The First Sermon
In the first sermon, His Eminence, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.), the voice and sword of the right. He focused on the part in his life, in which he became the Commander of the Faithful. The Imam (a.s.) did not want to hold the office at first, for he knew that he would have to fight the corruption and deviation of the governors, which he did, as soon as he assumed power.
He was unbreakable, and the only way to deal with him was by war. Thus, they launched three wars of revenge, hatred and malice against him, until in the end, he was martyred on the 21st of Ramadan 40H.
The Sayyed focused on the war of Siffin, which the Imam fought because the corrupt rulers of the provinces chose to go to war instead of accepting to be ousted. The Sayyed explained that this war led to the birth of Al-Khawarij – the first group in Islam to accuse those who do not agree with it of being unbelievers – who at the end turned into murderers, who, driven by hatred and fanaticism, would kill others just because they did not share the same opinion as theirs.
From this group came Ibn Maljam who assassinated the Imam by the strike of his poisoned sword. But before his soul surrendered to its Lord, he did not forget about the future and wellbeing of Islam and Muslims, and he left us the following will, which if we follow, we will never go astray:
“My advice to you is to be conscious of Allah and steadfast in your religion. Do not yearn for the world, and do not be seduced by it. Do not resent anything you have missed in it. Proclaim the truth, work for the next world. Oppose the oppressor and support the oppressed… Remove your differences and strengthen your ties… Fear Allah in matters concerning orphans… Fear Allah in your relations with your neighbors…
The Second Sermon
In the second sermon, Sayyed Ali Fadlullah, highlighted that the Zionist enemy continues its aggressions in Palestine.
He, then, condemned the attack that targeted the fasting Egyptian soldiers on the borders with Israel and called for uniting all efforts to fight the Takfiri trend that is invading our Islamic fronts.
In Syria, the Sayyed said that the conflict in this country has probably stepped into a phase of internal attrition. The Sayyed appealed to all those who believe that violence is the only way to resolve the crisis in Syria to know that violence will only lead to more violence and that the only possible solution would be achieved through dialogue.
The Sayyed called on the Islamic summit that will be convened in Mecca to work in this direction, not only with respect to Syria, but to the entire Arab and Muslim world as well.
In Lebanon, the Sayyed called for studying the situation on the ground more thoroughly, before taking any actions.
The electoral law, for example, should not turn into a basis for division and controversy, for Lebanon is already plunged in enough social and political problems, not to mention the regional situation that threatens to be reflected on Lebanon