The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Allah says in His Glorious Book: O Prophet!
Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and
Warner. And as one who invites to Allah's (grace) by His leave, and as
a lamp spreading light
On the 28th of Safar, the Prophet (p.) departed this world to be
near to Allah, The Most Exalted, having conveyed the Message,
struggled for Allah's cause, and was hurt and harmed severely in due
course. He left after Allah, The Most Exalted, has perfected the
religion. He entrusted all coming generations with the Messages so
that the callers will open up through Islam in every stage until Allah
inherits the earth and all what is on it.
The Prophet's Death and the Immortal Message:
After the Prophet was hurt in the battle of Uhud, a man cried:
"Muhammad had died; while others whom their belief was not firm in
faith said that they should go to Abu Sufain to ensure their safety.
Yet there were those who said: "Who used to worship Muhammad (p.),
Muhammad (p.) had died, but who used to worship Allah, Allah will
never die… Commenting on these developments the following Ayah was
revealed. Muhammad is no more than a messenger:
many Were the messenger that passed away before him, including
Prophet Issa (p.) who was the last to carry a comprehensive message
.If he died or were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If
any did turn back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to
Allah; but Allah (on the other hand) will swiftly reward those who
(serve Him) with gratitude.
The Prophet's role is to carry the Message and strive for the
development of the people’s humanitarianism and piety.
Allah, The Most Exalted, also promised those who are thankful, who
believe in Allah, The Most Exalted, and in His oneness as the only God
that should be worshipped and obeyed.
But being thankful to Allah, The Most Exalted, is not a verbal
expression. It is a firmness and perseverance in doing all what
pleases Allah in all personal and social affairs.
To love Allah
The Messenger (p.) performed the duty of conveying the Message and
being a witness on the nation in its commitment to do what Allah, The
Most Exalted, and His Messenger(p.) love.
He told the people that if they hold to the straight path, Allah,
The Most Exalted, will bestow on them several of His graces. They
should convey it to the people who will adopt it and be committed to
it. Therefore, the Message of Allah, The Most Exalted, is independent
of the Messenger who carries it. The Messenger (p.) dies and the
message stays. And since all Messengers are mortals who will
eventually die, if he – Muhammad (p.)- dies, you will leave Islam.
This will not harm Allah because Allah is not benefited from those who
obey Him or harmed by those who sin. He has sent the Message to guide
them to the good in both lives .If he died or
were slain, will ye then Turn back on your heels? If any did turn back
on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; but Allah (on
the other hand) will swiftly reward those who (serve Him) with
The Ayah suggests a lot to those who remind Allah of the favour of
believing in Him and ignore the fact that He, the Exalted, has guided
them to belief which is for their own good in all aspects of life.
Nevertheless, the Messenger was also a bringer of good news to
those who belief and follow the straight path:
As for those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right
way, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved,
and receive good news of the garden which you were promised.
He also was a warner to all people of Allah's wrath if they
deviate. Thus, the Prophet was a caller to Allah, by Allah's
permission, and a lamp spreading light that illuminates the people's
minds, leading them to the Right, illuminating their hearts by opening
them on love, and their lives by leading them to follow the path of
justice and righteousness. He was the Messenger whom Allah sent as He
sent the Prophets before him to guide people from darkness, to light.
Thus the Messenger (p.) is but a light whether in his mind and heart
in his saying and actions.
The Messenger (p.) represented in all his life, character and
Message the sublime morals, that no one could match. One of his most
prominent virtues was gentleness.
It is part of the Mercy of Allah that
thou dost deal gently with them Were thou severe or harsh-hearted,
they would have broken away from about thee. He was with the
poor who obeyed Allah, The Most Exalted, although he was close to the
rich, but not because they were rich and self-indulgent.
He was one of the downtrodden who lived with the others to raise
their level, guide them to the straight path and raise their morals
and teach them how to be free and proud.
Embodying the Message:
The Prophet's Message was a message for all mankind. He lived to
embody the Message whether by conveying Allah's verses, or by his
morals and actions. He was a mobile Quran and an embodied Islam. That
is why when he was about to die he said to the people.
I am about to be called and I will respond. O people. Let no one
hope or claim anything. There is nothing in the relation between Allah
and His servants that would lead Him to bestow good on them or repel
evil except good work.
