The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
In this blessed Friday, we remember all our youth,
who were the blossoming flowers in the spring of the nation. The
believers who used to pray and fast with us… those believers are still
with us in our hearts and minds. They are with the entire nation… they
made us proud before the world.
To those martyrs we read the Al-Fatiha Sarah.
Patience is the virtue of the Prophets
God says in this Holy Book”: Be sure We shall test you
with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives and the
fruits "of your toil", but give glad tidings to those who patiently
Who say, when affected with calamity: «To Allah we
belong, and to Him is our return».
They are those on whom (Descend) blessing from
their Lord, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.
And He also says: Did ye think that ye
would enter Heaven without Allah testing those of you who fought hard
(in His Cause) and remained steadfast. And: Every soul shall have a
taste of death. And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your
full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted
to the Garden will have succeeded: For the life of this world is but
goods and chattels of deception.
Allah did not emphasis the significance of any
spiritual and moral value, as much as the value of patience.
He says: Spacious is Allah's earth those who patiently persevere will
truly receive a reward without measure. And”
Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in
yourselves, and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you,
from those who received the Book before you and from those worship
partners besides Allah. But if ye persevere patiently, and guard
against evil, then that indeed is a matter of great resolution.
Thus, the history of this nation since the time of
the Prophet and those who were with him, as well as the purified
Members of the House was a history of patience. They were patient in
hunger and sickness. And they were patient in the battlefield where
they struggled for the cause of God bravely and faithfully.
Patience was the theme the Messenger adhered to
throughout his march. He was patient when he was fought and hurt by
the unbelievers like no prophet before him. It was patience that was
the characteristic of his immigration, his war and peace, and all his
This is also the theme that governed all the
actions and behaviour of the Messenger's caliphs, Imam Ali (a.s.) when
he endured what no other human could foregoing his rights to safeguard
the interests of Muslims and that is why he said: I will keep the
peace as long as the Muslims affairs are maintained and the only
injustice belief on me.
And this was the attitude of his children, Imams
Hassan and Hussein, and all the Imams of Ahl al-Beit, as well as his
and their companies.
The importance of patience lies in that it prevents
people from surrendering when confronting challenge. It helps the
nation to become aware of what it is facing. If you are not patient
you will not be able to think or plan.
Thus, patience is not weakens and God says: Behold, Luqman said to
his son admonishing him "O my son! Join not in worship (others) with
Allah: For false worship us indeed the highest wrong-doing».
And bear with patient constancy whatever betide
thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct) affairs.
Patience that resorts to thinking and planning is
what lets the nation know from where it starts and to where it is
Patience is the Road to freedom.
The Nation of Islam is still facing the challenges
of the unbelievers and the arrogant. And although some have fallen,
the majority is still standing.
This country was the vanguard of the nation in its
struggle and confronting the challenges. Israel wanted to dominate and
exploit the nation through Lebanon while the US wanted to turn it in
to a base for its influence and a base to attack another countries.
But the free Lebanese, especially the people of the South and Biqaa',
who fought all American and Israeli challenges to give Lebanon by
their patience, courage and firmness, the meaning of freedom.
No drop of blood was split in the independence the
Lebanese knew before, but the new independence was established by the
glorious freedom and the blood of our children, women elderly and
youth that turned for the first time in its history to a river that
waters the freedom of the entire Arab and Muslim worlds.
My children and brothers: The houses were destroyed
on the Heads of our people while others became homeless. But you stood
tall and refused to be convinced that the Resistance is responsible
for this war. You demonstrated the highest degree of awareness and we
respect this awareness of those who look at their destroyed houses and
villages and declare that we are with the Resistance. Thus, be patient
and hold fast and reject all those who want to constitute a barrier
between you and the stands of dignity for God said: Honor belongs to Allah
and His Messenger and the believers.
Therefore, Dear beloved and children continue the
march. And let America Israel and the this arrogant world understand
that we will remain with freedom…Not the freedom the American
President talks about but the freedom that is from the depth of Islam,
Arabism and humanitarianism. We should remain patient and steadfast
and from the midst of all these tragedies the dawn will rise. The dawn
of the free and believing man.
And be not infirm, and be not grieving, and you shall have the upper
hand if you are believers. If a wound has afflicted
you (at Ohud), a wound like it has also afflicted the (unbelieving)
people; and We bring these days to men by turns, and that Allah may
know those who believe and take witnesses from among you; and Allah
does not love the unjust
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
It is victory… the victory of the believing and
struggling youth of those who were promised paradise because they were
fighting for the cause of Allah. Those who lived the freedom to
liberate the land build the power that Allah wanted them to establish
to face the arrogance.
It is the victory of the Islamic vanguard that rose
in its spirit to become near God, to worship Him through martyrdom and
fighting of the enemies of God and humanity only: the Jews who killed
the Prophets and made corruption on earth.
They are those who committed brutal and barbaric
massacres, destroying the houses on the heads of those living in them
including the children. Those racists who love no body and think only
about themselves, killing the people and destroying the land.
