The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
God says in His Glorious Book `For We assuredly
sent amongst every People a messenger, (with the Command), "Serve
Allah, and eschew Evil": of the People were some whom Allah guided,
and some on whom error became inevitably (established). So travel
through the earth, and see what was the end of those who denied (the
It also says: Those who eschew Evil,- and fall
not into its worship,- and turn to Allah (in repentance),- for them
is Good News: so announce the Good News to My servants
The Goals of Messages.
The Holy Quran talks in several ayats (verses),
about Tyranny and tyrants. It explains the meaning of tyranny as
exceeding the reasonable limit, the Quran, describes the flood as
being tyrannical when the water exceeded the normal limit and
started to threaten the land and the people. Allah tells us about
the tyrants that made corruption in the land, talking about the
sources of power they possess, and their oppression to the people,
exploiting their need to them. He gave us the example of Pharaoh
whom Allah sent Moses (a.s.) to, to guide him and advise him to put
an end to his tyranny that reached the level of killing the children
of the downtrodden and enslaving their women. Moses' Message was to
challenge Pharaoh’s, tyranny since, all messages have as one of its
goals ending tyranny to enable the downtrodden to live in peace and
Allah says: Go thou to Pharaoh for he has indeed
transgressed all bounds whether in his rule his thoughts or actions.
And say to him, 'Wouldst thou that thou should be purified (from
sin)?- 'And that I guide thee to thy Lord, so thou should hear Him?'
and change this wronging and tyrannical spirit to
a balanced humbled and open one, for such a spirit will ultimately
not only destroy those who cling to it but the people around them as
well , and I will lead you away from deviation and falsehood,
towards guidance and thus discovering Allah whom you will fear,
because he has absolute authority over this servants. And when you
fear Allah you will try to be pious and obey them in all what he
deemed lawful or unlawful Then did (Moses) show him the Great Sign
The cane that turns into a python and the white hand :the miracles
that prove that he was a messenger . But pharaoh considered that
these miracles are form of magic but (Pharaoh) rejected it and
disobeyed (guidance); He wanted to stand till before Moses, but he
felt afraid and had to run away because it a was a power he had
never encountered before Further, he turned his back, striving hard
(against Allah). He called upon all the magicians, and resorted to
the strength of words saying Then he collected (his men) and made a
proclamation, Saying, "I am your Lord, Most High".
But Allah humiliated him and showed that he was
only human who could turn to a dead body But Allah did punish him,
(and made an) example of him, - in the Hereafter, as in this life to
be a subject lessons to all tyrants.
Allah also tells us about another kind of tyranny
which is a subjective one, practiced by the unbelieving sinners who
forget their god and use the powers they have to change their
strength into tyranny, thus deviating from the straight path. He
tells us that Then, for such as had transgressed all bounds And had
preferred the life of this world thinking that this world is the
ultimate world forgetting about all those who had come before him
but ended up dead and forgotten , because he has yielded to Satan
and rebelled against God, thus he deserves to dwell in hell.
The Abode will be Hell-Fire;
but he who felt Allah's greatness and that he will stand before Him
(And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their
Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower
facing his passion and desires and obeying his mind and the Heavenly
messages Their abode will be the Garden for he has chosen the road
of piety that leads to heaven.
God tells us that the Prophets' messages can be
summarized in two words: Worship Allah alone , by making all your
life and relations seek God's satisfaction and no one else. You
should not even make any step forward or backward without making
sure it pleases God. The second word is eschew evil (tyranny) which
could be represented in a man who wrongs and oppresses others and
practices all forms of corruption. It could also be represented in
laws that man made and that violates Allah's Shariah. Thus man has
to worship God and eschew evil to earn God's satisfaction.
This is what we should think about to make sure
that we are following the straight path that leads us to Allah. In
this respect, Imam Ali (a.s) says: "How fast is the end of the
tyrant”. "The oppressor is a tyrant that awaits one of two avenges
:that of the opposed and that of the Hereafter.
The believers should learn how to educate
themselves and how to advise themselves. They should strive to get
nearer to Allah, to obey Allah alone and stay away from everything
that will make them forget God, the most high, And be ye not like
those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget their own souls!
Such are the rebellious transgressors! : Not equal are the
Companions of the Fire (Hell) and the Companions of the Garden: it
is the Companions of the Garden, that will achieve Felicity.