He added that if he were to sin he too would have fallen. He is a
Muslim like any other Muslim who would be punished if he disobeys
Allah, although he would not because he was infallible. Then he asked
the people to claim any trust, they have left with him. Then, he
talked to his closet relatives saying: O Bani Abdul Muttalib! You
should act in such a way that Allah may not punish you, and you should
know that I cannot help you in this matter. O bani Murra bin Kab! O
Bani Hashim! O Bani Abdush-Shams! Deliver yourselves from the torture
on account of polytheism by worshipping Allah, for I cannot do
anything for you in the regard. O Abbas, (uncle of the Prophet)! You,
too, should free yourself from Divine torture. O Safia, (aunt of
Muhammad)! You, too, should be free … for I cannot do anything for
you. Neither your profit in this world not your share in the Hereafter
is in my hands. So you must believe in Allah and say: "There is
no deity but Allah". O Fatima daughter of Muhammad! You must also
endeavour to save yourself from Divine punishment because your father
cannot help you in this matter and has no control over your gain and
loss". The Messenger (p.) wanted to tell all people that what
relates them to God is not their wealth of their linage, but rather
In this occasion, of the Prophet's death, what is our
responsibility? The Prophet has left Islam to us as a trust that he
wanted us to preserve with all our efforts, and whether in doctrine,
Shariah, or in what challenges and issues the nation should respond
to. We read the supplications of Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (a.s.) in
which he asks Allah to help him protect Islam. We too should make
every effort to protect Islam, especially in these difficult days
where the arrogance and unbelief have waged a war on Islam and the
Thus, we ought not to be neutral in this confrontation. Allah will
ask us about how we called for Islam and how we sought to make our
children Muslims, and how we called our people to Islam as the
Messenger (p.) called his people.
We should not care only about how will our children be successful
in their life in wealth and education, but also how will they be
successful in the experiment of belief and piety.
In this occasion, we feel the big responsibility of staying with
Islam and of how would Muslims become a firm and compact wall, for
Allah will ask us about all this. May Allah, The Most Exalted, bless
His Messenger(p.) the day he was born, the day he died and the day
will be brought back to life.
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
The Israeli wars are serving the American projects
The most prominent Jewish Lobby in the US has held
its conference in a show of force to demonstrate its ability to
influence political decision making in America. Such an influence
cannot be reduced by any Intelligence agency even when it provides
evidence against Israel, especially that the majority of members of
both Democratic and Republican parties in the US Congress agree on the
need to support Israel politically and militarily, and pressurize the
Administration to provide Israel with billions of Dollars worth of
advanced weapons. This is especially true when Israel wages a war
against an Arab country as the world has witnessed in its last
aggression on Lebanon, since the Israeli wars are part of the American
strategy against the Resistance in Lebanon and Palestine.
Cheney: Giving priority to Israeli's interests over
the American ones
It is interesting that the American vice-President,
has attended the conference as a staunch supporter of Israel that
never had a closer friend in the White House. Cheney talked about the
Israeli war of aggression, as a terrorist war being waged against
Israel killing Israelis civilians. But he did not mention the
destruction of the Lebanese infrastructure and the killing and
wounding of more than a thousand of Lebanese civilians. He also made
no mention of the American smart and cluster bombs that were provided
by the US and that are still killing Lebanese civilians and farmers in
particular. He also said that Israel continues to be threatened as the
Resistance is preventing it from continuing its aggression.
This is because the American plan gives Israel the
freedom to kill, destroy and besiege any Arab country, and considers
any self-defence as an aggression against the Zionist Entity. Cheney
also considered that withdrawing from Iraq before achieving victory
would harm Israel but he did not talk also about the American
interests, since he and others of the neo-cons believe that Israel's
interests come first.
This man who is full of hate to the Muslim world
influences Bush's decisions towards the region including planning for
new wars and asking the Palestinians to stop resisting occupation
without asking Israel to recognize the legitimate Palestinian rights,
even in the 1967 occupied territories.
Israel: Demanding to change the priorities of the
Arab peace initiative
In the same conference, the enemy's Foreign
Minister asked the Arabs to change their priorities of peace first and
then comes the normalization process, which constitutes the essence of
the Arab initiative. She addressed the Arabs saying: Do not expect
peace before you normalize the relations, which you should start right
away. This means that the Arabs, especially the moderates, according
to the American classification, should surrender to the enemy first.
