The Imamate is the Continuity of the Prophet's Message.
We are still commemorating the death of Imam As-Sadiq. This Imam
who opened up on all Muslims and all people. He tried to let Islam
enter the minds and hearts of all people and all life.
All the Imams talked in the same way Imam As-Sadiq did, narrating
what the Prophet said to prove that they are not jurists who could be
either wrong or right in their judgment, but that their Imamate was a
light from Allah and His Messenger, that is why the Imam used to say:
My sayings are those of my father, Muhammad Al-Baqir, and his sayings
are those of my grandfather's sayings and those are of Al-Hussein
while those of Al-Hussein are the sayings of Ali(a.s.), and the
sayings of Ali are the sayings of Muhammad (p.) who heard them from
Jibril who conveyed Allah's, The Most Exalted sayings .
The Imam was a universal encyclopaedia… Muslims never faced a
problem which had to do with history, the present and the future,
which the Imam did not have an opinion on, since he felt that the
Imamate is an official authority whether the Imam held an official
post or not. It is the trust of Prophets and the Imam has to spread
Islam as it came in Allah's Book, explaining it and enlightening the
people's minds and hearts, being the commands and sayings of Allah,
The Most Exalted.
This is the meaning of the Infallibility of Ahl el-Beit who are
infallible in everything they say or do, since they are the light that
guides the people, with the light of the Book and the Sunna of His
The Ethical System
In all his heritage, Imam As-Sadiq was establishing an Islamic
ethical system that has to do with what the individual and the society
behave. He instituted that on both his personal sayings as well as
those of the Messenger.
Thus, we call upon all those who are Islamically knowledgeable,
especially in Islamic morals to study the ethical system detailed by
Imam Jaa'far As-Sadiq.
The Muslims have lost a lot when they distanced the Members of the
House (Ahl el-Beit) from the positions of ruling and replaced them
with others who are neither knowledgeable nor infallible. Had Ahl el-Beit
ruled they would have continued the Messenger's thrive to build a
Humane ethical society whose ethics are of a degree cannot be attained
by the people in their ordinary culture.
Let us read some of the Imam's saying in this aspect. Imam As-Sadiq
(a.s.) said that three are the closest to Allah on the Day of
Judgment: A man whose rage did not lead him to be unjust towards those
who are weaker than him – like the husband towards his wife and
children, or the employer towards his employees which a state that
needs training and education – a man who is absolutely just when he
judges between two partners and a man who would always tell the truth
even when it is against him. Those three are the nearest to Allah on
the Day of Judgment.
In another saying, the Imam says "May I not inform you about the
most important duty Allah has imposed upon His creation?" I said:
"Please do." He said: "To treat people justly, equal to yourself, and
to grant preference to your brother; and to remember Allah in every
situation. And by remembering, I do not mean chanting: 'Glory be to
Allah' and 'Praise be to Allah' and 'There is no god but Allah' and
'Allah is great', altogether it is a part of remembering. But to
remember Allah in every situation means to be invincible in matter of
obedience to Allah or sinning against Him."
Piety and justice
The imam also says in the context of revealing to the people what a
good Muslim actually is: Allah revealed to Adam: I will gather the
good, as a whole, in four words: one is for Me, one is for you, one is
between you and me, and one is between people and you. The word that
is for Me is that you should worship only Me without associating
(partners) to Me or obeying others. The word that is for you is that I
will reward you in your most critical need (The Day of Judgment). The
word that is between you and Me is that you should supplicate and I
will answer. The word that is between people and you is that you
should accept for yourself whatever you accept for others and hate for
them what you hate for yourself.
In another saying the Imam comments on those who criticize those in
power for being unjust, but they wrong who are less strong. He says:
fear Allah and be just, for you are criticizing those who are not.
These words of Imam Jaa'far As-Sadiq enlighten the minds, open the
heart, put man on the straight line, and make for the Muslims a
society that is both just and humane. This is what we should learn
from Allah's Book and the Sunna of His Messenger (p) and the Imams of
Ahl el-Beit. Peace be on Imam Jaa'far As-Sadiq the day he was born,
the day he died and the day he will brought back to life.
