The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
The Islamic morals
In its ethical system, Islam tells us, through the
sayings and actions of the Messenger(p.) and the Holy Imams, that man
should use his energy or all his capabilities to serve the society's
vital and necessary needs. He should study the needs of people to
fulfil them, and their problems to solve them, seeking in all that the
nearness of Allah, since if one adopts this ethical course, he will
raise his level in God's eyes.
Imam Jafar As-Sadiq (a.s.) says that whoever tries
to fulfil the need of his brother believer, seeking what Allah has
promised, Allah will write for him the reward of a pilgrimage and a
Umra, as well as the fasting of two sacred months, and those who try
but could not fulfill, Allah will write for them the reward of one
pilgrimage. Therefore, seek to do good. The Imam is telling us that if
a believer seeks to fulfill his brother's need, he will be greatly
The Imam further calls on us to compete in doing
good for our brothers, saying that those who do will enter through a
special door in Heaven.
He adds that when Allah's servant tries to fulfill
the needs of his brother believers, Allah will entrust him to two
angels, one on his right and one on his left who will ask Allah to
forgive him and fulfill his needs.
He adds that the Messenger of Allah would be more
glad than the believer when the latter's need is fulfilled.
Imam al-Baqir says: To help a needy Muslim family,
by giving foods clothes or the like, is better than performing a
pilgrimage or two, or three until he reached seventy. Thus the effort
that the believer makes to fulfill a need is not lost; it is rewarded
by Allah the Most Exalted.
He also said that Allah revealed to Moses that some
of My servants, seek nearness to be by doing Good, for which Heaven
will be their abode. Moses asked Allah, what is this good deed? Allah
answered: To try to fulfill his fellow believer need, whether he would
finally attain it or not.
Imam Al-Kazim says: Of Allah's servants are those
who seek to fulfill the people's needs, those are safe on the Day of
Judgment. Who makes a believer happy, Allah will make his heart happy
on the Day of Resurrection. How would we then expect the fate of who
make the believers sad?
The relationship between Happiness Charity and
Imam Sadiq says: the Most exalted says: Creations
are all My children. The ones I love most among them are the most kind
to others; and those who fulfill their needs.
He adds: One of most beloved deeds to Allah, the
Most Exalted, is making a believer happy, satiating his hunger,
resolving his problem or paying his debt.
Whoever removes a believer's difficulty when in
hardship God makes his needs easy in this world and the Hereafter.
Imam Ali (a.s.) says in his advise to Kumail "O
Kulmail, tell your folks to be moral and spend their nights to fulfill
the needs of those who are asleep". For Allah, the most Exalted, will
reward anybody that enters happiness into the hearts of others by
relieving them of any calamity that might face them…
This is the Islamic ethical rule: To try to make
every effort to make people happy, by fulfilling their needs and
easing their sorrows. Allah, the Most Exalted will accept this from us
and take us to His satisfaction, a road that will end in Paradise.
The Second Sermon
The American Environment Produces Crime
The bloody massacre in the University of Virginia
that resulted in the killing of 33 students and wounding of several
others is but one in a series of such crimes in the USA, which makes
it, according to statistics, the curdle of crime in the world.
Previous crimes like the killing of 15 people in the university of
Texas in 1966, and the event of two students killing a number of their
colleagues and a teacher, as well as many smaller crimes that happen
in schools and universities prove that the American environment
produces crime and terror, with about 30 thousands being killed
annually. The American psychologist, Nadine Kaslow, says that the
American culture is full of violence, especially educational
We are saying that in the face of the American
media that accuses Islam of Muslims by terrorism, as if it is a
constant feature of Islamic reality while at the same time deeming the
West, especially America, innocent from any kind of violence or
We do not deny that there is a terrorist phenomenon
in the political realm in the sectarian conflicts resulting from
backward understanding of Islam in the issue of respecting the Muslim
and the peaceful and not commit any aggression against them.
Vanguard Muslim scholars and intellectuals reject
this, and consider it to be against Islam's straight path. But such a
trend is not a general one in Islamic thought; it is restrained to
certain narrow circles. Moreover, the American and Israeli occupation
are the ones responsible for this phenomena as well as creating an
atmosphere of political and security anarchy that produced it.
As for the American society, terror represents a
mobile phenomenon that hits the education centres, whereby teen-age
students kill their colleagues and teachers without a reason.
