The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
A Day of Unity
Our Eid today is a blessed day, because it is a day
in which Muslims meet. Allah, The Most Exalted, wanted the Muslims in
the entire world to meet in this day and feel their unity, having felt
this unity in the month of Ramadan by fasting its days and praying to
Allah to be nearer to Him.
Allah, The Most Exalted, wants the Muslims in the
entire world to meet in this day to exemplify their unity in observing
the Eid, although it is unfortunate that they still differ on its
date, in accordance to their juristic views.
Today too, Friday, is the weekly Eid of Muslims in
which Allah wanted the Muslims to meet to know one another and
communicate so that each area where the Friday prayer is performed
becomes a unified area in which Muslims become united in their
approach to their affairs.
Allah wanted the Muslims to establish and enhance
their unity. He says: And hold fast by the
covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited, and remember the
favor of Allah on you when you were enemies, then He united your
hearts so by His favor you became brethren; and you were on the brink
of a pit of fire, then He saved you from it, thus does Allah make
clear to you His communications that you may follow the right way.
This covenant is the Quran… it is Islam. Therefore, every Muslim
should consider that despite all differences, he should be committed
to Islam which is the firmest handle and
believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle
Allah considers Islam as the firmest handle, if the
Muslims cling to it they will not fall. He wants the Muslims to
preserve their unity despite all sectarian or political differences
and despite all their racial diversity. They have to be united by
Islam, since all Muslims believe in one God, His Messenger(p.) and in
all Messages, the angels and the Hereafter.
They all believe in the Quran which
No falsehood can approach it from before or
behind it, just as they believe in praying, fasting,
pilgrimage, Jihad (struggle for Allah's cause) and enjoining good and
And Allah says: And hold fast
by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited, and
remember the favor of Allah on you when you were enemies, and
do not disperse or be divided, and remember Allah's favour, unto you,
when you were enemies and divided into tribes that use to fight one
another during the Jahilayah (age of ignorance before Islam). Yathrib,
for example was the stage of a war between the Aus and Khazraig that
went on for decades. Then He united your hearts
so by His favor you became brethren; and you were on the brink of a
pit of fire, then He saved you from it, thus does Allah make clear to
you His communications that you may follow the right way.
Therefore, Allah, The Most Exalted, does not want
us to be divided into enemies or foes… When Muslims disperse into
parties or sects, they consider each other as enemies, while the
traditions of Ahl-el-Beit say: If a Muslim says to his brother you are
my enemy then one of them is accusing the other of disbelief. Allah,
The Most Exalted, says in the Glorious Quran that all Muslims are
brothers, and when a Muslim says to another Muslim something different
than what Allah, The Most Exalted, says, he will be in the position of
Unification Unites between all Messages
Allah has told His Messengers:
O messengers – eat of good things and do good, sure I know what you
do. And surely your religion is one religion. All Messengers
were sent with the same religion to the same nation. They all call for
unification, piety, and believing in the Hereafter. Thus, this
religion you are calling the people for is but one religion,
and I am your Lord. Therefore fear me.
He also says: And obey Allah
and His Messenger and do not quarrel for then you will be weak in
hearts- wind- and your power will depart, and be patient; surely Allah
is with the patient, since when the wind comes from a single
source it is strong, but when it is divided among the various
directions it is obviously weak.
Dear loved ones.
We have to preserve our Islamic unity… We might
differ in certain political or juristic ideas, but Allah tells us: If
ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His
Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day: That is best,
and most suitable for final determination, since He wants us to meet
on the basis of Islam, the Quran and the unification of Allah.
Allah also wants us to pray together in groups.
This is recommended strongly in all weak days. One of our traditions
says: If congregation prayers is held by more than ten people, than
Allah, The Most Exalted, alone can count its rewards. Friday
prayer should be held in congregation as a religious duty. He also
told us to meet in Eid prayers, so that the Muslims would feel they
are meeting in the name of Allah and before Him, meaning that we have
not to meet in the name of the devil and all the devils who seek to
incite strife among us.
