The First Sermon
the Name of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
to Allah, lord of the worlds, And peace be upon our master,
Muhammad, his purified progeny, his chosen companions and on all
God’s prophets and messengers.
who is loved by Allah and the Messenger.
God says in
His Glorious Book:
are those among people who give their lives to seek God’s
pleasure. God is Affectionate to His servants”.
interpretation books explain that it is Imam Ali whom this verse
talks about. He is also one of Allah’s arguments, that ought to
convince people , since, he is the greatest Islamic personality
second only to the Messenger and was loved by him.
gave Islam all his life and has lived throughout in Allah’s
houses. He is the only one born in Kaa’ba. Then his life was
always associated with prayers with the Messenger, He used to say :
“O God, I was the first to hear the call and the first to answer.
performed prayers before me except Allah’s Messenger. He was the
first to pray with the Messenger when he was a child even before the
Prophet was ordered to start his mission.
He used to
live with Muhammad and acquire all his
morals and spirituality to the extent his personal traits. became
that of the Messenger.
used to be taught by the Prophet all fields of knowledge until he
became the door of the city of knowledge, as the Prophet said: “I
am the city of knowledge and Ali is its door”. He also never said
anything that was not truthful, to the extent the Messenger gave him
this medal: “Ali’s, is with the truth and the truth is with Ali,
it goes with him wherever he goes”. He was also the Mujahid who
took part in all the Messenger’s battles and was a vital force in
achieving victory in all of them. It is said that in the battle of
Bader, Ali killed half of the unbelievers that were killed in this
battle although he had not had any practice on how to use the sword
battle of Al-Khandak, the Messenger said when Ali went down to the
arena to fight Amro Bin Wid: “Belief as a whole is going to fight
unbelief in its entirety.”
beloved, Ali was the first among Muslims second only to the
Messenger. Therefore it was his right to become the ruler after him.
The Messenger himself declared that whoever believes that he has
authority on, then Ali has the same authority on him too. Moreover ,
he was so purified that he did not commit any sin or wrong. For
Ali’s infallibility was not just an ordinary one, but rather one
of the highest degree. Thus when we remember Ali (a.s.) on the
anniversary of his martyrdom, we remember this Islamic unique
personality that has reached the highest levelly of perfection in
moral behavior , knowledge, spirituality and fighting for the cause
Advice to the Muslim Nation
As we are
going to see, Imam Ali’s will that was dictated when he was in
sever pain as a result of the fatal wound inflicted by the fanatic
Abdulrahman Bin Malijam, was not a will about whom he is giving his
money or property to, but rather a will for all Muslims. He
addressed his will to his two sons Al –Hassan and Al-Hussein ,
because they would be left in change of Muslim affairs after him,
but the will was also addressed to all his children as well as all
who will read it.
whoever reads this will or is informed about its content, bears the
responsibility of executing it.
advise your to fear Allah”. And obey his commands, for this
is the meaning of piety that leads to Heaven. Do
not go after this vicious world thought it may try to entice you ,
do not seek it through it night seek you. One should not
compromise his principles and his belief for anything in this world
,“and do no give force for anything which
the world refuse you-for this world is not infinite and in it
you gain some and you win some, you should not be all allured by its
wins or frustrated and depressed by its loses, for the hereafter is
the world that lasts.
the eternal reward and Blessings of Allah be the prompting factors
for all you say and do. Be an enemy of tyrants and oppressors, and
be a friend and helper of those who are oppressed and tyrannized”
regardless of who the oppressors and the oppressed are.
Imam moves to the social aspect, the one relating to the welfare of
the community and the nation as a whole.
you, to my other children…. and to all who acquire this . Fear
Allah and be pious, and have fair and honest dealingsw with one
another”, you should be fair and honest in all your social,
political, economic, secutrity… dealings and stands… Give each
man his right, and be the organized society in which each man knows
his role and position.
everybody in the community leaves himself \herself to be led by
his\her desires, the nation will definitely fail in pursuing its
causes, “and improve mutual relations
because I have heard your grandfather, the Holy Prophet(a.s.)
saying, “To remove mutual enmity, ill-feeling and hatred is better
than recommended prayers and fasting”.
could devastate the society and harm Islam and Muslims. Fear
Allah when the question of helpless orphans arises. You should never
let them starve. So long as you are there to guard and
protect them they should not be ruined or lost.
part of his will, the Imam is clearly telling us that the orphans
are the responsibility of the society that should look after them as
everyone of you looks after his own children.
not be left to their fate, lest they will deviate and may even find
their way to become criminals.
A few days
ago, I read in a newspaper that there are 4 thousand Lebanese
orphans adopted by families in the West. When those orphans knew
that those whom they are living with are not their real parents,
they began to search for their fathers and mothers, this is what
made us establish the Mabarat orphanage in the first place; to
present such a negative development, where our children will be sent
to the West and lose their identity and their religion.
Allah in respect to your neighbors The Holy Prophet(p.) had always
advised, cautioned and reminded us of this responsibility, so much
so that we often thought that the prophet of Allah(p.) might on the
next occasion assign them a share from our heritage”.
wanted us to be tolerant and endure any harm they might cause us.
“Fear Allah in respect of the Holly Qura’n,
lest others should excel and surpass you in following its tents and
in acting according to its orders, Fear Allah so far as prayers are
concerned because prayers are pillars of your faith.”
Prayers are the pillars of our faith if they are accepted, other
religious duties will be accepted, but if it were rejected they too
would be rejected. Prayers also, removes sins that is why we have to
call all our relations ,especially our nuclear family, to prays, so
that they will grow up learning to fear Allah and love him.
in the matter of His Holy House(Kaa’ba). Let it not be deserted because
if it is deserted, you(the Muslims) will be lost.
