the Name of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
(SWT) says in his Glorious Book:
if any of you renounce the faith, Allah will replace them by others
who love Him and are loved by Him, humble towards the faithful and
stern towards the unbelievers striving for Allah’s cause and
fearless of man’s censure.
it on whom He will. He is Munificent, Knowing” 5:54
holy verse, Allah (SWT) guides us to the model he wants the Muslim
community to inspire, for it is the model that represents the
vitality of Islam, the spirit of belief and the following of the
path of God (SWT).
has described the believers in this verse as having several trails.
love God and are loved by Him
is that they love God (SWT) and are loved by Him. They have attained
the Grace of Allah (SWT)’s love, because they have believed in
Him. And obeyed Him and the Messenger (P) He sent to them. They have
attained his love because God (SWT) loves the truthful and the pious
who do not deviate away from the right path. They also love Allah (SWT)
because they knew God (SWT)’s Glory and greatness and when you
know God (SWT) you are bound to love Him. We love one another when
we find in the other some beauty or some traits of perfection. If we
know that Allah (SWT) has created all this and that His traits are
so perfect that they cannot be compared with those of man, we cannot
but love Him.
This is the
greatest possible virtue “to love God (SWT) and be loved by
him”. Which the messenger told us that his cousin and successor
Ali bin Abi Talib has obtained it. He said in the Khybar war: “I
will give the banner tomorrow to a man who loves Allah (SWT) and His
Messenger and who is loved by Allah (SWT) and His Messenger.
Messenger (P) entrusted Ali (a.s.) with the banner, because Ali has
dedicated himself to Allah (SWT). Did not he say when he was the
caliph: “My goals and yours are not the same: I want you to God (SWT)
and you want me for yourselves:” He wanted the people to draw
nearer to God (SWT) while they wanted to draw near him because he
was a ruler.
humble towards the Muslims
trait: “humble towards the Muslims”: The more learned and pious
you are and the greater your social status becomes, you should be
more humble. When you deal with fellow Muslims you deal with them
quite humbly as if you are dealing with somebody who is far more
important. This is what Islam teaches us, but this is not because
the learned and pious are not proud, but because they respect the
meaning of belief and humanism in their Muslim brothers. But when
they deal with unbelievers they will be stern, as they should when
belief confronts unbelief.
people do not run away from responsibility, and if they find that
there a need for Jihad in a certain cause, they would” strive for
Allah (SWT)’s cause”, ”fearless of man’s censure” as long
they are doing pleases Allah (SWT), it is does not matter if the
people like their behavior or not.
meeting we are going to talk about one of these virtues
Humble believer is a pious believer
has to do with how you look at yourself and how you view others.
Islam wants you not to feel that you are better than others because
you have what they don’t be it money, power, Knowledge, good
looks…etc. You should always know that you might be better in
certain things while the others have what you don’t in other
make you feel the humanity of the other humans… Many traditions
have clarified this point.
(P.) and Ali (A.S.) have said, ”There is no distinguished origin
like humbleness”. If the distinguished origin is what makes you
great, than the only thing that makes you really great is
humbleness. Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein (A.S.) said: “There is no
distinguished origin for any Qurashite or Arab except by Humbleness.
The Prophet (P.) said: Why don’t I see in you the sweetness of
Worship” asked what was this sweetness the Messenger (P.) said:
“humbleness” Because the more you worship Allah (SWT) the more
you feel His greatness and become more humble towards Him which will
make you more humble towards His creations.
Imam Ali (A.S)
has repeatedly talked about the fact that praying with its kneeling
and putting one’s face on the ground, and fasting with its hunger
have the effect of teaching us the meaning and the necessity of
Al-Askari (a.s.) said: “He among you who is best aware of his
brothers’ rights and always gives what is due to them, and he who
is humble towards his fellow Muslims is a true believer and a true
member of Ali’s Shiites (followers)” Being a Shiite is not a
matter of a feeling in your heart, but it is to adhere to the course
of the Imam in all your life, and this line of being humble towards
Allah (SWT) and the believers is one of its essentials.
(A.S.) went on to say: The Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali, was
once visited by two believers a man and his son, He stood up and
gave them his seat and sat beside them. Then the table was set and
when they finished eating, he insisted that he would pour the water
for the father to wash his hands. The man refused and said: “But
… Allah (SWT) is seeing me while you are pouring the water”, The
Imam said: Sit down and wash your hands. For Allah (SWT) sees you
and sees your brother who is not better than you serving you”. He
seeks to be rewarded in Heaven When the Father washed his hands the
Imam gave the pot to his son, Muhammad bin Al-Hanafiah, saying: Had
the son come alone I would have served him myself.
But Allah (SWT)
does not want us to equate between the father and the son if they
happen to be in the same place” Imam Al-Askari went on conclude:
“He who follows Ali in this is the true Shiite”.
