The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
The best deeds
God says in the His Glorious Book :Blessed
is He in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things,
He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which
of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might,
He also says:
That which is on earth we have
made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test
them - as to which of them are best in conduct
In these verses, God wants to
emphasize to all people that one should live in this world in
competition with others on doing good deeds. The motive should not be
trying to become the richest or boosting that you are the most
beautiful, but to uphold the responsibility Allah has entrusted us
with towards ourselves, the others and towards life. One should live
to do the best deeds in all fields whether in knowledge, production,
emphasizing human rights, or supporting the right and helping the poor
and standing against the wrong and the unjust.
This is the story of life and death.
God has brought us to life to learn how life moves through practice.
And then when we die and return to Him, we will have to submit our
good deeds. These good deeds will be rewarded in the Hereafter, which
mirrors our actions in this world. That is what we should think about,
since money and beauty and power will punish with man, but man's deeds
will stay and enter the grave with him. And it will stay with him
until the Day of Judgement, where he will be rewarded or punished
: And obey Allah and His Messenger; and fall
into no disputes, lest ye lose heart and your power depart; and be
patient and persevering: For Allah is with those who patiently
persevere and Enter
into it, then bear (it) patiently, or do not bear (it) patiently, it
is the same to you; you shall be requited only (for) what you did.
Doing good deeds and acting in the
best way covers all expects of life including how we deal, for
example, with the inheritance of orphans we are entrusted with.
Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to
improve it, until he attains the age of full strength; and fulfill
(every) engagement, for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on
the Day of Reckoning.
Try to save and increase the orphan's money, until they are
mature adults :Make trial of orphans until they
reach the age of marriage; if then ye find sound judgment in them,
release their property to them; but consume it not wastefully, nor in
haste against their growing up. If the guardian is well-off, Let him
claim no remuneration, but if he is poor, let him have for himself
what is just and reasonable. When ye release their property to them,
take witnesses in their presence: But all-sufficient is Allah in
Allah has warned us from the consequences of usurping the orphan's
money who cannot defend himself, as in the case of elder children
taking the money of their younger brothers and sisters :Those
who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, eat up a Fire into their
own bodies: They will soon be enduring a Blazing Fire!
Greeting too should be returned in
the best way :And when you
are greeted with a greeting, greet with a better (greeting) than it or
return it; surely Allah takes account of all things.
Traditions have it that Greetings is
of two rewards, 69 for the one who offers it and one for the one who
returns it, but he who returns in a better way will earn ten rewards.
Calling for God
Allah says in His Holy Book:
Call to the way of your Lord which includes everything that
Allah wants man to believe and work by ,with
wisdom and goodly exhortation(wisdom is putting things in their
place in while goodly exhortation is what
penetrates the heart and drives it to open up and reach with love and
and have disputations with them in
the best manner; surely your Lord best knows those who go astray from
His path, and He knows best those who follow the right way
. Use the style and the words that endears people, the words that
unite and not the ones that disperse.
Thus, you have to prepare all the
conditions and the words to convince the others in what you believe
As for their guidance, you are not
responsible of this aspect-since it has to do with several subjective
and objective elements and not only a word you say or a speech you
Allah also commands us to "say what
is best"Ö When we talk to others
(your husband, your wife your children ) try to choose the best words;
study what your are about to say, and how it would be received, and
choose the best words those that concentrate love and good relations
so as not to let Satan exploit the situation to create dissention .
Say to My servants that they should (only) say
those things that are best: for Satan doth sow dissensions among them:
For Satan is to man an avowed enemy.
This is Allah's call to His
Messenger, to educate the Islamic nation or using good words so as not
to give Satan a chance to create enmities.
How to conduct a dialogue
In dialogue too, and in discussions
with those of different religions, especially the Christians and Jews
whom the Muslims were discussing matters with, Allah wants us to argue
with them in the best way except those who inflict wrong for those
don't believe in any dialogue And dispute ye not
with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere
disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and
injury): but say, "We believe in the revelation which has come down to
us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is
one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam)."
for Muslims believe in the Quran, the Bible and the Torah and in all
Rebel with what is better
We also read in the Quran how Allah
guides us to solve the problems or the feuds that we might fall into
like those between the husband and wife, and parents and children or
at larger level between tribes or between political parties. How do we
solve these problems? God says that there are two ways: violence and
tolerance or lenience.
But God says that goodness can't be
equal to evil, and violence cannot be equal to evil, and violence
cannot be equal to lenience. Repel with what is
better. Then will be between whom and there was hatred become as it
were thy friend and intimate. Choose the way that turns you
enemy into a friend for Allah wants us to befriend the world. He wants
us to broaden the scope of friends and reduce the number of our
enemies. But we should not compromise our principles, but rather seek
to earn the friendship of others to our causes and religion.
