Justice for all
God says in His Glorious Book.
desired to bestow a favor upon those who were deemed weak in the land,
and to make them the Imams, and to make them the heirs, And to grant
them power in the land, and to make Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts
see from them what they feared. (28:5-6).
During the past week, we met with the anniversary
of the birth of the Imam of the time, Imam Al-Mahdi (may Allah hasten
his return ). It is an occasion, we have to live, since it is based on
the rule the Prophet (p) made as he was leaving this world when he
said: "I am leaving among you what if you adhere to you will never be
deviated. The Book of God and my progeny.
Therefore, the imamate that aimed at protecting
Islam from the deviations others might try to attribute to, represents
the present leadership that accompanies the people and guides them in
everything that they might face, aiming at opening their minds on the
Right, their hearts on the Good and their life on justice. This is
because the imamate and the following of Ahl el-Beit is not a matter
of love, but it is also and in the first place an adherence and a
commitment to the leadership of the Imams who link the people with the
Message of Islam.
The community in every age will remain a Muslim
community, with the father living Islam in his house, and the people
living Islam in their social life and in struggle fronts, so that they
will live all the aspects of their life including those related to the
issues of struggle in accordance with the Messenger in all they do or
abstain from doing.
This is how we understand the issue of imamate. It
is to abide by what the leadership from Imam Ali to Imam Al-Mahdi in
all what they left us whether their interpretation of the Quran or the
application of the Islamic law in our life, since when the Imams left
us, they did not leave us in vacuum, they left us their legacy and
their objective interpretation and application of God's law (Shariah).
And this is also the role of the religious scholars whom the
Messenger(p.) asked us to follow when he said scholars are the
inheritors of the Prophets.
The Messenger(p.) also said: "The religious
scholars are the heirs of the religion as long as they do not seek
they do not enter this world. Asked what is meant by entering this
world, the Prophet said: "Following the Sultan" meaning following the
unjust tyrant ruler. He added: "If you see a scholar caring about this
world then do not trust him with your religion, since he will present
his deviation as part of the religion. Imam Mahdi told us that with
respect to the new events that we encounter we should go back to the
“narrators of our Hadith”, since they are his witness, while he is
The Imam of justice and Good
According to our faith, Imam Al Mahdi, is the Imam
of the downtrodden, the poor, the needy and the wronged. His role is
to fill the earth with justice having been filled with tyranny. Thus
his message is one of justice, since this is the base all message
sent aforetime our messengers with Clear Signs and sent down with them
the Book and the Balance (of Right and Wrong), that men may stand
forth in justice.
Thus, being one of his supporters, means that we
should be just whether with respect to God, ourselves or others, and
that we should face all tyrants and arrogant men.
We have to study ourselves: Are we among his
supporters and helpers? This could be defined by the criterion of
justice: To be a follower of the Imam is to be a just person who does
not wrong nor does he support the arrogant and the tyrant.
Therefore, it is not necessary to go back, as many
people do, to certain books, to try to determine when the Imam will
appear since is something that is part of Allah's knowledge, and He
alone will decide on it when the right time comes.
The Imam is the Imam of Islam justice and Good, and
we have to follow him by being just and seek to spread justice and
face tyrants everywhere.
We have to wait for him not by sitting to drink
after or tea but by struggling for the cause of Allah. Thus, the
Mujahideen are the ones who have earnestly waited for him,
because are men
who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them
have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are
waiting; and they have not altered in the least).
O God, make him the caller for your Book. Make him
your Caliph in this earth as you made those before him. Consolidate
for him Your religion, the one You chose for him. Change his concern
into tranquility … O God, support him… and support others by him… Give
him a remarkable victory … Oh, God! Let us become among his supporters
God, we ask you for an honorable state, that gives
Islam and Muslims the upper hand and disgraces hypocrisy and its
supporters… And make us of those who call for obeying you, and those
who lead to your path….O God: we ask You for an honorable state that
supports Islam and its people and humiliates hypocrisy and its people.
We ask You to make us among the caller for obeying You and of the
leaders to Your course
O Allah. O Allah! Show us the rightly guided face
of (Imam a.s.), the praiseworthy moon (referring to the face of Imam
a.s.) and enlighten our vision by looking at him. And hasten his
reappearance, make his arrival smooth, hasten his path, make us tread
on his way and implement his authority and strengthen his back.
The Second Sermon
The New Middle East
The region is still under the influence of several
complicated political and security factors as a result of the
international challenges led by the US in the name of "Fighting
terrorism". America is exploiting the anniversary of nine eleven to
pressurise the region in order to realize it project of the New Middle
East, while its actual aim is to put its hands over the region's oil
resources, even if it includes spreading the "constructive chaos" that
American New Cons and the Zionist Christians, feel is an important
tool in carrying out their plans.
As a result of their political weakness, we feel
that the Arabs will not attain any positive results through their
dealings with America whose only concern is the Israeli interest.
Israel in the American view should remain the
strongest power in the region that all the others submit too. The
American President has told the Israeli foreign minister that he will
not exert any pressure on Israel concerning the Arabs initiative.
Bush's speeches still aim at intimidating the
American and Western public opinion by saying that Syria Iran
Palestine and Lebanon threaten the entire world.