There are also some religious sects who use
violence as a means of action.
And then there is state terror that the American
Administration resorts to whether through occupation or waging wars
against the downtrodden nations, to usurp their wealth and impose its
policies and conditions. It also encourages its allies to commit
massacres and atrocities, as it encourages Israeli crimes against the
Palestinians and the Lebanese in the last aggression.
We say to America that it has to declare a war on
terrorism in its country before fighting what it calls terrorism in
the Arab world, meaning the liberation movements that confront the
To top that there is the increasingly spreading
corruption that we see among American top officials, that is even
reaching many economic and security positions in the world.
Iraq: save the nation:
Iraq is still suffering from the pressures the
occupation exerts. This occupation is rejected by the majority of
Iraqi people with more and more people engaging in the Resistance. At
the same time, the Iraqi people resist the Takifiri groups that kill
the civilians as a result of sectarian or local calculations without
taking any position from the occupation…
We appeal to the Iraqi people to be aware of this
humanitarian catastrophe, represented by the violence that is
destroying the country and its people.
They should unite their efforts against those who
are killing civilians and promote their national and religious unity
to face occupation. They should also study how to be in the political
opposition to ensure that it is a national opposition that is not
affected by sectarianism and partisanship. They should all cooperate
to reach a political stand that they all can find themselves in, and
coordinate to promote the general interests of the people, avoiding
the political game of scoring points against one another, especially
that corruption has spread in the state departments and even the
security departments to a level that is threatening to destroy the
state, even before the occupation could destroy it. The Iraqi
catastrophe has reached a horrifying level with over a million martyrs
dead another four wounded or dislocated, and a more than 900 thousand
In addition to Iraq, we have seen the bombings in
Algeria and Morocco which has killed innocent lives that Allah has
prohibited to kill. Islam is therefore innocent of these killings,
regardless, of the justifications of the killers that they target the
In Palestine, the Zionist Entity continues it
atrocities against the Palestinians. In addition to killing or
detaining Palestinian activists, invading at destroying their houses
and villages, thus depriving the civilians from any chance to settle
in their homes, schools markets… etc. they also face humiliation and
cruelty at the check points. As for the meeting of the Head of the
Authority and the Zionist prime minister, it is but a media stunt for
internal Zionist needs, by suggesting that there is a movement for
peace. It also lets the Authority claim that there is some hope to
solve the problem in the future even if far away.
The American Israeli and European states (Most of
them) continue their blockade, resulting in starving all the
Palestinians at a time they respect Human rights meaning exclusively
the rights of the Jews.
Meanwhile, the Arab and Muslim countries, remain
subjected to the American pressures that might give them some freedom
that saves face but without providing any solution whether in the
present or in the future.
Lebanon a front to American Projects:
In Lebanon, we meet these days with the Kana
Massacre, that was proceeded and followed by scores of Israeli
massacres that were committed under the very eyes of the International
community that merely watched, that is if we do not say that it
allowed Israel to continue its aggressions without any condemnation or
The Lebanese had given up control of their own
affairs and merely following up on foreign stands taken by regional
and international forces… planning to use the Lebanese arena to serve
their strategic interests, and they have become addicted to their
commitment to foreign forces despite their own interests.
The issue has become what the position of the
international community is despite the fact that is under American
hegemony. Some are talking about siding with the international
community, although they know that Israel has never adhered to any
international resolution that has been issued by the UN Security
The latter has not made any pressure on it to abide
by any resolutions while we "bow and kneel" to international
resolutions although they serve the interests of other.
The issue is that in the calculations of several
parties, the national majority of the Lebanese have no role to play,
and that there is no Constitutional Council to look into political and
administrative issues in a scientific way, because the current tense
atmosphere has frozen it.
The fact is that the political differences between
the ruling coalition and the opposition have become a legal and
constitutional debate over the issues of presidential elections,
parliamentary elections, the government's constitutionality… analyses
launched by this or that party are stirring up the current situation.
The faithful have become afraid that the elections
in the future will turn into a political anarchy, in which the
politicians will not agree on a single president or a single prime
What we fear is that they will not reach an
agreement on one nation, in the face of calls for division of certain
sectarian leaders or the calls for federalism that end the unity and
the sectarian coexistence, to leave Lebanon as a front for American
projects that is using certain Arab initiatives to suggest that there
is solution without actually producing one.