Allah emphasizes that such an option
requires an intellectual cultural and spiritual effort as well as a
strong will power "And no one will be created
such good new except those who exercise patience and self-restraint.
And this is what was asserted by the Commander of the Faithful Imam
Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.), when he encouraged us to increase our
friends saying: "The most incompetent is he who cannot make friends,
but he loses the friends he had already made is even more incompetent.
Furthermore, God also wants us to
listen to all sermons political stands or social positions, and only
follow what is best after we thoroughly study what we had heard
"Those who listen to the word and
follow the best".
In this respect, Allah tells us that
in all our life the best word is the world of Islam:
Who is better in speech then the one who calls
for Allah, works righteousness and says I am a Muslim. This is
the world of man who asserts his Islam and his call to God, and
adheres to righteousness. And emphasizes in every act or saying he
does or says that he is a Muslim.
The Second Sermon
the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
In Palestine, Israel continues to
bombing Gaza, killing assassinating and destroying without any
objection from the International Quartet Committee.
Moreover, Israel decided to annexe
Jordan rift valley which constitutes about a third of West Bank's
area, having almost finished the construction of the Western
separation wall. Thus, Israel is destroying the last component of an
independent Palestinian state, preventing it form any future
expansion, and denying the Palestinians any chance for agricultural
and industrial development, and depriving them from an outlet on the
The Western States are also exerting
pressures on Hamas that was chosen democratically and freely by the
Palestinian people. They are demanding that Hamas should recognize
Israel first, without pressurizing Israel to recognize Palestine, the
land, the politics and the economy, since the Zionist state does not
conceive any right for the Palestinian people whether in their land or
in self-determination.It only accepts giving them what it is left of
the shattered land as an act of charity.
We also notice, that America and the
European Union have announced that they will sanction the Palestinians
if Hamas rules, since their aid was not meant for the people of
Palestine but to allure then to their Israeli oriented policies of
dominating all Palestinian land, prevent the Palestinian refuges from
returning and turn those in Palestine into a work force in their
factories and farms.
America is planning along with
Israel and all its allies, to fail Hamasís experiment in ruling, but
we believe that it will be successful in government as it was in
Jihad. It will prove to the world that it will remain committed to all
the causes of its paper.
We ask the Muslim and Arab world to
bear its responsibility in supporting and financially aiding Hamas for
the benefit of the entire Palestinian people since such aid will
support its struggle for freedom and independence.
On its part, the United States is
still planning and working on consolidating its power over the entire
It accuses any state or movement
that tries to liberate its lands and will from the arrogant hegemony
Thus, America and the European Union
are trying to deny Iran the nuclear technology it needs for peaceful
purposes. They have declared war against Iran and accused it of
planning to make the bomb, while we all know that America and other
major powers have thousands of nuclear heads.
America, and Israel, represent the
most barbaric kind of terrorism. The international media, including
the American media, are talking about the torturing the detainees in
Iraq Guantanmu and all the Americam prisons in the world.
America the biggest
Moreover, the Americans are
torturing the Iraqis in the big prison of occupied Iraq, which turns
the American talk about human rights into a ridiculous joke. The only
thing they care for is the human rights of the Americans and Israelis.
This is what all the world,
especially the Third world, should understand so as to be able to
protect itself from the war against it under the pretence of fighting
terrorism, at a time everyone knows that America supports the
terrorist regimes and movements in all the world and fights the free
regimes and movements.
Consolidating foreign tutelage
This is what we notice in its
Lebanese policy of tutelage: The American President and his secretary
of state interfere in every Lebanese affair and even in the issue of
It incites its people in the
Lebanese political club to destabilize the situation and shake the
coexistence formula, serving the Israeli project. It also demands the
implementation of the international resolutions that the Zionistas
announced that they are behind it, especially the once that have to do
with the resistance which has never interfered in the internal front
but has always been a reserve army to protect Lebanon.
We say to the International
Community: The Lebanese will accept to implement the international
resolutions if Israel agrees on implementing all of them.
The international legitimacy you
demand cannot be divided. We want the freedom, independence and
sovereignty for Lebanon.
No Lebanese accepts to succumb to a
foreign dictates that will deprive him of his freedom whether from our
near or far away power. The rhetoric of the Lebanese should be wise,
calm and moderate so as to rise the level of the Lebanese awareness
and not arouse their instincts . They should keep away from the
inciting language that does not serve the country or build the future.
O Lebanese: Have mercy on your
country and do not kick it around like a ball to score personal
points, while you should all seek to accumulate additional points for
the country and for all parties. The international community, that is
dominated by the US and planned for by Israel, wants to use your
country as a card to exert pressure somewhere else.
You have suffered enough from the
game of nations, and you should not allow it to direct you instead of
seeking to promote the interests of your own country and build its