Man's crisis in
general is a moral one. All conflicts and struggles between
humans are a result of the hegemony of the instinct of
selfishness and the desire to dominate and own.
This brutality the world is witnessing with
people killing others in cold blood, or starving individuals or
groups and appropriating their resources and wealth are but
manifestations of this moral problem.
Moral dissolution to the extent of legalizing
same sex marriage is another expression of this problem.
Any follower will find out that even
political and economic problems are in depth of a moral origin.
That is why the Heavenly messages gave treating this problem an
utmost priority. Jesus Christ (a.s.) says that he came to
fulfill the law. Prophet Muhammad (p.) summarized the aim of his
message with his famous saying that he was sent to complete
We believe that the collapse of moral values
has direct and critical implications that threaten humanity as a
whole and haunt it by the specter of successive crises.
On the other hand, moral stability leads to a
comprehensive and universal stability including that of the
individual who will not enjoy internal security unless he goes
back to the values of Heaven.
On the social level too, feuds and conflicts
will end when people adopt the moral values that call for love
and social solidarity, and that denounce all forms of hurting
the other or being suspicious of his intentions.
Needless to say that moral values would also
have a positive impact upon the economic life of the society.
We also believe that the same thing in true
regarding political life in contrast to what some people say
that politics has no religion or morals. Such a conception of
politics is rejected by Islam, which believes that morals should
govern all aspects of human life including politics.
Moreover, in this age we, more than ever,
need to humanize and moralize all political moves and practices:
Our problem with politicians is that they seek to promote their
own interests that diverge from the general interests and the
moral issue that has to be evident in their political practice
to ensure that the interests of the homeland and the nation are
The need for morals in politics is similar to
the need of life to water. The problem of the world is that it
has scarified the moral obligations for the benefit of military
and political considerations.
And this is what could explain the Western
and European silence towards the Israeli brutality which has
resorted to all that violate international laws in its war of
eradication against the Palestinians.
Before the last Palestinian operation Israel
was expecting a comprehensive Palestinian surrender, and the
Arrogant World was expecting to impose its own solution as a
result of this surrender.
This is probably what explains the American
and European indifference towards all Israeli violations of
human rights and its organized crime activities in Palestine.
They were expecting the Palestinians to raise
the white banner to start formulating a project of full
surrender starting from Palestine this time and not from Iraq.
In this atmosphere, we feel distressed
towards this Arabís silence and yielding to American dictates
and leaving the Palestinians face their own fate. We also feel
deeply concerned towards the rise of the sectarian fanaticism
that is destroying what is left of the fighting spirit in the
nation and paving the way for an internal strife that fills the
Americans and Israelis with joy.
We believe that the new equation whose first
features were drawn by the last Palestinian operation calls for
a grand initiative that unites the Sunni and the Shiites in
fighting their common enemy, instead of letting internal strife
destroy the nation's potentials and assets.
Faced by the dangers that threaten the nation
I call on religious scholars and the elites to move quickly to
establish unity since the threats endanger the future of our
coming generations and the future of Islam.