the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
says in His Glorious Book:
only wishes to remove uncleanness from you Members of the family,
and to purify you”.
only supporters and protectors are Allah
Apostle, and the faithful: those who attend to their prayers, pay
their alms-tax, while kneeling down in worship”
there are others who would give away their lives in order to find
favor with Allah. Allah is compassionate to His servants”.
Devotion to Allah (SWT)
Ali bin Abi
Talib (A.s.) is one of symbols of the Members of the House whom
Allah (SWT) has purified. When we recall in our minds all the events
in the life of the Commander of the Faithful, we would certainly
better understand the meaning of the second Ayah we cited above. For
Ali’s life was dedicated to the love of Allah and the sole aim of
earning His pleasure and getting closer to Him. Even his
relationship with Muhammad was part of his love to God and the
recall what the third Ayah had recorded :that great moment in time
when Ali was praying and a man came asking for charity, he gave him
some money while he was kneeling in prayer. His prayer did not
prevent him from doing another act of worship, since both acts serve
the cause of worshipping God (SWT).
recall when Ali and Fatima (A.S.) vowed to fast if their sons AL-Hassan
and Al-Hussein get cured from their illness, but when break fast
time came a poor man. an orphan and a captive came asking for food.
They give them all what they have and left nothing to break their
honored them by revealing these Ayahs:” Who though they hold it
dear, give sustenance to the poor man, the orphan, and the captive,
(saying): We feed you for Allah (SWT)’s sake only we seek of you
neither recompense nor thanks: for we fear from Him a day of anguish
and of woe”.
This is the
secret of Ali, Fatima and their children. They loved God (SWT)
obeyed Him and called the people to believe in Him.
lived with God (SWT) and His Message as a soldier for both, and as a
leader after the prophet’s death, Allah (SWT) the revealed to His
Messenger on his return from the farewell pilgrimage that you ought
to convey what has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you
don’t you would not have conveyed His message. Muhammad
by that time had conveyed all what Allah (SWT) has revealed to him
except the part about Ali’s imamate. Thus, the Messenger (P) stood
up and gave a speech saying: O people, Am I not the leader who have
more say on you than you have on yourselves. When they all agreed
the Messenger raised Ali’s hand and said: “Whoever believes that
I am his leader then Ali is his leader.
God (SWT), side with those who side with him and be the enemy of
those who are hostile to him…”
Messenger (P) used to tell the people about the traits of Ali and
why he is qualified to assume the leadership. He said:
am the city of Knowledge and Ali is its gate”. ”Right is with
Ali and Ali is with the Right”. ”Ali and the Quran will always
be together until they come to in heaven”.
Muhammad did not take Ali with him to fight the tribe of Tabouk, Ali
asked why, because it was not the custom of the Prophet to leave Ali
behind. The Messenger (P) told him: “Aren’t you satisfied to be
with respect to me like Haroon was to Moses” A partner in
everything with the exception of not being a prophet.
born on the 13th of Rajab which will fall next Monday.
His birth also was unique, because he was born in the Kaa'ba, as his
mother Fatima bint Assad was doing Tawaf there when she gave birth
First thing he saw in this life was the house of Allah (SWT), and
then his whole life was a journey to Allah (SWT) and on God’s (SWT)
path. He was also martyred in a house of Allah (SWT). As he was
dying with blood all over him and with all around him in a state of
panic and confusion, he said with the calmness of someone going to
meet his God (SWT): In the name of Allah and on the religion of His
Messenger (P). I have won by the Lord of Kaa’ba”.
was brought up and educated by the Messenger (P) who used to live in
the house of Abi Talib, Ali’s father, who took care of him after
the death of his grandfather, Abdilmutalib. Ali’s father always
supported his nephew although he used to keep his faith a secret, so
as to maintain a neutral posture that would enable him to protect
the Prophet no matter how much he had to endure. When Quriash
offered to give the Prophet a kingdom, a huge sum of money and wed
him to the most beautiful woman they can find, Abu Talib heard form
Muhammad the answer he had excepted: If they put the sun in my right
hand and the moon in my left hands provided I leave my mission I
would not until Allah grants it success or until I die for its
cause”. Abdilmutalib expected such an answer because he knew that
his nephew was above all worldly gains, and he did all he could to
protect Muhammad from the harm of the unbelievers.
mother was Fatima bint Assad, who raised the messenger, and treated
him better than she treated her own children. In gratitude, the
Messenger used to say: She was my mother after my mother” She was
also a faithful believer whom when she died the Prophet covered her
with his shirt, went down into her tomb and buried her himself.
were the parents of Ali(A.S.).
Abu Talib had a lot of children, the Messenger (P) chose to raise
Ali (a.s.) and take him in his care. The Imam describes his
childhood with the Prophet(p) as follows:
know how close I was to the Messenger… He put me in his lap and
hugged me, and made me sleep in his bed, touch his body and smell
his beautiful smell. He used to chew the food and give it me to eat.
He never found me tell any lie or do a wrong deed… I was always
with him, following him as a baby camel following its mother.
used to teach me everyday one of his good norms of ethics and ask me
to abide by it. He used to go each year to the cave of Hiraa where I
was the only one who could see him. The first house of Islam was
that of Muhammad Khadija and me. I used to see the light of the
Message and the revelation and smell the smell of Prophethood”.
was the first to pray with the Prophet, and he was the only one of
the Messenger’s companions who did not bow or kneel to any idol.
Because he used to live with the Messenger the spirit of Islam
before Muhammad was told to commence his mission. He continued to
accompany the Messenger (P), day and night, after the Message was
started . He slept in his place when the Messenger (P) went to
Medina, and he stayed in Mecca to return the trusts the Prophet (p)
was entrusted with. When he joined the Prophet in Medina, he wed him
his daughter, Fatima, who was very dear to her father’s heart.
