The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
To feel Allah's Supervision
Allah asks, the Muslims in His Glorious Book to
fear Him: O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and
die not except in a state of Islam.
Allah, the most exalted, wants man to feel his
belief in all aspects of life, a belief that is reflected in his
inner self. The believers’ link with God is a true one, for God
created and sustained them. He is the one who should be asked to
fulfil all their needs. They should fear Him and obey all His
instructions, knowing that He is the beginning and the end.
That is why Allah tells the believers that faith
compels them to Fear Allah, the most exalted, and takes Him into
consideration in all their ideas, feelings, stands, sayings,
relations and actions. This should be the way you demonstrate your
faith by fearing Allah, the most exalted, and obeying Him throughout
your life, so that you will meet Him as Muslims… because one might
begin as a Muslim, but he might face too many temptations or shocks,
which could lead him away from his faith. This is why, we see
Prophet Yusuf asking Allah when he met his father and the rest of
the family: O Thou Creator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my
Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Take Thou my soul (at
death) as one submitting to Thy will (as a Muslim), and unite me
with the righteous.”
Holding to Allah's rope:
Then the verses tell the Muslim that they should
hold fast to Allah's rope… because when one feels weak as a result
of the tragedies that shake him he has to holdfast to a rope.
This rope is the Quran whom Allah, the most
exalted, has sent as a light that will take people out of darkness.
We have to let Islam bind us, and let the Quran guide us. We should
let them unify us, so as not to dispose into factions and parties
each accusing the other of unbelief .We should be but one nation,
one sect and one line especially when others wants to exploit your
And remember Allah's favour into you, since it is
not restricted by the material aspect, it is also moral and social,
since you were enemies; the Muslims in Medina were divided into two
tribes with wars as the means of communication between them until
Islam came and made friendship between their hearts.
This has a great meaning: Islam does not only
unite Muslims physically but also spiritually making the hearts that
are full of love to Allah, the most exalted, the Messenger (p.) and
the believers be united with this love. And ye were on the brink of
the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His
Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.
It is said that these verses were revealed when a
Jew tried to incite strife among the Muslims of Medina to turn them
once again into warring factions. The man was successful to the
extent that some in both parties called for war. Then some Muslims
went to the Messenger (p.) and told him that he has to hurry up and
save the Muslims before they fall into war. The Messenger (p.)came
to them and said: "Going back to unbelief…" hearing this they were
ashamed and returned to their faith. Then this verse was revealed to
stress their unity.
This is what we should learn from these Ayats. To
preserve our Islamic unity and safeguard it, especially when Allah's
enemies, whether Jews, arrogant powers or unbelievers, try to incite
strife among us. A state that we are living now with Satan making
some Muslims legitimizing spilling the blood of other Muslims. Thus,
unity is the theme all Muslims should adopt so as to be able to face
all arrogant or unbelief challenges, whether initiated by the
Zionist Jews or the arrogant Americans.
Call for reform
Then Allah, the most exalted, calls Muslims to
bear this, responsibility towards reform and the call for Allah, the
most exalted, Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting
to all that is good enjoining what is right goodness in doctrine,
Islamic law and in all actions and stands in life, and forbidding
what is wrong which is everything that Allah, the most exalted, does
not appreciate and that lowers the level of man They are the ones to
attain felicity. because they do what Allah, the most exalted, has
asked them to And Be not like those who are divided amongst
themselves and fall into disputations after receiving Clear Signs:
For them is a dreadful penalty. On the Day when some faces will be
(lit up with) white, and some faces will be (in the gloom of) black:
To those whose faces will be black, (will be said): "Did ye reject
Faith after accepting it? Taste then the penalty for rejecting Faith
the faces of those who lived piety and belief will be whitened while
the faces of those who lived unbelief and deviation will be
blackened. These are the Signs of Allah: We rehearse them to thee in
Truth: And Allah means no injustice to any of His creatures. Allah,
the most Exalted, does not want any injustice to man. He wants to
bestow His Mercy on him.
This is the straight line that Allah wants us to
follow and for that let the aspirers aspire.
The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
Appropriating the Palestinian Rights:
How do the Leaders of the enemy express their
attitude towards the Palestinian rights? The minister of war
declares that the Palestinian will not be given the responsibility
of the security in any Palestinian city, which means that these
cities will stay under occupation. On his part, Sharon has declared
that the participation of Hamas "will be impossible" as a result of
the Israeli systematic campaign to detain its leaders and members
without any American objection. Yet the Americans constantly object
what they claim to be a Syrian invention in Iraq, Lebanon and
Palestine against "peace" and "democracy", but they do not talk
about Sharon's attempts to prevent the Palestinians from practicing
their own democracy.