Do that and Israel will study what humiliating peace it will offer
them… A peace that will enable Israel to accomplish all of its
settlement strategy, since the Arabs are too weak to protest.
The Israeli Foreign Minister also demanded that the
Arab Summit that will be convened in Riyadh should delete the right of
return for the Palestinian refugees from the Arab peace initiative
which Israel does not except, despite the fact that UN Resolution 194
had confirmed it. Israel does not respect the UN resolutions that run
counter to its interests, and enjoys the support of America that has
turned the UN into a tool to pressurize any country that opposes its
policies, including even the EU and the permanent members of the
We hope that the Arab Summit will not let the
Palestinian cause fall into this political abyss that involves
forgoing of this vital Palestinian issue of the right of return that
Israel counters with calling all Jews in the entire world to come to
Palestine whose lands are confiscated by the settlements and the
The Arabs have grown accustomed to present free
concessions to Israel which is used to insist on its demands without
offering anything in return. This shows how much the rulers of the
Arab world have become humiliated with nothing to save face with.
The Intifada: The only means for liberation
On another level, the meeting between the Israeli
Prime Minister and the PA President was a political failure. In this
meeting, the Zionists resorted to exert pressure on the Palestinians,
saying that they will not deal with the national unity government if
the Israeli imprisoned soldiers were not set free. It seems as if
Israel controls the formation of the Palestinian national unity
government which it opposes, since it opposes the Makkah Agreement
which was considered by the Israeli Foreign Minister a problem that
undermines the American Israeli efforts to jumpstart the peace
process. They want the war between Hamas and Fateh to continue to
prevent Hamas from assuming political power and remain subject to the
rules of the game that are dictated by Israel and the arrogant powers.
In the light of this, we appeal to the Palestinian
people, its militant factions, its authority and its government not to
be deceived by the moves the Quartet Committee and the international
envoys, since the entire scene is controlled by the US that aims to
carry out the Israeli strategy, and would this lead to the fall of the
Palestinians in the game of nations that gave Palestine to the Jews
and that continues to irradiate them. This strategy cannot be fought
except by the Intifada, since this is the way that enables the
Palestinians to impose their will on those who pressurize them by
means of a carefully studied Plan that answers the challenge with a
Baghdad Conference is not planed to serve Iraq
In Iraq the tragedy continues to evolve with more
victims falling daily as a result of the various barbaric means of
bombing, exploding and assassinating, whether by the occupation that
tries to cover up its failure by arbitrary violence of the Takfiris
whose hatred and ignorant understanding of Islam has led them to
legitimise the spilling of Muslim blood.
The conference that convened in Baghdad is also a
step in the same direction, for it does not seek to protect the
Iraqis, but to mend the US relations with Iraq’s neighbouring
countries by means of trading in issues that does not concern the
Iraqi people. Meantime, the political differences of the Iraqi parties
which could sometimes acquire a sectarian character remain unsolved
without any planning for a national reconciliation that reinforces the
national unity and kicks the occupation, the source of all Iraqi
Moreover the Iraqi tragedy is extending to other
Islamic countries including Afghanistan, Sudan Somalia and Yemen… And
then to Lebanon and Iran, by means of the constructive anarchy that
America initiated to impoverish the Muslim region and undermine all
its unifying and reform projects and usurp all its natural resources.
Lebanon: The problem lies in the sectarian regime
In Lebanon, the row concerning the international
court and the need to depoliticize it as well as the cabinet, which if
the debaters agree upon the number they will differ on the division of
the portfolios among the sects. The Lebanese are also living the
debate between the politicians about being optimistic or pessimistic
that is affected by the regional and international pressures,
especially the US and France who pressurize the Arab and regional
states to promote arrogant interests at the expense of the interests
of the region and the Lebanese in particular.
In the meantime, the Lebanese are that much lost by
the flood of statements, analyses and slogans that they do not know
what to believe in or what they should discard. They are loosing any
confidence in the political reality in which they find no interest in
for their devastated and hungry country that is torn between the
conflicting interests of the foreign states, and the absence of
careful planning for reform in the future. Those who killed and robbed
remain at the top, having influenced their sectarian base and drove it
to think about the sect and not the country. Thus, solidifying the
sectarian foundations of the regime that makes the Lebanese feel lost
in the face of all problems and regional challenges and developments.