the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
you who believe do not laugh at others, for they might be better
than you… Nor defame or be sarcastic towards one another, nor call
each other by offensive nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called
by a bad name after embracing the true faith those who do not repent
are wrong doers” (S49v11).
are some of the principles of Islam that ought to govern all social
relations whether at home at work; or in the neighborhood and in the
community as a whole, whether among Muslims or between Muslims and
another communities: Man should respect his fellow human beings and
he should be realistic in his attitude towards himself, his ethnic
group and nationality. He should always keep in mind that while he
has his special
talents, others might have their own abilities in other spheres.
(SWT) has created each of us with different qualities and skills so
that we may complement each other.
individual needs the others, because they have what he doesn’t and
vice-versa. And this is the meaning of knowing one another:
have created you from a male and a female and made you into nations
and tribes that you might get to know one another the noblest of you
in God’s sight is the most righteous.” (S49v13).
were created each with different qualities which God wants us to
keep, develop and act as a source of interaction and widening the
basis of knowledge of all those concerned.
(SWT) wants us to respect others and not to make fun of their
appearance if we happen to be good looking, or ignorance if we are
well educated or even of their
social or political status.
every case, they might have other good qualities that you do not
have. If you enter into a comparison with others and see that there
are certain good things, which God (SWT)’s Grace has bestowed on
you, thank God (SWT) and praise Him, but do not despise others.
Rather you should be grateful. Moreover, if you see someone with a
certain deformity or a handicap, you should feel God (SWT)’s grace
and say: I thank God (SWT) that He has not tried me with this
not call others bad nicknames.
others bad names, although in certain cases the name could be
widespread, is a kind of humiliation to fellow human beings that God
(SWT) has commanded us
to refrain from. He has considered those who do so as wrong doers,
no matter how much they pray or fast. And if they do not repent, then they will be wrong doers, both against
yourselves and others, for they will have committed a sin and
transgressed the rights of others.
Jaafar Al-Sadiq quotes the Messenger (P) as saying:
(SWT) said: Whoever insults one of My followers has decided to fight
Me and I would rush to support My followers”.
not return to pre-Islamic Mentality.
(SWT)’s love for the believers and of all human beings is enormous
and it has been expressed in various verses of the Glorious Quran as
well as in many Hadith narrations.
of these narrations is the following quote of Imam Ja`afar As Sadiq
If you humiliate a believer because of his poverty it will be
denounced publicly on the Day of Judgment.”
just as Islam wants us to respect man being a human being who
possesses certain good qualities, and just as it wants us to live in
a community where man is respected, it also wants us to adopt the
same principle in our individual, family and social lives. Let us
stop treating women as second-rate humans.
ought to respect women as their equals in their rights:
women have rights similar to the rights a against them according to
what is equitable. But men have a degree over them”
us respect our humanity in our social relations, so that a new
generation based on man’s respect to fellow men will emerge. When
this respect extends to our political life, there will be no
wrongdoing in the community and justice will prevail.
is the reality of Islam and all our fanaticisms is merely a form of
pre-Islamic era of ignorance.
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, the Merciful
of Allah (SWT):
pious towards God (SWT) and let the human side that God (SWT) has
created in you and built on the basis of love, right and good to
nourish you in order to build your lives on the basis of these
principle that God (SWT) wishes you to adopt.
Battle for The Future
Intefada has reached its tenth month. More and more martyrs are
falling daily, the Mujahideen continue their struggle towards
liberation, and the enemy is still in the impasse the Intifada has
forced it down. Their prime minister is calling on the international
community to exert pressures on the Palestinians to stop their
uprising ... While orders to assassinate the intifada activists and
arrest scores of Palestinians are being given every day. But,
despite all the pressures and complications, the Palestinian
national unity between the various factions remains firm against the
same enemy and towards the same goal.