Dear, loved ones:
We have to learn how to be united, to be a strong
power against all arrogant and unbeliever Allah has held us
responsible of being mighty and honourable But
honors belongs to Allah and His Messenger, and to the Believers; (and
held us responsible of being strong: and prepare
for them what force you can.
This is what we benefit from in these spiritual
meetings in every prayer and Eid and in every time and place Allah,
The Most Exalted, wants us to meet in.
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Iran: Western escalation, and Arab fears
The American vice president, Dick Cheney favors a
decisive military strike against Iran that targets all its military
and civilian infrastructures as well as the economic sectors,
communication and transportation. This strike should be executed
before next March at the latest. This man who hates Islam and Muslims
and who leads the neocons, had made several tours in the region to
convince several Arab states, especially in the Gulf, to confront
Iran, as a dangerous enemy that ought to be faced.
This is because Iran represents the Muslim state
that tries to attain strength in its ability to defend itself and
create a strong economy. It is also determined to use nuclear power
for peaceful purposes, despite all the international pressures.
Iran also supports the liberation movements in
Lebanon and Palestine and confronts the American occupation in Iraq.
It also refuses to recognize Israel being the state that usurped the
Palestinian's right in their land.
But we believe that the planned aggression will not
succeed. But it will bring destruction to the region where the United
States has founded its military bases, as well as the oil resources.
It will also destabilize the Gulf States that still
refuse the war against Iran being a destabilizing factor that
threatens their security.
On another level, the debate about the American
peace conference that talks about the two state solution continues,
with some Arab officials, especially PA officials, thinking that it
might bring a solution. But we notice that the meetings between Olmert
and Abbass have not, and will not, produce any political document that
might constitute the first step of the solution of the Arab Zionist or
Palestinian Zionist struggle. This is what the Enemy Prime Minister
has declared when he said that signing a peace agreement is far away.
He also assured some of his ministers that he would
not discuss the issue of Jerusalem in the "peace talks" being a Jewish
sacred taboo, as a political and religious capital of the Jewish
Meanwhile, assassinations, invasions and atrocities
still hit the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, amidst an Arab
and international silence, since they are afraid that their protest
might affect the coming conference.
The American plan: A threat to the Arabs and
We call on the Arab and Muslim states and their
peoples to be aware of the dangerousness of this current stage in
which America is trying to force its hegemony over the entire region
if not the entire world.
America coordinates in all that with Israel through
a strategic alliance that Israel benefits from by trying to penetrate
every country America enters to usurp the wealth and deploy its
intelligence agents to subvert the entire political stability and
institutions. This subversion and usurpation is especially evident in
Iraq, Africa, and several Arab states of those who signed peace
treaties with Israel or those who established other reactions with the
Zionist entity. This is in the first place why Israel was planted in
this region: to destabilize the Arab and Muslim countries on the
political, military and economic levels. Israel, according to the
American planning should remain the strongest state to the extent that
the countries that are allied with the US do not feel safe, but rather
threatened as they are intended to remain weak and insecure.
Lebanon: The role of political money
Israel is demanding that Lebanon, where some
parties have gone back to demanding the implementation of UN
resolutions that interfere in the Lebanese internal affairs, such as
resolution 1559, to pressurize the Resistance. Some Lebanese parties
also share these demands, although the Resistance did not resort to
armed struggle except to protect the country against Israeli
aggressions. The Resistance scored victories in the years 2000, and
2006, but those who used to applaud it, are now throwing stones at it
, despite the fact that it only seeks to deter the aggression at a
time the Lebanese state does not have a strong strategy to defend
Lebanon and arm its army.
On another level, the beast of inflation and the
price increase are forcing the people to use all their savings to buy
their necessary needs or to pay for the government’s taxes that are
imposed on vital services.
Some might say that such a level of poverty could
tempt some people to accept some money to vote for political leaders
or attend their rallies… Those leaders made their wealth by usurping
the people's money and used it to gain political position.
It is the political money that has driven away the
country's skills and talents, and left those who stand at the doors of
both sides to receive a price for the positions they take.