As a part of this vicious plans, we have noticed
how the arrogant American Administration have frozen the process of
finding a solution to the Palestinian problem, by stopping the
negotiations, under the pretence that the Intifada is a terrorist
movement that has to be stopped before any talk about a Palestinian
state. America also does not exert any pressure on Israel to stop its
daily massacres, which leaves the Palestinians without a chance to
catch their breathe, since America feels that the solution lies in the
Palestinian unconditional surrender. Even when it comes to the
Palestinian state, America wants it to be a marginal satellite state
under the Israeli economic and political influence.
We warn the Palestinians, the authority, the
cabinet, and the Resistance, against the deceit represented by the
expected results of meeting with the Zionist prime minister , since it
will not yield any significant results.
We also warn from expecting much from the Security
Council, since some of its resolutions were never be into practice, as
a result of the interference of America and its allies who target
Islam to distort its doctrine and blame it for all the terrorist acts
in the world and for the popular hatred of their policies.
In this respect, there are several points that
should be highlighted.
Firstly: Israeli denial of the rights of Lebanese
civilians, and planning after the end of the war to kill Lebanese
farmers and their children by means of over 1.2 million cluster bombes
that Israel pounded Lebanon with, without any American condemnation,
since the US does not respect the Lebanese civilians.
Secondly: Violating the blue line and annexing
Lebanese territory before the UNIFIL eyes.
That the UNIFIL kept silent and did not object
suggests that it cannot stop any Israeli aggression against Lebanon.
On the other hand, it is alarming that the Lebanese
government did not protest to the Security Council, despite the
reports that the Lebanese Army has submitted reports detailing the
Thirdly: The statement of the German Chancellor
about sending the German troops to protect Israel's existence, which
means that the role of the UNIFIL is to protect Israel not Lebanon.
This means that all Lebanese, regardless of their sects, should
continue to monitor the developments, especially regarding the UIVFIL
movements that reflect a hidden agenda especially that has to do with
protecting the enemy.
In this atmosphere, we hear statements that aim at
playing one Lebanese party against the other and one Muslim power
against the other.
They are trying to make the Arab world afraid from
Iran claiming that it wants to dominate Iraq, and citing its nuclear
capability. But Iran has declared time and again that it only wants to
protect itself from the American occupier in Iraq and Afghanistan,
while Israel being a nuclear power, is the only threat to the region,
especially as a result of its primitive wars and intelligence
The Pope's Understanding of
In this recent lecture the Pope claimed that the
will of God according to Islam is not related to any of our concepts
and not even to reason. He called for a dialogue between civilizations
and said that Christianity is closely linked to reason in contrast to
those who accept spreading their religion by force, and added that
violence contradicts with the nature of God and that of the spirit.
Such statements indicate that the Pope does not
possess an academic and objective knowledge of Islam that considered
reason a divine power that constitutes the basis of all issues
including belief. It also called for calling by means of wisdom the
People of the Book, the Jews and Christians, and adopt the best means,
to meet on a common factor. It also said that religion could not be
coerced. As for the Jihad, the Quran affirms that it is a defensive
act and not an offensive one, just as in all civilizations.
As for claiming that the will of Allah does not
conform to reason, we believe that this is a wrong understanding,
since our faith affirms, the wisdom of God in all His creations and
actions, since He is the Wise the Compassionate and the Merciful.
We call on the Pope to study Islam thoroughly and
Moreover, as we accept his call for a dialogue
between civilizations and cultures, that I have called for decades
ago, we do not accept the apology of the Vatican sources, that claims
that the Pope was not talking about Islam itself but rather about
exploiting it to incite violence, since the pope was talking about
conceptual issues such as "reason" and "sacred wars'”. We demand that
he should apologize personally and not through his sources for this
wrong reading which we do not wish that someone in his religious
position should present to the world.
But as we denounce all this talk especially the
citing of the emperor’s talk that offends our Prophet, we call for a
Christian Islamic relationship based on the objective profound
understanding for each other's views away from all inciting words.
Building a just state in
In Lebanon, we warn against any tension in the
political discourse and call for a purposeful objective dialogue on
the basis of building the country on a firm foundation that guaranties
freedom and peace for all Lebanese. If the aim of this dialogue is
building a just and strong state, we have to discus which state we
want and how it possess the strength and justice that enable it to
confront the Zionist continuous aggression.
The Lebanese ought to conduct the dialogue in a way
that avoids scoring points as well as exclusion. They should not once
again allow any official to cooperate with those that have hurt
Lebanon, or enable the corrupt to hold responsibilities. The just
state needs clean hands that do not use sectarianism to promote its
We also have to warn from some of those who trying
to incite civil strife in Lebanon, like Henry Kissinger who is
responsible for the Lebanese civil war and who said that Hizbollah
next step will be trying to extend his hegemony over the Lebanese
government by intimidation, as well as Shimon Peres who said that in a
week or two the Shiites might dominate in Lebanon.
We advise them not to be dragged into executing
what the enemy and America are planning for inciting civil strife in
Lebanon. We call on the government to uphold its economic, social,
military and political responsibilities and choose honest people in
the field of aid and relief.
Patriotism is measured by the sacrifices one makes
and not by his statements. And all parties should fear Allah in what
they say before the country sinks to chaos, having been returned by
the Resistance and the Lebanese people into victory and just peace.