The First Sermon
America: Unrestricted support to Israel
The US continues its unconditional support to
Israel. The most recent manifestation of this support was
pressurizing the Palestinians to accept Israeli conditions regarding
the opening of the Rafah border crossing, which undermines yet again
the Palestinian sovereignty, and proves that Gaza is but a big
prison despite the fact that the American secretary of state has
talked in a shy manner about the settlement policy to use it as a
pretence for her call for the dismantling of the Intifada factions.
If America respects human rights as it claims then, why does not it
call on Israel to withdraw from all occupied Palestinian lands, so
that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be resolved, instead of
destabilizing and fragmenting the region, so as to hide the general
strategic issue under small partial ones?
On its part, Israel continues to implement its
policy of daily assassinations of the Mujahideen, as well as
continuous detaining and incursions of villages and camps, which
could lead to destabilizing the entire Middle East and turn it to a
pot of catastrophe explosions as some Western analysts say. All this
proves that America took the wrong decisions when it decided to
provide absolute protection for Israel.
Normalizing relations with Israel
On another level, we find that Tunisia has
received the enemy's foreign minister to attend the world Summit on
He asked it to hurry up and establish diplomatic
relations with his state without having to wait for the final
solution of Palestine. On the other hand we don't have any Arab
country demanding that Israel should resolve the Palestinian problem
on the basis of giving the Palestinians their lands, dismantling
settlements and the racist wall, as well as the return of the
Palestinian refugees to their homes because the problem is that the
Arab states began to normalize with the enemy more than with
In this atmosphere, the US began to plan its
project for the grand Middle East to integrate Israel in the
"efforts to build democracy and human rights in the region", and to
make it a part of the regional dialogue that America wants the Arabs
to take part in.
This means that the enemy will interfere in the
critical internal issues in the region as a result of the American
pressure that seeks to turn Israel into a vital affective element in
all Arab issues, being the country that will teach the Arabs human
rights, democracy and equality!!! And this is which America seeks
when it calls for normalization.
The question is: what kind of democracy does
Israel represent when it practices racial discrimination against the
Arabs and Palestinians in its state? And what kind of human rights,
it is talking about when it occupies Palestinian lands, appropriates
all their rights in their hands, destroys their infrastructure, and
uses the most sophisticated weapons that are only used in major wars
to kill Palestinian civilians…
All this is an indication of how the Israeli
racism intersects with the American racism, which means that the
Arab and Muslim world that might be deceived by this American scheme
has to keep in mind the future of their peoples in the aftermath of
this American – Israeli invasion of their resources and vital
Iraq between Occupation and the apostators
Iraq remains in the midst of the security
whirlpool and economic chaos, with on the one hand the occupation
that does not seem to find the right plan to preserve its arrogant
and exploitive interests and the apostating powers that continue to
kill innocent civilians in an act of terrorism fuelled by fanatical
sectarianism that deems lawful the killing of Muslim civilians and
even their children.
Nevertheless we have not heard one Islamic cleric
condemning this naïve identification between terrorism and the free
Iraq is preparing for his vital and critical
elections, as well as the coming conference in Cairo that will study
its internal affairs in an effort to reach national reconciliation.
And we hope that it will not be influenced by
certain American guideless that would by covered by an Arab
We wish for the Iraqis who suffered a lot from
its tyrannical regime and its brutal occupation to resort to unity
and awareness to establish stability and progress. We ask the Arab
and Muslim countries to have mercy on the Iraqis and help them in
finding solutions for their difficult problems.
Role of dialogue in building Lebanon.
As for Lebanon, we would like to see more
political stability through dialogue and promoting national unity
away from sectarian and emotional reactions. We would like the
Lebanese to be aware of the difficult stage the region is passing in
as a result of the pressurizing international and especially
American policies that are manifested by the UN solutions as well as
the investigation of the assassination of Hariri, which make us
wonder: Why did not America cooperate with the investigation
committee by submitting the satellite pictures that photographed the
entire crime with all its details?
And why did not the Security Council accuse the
US of not cooperating? Lebanon needs to know who killed Hariri and
why, for it will not enjoy stability until it does.
In this atmosphere, we appreciate the government
response to popular living demands, especially the diesel, and we
hope it will take additional positive stands in this regard. And we
would like to rows that are full of accusations of treason to stop.
Lebanon needs its unity to build its future. It needs a dialogue
that remains committed to the nation’s priorities in the face of
internal and foreign challenges.
Everybody should have mercy on this country to
enable it to remain the homeland of spiritual and moral values that
make it that distinguished in the region and in the entire world.