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
America runs from the failure in Iraq
The American President continues to advocate for
democracy and freedom in many parts of the world especially in our
Arab and Islamic region. But when we examine his political and
military strategy, we notice that he is destroying the will power of
the downtrodden to promote his interests and extend his dominance over
all parts of the world, especially in our region, that is rich in oil,
as some generals in Iraq has stated. In addition, there is this chaos
that the occupation has created in Iraq by dealing in a complicated
dubious manner that prevents the political process in Iraq from
becoming stable, especially with political fragmentation plaguing
The American Administration is also running the
affairs of the region in a negative way, trying to achieve victory for
its troops in Iraq and cover its security and administrative failure.
This is what we notice in the pressures against Syria and its
instigating chaos in Lebanon and threatening every now and then to
wage a war against Iran claiming that it wants to make nuclear
weapons, although Iran repeatedly denied that. Moreover the head of
the Atomic Agency has declared that there is no evidence to sustain
But America, Israel and some European countries
refused that because they want to continue to use the dossier to
promote their colonial projects.
Anarchy in Pakistan
If we look at the American Allies that are aided
politically and financially, as well as with weapons, we find that
most of them have confiscated the freedoms of their peoples, and do
not run their political processes in a way that lets the people feel
that they are choosing their president, ministers and MPS in a free
way. This is what we notice in Pakistan whose president is a staunch
ally of the US in the war against “terrorism,” and in confronting the
national and Islamic opposition to the American policies. He has
declared a state of emergency, which instituted military law and led
to the detention of hundreds of those who oppose his policies and to
crash the demonstration with American weapons. All this led to make
Pakistan a country whose security chaos is spread in the tribal
regions and in the religious locations and in the war that is going on
between the people and the Army… In addition to the military
operations that the NATO is continuing in both Afghanistan and
Pakistan that led to the killing and wounding of scores of Afghanis
daily which is increasing the violence in the region as a result of
the American mismanagement of the situation in the region.
In this respect, it is funny that an American
official has talked about his Administration refusal of democracy in
the region, since the freedom it gives to the nation might produce
terrorism (that is opposing US policies). This logic means that they
should encourage dictatorship that promote the strategic interests of
the US Administration and crushes any opposition.
American Commitment to Israeli Security
The Zionist Enemy with all its aggressions against
the Arabs, the Muslims and the Palestinian people is still appreciated
by the American officials and many European ones. They consider it as
the only real democracy in the region. Therefore, they are committed
to its absolute security at a time it commits various acts of killing,
dislocation, detention and destroying the Palestinian infrastructure,
as well as stealing their water. Nobody is doing anything to stop
these acts, to the extent that these brutal actions have become part
of the daily life of the Palestinians. Thus, the conference President
Bush called for under the title of planning to establish a Palestinian
viable state, and forced the Arab state to attend, will only be an
ordinary meeting with no opportunity for any real initiative, and will
only lead to additional Arab normalization with the enemy.
Reviving the Intifada
The officials in most of the Arab countries have
given all their cards to the Israeli enemy, and offered it major
concessions under American pressures, turning the Arab strategic cause
into an Israeli Palestinian conflict, at a time the Palestinians have
no cards to play with, on the negotiation table. Some of the Arab
officials have come to consider the Israeli enemy as a friend, and
that the Resistance in Palestine and Lebanon is the problem that
hinders finding a solution, to the extent that the enemy's foreign
minister has declared that Israel's security comes before the
Palestinian state; an issue that will not be negotiated on except
after the Intifada has been crushed.
We call on the Palestinians to revive the Intifada
so that everybody would know that the current issue is not the
Palestinian government but the continuation of the Resistance on the
road of the coming liberation by Allah's will.
Lebanon in the International waiting room
In Lebanon, Washington is looking for a political
victory that would cover up her failure in Iraq, in the framework of
its bigger plan in the Middle East which does not take into
consideration the heavy burden shouldered by our small tired country.
The meeting In Istanbul did not formulate any
mechanism of a solution, since it was led by Secretary Rice which
writes the text that everybody sings, as well as Paris that is looking
for a solution that protects its influence in Lebanon…
The Lebanese are still suffering from deadly
confusion between solution and no solution and between constitutional
vacuum and legal elections.
The Lebanese are afraid of statements delivered by
those who live in darkness ... and talk about the possible flare-up of
a sectarian strife. Such statements are aimed at serving those who do
not believe in the presence of a hungry and deprived people who fear
the future but believe in the US secret that dictates to the Lebanese
what to do and what to discard.
Everybody is in the waiting room which nobody knows
the location of.