The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
Today is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan
because the Eid according to accurate astronomical calculations is
next Thursday, based on our juristic ruling that is originated from
the possibility of seeing the moon in the countries that we share
part of the night with . And in this occasion, we ask Allah to make
it a happy and blessed day full of victory for all the believers and
Jerusalem a symbol of Palestine:
Today is also the Jerusalem day that is meant to
remind all people of Jerusalem being a symbol of all Palestine…
Palestine that was usurped by the Jews, supported by international
plots of America, Europe and several other countries that legalized
the Jewish usurpation of Palestine through a UN resolution. Moreover
if they have considered Jerusalem as a debatable issue, they tended
to follow the Israeli point of view.
Therefore, we need to keep the anniversary of the
fall of Jerusalem in mind to liberate it in the future provided that
the Muslims become strong enough to do that.
Ali, the knowledgeable believer
In this respect, we have also to remember our
Imam, Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s), who lived all his life with the
people and for the people. He struggled to give the people a mind
like his, a heart like his, and a righteousness like his. He wanted
to raise the people to the level that draws them near God, so that
they will unify God, the most exalted, and obey Him.
When he was in his mosque in Kufa, and even when
he was in Medina, He used to give sermons in which he preached and
warned for he was responsible for succeeding the Messenger (p.) in
preserving Islam as well as running the affairs of Muslims.
Ali (a.s.) was the only companion who had all the
knowledge of Islam; He says: "The Messenger of Allah taught me 1000
branches of knowledge; from each one thousand doors were opened for
The Messenger (p.) said: "I am the city of
knowledge and Ali is its door; who wants to enter the city should
come through the door".
That is why we saw that after the death of the
Prophet (p.) , Ali (a.s.) did not have to ask anybody about
anything, for he knew all thought and knowledge. One of the Arab
famous linguists, Al-khalil bin Ahmad says when he was asked "why do
you prefer Ali (a.s.)”: "He needs nobody and everybody needs him,
proving that he is the Imam of everybody". Everybody used to need
Ali, while he needed no one . People from other religions used to
come to the caliphs and ask them, but more often than not they used
to send them to Ali (a.s) because they could not find an answer, and
that is how the saying that "Had it not been for Ali (a.s.), Omar
would have been doomed" came to be.
Adhering to the line of Righteousness:
In this age, we are in need of Imam Ali (a.s) who
should always be present with us in his knowledge as well as his
sacrifice dedication and all the other traits of his personality.
He says in the context of teaching people how to
learn Islam when they read the Quran and to understand it.
"Allah the most Exalted says: As for those who
say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue in the right way, the angels
descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive
good news of the garden which you were promised. Show us the
straight way ,to His worship
You have said: "Our Lord is Allah". Then keep steadfast to His Book,
to the way of His command and to the virtuous course of . Thereafter
do not go out of it, do not introduce innovations in it, and do not
turn away from it, because those who go away from this course will
be cut off from (the mercy of) Allah on the Day of Judgment. You
said so which means that Allah is your reference in religion and in
every thing you do or say, since he is the one who decides on
everything and the only one who knows what will happen in the
future, worship Him and do not ascribe any partners to Him in all
your actions . Beware from destroying your manners and changing
them, maintaining one tongue. A man should controls his tongue
because it is obstinate with its master. By Allah, I do not find
that fear of Allah benefits a man who practices it unless he
controls his tongue. Certainly the tongue of a believer is at the
back of his heart while the heat of a hypocrite is at the back of
his tongue; because, when a believer intends to say anything, he
thinks it over in his mind. If it is good he discloses it, but if it
is bad he lest it remain concealed. While a hypocrite speaks
whatever comes to his tongue, without knowing what is in his favor
and what goes against him.
The Prophet of Allah – peace and blessing of
Allah be upon him and his descendants – said: "The belief of a
person cannot be firm unless his heart is firm, and his heart cannot
be firm unless his tongue is firm". So whoever of you can manage to
meet Allah, the Sublime, in such a position that his hands are
unsmeared with the blood of Muslims and their property and his
tongue is safe from exposing them, he should do so.
This is the line of righteousness in which are
stand in each prayer to say: Show us the straight path, The path of
those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those
upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray. And
we also read His saying: Verily, this is My way, leading straight:
follow it: follow not (other) paths: they will scatter you about
from His (great) path: thus doth He command you. that ye may be
And this is what we have to educate ourselves on
in this month.
The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
Israel: More killing and destruction:
Israel still acts as if did not withdraw from
Gaza. It tries to thwart any attempt to reach an agreement with the
Palestinians over the crossing points, and the road that links
between Gaza and the Western Bank, because it acts out of a deeply
rooted inner hatred against the Palestinians, which is in turn a
part or the historic Jewish complex against the Arabs and Muslims.
