The First Sermon
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the
The Best Muslim
On the ethical level, Allah wants man to be, in his behaviour
and relations with others, open on what is best, so that he would best
represent his religion.
Allah has summarized this in His saying: "Who
can be better in religion than one that submits himself to Allah, does
", which means that all of you should submit to Allah and
to Allah alone.
You should submit to Allah in your entirety, with your mind,
heart and movement in life, always aiming at winning Allah's
This is what Allah ordered His Prophet to say:
Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life
and my death are all for Allah
everything in my personality,
movements, deeds, life and death, as well as all my religious rites
NO partner has He and for Allah alone.
This am I commanded Allah has ordered me to be
faithful to my Islam in all my being. And I am
the first to submit I was ordered to be the first to commit
to Islam before anyone else.
Our Prophet said he was commanded to be the first to submit (the
first to be a Muslim). That is no one should precede him to be
committed to obey Allah and unify Him.
He, the Most Exalted, says: Who can be
better in religion than one who submit his whole self to Allah, does
good in his relations with God, his own self, the others and
all human and follows the faith of Ibrahim,
the upright, since Ibrahim is the father
of the Prophets the one who lived love and friendship to Allah, Allah
chose Him as His friend and gave Him His love. This is what I have
always talked about, that man should be a friend of his god; you
should live with Allah as a friend and as one whom you love.
You should talk to Him with love, to ask Him and Him alone for
all your things and needs.
As for doing what is best we know that Allah has given us our
tongue that we express our thoughts and feelings. In this respect,
there are two kinds of words: words that create hatred and words that
generate love. Allah tells the Prophet to tell the people (My
servants) that they should say those things that are best
when you talk with your family, your neighbours and ones, you are
enabling Satan to create problems among you Imam Ali (a.s.) said: "The
tongue of the believer is behind his heart and the heart of the fool
is behind his tongue. Surely Satan does sow
dissensions among them, for Satan is to man an avowed enemy.
Argue in the ways that are best:
Then there are the situations when people differ with one
another, and they argue, each claiming to be right.
In this respect, we are not saying that there is a problem in
dialogue and arguing. But it should be in the
ways that are best, not accusing one another of unbelief and
without cursing the other respect. You should also resort to the ways
that are best with the People of the Book. Allah says:
And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means
better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who
inflict wrong (and injury): but say, "We believe in the revelation
which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our
Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam).
Allah also talks to us about the problems within the same group or
inside the same house that may be a result of political, economic and
social circumstances. How do we solve this problem? Do we solve it by
violence or by lenience?
And not alike are the good
(violence ) and the evil (lenience) .
Repel (evil) with what is best, when lo! he
between whom and you was enmity would be as if he were a warm friend
(instead of turning your friends into enemies).
This is what Islam teaches us: to say what is best. The Quran
even tells us that we should -when greeted- answer by being still more
courteous or at least of equal courtesy.
And no one will be granted such goodness
except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, - none but
persons of the greatest good fortune. Such an approach is difficult.
It needs patience to learn how to deal with the other in
a way that promotes solutions.
For Allah wants us to lead our lives and move through it in the
best way that is open on good and love.
The Second Sermon
In Palestine, the new Israeli aggression and the
new massacre, is the gift of the Sharm Sheikh summit, having taken a
new green light against Hamas from the Arabs who participated in the
summit. But the participation of all resistance factions including the
Aqsa Brigades of Fateh, has emphasized the Jihadi Palestinian unity in
confronting the enemy.
The summit was meant to return the situation in
the Palestinian territories to the way it was before Hamas won the
elections at the beginning of last year, since all of them were
against any resistance movement that aims at liberation, such a
movement would hinder their political project that is based on "peace"
It would also make it more difficult for them to
be committed to the American policies that serve the interests of the
Jewish state, especially that America did not exert any pressure on
Israel to withdraw from the occupied lands, since the settlements,
Judaizing Jerusalem, usurping water and power resources, humiliating
Palestinians on the check points and continuing the assassinations and
the incursions. This proves that the American led Arab Israeli
reconciliation did not achieve anything for the Arabs and the
The big and only winners were the Zionists whom
the Arab world has opened on politically and economically. Some Arab
officials even allied with Israel, justifying the aggression against
Lebanon and even asking the enemy not to end it before destroying the
Resistance, because they are afraid from the effects of the resistance
spirit on their regimes.
Thus, the summit that followed the painful
developments in Gaza aimed at besieging Hamas, having besieged its
government and the national unity government that was the result of
the Makka agreement that was refused by America and Israel, and not
welcomed by the Arabs. But the officials disagree, and claim that the
summit was held to support legitimacy whom they did not study well
where it lies. They only seek to hide the real aim of their meeting
that resembles a plan agreed upon with Israel who exploited the Arab
support to fulfil its golden dream of weakening the Palestinians as a
whole. When Israel talks about supporting Abass, and the emergency
government, it is actually trying to intensify the Palestinian divide
and make sure that Muhammad Abbas and his emergency government will be
confined to the West Bank. It will not give it the freedom of
movement, nor will it stop the assassinations and the detentions.