(A.S) defined humbleness as follows: Humbleness, is of many levels,
one of these levels is to know your real value and act accordingly,
It is also to refrain from doing what you would not like others to
do to you. It is to respond to a bad deed with a good one… to hold
your temper and forgive others for Allah (SWT) likes the charitable.
Al-Sadiq (A.S.) said,
is to sit in a place that is less important than the one you ought
to sit in. It is to greet those you meet, and to stop auguring even
when you are right…
of Ahl Al-Beit concerning the issue of Humbleness are numerous, for
it is a virtue that makes man closer to Allah (SWT) and loved by his
brothers. Our Imams (A.S.) used to be the most humble to the extent
that when Imam Ali was praised he used to say:
Oh, God (SWT)
make me better than they think of me and forgive me for what they
don’t know about me”. Imam Ali bin Al Hussein used to say:
God do not raise me one level unless you make me see myself at an
equal lower level… ».
greater when we are more human and more humble. Humbleness leads to
mutual respect among the members of the society. It is a virtue that
should be held everywhere, at home and at work, in private life and
in public life. If Satan comes to you and says: You are better than
the others because of a certain advantage, tell him that they too
have their advantages, and therefore we are equal… The community
become greater if gets more and more ethical.
only way that draw us to Allah (SWT) and make us loved by our fellow
In the Name of God, The
Compassionate the Merciful
of Allah (SWT)….
Confront the arrogant and support the deprived and the weakened,
especially as we live in a very difficult situation, waiting for the
arrogant who is planning to retaliate, having lost their pride and
sense of superiority.
event this week is the attack on the American vital symbols and
centers in the fields of economy, defense and politics which made
America live in a state of weightlessness following the new kind of
suicidal operations, American officials said that this means that
terrorism has waged a war against America. NATO followed suit and
said that this is war against all Europe, while Israel took
advantage of the opportunity to declare that Israel too is targeted
by ”Islamic terrorism”… The world is still shaking with more
accusations to the Arabs and Muslims being broadcasted in the Media,
with many American Muslims being harassed as a result .
issued a communiqué in which I condemned these operations that are
not justified whether by religion or the mind, regardless of who
performed them. Yet the question is:
America study the motives and reasons that lead to such acts so as
to review its policies towards the oppressed nations especially the
Palestinians… the policies of oppression and plunder that lead to
the haltered of the third world nations.
serious in its war against terrorism? And if it is what about the
terrorism of the Zionist entity that is eradicating a whole nation,
having occupied its land.
entity is chasing the Palestinian people in all its villages town
and cities in a systematic operation of organized killing by means
of the most modern American arms.
the Americans declared that the Zionists did not violate the laws of
using imported American weapons, the fact that the Israeli Army is
attacking one Palestinian city after another to kill its civilians,
destroy its buildings and uprooting its trees, notwithstanding.
American response to all that was asking the victim not to resort to
violence in a logic that trades places between the victim and the
that America’s policies are responsible for these terrorist
reactions, since political, military and economic oppression, as
well as the commitment to the Israeli security at the expense of
that of the Arabs, will lead to various reactions against the
Arrogant powers, and turn the world into a chaotic place especially
as the despair will explode in a mad way in more than one direction.
lies in the fact that the arrogant deals with the regimes it made to
protect its interests. It does not deal with the oppressed nations
to listen to their cries and grievances.
attitude is bound to lead to terrorist acts.
should not forget to differentiate between these acts and the
liberation movement against occupation.
sorry and sad for all the innocent civilians who died in the planes
and the World Trade Center, but we have to be cautious so as to be
aware of the Arrogant political and military plans to hit a certain
target and hold responsible for the attack in order to regain its
pride and prestige, whether or not those who are targeted are
responsible for the attack, because America and the West intend to
take advantage of the situation to implement their policies of
aggression against the weakened in the Third world.
also not forget the Israeli exploitation of the world’s
preoccupation with what is going on in America to wage a barbaric
assault against the Palestinians in an attempt to stop the Intifada…
The Arab and Muslim peoples should keep the support of the Intifada
as their first priority and pressurize their regimes so as not to
yield under the arrogant pressures to put an end to the Palestinian
Is still under Threat.
the officials and all Lebanese citizens of all sects should keep an
eye on our borders with Palestine, to monitor the Israeli movements
in anticipation of any Israeli aggression They should also freeze
all their side differences and fiery statements so as we would be
able to hinder any attempt to incite internal strife.
also know that the Americans may target many a region in the middle
East, therefore we should try not to make our beloved country as
wood for their fie. The upcoming stage will witness several security
developments and new political alliances, as the Arrogant states
will pressure the small states to join them… We ought to know
where we stand and where to set foot in this new political land that
exploits the slogan of war against terrorism to wage a war against
the weakened peoples and the third world.