The First Sermon
the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
theme of not losing one's self in the Hereafter Allah has warned in
several Ayahs in the Holy Quran that we should not deprive ourselves
from His Mercy and become losers: Say to whom
belongs what is in the heavens and the earth? Say: To Allah; He has
ordained mercy on Himself; most certainly He will gather you on the
resurrection day-- there is no doubt about it. (As for) those who
have lost their souls, they will not believe (6:12), for they
kept themselves far away from God and did not try to draw nearer to
Him through good deeds.
most Exalted, is the creator and possessor of the entire universe,
has promised to be merciful. Yet there are those who have closed the
door that leads to His Mercy and chose to sever any links with
God… Those are the losers.
verse ,He says: And as for him whose measure
(of good deeds) is light those are they who have made their souls
suffer loss because they disbelieved in Our communications. (7:9)
They have lost
themselves, they did not immunize themselves by good deeds which
would make the balance tilt in their favor. They used to mock
Allah's commands and did not abide by His rulings.
Ayah, Allah teaches the Messenger(p.) to tell those who deviated and
served others beside Allah, that they are the losers:
Serve then what you like besides Him. Say: The losers surely are
those who shall have lost themselves and their families on the day
of resurrection; now surely that is the clear loss.(39:15)
might feel powerful and even boastful with what they possess in this
life, they are the real losers on the Day of Judgment. They had not
prepared themselves for this day and they did not pay attention to
Allah's warning :O you who believe! save
yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and
stones; over it are angels stern and strong, they do not disobey
Allah in what He commands them, and do as they are commanded.(66:6)
(a.s.) considers that if you want to win you should hold yourself
accountable. You should sit with yourself on a daily basis and
review all your activities: Were the words you said good or evil?
Was the food or drink you had lawful or unlawful? Did you take what
does not belong to you in falsehood? Were you unjust to others…
you don't you will lose
If you do not
you will end up as if you did not notice that a certain sickness has
crept to your body or psyche until it took hold of you and you no
longer can do nothing about it.
In his letters
to Muawiah that aimed at advising him so as not to have to go to war
against his rebellion, Imam Ali (a.s.) said: "The World has
attracted you. It spread its net, and you have been trapped therein.
The world called you, and you welcomed its call. You have forgotten
that you will be summoned to a place where no shield would protect
you. Thus you should desist from the course you have adopted.
Prepare your account and take steps to protect you from the disaster
that is going to overwhelm you".
explained in several sayings that if you do not benefit of the days
of your life before your time comes, you will lose and your death
will harm you.
Ayah Allah says: And
whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be
accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the
losers.(3:85) meaning that you should dedicate your mind,
heart and life to Allah and not do anything in any field unless you
are sure that it pleases Allah.
evident from the Ayah that says :Say. Surely
my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for
Allah, the Lord of the worlds;(6:162)
This is the
line of Islam that all Prophets from Ibrahim to Muhammad preached.
But the Islam of Muhammad(p.) believes in all the Prophets and
contains all of the Messages.
states the truth in all religions. You notice that the Muslim would
not, out of profound belief and not merely out of courtesy, offend
any prophet, because they are sacred to him. This is the advantage
of Islam. It recognizes all previous Holy Books and prophets while
others do not recognize the Quran or the Prophecy of Muhammad(p.) .
And that is why several scholars including me consider it lawful for
a Muslim man to marry a Christian or a Jewish woman, even if she
does not convert to Islam. The Muslim cannot offend her beliefs. But
a non-Muslim male would offend the beliefs of a Muslim woman, making
her marriage to a non-Muslim unlawful.
Messenger(p.) says that the loser is he who ignores the necessity of
having to secure his future in the Hereafter. He also says that the
losers are those who spend their life seeking the pleasures of this
On the other
hand, if things do not work out in this world and even if your life
becomes full of crisis and setbacks you should be strong enough to
bear such situations.
(a.s.) asked about who would be hit with the greatest misery, said:
It is the man
who is only interest is this world ,for he will miss it and lose the
Hereafter. It is also the man who fasts and prays seeking to please
others. He would be deprived of the worldly pleasures and would not
earn the rewards of the Hereafter.
this Imam would cost a lot but it will in the end make you gain a
lot too. This Imam has called on people who entertain certain hopes
they will not fulfill, or build homes that they will not live in, or
make money in an unlawful manner which that they will be punished
for and will end by losing both worlds, which is the biggest loss,
to do nothing unless what pleases Allah, the most Exalted, and draws
us nearer to Him.