In addition, Israel continues to assassinate the
Intifada militants and leaders as well as its invasions of the
cities and towns of the West Bank, and the raids whether by air or
by artillery on Gaza that target schools and charity organizations,
killing civilians including children women and the elderly, it
relies on very weak and false excuses, we have not heard any
condemnations, whether by the US or any European state, despite the
fact that these actions violate the ceasefire the Palestinians have
agreed to abide by.
In acting in this way, Israel went to prove that
the Palestinian problem is one of security and a political one.
Thus, justifying its refusal to enter in the final status
negotiations before destroying the Intifada infrastructure, which
means a civil war between the Palestinians allowing Israel to win
the war without having fight.
A message to the Enemy:
Thus, the Palestinian operations were in
retaliation to the assassinations of their leaders. In this respect,
the martyr operation of Khudaire is a message to the enemy that his
aggression will not remain without punishment. Yet we find that the
major powers, and even the Palestinian Authority have condemned this
operation and considered it an act of terror, without studying its
reasons, for these countries, with America in their forefront,
believe that Israel has the right to eradicate the Palestinians
while they don't have the right to defend themselves, with all the
talks about human rights, and freedom notwithstanding.
It is the American racism that intersected with
the Israeli one. This is what we saw in the latest meeting between
the American president and the head of the PA, when Bush postponed
the establishment of the Palestinian state into a time that lies
beyond his presidency.
In the meantime Israel would have finished
building its settlements and its separating well leaving the
Palestinians with nothing to build their state on.
The Americans and their allies have created the
notion of fighting terrorism to fight any resistance against
occupation or any struggle for freedom.
They practice state terrorism and claim that it
is legitimate in the name of freedom and democracy while they wish
to destroy popular democracy and political and economic freedoms.
The Judizing of Jerusalem :
On the international day of Jerusalem, we notice
that most Arab and Muslim countries are rushing towards Israel as a
result of the America pressure on them. We are afraid that the
conspiracy of Judizing Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque in particular
have already begun, under the pretense of allowing the Jews to pray
there… Faced by this, If the Muslims respect their Islam, they
should start planning on how to confront this plot and protect their
sacred shrines that represent their Islamic identity, since
Jerusalem is the sacred symbol of Muslims and Islam.
Iraq: Occupation should withdraw :
As for Iraq which is still living in a river of
blood spilled by the terrorism of the apostators, it is still living
under a state of political division along sectarian lines, to the
extent that Iraqis no longer feel their unity and the feeling of
sectarianism is being implanted deep into the Iraqi national fabric,
making the problem one between the Sunnis and the Shiites and not
between the Iraqis and the occupation, although it is known that
this occupation interferes with all aspects of Iraqi political life
depriving the state from any real freedom to run its affairs,
despite all the formalities that try to prove otherwise.
We call on the Iraqis to rise to the level of the
current challenges to pursue their freedom and independence. They
should expel the occupier out of their country in every possible
means; they should know that the occupier has never been, and will
never be, a savior of nations. It only seeks to serve its interests
which, by definition, runs counter to that of the nation.
America, and Britain, have sunk in the Iraqi
quagmire as a result of the people's resistance.
They now suffer from their own public opinion
that demands withdrawal from Iraq, since the war was not legitimate.
It was built on a big lie and did not gain international legitimacy.
It has also cost them a lot of losses.
The Iraqi people should cling to their Islamic
and national unity, no matter how deep the potential political
differences are, since this is the only way to win their freedom.
Call for a national dialogue:
The US plans, along with those of France and
Britain, aim at serving American's own interest by exploiting
complications in Lebanon to put pressure on the region, especially
Syria, that is pressurized to stop supporting the Intifada and expel
the Mujahideen and consider them as terrorists.
It is also being asked to support the American
occupation of Iraq and accused of interfering in Lebanon's domestic
affairs, as well as other unattainable conditions.
Washington was trying to impose unattainable
conditions on Syria, after Damascus was officially accused of
interfering in Lebanon's domestic affairs.
The Lebanese should be aware that the central
issue of the U.S. policy in Lebanon is not for Lebanon's interest,
freedom and independence, but it the disarmament of the Resistance
and the tangling of Palestinian refugee camps for Israel's
interests. Lebanon is being used as a pressure card against Syria…
(the U.S.) is mobilizing all of its pressure to serve its wide
Therefore, we have to study those plans in the
light of the American and French interests and not the Lebanese. And
we have to engage in a serious national dialogue to study the
political and security situation in Lebanon, and particularity the
country's relations with Syria, aiming at strengthening the historic
relations between the two countries.
We appreciate the political figures rejection of
the proposed sanctions on the Syrian people, since that will turn
into a big problem for Lebanon. However, everybody agrees on the
necessity to punish the criminals, whoever they are , but provided
that there is substantial evidence against them .
There are many challenges and risks ahead for the
region due to the U.S. Israeli alliance, which does not abide by
international resolutions concerning Israeli terrorism.
However, this U.S. – Israeli alliance is
currently focused on issuing resolutions against countries in the
Arab world, particularly Lebanon and the Islamic state of Iran.