Some of the Imams of Ahl El-Beit say: If it weren’t for Al,i there
would have been no equal to Fatima”.
complications made him loose his legitimate position, he did not
cause strife to demand what was rightfully his, instead he felt that
he bore the responsibility of keeping the Muslims’ unity. Thus, he
turned to give advice to the Muslim rulers, and the stand he took at
that time became famous: “I will keep the peace as long as the
affairs of Muslims are not wronged and the wrong is limited to me
us listen to one of his companions, Darar bin Ghamrah, describing
him to Muawiah upon the insistence of the latter:
was of broad horizons, great strength , his say was the decisive
one, his ruling was always just, and he is the one who said: the
strong among you is weak in my eyes until I take the right of others
from him ,and the weak is strong in my eyes until I return his right
to him. If he talked about a certain matter you would feel that the
rivers of knowledge spring from him… He does not like this world
and feels lonely in it, but he loves the night and feels at ease
with its loneliness. He used to cry a lot and he used to be always
thinking and talking to himself. He liked rough clothes, and simple
food. He used to sit among us like anyone of us….”
about the Imam could never end. He lived for Islam and was always
with Allah. He used to say to the people around him: My concerns are
different than yours. You want me for yourselves and I want you for
God “Ali was the man of Islam and the Imam of Islam. If you want
to be with him you have to be with Allah, His Messenger and Islam.
We have to be reborn with the birth of Imam Ali, Our minds ought to
be reborn by the right and our hearts by belief and our life by
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, the Merciful
of Allah (SWT)…
and follow the guidance of the Imam in all what you do or say, for
it is the guidance of Islam . And always be with the weakened and
against the arrogant …
Intifada’s First Anniversary
the last day of the first year of the Intifada, with the
Palestinians still holding fast against the barbarian brutal Zionist
actions that are backed by the Americans, who still insist that the
Palestinian Mujahideen are terrorists. It is as if they were still
talking about the Islamic Resistance in South Lebanon and denouncing
the fight against occupation as an act of terror.
the new developments in the international front, the Americans have
begun to calm things down. America needs to bribe the Arab and
Muslim countries to induce them to join the international coalition
against what it calls terror. For America knows that these states
cannot join unless the Palestinian issue was solved.
problem is that the American strategy views the solution from an
Israeli perspective… The U.S. does not exert any pressure to
enable the Palestinians attain their legal rights because it does
not consider Israel as an occupying power, but rather a party in a
land dispute, which the Palestinians are not its rightful owner.
Thus, it does not give them a chance to become stronger and
consequently , enable them to counterbalance the Israelis in the
Israelis holding all cards in the negotiations the brutal force, the
American and European support, the Palestinians engagement in these
negotiations is meaningless…
They do not
have any chance to obtain any of their rightful demands in
self-determination. The end result will be that the Israelis will
impose their conditions including the Palestinian agreement on the
existing settlements that will turn the remaining Palestinian lands
into isolated islands that are under Israeli dominance. The
Palestinians will also have to forego their demands concerning
Jerusalem and the return of the refuges.
these demands will turn the Palestinian state into a protectorate
that could do nothing without the Israeli permission.
I believe that our brothers in Palestine should continue the
Intifada, being the only way to make the world recognize the
Palestinian rights and pose a heavy burden on its conscience as a
result of the tragic massacres of Zionist brutalism. Furthermore, it
would intensity the region’s rejection of the American policy of
support to Israeli terrorism, and make the Arabs and Muslim
countries doubt in the soundness of their decision to join the
like to warn these countries not to yield to the American pressure
and force the Palestinians to accept the American Zionist solution
for this is nothing less than treason to the Arab and Muslim future.
say to America:
asks the world to condemn the attack that killed thousands of
Americans as well as other innocent civilians of various
nationalities, why does not it share the Arab and Muslim world its
condemnation of the Israeli state terror it backs? How could ruining
houses and dislocating the people that live in them… How could
plowing gardens to starve the Palestinian people and using airplanes
and helicopters to assassinate Palestinian officials, as well as
killing civilians be considered self- defense, while the Palestinian
legitimate defense of his own existence and his lands is an act of
terror? How could the civilized world accept this American logic
that considers freedom fighters to be terrorists.
denounced the killing of American civilians and considered it
inhuman act that could not be considered as martyrdom, but if
America is serious about fighting terrorism it should begin with the
force Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories, and
change its policy of support to several autocratic regimes in the
We want the
Intifada to start its second year with a new awareness and a new
strength that enable it to go on until it achieves liberation no
matter how long it will take. For no right is lost as long as there
are those who continue to claim it… We want the Arab and Muslim
peoples to continue their support to the Palestinians and to exert
pressure on their regimes to support the Palestinians. Let them meet
in the Arab league or in the Islamic conference –even if only for
once- and decide to resist the Arrogant pressure and stand against
the Israeli terror that targets the very humanity of Human beings…
commits crimes against the innocent, and violates their freedoms..
For this is
the only way that restores the pride and dignity of the Arab and
The Movement of Ghosts
There is a
movement in Lebanon that looks like the movement of ghosts emanating
from the American secret demands, as well as other international
pressures and intimidation scenarios.
like a campaign of psychological warfare waged against the
Resistance and aims at undermining the Lebanese strategy of
coordinating with Syria and the region.
the Lebanese people ought to find their strength in their national
unity. They should rely on dialogue on the only way to solve a
political difference or find economic solutions. All parties should
join hands in finding a solution for the weakened among the Lebanese
especially with the beginning of the academic year with the school
feels and several other expenses the poor in this country can no
longer afford. we demand a decrease in the taxes levels, as well as
providing all the vital services for all deprived regions.