Arab world is still merely watching without taking any real tough
political stand, while America continues to stand by the enemy and
to create excuses for the enemy’s terror against civilians and
their lands under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
America lightly condemns from time to time certain Zionist
practices, it does so to cover its bias and to be able to provide more support for the occupation. Europe
for its part, does not have the power to play an independent role.
Thus the situation now is as follows: America and the Israelis
maintain that there could be no negotiations as long as the
“violence” continues, while the Palestinians maintain that they
will not end the Intifada before it achieves its goals. Thus the
Intifada holds on and provide more martyrs with the Mujahidean
willing to die for their cause and the elderly, woman and children
dying as a result of the Zionist barbaric brutality.
Islamic Resistance in Lebanon stands with the Intifada and continues
its struggle to restore the nation’s soul. They have proved that
we can now fight back rather than just being content to be victims
of the killing.
say to the Arab world that the battle now is a battle that will
determine our future. It is a battle for our very existence.
international terror network in the South
its disinformation campaign in the media, the enemy has returned to
one if its favorite topics: It now claims that Iran is “building
an international terrorist network in Lebanon” and that it has
deployed land-to-land missiles that are run by Iranian army units.
Of course, such false accusations aim at destroying the Iranians’
reputation in the eyes of the international public opinion, but they
also aim at portraying the battle in the south as a battle between
Iran and Syria on the one side and Israel on the other, and not
between the Islamic Resistance and the enemy. They aim at
destabilizing the Lebanese internal front on the one hand and
finding an excuse to carry out aggressions against Iran just as it
did when it destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor.
Israel and America know that there is not a single Iranian soldier
or a military base in the South, and that the Mujahiden alone are
the ones facing the occupiers in the South. They have even not
accepted any Muslim or Arab volunteers simply because there is no
Tragedy of the Iraqi people
Iraqi people continue to live in an unfolding tragedy, they have to
endure all the wrong doing of the Iraqi regime that has forced them
to leave the country, the international siege, as well as the
International American and British plots that try to pit the Shiites
against the Sunnis. The Iraqi Shiites do not think in terms of
sects. They stand by their Muslim brothers in the country and they
know that the problem is one that involves Iraqis as a whole and not
only the Shiites.
another level, the refuges in the Rafha camp in Saudi Arabia went on
a hunger strike to protest against their intolerable conditions and
the neglect by the UN of their needs. I ask all the counties
concerned to save those refugees , as well as the whole of Iraq from
the Making of Strength
Mujahideen in Southern Lebanon are actually creating a new situation
in which the rules of the game the enemy has imposed are changing.
They are proving that the battle against the enemy is one both in
Lebanon and Syria and that the Liberation could not be considered as
such , unless it is complete. They are also demonstrating the
falseness of the illusion that stopping the Resistance will improve
the economy and that international support would come flooding in.
The truth of the matter is that we will not receive any aid unless
we accept the Israeli conditions of peace in the whole region and we
can cite the Jordanian example as a case in point.
importance in the course of the Arab-Israeli struggle lies in the
fact that has become the only Arab front to produce strength, and
thus it gives the Arabs and Muslims the political strength they need
to confront the enemy.
current battle between the enemy and us is about who bows first and
the Palestinians and the Lebanese have proved
that they are the superior party in such a game.
need for people’s state
I repeat my call to attend to the basic needs of the South and the
freed prisoners, whose future should be secured, I also call for the
on-going debate about the rights of regions, sects and workers to be
continued behind closed doors; so that the government and the
opposition can sit together and define the economic and political
would also like to warn people about the return of the “sharing
out the cake” game that is bound to destroy the state’s
services, especially the Lebanese University.
need a state that acts according to plans that define the future of
the country both economically and politically. A government whose
sole aim is to accommodate the country’s needs and not the
interests of sectarian leaders, we need a parliament whose acts are
defined by carefully studied priorities and not petty political
interests or external suggestions. We also need people who draw
their support from anyone who does not keep his electoral promises,
we need a state for the people, not a farm.