They contend that Sharon has a right to do that
since Hamas is a "terrorist" organization: In the meantime, both the
Israelis and The Americans, continue to demand the dismantling of
the Intifada's infrastructure as a condition to resume the
negotiations. They want the Palestinian Authority to do that,
meaning that they want to incite a Palestinian civil war that makes
the temple fall on the heads of all parties, leaving nothing in
Palestine except what Israel appropriates to serve its strategy of
cementing its political and economic dominance over the Palestinian
land and people.
We noticed for that Sharon refuses to meet Abbas,
although the meeting has been set, since he does not have anything
to offer to the Palestinians, since in Sharon's view the
Palestinians have no other option but to surrender.
On its part, the International Quartet Committee
remains silent, since it does not have any freedom of movement being
controlled by the American Israeli hegemony over its very slow
moves, as part of the plans that aim to let Israel take advantage of
time to turn its settling and occupation moves into hard realities.
The American "Democracy"
We ask the International Community that the
Americans talk on its behalf; why is it enthusiastic about the
Iraqis referendum while it does not show such eagerness, when it
comes to the Palestinians, preventing them, especially the militant
Factions that believe in liberation and independence, from taking
part in determining their fate?
This is the American democracy that claims to
advocate democracy albeit verbally when its suits its interests, as
in Iraq, and stands against and prevents the Palestinians from
choosing their representatives under the pretence of fighting
They want the Palestinians to engage into
internal fighting so that they will kill one another and relief
Israel which America commits itself to safeguard its security at the
expense of the security of all nations. This is the general goal of
the American policy in the region and this is why America is hated
in the region.
We say to the Palestinians. The current stage is
dangerous in that it threatens to appropriate your national goals,
since the American Israeli alliance is still pressurizing your
political status. The visit of the PA president to America will not
change the American policies that support the Israeli strategy.
And you will face additional pressures
represented by impossible conditions that are based on the
assumption that the Palestinian problem is one of security and not a
political problem. Israel and America refuse to engage in any
political negotiations concerning your national rights unless you
destroy your security by an internal war whose course will not lead
to a free and independent country.
Iraq and the continued silence
As Iraq waits for the result of the referendum
which is causing a lot of debate that is taking a sectarian
dimension, coupled with the American Ambassador rude interference in
changing certain articles… All this is accompanied by the deadly and
merciless blasts that target civilians and that replace the need to
confront occupation by killing Muslims after accusing them of
We are following up the Iraqi tragedy of this
people who has been left regionally and internationally all alone to
endure their daily sufferings without any help...
It is interesting that the religious official
authorized to issue Fatwas in the Islamic countries, like Saudi
Arabia and Egypt, have kept silent and did not issue any Fatwa
against those who consider some Muslims of a certain sect as
unbelievers and consequently legitimise killing them. We appeal to
the religious scholars all over the world to rise to the level of
the responsibility of saving Iraq and the entire Muslim world from
this ignorant trend that will not remain restricted to Shiites but
will extend to all Muslims. We are not calling for issuing a Fatwa
for the sake of one Muslim sect. Such a Fatwa is in the interest all
Islam against those who accuse Muslims of unbelief and consider
killing as the way to settle differences of opinion.
We want the Iraqis to cling to their Islamic and
national unity and reject any sectarianism division or
fragmentation, for this is the way that ensures the deliverance of
the entire nation.
Bush fails in running his occupation wars:
On another level, we are also following the
statements and actions of the American officials, whether that of
the President whose popularity is declining as a result of his
failure in running his occupation wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, or his
envoys who interfere in the affairs of the region, and especially
Lebanon. They issue statements that attack the states that oppose
them and that target the interests of the peoples in the name of
rejecting Syrian interference in Lebanon and the region, and
threaten Syria with political isolation and attack the Iranian
peaceful nuclear program. At the same time the American
Administration interferes in all the affairs of the region and
demand that all its states should follow the orders it gives to them
and that serve its strategic plans.
Lebanon in the maze of the Report.
Lebanon in still captured by the whirlpool of the
Report that has swept all other issues and began to influence the
ongoing debate and force it to be conducted along sectarian lines.
The people are now waiting for the report to solve their problems
and spending their period of waiting with fears, accusations and
Our problem in this country is that the officials
cannot face all the problems when they come together. They would
become preoccupied in one relatively small problem and forget about
the other problems. Meanwhile the country remains in the maze
receiving international and American envoys while the economy is in
Lastly, we sympathize with the victims of the
earthquakes in India and Pakistan, and call on the Muslims to
support them. We also ask Allah, the most exalted and the Merciful
to have mercy on the dead and heal the wounded.