We do not know what happened in the closed
session that was held after they delivered the speeches in which they
claimed to have the interest of the Palestinians in heart, and tried
to look like seekers for peace. Even the one, who talked about
dialogue while the other three kept silent, did not have any realistic
mechanism to solve the problem. The information that we have indicates
that the Olmert-Bush meeting focused on preventing any reconciliation
between Hamas and Fatah, especially that the partial lifting of
financial sanctions was conditioned by the falling of Hamas.
This international and Arab enthusiasm for the
fall of the national unity government indicates that what is wanted is
to remove Hamas from any Palestinian political position. The way
things are it seems they are heading towards a war on the Palestinian
fighting factions or to a political isolation. The media has mentioned
that the emergency government has already asked Al-Aqsa Brigades to
hand in their arms and stop any resistance.
We ask: what did the enemy's Prime Minister give
Abu Mazen in return for his demands for a final status solution?
The release of 250 prisoners of the Fateh
Movement, if agreed upon by the Israeli Government, will lead to
detaining a larger number the following day. Moreover, the release of
the Palestinian funds that Israel holds will be an on-going blackmail,
and the talk about improving the conditions of the Palestinians in the
West Bank was not clear in its details although very clear in its
motives. On the other hand, were Egypt and Jordan, able to take from
Olmert a political commitment to accept to engage in the final status
negotiation, or would their recognition and that of the emergency
government, define the borders of Israeli state?
The Sharm al-Sheikh summit was an Arab summit to
polish the image of the enemy's Prime Minister before the world,
without giving anything to the Palestinian people. We say to the
Palestinians who are fighting over political power: what power are you
fighting over? The power in the West Bank and Gaza is in the hands of
Israel. It controls the land and occupies both the lands and the
people. The only thing they are left to do is the resistance that
liberates the land and the people.
This demands the strengthening of the national
unity, which is being torn by the Arab and international powers.
The Sponsor of war peace envoy:
There is another gift that the Palestinians are
asked to applaud: appointing Blair as a peace envoy in the Middle
East. And we know that Blair is a suspicious character that supported
the USA in its war on Iraq and Israel in its war on Lebanon and its
continued aggressions against the Palestinians. Thus, his appointment
represents a continuation of the plan that aims at aborting the
Palestinian Arab and Muslim rights in the name of peace. And we ask:
How could the sponsor of wars, with Blair in their vanguard, provide
peace for the region and the world?
We also heard the news of the meeting of the
International Quartet Committee in Jerusalem, to discuss the
Palestinian issue. We all know that their committee that was
stillborn, because America did not want it to live, will not achieve
freedom and dependence to the Palestinians. It will continue to mark
time until the Palestinians will lose any hope they are left with. It
is just as some of the officials of the Arabs league said: the
Palestinian cause in the Security Council and the Arab League has
But the Palestinian People should remain hopeful
and rely on their resistance that continues the Intifada that all
factions should unite to support.
The American Secretary of State latest visit to
France aimed at pressurizing its president not to hold a high level
dialogue with Syria for the time being. The Americans wanted to assure
the Lebanese that no French-Syrian rapprochement will affect them,
although everyone knows that such a relation will be beneficial for
both Syria and Lebanon, as it will put an end to the political
deadlock that will not be in the Lebanese interest in any case.
But America that planned for the region to
remain in a state of political and security chaos is waging a war
against its foes by pressurizing France and Europe, since it is afraid
that the EU states will pursue their interests in the region and
regain their prestigious diplomatic position. America is also trying
to impose additional sanctions against Iran's peaceful nuclear
project. Moreover, the latest meeting between Rice and the Lebanese
officials aimed at freezing the Lebanese crisis, since America rejects
the solution that frees Lebanon from sectarian and partisan chaos, and
wants it to continue to play the role of a front for every regional
and international project as well as foreign tutelage. It is as
several Lebanese and Arab officials have said when they noticed that
the Affairs of the Lebanese are not in their hands, which means that
any initiative including the Arab initiative should make a regional or
international tour to find an opportunity of success.
American Israeli Conspiracy in Iraq:
The American Administration continues to
struggle in the Iraqi quicksand, without having any plan to save its
project in Iraq where it finds itself besieged by a hostile region
both officially and on the popular level.
Meanwhile, the Iraqis continue to suffer from
the carnages that move from one region to another killing thousands of
Terrorism still dominates the entire scene; that
includes even the sacred shrines, mosques and cultural and educational
centres, in addition to the Tribal Sheikhs. There is also a war being
waged on prominent scholars, and journalists which we do not rule out
that the CIA and MOSAD might be behind it.
Lebanon: The conspiracy continues
Following the security destabilizing events in
Nahr el_Barid and in other locations in the north and Biqa,' the
targeting of the UNIFIL could indicate further security chaos is the
It is a war on Lebanon, having failed to push it
into a civil war. It is an alternative to civil strife after the
United States failed in inciting such a strife.
America wants to exploit the political divide
and will not allow any political solution that might calm things down.
The only option the Lebanese are left with is to unite to defend their
very existence; the political leadership should win over themselves
and their differences and not stay on the top of the tree they climbed
up to, because the fire is burning under their feet.
The people have to voice their say against all
those who exploit their silence and trade in its sects and leaders.
We have to generate a new generation, who
respects its country, plans for its future and starts to build a free
and independent Lebanon.