It is the victory that was made for the living
Islam that opens up on man and freedom… the victory that made a new
history, a new conquest of Khaibar that opens the castles that are
fortified by the most sophisticated American weapons that were given
to the Jews to kill the Palestinians and the Lebanese. The Resistance
won the war when they started to fight the enemy face to face and when
they destroyed developed tanks and advanced caterpillars and pounded
its settlements. They enemy that is used to defeating the Arabs did
not expect such a resounding surprise. They were the Islamic vanguard
that restored the Arabs and Muslim dignity and washed away the
humiliation of the previous defeats.
America gives Israel a free hand
Dear beloved: this war was an American war carried
out by Israel to execute the American arrogant plans to establish
political and economic and security hegemony over the entire region.
The plan for this war was set out long before,
waiting only for an excuse to carry it out.
They wanted to destroy Lebanon, especially the
South, and eliminate the Resistance to turn Lebanon to a base for its
efforts to pressurize other countries in the region as well as a front
to protect Israeli security, and not that of Lebanon. Because we all
know that it gave the Israeli Mosad a free hand to assassinate whoever
it wants, and prevented Lebanon from submitting a complaint against
Israel when the Israeli intelligence killing networks were discovered.
And we now hear the enemy's Prime Minister,
threatening to kill the leaders and the fighters of the Resistance by
means of his intelligence elements that are spread in Lebanon.
Yet we hear no protest either by the Americans or
the West, although they continue to talk about the presence of the
Syrian intelligence in Lebanon and the threat they constitute. The
west that encouraged the enemy to destroy Lebanon and kill the
Lebanese does not see in what the Mosad subversion any problem, since
it is executing its plans that we a result of their complex they
against Arabs and Muslim.
Thus the great lie of the West that talks about
freedom and human rights, or their so-called war against terrorism in
which America and Israel practice the barbaric state terrorism against
the people. That is why they are encouraging the occupation and deny
the right of peoples, especially the Palestinians, to fight. They
consider the Palestinian struggle to liberate their country a form of
terrorism. They also considered what happened to the Iraqis, the
Palestinians and the Lebanese lately including all the massacres and
devastation as self-defence. That is whey they refused in their
conferences and their Security Council any ceasefire that does not
impose their conditions.
Israel acknowledges defeat
The US President said when the battle was over that
the Resistance was "defeated". This is but one additional lie that we
are used to from the American President. Had he said the truth that
was acknowledged by the enemy's politicians and military leaders, he
would have said that Israel was defeated on the battlefield despite
all the political games the US that the West have practiced to save
Israel's face and give it a chance to defend itself before its people,
and impose certain conditions on Lebanon that would undermine its
internal front, and incite internal strife and civil war that the
Lebanese still refuse.
What is ironic in this respect is that some US
officials still claim that there is nobody who supports the Lebanese
interests more than the US. We wonder, along with the Lebanese: What
is the interest of Lebanon in destroying its infrastructure and
killing its civilians by destroying their houses and committing
horrific massacres, and then preventing the UN from passing an
immediate cease fire.
The Resistance and the State
As for the US President’s claim that the Resistance
is a state within the state, it is not true. The Resistance is a part
of the state whether in the Cabinet or the Parliament. It did not use
its arms to pressurize any internal party whether an official or a
popular one. Its arms only role was to confront the Israeli
aggression, and as a reaction to the Israeli war that pounded the
south and other regions and that destroyed the Lebanese
As for the abducting the two Israeli soldiers it is
naďve to think that it started the war.
Several similar incidents occurred and the Israeli
enemy did not initiate a war, but exchanged the prisoners. Were
America faithful and supportive of Lebanon, it would have intervened
to solve the problem without a war in a way that preserves Israeli
soldiers and Lebanese security.
But the plan for the war was made by both the US
and Israel, to the extent that some Zionist officials believed that
America is using Israel to carry out its project of the new Middle
East, and not to release the two soldiers and maintain Israel's
Lastly, the return of the southerners to their
destroyed lands represents a political resistance against America and
Israel who wanted them to return under their humiliating conditions.
The people of the South have always had a very strong bond with their
land and with the cause of freedom that is not going to change.
Studying the Resistances Experiment
We call on all the Lebanese parties as well as the
Arabs and Muslims to study this wonderful experience of struggle with
Israel.. the defeat of its advanced weapons and the rejection of the
arrogant policies. It is a new experience that should be studied
thoroughly to search how to fight their dictatorships that change
their countries into jails for the people.
The Resistance Arms
One last word to the Lebanese who consider that
Israel is the enemy. If they mean it they should preserve the arms of
the Resistance, and stand with the Mujahideen to turn the Resistance
into a resistance of the Lebanese against the Israeli aggression. They
ought to study Israel’s record towards Lebanon that has always been,
one of aggression.
That is why we called on the international
community to deploy its forces on the Palestinian side, since they
should protect Lebanon from Israel, for Lebanon has always been the
party that is trying to protect itself against Israeli aggressions.