It is the
symbol of the Muslims strength and unity…
not forget Allah, struggle in His cause with your tongue, with your
wealth and with your lives.
mutual liking, friendship and love and help one another. Take
care that you do not spurn and treat one another badly and
people to do good and abstain them from evil, otherwise the vicious
and the wicked will be your overlord and if you willingly allow such
persons to be your rulers then your prayers will not be heard by
community in which you watch one another, if you abstain from
exhorting to do good and forbidding evil, it will be reflected on
your rulers who will turn corrupt and disloyal to the covenant they
made with Allah.
Imam’s will to his Clan.
noticed, up till now the Imam has not been talking about any
personal issue, but rather general issues of interest to the Muslims
as a whole, focusing on their social life. When he talks to his clan
it is only to prevent them from doing wrong. Since his clan is
responsible to punish those who killed him( whose
is slain wrongly, we have given power unto his her, but let him not
commit excess in slaying) the Imam wants them to abide by
Allah’s Shariah on his own murder, without any a vengeful tribal
acts like those dominant in our communities.
sons of Abdul Muttalib! Let there be no retaliation for the act of
my murder, do not roam about with drawn sword and with the
slogan:” Amir al_Mumimin is Killed”, and do not start the
massacre of my opponents and enemies. There is no class
privileges in murder; only the murderer is killed regardless of his
social or political level. See to it that only
one man, that is my assassin, is killed, as the punishment of the
crime of murder is death and nobody else is molested. The punishment
to the man who attempted the Murder shall take place only when I die
of the wound delivered by him and this punishment shall be only one
stroke of sword to end his life. He should
not be tortured before his death, his hands and feet should not be
amputated because I have heard the Holy prophet(s) saying: “Do not
amputate hands and feet of anybody, be it a biting dog”.
Imam, who is always great, even regarding issues where others act in
a worldly manners... He is the patient who endured all kinds of
pains, and he is the joy of living with God and loving God and
loving God. Is not he the one who said that you cannot live the way
I do for I want nothing from this world and added : I want you only
to help me by piety, advise, chastity and perseverance.
Ali’s will that you have to abide by… Are you going you abide by
it? For he” that alters the will after
hearing it shall by accountable for his crime”. May peace
be on him the day he was born, the day he was martyred and the day
he will be brought back to life.
In the Name
of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
Second Terrorist American War
waging its second war against what it calls terrorism in Palestine,
i.e. all those who are fighting the occupation, such as Hammas,
Jihad, Fateh and other factions. But this time, the war is waged by
an Israeli hand, having given the Israelis the political legitimacy
to wage an all out war with the most advanced weapons America has
given them including the f16 warplanes. The Israelis have gone as
far as considering the Palestinian Authority and all its security
agencies as terrorists and terrorist supporters. Thus according to
the American logic, bombing its offices and stations is a legitimate
act of self-defense, even if it included killing pupils getting out
of their schools or destroying the infrastructure of the Palestinian
therefore, America Second war that aims at ending the Intifada by
liquidating all its fights, destroying its arms and silencing its
voice. America wants a Palestinian state as envisaged by Sharon.
this, the Palestinians should be deprived of any card to use in the
negotiations. And since the Intifada is only wining card they have,
it should be crushed. Of course, the Americans and the Israelis know
that the Palestinians have another card, their national unity on the
basis of continuing the struggle for liberation and freedom. Thus it
too has to end, by forcing the Palestinian Authority to put the
Mujahideen even those of Fateh in jails and impose house arrest on
their religious and political leadership in the name of conforming
with the international legitimacy. This could create a rift among
the Palestinians who feel that they all represent the Intifada and
not any single party, and they are all suffering from the Zionist
blockade that has turned every Palestinian town and village into a
international silence regarding the Israeli atrocities of killing
civilians and children, coupled with the political denouncement of
the Martyr operations, suggests that the world has lost its
conscience and began to use a different criteria when it comes to
grown unjust and neglectful of human right. The international logic,
led by America, of fighting terrorism prevent the Palestinians from
using the only weapon they have , exploding their bodies in the body
of Israeli security. It justifies occupation and talks about finding
a solution through negotiations under negative circumstances that
does not allow the Palestinians to attain any of their rights The
Oslo agreement and the agreements that fallowed are a case in point.
As for the
Arabs they are helpless, while the Islamic world has stopped being
concerned with its very first major issue of Jerusalem and Palestine
.. encouraging Israeli to continued its barbaric acts.. They want
Israel to put an end to the Palestinian Jihad, probably because they
are afraid of its future and hope that Israel will relief them of
Islamic and Arab conferences will end in a diplomatic communiqué
that does not anger America, for it will only pay lip service to the
I say to
this Mujahid people that they need to preserve their national unity
and to watch very carefully the new game and the new developments…
We are afraid that what is going on is a new play that will repeat
what happened in 1948… We are in a very critical stage and we need
all the steadfastness and resolve in the world, but we also need to
be careful and cautious...
Muslim peoples should uphold their great responsibilities, for we
are going to witness a war against all what is Arabic or Islamic in
the name of fighting terrorism.
We have to
live through out this stage by wisdom and rationality and not
excitement and emotional reactions.
have to follow what is going in Afghanistan, because it is a preview
of what is going to happen in other Arab or Muslim countries.
There is a
major plan to change the economic –political and military
situation in the world to further promote the interests of the
have to face the situation with strength and resolve so that the
arrogant powers would know that the temple will fall on the hands of
Since we are passing in a
very critical stage, we have to face the situation in Lebanon by
avoiding any sectarian , or political differences that preoccupy us
and consequently prevent us from thinking of how to face the major
events ahead. This does not means that we should not continue to
care about vital issues as the economy or the security state. But it
means that we should concentrate on what unites us, and adopt
dialogue as a means of solving our differences.