Allah wants us
to find a way to gain both worlds. By ensuring that what we do in
this world pleases Him, we will be happy and in this world and
ensure His Mercy in the Hereafter where nothing is of any good
except our good deeds.
The Second Sermon
the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
still in the same whirlpool created by the Israeli occupier and the
internal power struggle, imitated by the project of withdrawal from
Gaza. In addition, one should not forget the regional factors
demonstrated by the Egyptian and Jordanian roles which are meant to
eliminate the Palestinian entity. It is an Israeli project with
America hiding behind it, that is raised in the media or by the
certain comments like the ones made by the representative of the UN
Secretary General who talked about the spread of anarchy that would
lead to the collapse of the Palestinian Authority.
international plot supported by internal elements that are engaging
in a struggle for power gives the enemy a chance to create a new
political climate that would undermine the effects of the historical
ruling of the International Court of Justice with all its relevant
issues that have to do with occupation and expanding settlements.
Israel's Agents must not remain at large.
once again penetrated the internal Lebanese front, through the
security operation by which it assassinated one of the Mujahideen
who was engaged in the support of the Palestinian Intifada, thus
emphasizing the militant unity between the two resistances in
Palestine and Lebanon.
was executed by enemy agents who betrayed their country in the past
and are betraying it now, gaining the despise of their Lebanese and
even the Zionists… It might well be that they are protected by
some bigger agents who support Israel by standing against any
relations between Lebanon and its Arab neighborhood, as well as
their association with the American strategy that makes them ally
with the enemy.
In the face of
this Zionist aggressions, we call on all Lebanese to monitor all
these minor agents for they constitute a threat for the entire
country… Each citizen should guard the country's security and
watch for any suspicious move by any agent. Moreover, we would like
to emphasize the importance of the swift resistance retaliation,
which made the enemy understand that any attempt to further escalate
will cost it a lot. Its tourist settlements will be targeted if it
tries to undermine tourism in Lebanon. And we are sure that it
understands this balance of terror pretty well.
We want to
emphasize to the Arab word that Lebanon is the only country that is
implementing the Arab league resolution of joint defense, but our
problem is that Israel is flexing its muscles against the Arab and
Muslim world, benefiting from the American multiple faced support,
while the Arab and Muslim regimes are totally helpless. What makes
things worse is the role the enemy’s agents are playing in our
heartland by assassinating the Mujahideen in Palestine, Lebanon and
Iraq. Thus our peoples have to uphold their responsibility in
discovering and arresting them, for they play a major part in
helping the enemy and carrying out massacres against civilians and
levels the UN General Assembly resolution to endorse the ruling of
the International Court of Justice regarding the illegitimacy of the
racial wall and the Zionist occupation in general is a natural
consequence of abiding by international law.
The fact that
the resolution is not binding does not mean it is less significant
in exposing Israel political isolation as a result of defying the
international community, especially that the European Community has
voted in favor of the resolution.
American delegation is talking about the negative effect of this
resolution on the peaceful solution in Palestine, we notice that
America itself has encouraged Israel to undermine this solution when
it supported all Israeli aggressions in the name of self-defense,
while considering the Palestinian fighting for freedom and
independence as terrorism.
A need for profound study to build the future.
Iraq is still
in the bloody whirlpool of car bombs, assassinations, inhumane
abductions and American raids on civilian targets without any
solution in the horizon.
We feel sorry
for what the Iraqis are suffering from, which constitutes in a one
way or another an extension to the previous stage.
We call upon
all the faithful Islamic and national parties to study the best ways
of enabling the Iraqis to determine their own fate and achieve their
independence and national unity.
are the honest politicians
continues to face several internal and internals threats, and as
politicians continue to talk about the economic problems and the
political corruption the country faces, we ask: what are the
dynamics that enable us to solve the problems? How could we get rid
of the monster of the huge debt? Why do politicians continue to
accuse one another? Why do we talk about national reconciliation
without providing any detailed plans? Who are those that if elected
to high posts would achieve their reconciliation? Who are the agents
of this power or that regional power?
We are hearing
a lot of lectured about honesty and unrighteousness, but where are
those honest people? we do not want to accuse others, but we say as
Allah said in the Glorious Quran: You who
believe why do you say that which you do not do. It is most hateful
to Allah that you should say what you do not do.