The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
God says in His
Glorious Book: Do Good. He also says:
Hasten to virtuous deeds. This is the big
theme that Allah wants us to adopt in this life. To fill it with good
by correcting all the conceptions of people in what they live and do
in their relations, stands and acts, for
Allah does not change a people's lot
unless they change what is in their hearts.
Allah also wants man
to hasten to do good in his relations with other people especially
when they suffer from difficulties in their social, political, and
economic affairs. In these times, there will be a need to all who
possess money, positions or capabilities to help, which will be a kind
of continuous charity that paves the road to heaven. In this respect,
it is related that a group of people came to the Messenger (p.) and
asked him to indicate an act that if they perform they will go to
Heaven. The Messenger(p.) said: Give from what Allah has given you.
They said: what if we are more in need than those we are should give,
the Messenger(p.) said. Support the wronged. And they said: what if we
were weaker than those we should support. The Messenger(p.) said:
“Then advise the unwise.” If you do not possess a strength, you might
have an experience and an opinion that might do good to others. But
when the Messenger(p.) was told that they might be less wise he said
then: “keep silent unless what you are saying is good”. Does not it
make you happy that any of these traits will lead you to Heaven.
A believer is usually
in need of fellow Muslims in his financial health, social or
psychological affairs, in such a way that each is a servant of the
The employer is a
servant of his employees, and they are his servants. A shop owner
serves the people by providing their needs while they serve him by
increasing his wealth. The wealthiest of people needs the poorest, and
the strangest need the weakest.
This is what all the
traditions of the Messenger(p.) and Ahl el-Beit whom we adhere to
their imamate have told us. Imam As-Sadiq(a.s.) says: "Listen to what
I say to you, and know that it is right and do it”.
The best among you are
those who wish to perform the errands of their brothers, and he who
perform an errand for a fellow believer.
Whoever performs a
believer errand, Allah will perform for him in the Hereafter a hundred
thousand errands including Paradise.
Asked of the meaning
of the statement that the believer is a mercy on fellow believers,
Imam Hussein (a.s.) said: If a believer asks another believer for an
errand, it is in effect a Mercy that Allah has brought on him. If he
accepts to perform this errand he is accepting this mercy, while
refusing it is refusing this mercy… and Allah will let a snake eat his
toes in his grave until the Day of Resurrection
Competing in doing good
says: every Muslim who performs an errand to another Muslim will be
called by Allah the Most exalted, Who will tell him that he will be
rewarded by Allah and that this reward in no less than Paradise.
The Imam also called
on Muslims to compete in doing good saying that those who do so will
enter Paradise though a special door called the door of Maa'rouf
(Charity). He added that Allah will be happier by performing on errand
even more than those whose errand is performed.
Imam Baqir(a.s.) tells
those who perform several pilgrimages, but are not prepared to pay
anything to the poor: To sustain a Muslim family… Feed them and dress
him and make them not need to ask others in more likeable to me than
performing seventy pilgrimages.
We are living now in a
big catastrophe that all people suffer from, especially the followers
of Ahl al-Beit in the South, Biqaa and the Southern suburb. There are
a lot of poor and needy people in these regions, and we therefore have
to live our Islamic brotherhood which makes us one body.
We have to live social
consolidation; we have to help in sustaining and providing for the
needy among us.
The enemies of Allah,
the most Exalted, and the His Messenger(p.) wished to humiliate the
people and have them stand at their doors begging for help. And we
know how the Relief Commission acted, giving the back trodden nothing
and distributing all the relief resources on its people.
Nothing reached the
South, which needed every piece of bread and every drop of water it
can get. On the contrary, the relief resources were distributed among
those who consider the problems that hit their country a chance to
become even richer.
Therefore, we have to
support and help one another, each according to his abilities. We have
to live Mercy and love to overcome the tragedy, we are living in, for
this is what pleases Allah and His Messenger.
And the believer
enjoys Allah's Mercy as long as he is helping his Muslim brother.
The Second Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Where did the problem
of Muslims and Arabs in the region arise from! Where did all these
massacres that move from one country to another and all this political
chaos come from?
They are all from the
West whose all constricts used to plan to usurp the region’s oil
wealth, and disrupt its unity.
The British occupied
several Arab countries and executed several plans to enable the Jews
to occupy Palestine, and transformed Iraq, Najd and Hijas into
colonial British bases using all forms of deceit and lies.
France was the second
Western State that occupied parts of greater Syria including Lebanon
and Syria, and usurped its wealth. Then America came and joined the
Western countries that rallied under its Leadership in the struggle of
the cold war with the Soviet Union.
