be good to the people as well as being good to themselves.

Imam Ali (a.s.) says in the context of describing the believer: "People feel at ease with him, while is own self is tired from him".

Therefore we have to follow the example of good morals provided to us by the Messenger as accordance to what the Quran guides us: Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar for him who hopes in Allah and the latter day and remembers Allah much.

 

The Second Sermon

 

The Beir Al-Abd Massacre

On the 8th of March, the Lebanese, especially those who live in the southern suburbs, remember the brutal crime that killed more then 200 children, women, old men, and youth, as a result of the car bomb that was planned for by the US intelligence in the name of self-defence, as the American President Ronald Reagan claimed…

The then CIA director said: "Fadlullah has become a pain in the neck for the American politics. He has to leave".

We would like to point out to this horrible crime to remind all those who still talk about the United States as the country that helps and protects other nations, and that rejects terrorism and preserves human rights, especially in Lebanon whom it oversees with all its political and security departments.

We remember the martyrs and the handicapped who fell as a result of this crime, and want those who believe that America supports the "cedar Revolution" to remember it.

Zionist Terrorism is unaccountable

Israel continues to bomb Gaza, killing innocent children men and women. It closes Palestine’s crossing to devastate the Palestinian economy and hinder import-export activities in an attempt to make the Palestinians suffer from hunger and deprivation. It also threatens to kill Palestinian leaders, especially those of Hamas, and plans to appropriate the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Jerusalem to draw its borders. Although these acts violate all UN resolutions, the international community, especially the Quartet Committee, refused to punish it. At the same time they pressure Lebanon to implement the international resolutions that were passed under American – Israel pressures.

This international silence over the political, economic, geographical and human Israeli massacres constitutes a hypocrite policy that sees no human rights for the Palestinians.

Iraqi Unity: the road to independence.

Iraq is still sinking in a sea of blood that spills everyday as a result of the brutal massacres against Iraqi civilians that is committed by both the apostates and the external parties, in addition to the mass dislocation in certain mixed areas.

All this is happening while the occupation is silently working on , or rather encouraging in a deceiving way through the media, the creation of a state of security anarchy, since it serves its interests in prolonging the occupation of Iraq, under the pretext of maintaining Iraqi security. Moreover, they are creating as state of political anarchy and preventing the founding of a national unity government, especially with all the American talk about a civil war, almost as if they are planning for it and encouraging the Iraqis to engage in such a war.

We call on the Iraqis to think of the future of their country, then they will undoubtedly come to see that their only option is national unity. No Shiites or Sunnis, will win any political or sectarian positions as long as the occupation has not withdrawn .And we all know that it is there to stay.

The question is: How could the Iraqis join hands to acquire their independence and freedom by forcing the occupier to withdraw.

Iran's Nuclear Program

The American President, who signed a nuclear agreement with India concerning the use of nuclear reactors, continues, along with the EU, to threaten Iran regarding its peaceful nuclear program, since this will enhance its power resources and develop its industry.

They accuse Iran of making the bomb although it declared that it is against nuclear weapons, while they ignore Israel's biggest nuclear arsenal in the region.

In this respect, we believe that the Iranian position still possesses several elements of force on the political, diplomatic and security levels. The nation should support Iran in confronting international arrogance firmly and strongly.

Lebanon: success of the dialogue

In Lebanon, the dialogue is still stalling as a result of political bombing whether by the Americans or other foreign embassies. And although there is a lot of talk about being committed to the dialogue, we do not see an objective dialogue mentality.

Dialogue means that all parties should be ready to advance one step towards the other, while we find out that all parties stand firmly in their positions… There are no common denominators that join especially that the past that was made by many of them still threatens, the present and the future.

As we hope that the dialogue will create a healthy Lebanese atmosphere which will release the fear the Lebanese suffer from, we want the government and the political parties to convene another conference that deals with the economic situation that has been producing hunger, deprivation and confusion, in addition to the security problem which the government tries to hold foreign parties responsible for, as if it is not responsible of Lebanon’s security.

Do the Lebanese remember in this new experiment the story of the dialogue of the deaf?