Then the Eastern bloc
collapsed and America became the sole superpowers, America then began
to establish its empire of evil that dominated the world and
appropriated its wealth. Its Administration dominated by the Zionist
Christians waged several wars to occupy directly or indirectly the
Third World, especially the Arab and Muslim states to usurp its oil
and ensure the prosperity of America and the West in general.
Branding those who oppose American policies with
Then, there was Israel
that was created by the West and sponsored by the US, which linked its
interests with that of Israel, its security war and peace with that of
Israel, until the world imagined that America is subjected to Israel
and not the other way road.
Then came the
America's occupation on Iraq and Afghanistan in the aftermath of
September 11. America saw in these attacks a chance to wage a war
against what it calls terrorism. Thus the US waged a war against all
who oppose its policies as well as that of Israel, especially in
Palestine where it considered the Intifada an act of terrorism
disrupting any progress of peace there, by imposing the disarming of
the Mujahideen as a precondition for negotiations. Then they moved to
destabilize the security and political conditions in the region,
especially in Iraq that has been the theater of daily massacres that
move from one place to another.
Then the West began to
plan to dominate Syria and Lebanon and turn the latter into a center
for its political influence in the region. To do this they pressurized
a number of Security Council members to pass successive resolutions,
starting by Resolution 1559, to disarm the Resistance and open up
Lebanon upon the Israeli pressures with no force to face any Israeli
The Resistance defeated Israel
The year 2000
Liberation was a shock to America and Israel, because the Resistance
was able to defeat Israel in the first time in its history. That is
why the West began with its Israeli allies to plan to avenge .They
searched for any justification whatsoever, and found it in the
abduction of the two Israeli soldiers although pervious similar
indicants ended with prisoner exchange.
The real US aim was to
destroy the Resistance as a preface to impose its policy of the New
Middle East and not to save Lebanon of the so-called "The Arms Chaos”.
Thus, the forces of
evil in the world were deployed first in Rome and then in the Security
Council to issue Resolutions 1701, to save Israel that was defeated in
Lebanon, at a time America was expecting the defeat of the Resistance
that will be followed by disarming it. That is why the American
Administration refused to pass the ceasefire that the Arab and Muslim
worlds, as well as well all the free people in the world, were asking
for, at a time Israel was committing daily massacres and destroying
the houses on heads of the civilian women children and elderly, living
Then Israel welcomed
Resolution 1701 since some of its articles are vague enough to allow
Israel to interpret in a way that serves its interests.
Moreover, it does not
call for a ceasefire and America continues to threaten to pass another
resolution to disarm the Resistance.
Meanwhile, the Western
states continue to yield to the American Administration, for the West
does not show any political or economic or security respect to the
Arabs and Muslims, especially that the latter have grown to accept the
weakness of their governments before Israel and the US. Some of these
governments along with certain Lebanese politicians have even
supported the Israeli war on Lebanon.
The West does not respect international legitimacy
history, the Security Council has never exerted any pressure on Israel
to implement any of its resolutions including Resolution 194 that
acknowledged the right of Palestinians to return home. Israel, aided
by the American cover of vetoing, has never implemented any
resolution. The Security Council still does not accept any
condemnation of Israeli massacres and invasions, despite all the talk
about the peaceful solution that American did nothing to realize,
since Israel refused the peace that gives the Palestinian people the
right of self determination and build its viable independent state.
The International community, and American in its forefront, does not
respect the international legitimacy if it is against Israel's
interest, and affirms it if it is against the Arabs and Muslims.
In this atmosphere, we
find that President Bush who talks about some financial aid to Lebanon
is the one who provided Israel with the sophisticated smart bombs that
killed the innocent Lebanese civilians. And Britain has acted as the
bridge that participated in delivering them.
They are the barbaric
killers who refuse to protect the Lebanese children. Then they talk
about humanitarian aid, as if they think that our people are
Building the strength and the dignified will
The blind Western
hatred is still subjected – just like the US – to Zionist entity and
despises the Arab and Islamic worlds and does not accept any human
right to them. What it wants from this world is to stay a milking cow
that ensures the Western economic prosperity. We call on Arabs and
Muslims to build their strength and not to yield to the actions of the
International Community that target their interests in the name of
To the Lebanese
politicians and rulers I say: Let you decide, even for once, to be
free independent and sovereign, and forcefully condemn the air, marine
and land Israeli blockade on Lebanon that is covered by America,
because we need the strong word that knows how to say No to the
American and Israeli humiliation of the entire Lebanese people.
And to the Arabs and
Muslims I say: You should have the will to defy and challenge the
arrogance that appropriates all your strongholds of dignity and pride
especially that is what Allah wants the Muslims to do.