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Part One


Praise be to Allah to whose glory everything submits and to whose greatness everything


succumbs. There is no other deity except Him. He causes things to proceed in accordance with


what He has predestined and with His infinite might. I praise Him (May He be extolled) and I thank Him as


He bestowed his bounty and grace on us, and promised the thankful more of them. I bear witness


that there is no other deity worth worshipping except Allah alone with no associate in His Names


and Attributes and in His Divinity and Sovereignty. I also bear witness that our Master and


Prophet, Muhammad, is the Servant and Messenger of Allah Almighty Who bestowed upon us the


favour of sending him to us as the last Prophet and made his Message the last of all Messages.


May Allah send his bounteous Salat (Graces, Honours, and Mercy), Peace and Blessing upon him,


his Companions, family and tabi’in (the contemporaries of the Companions of the Prophet [May


Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him] after his death), and upon all those who righteously followed


in their footsteps, heeded his guidance and adopted his Sunnah (tradition).


Now then O people!


I counsel you and myself to abide by taqwa (fear) of Allah Almighty. Observe taqwa –May


Allah have mercy upon you! Happy is the one who is in a good health, feels secure at heart, has


enough food for the day, and worships his Lord in peace. Glory will he have achieved he whose


wealth is rather in his heart and is content with his earnings. Such a man certainly knows that life


in the herein is treacherous and not worth an hour’s worry, so he exploits it in obediently


worshipping his Lord. His heart is full of rapture and contentment; his soul is tranquil succumbing


to fate and Allah’s decree. He is neither whimsical giving in to his whims nor materialistic





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distressed with worldly affairs. His prudence outweighs his foolhardiness, and his patience


surpasses his desire. Is one who is obedient to Allâh, prostrating himself or


standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and


hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: "Are those


who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding


who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allâh's Signs and Verses). [Al-Zumar:


9]


Fellow Muslims! Allah’s wisdom has decreed that man be responsible and accountable in the


herein. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "Verily, I am going


to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth." They said: "Will


You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, -


while we glorify You with praises and thanks (Exalted be You above all that


they associate with You as partners) and sanctify You." He (Allâh) said: "I


know that which you do not know." [Al-Baqarah: 30]


The significance of man lies in the purpose for which he has been created and for which he is


living. It has to do with faith, intellect and thought. And I did not create the jinn and


mankind except to worship Me. [Al-Dhāriyāt: 56]. Have they not travelled


through the land, and have they hearts wherewith to understand and ears


wherewith to hear? Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the


hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind. [Al-Hajj: 46] And Allâh has


brought you out from the wombs of your mothers while you know nothing.


And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks (to


Allâh). [Al-Naḥl: 78]


Man’s humanity cannot be fulfilled and his life may never be set right without faith and good


deeds: Verily! As for those who believe and do righteous deeds, certainly! We


shall not suffer to be lost the reward of anyone who does his (righteous) deeds





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in the most perfect manner. [Al-Kahf: 30]. If he neglects that, he will be like … a


donkey that carries huge burdens of books (but understands nothing from


them). [Al-Jumu’ah: 5] or like … a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue


out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. [Al-A’rāf: 176]


A good man is one of faith, morals, values, principles, honor, virtue, dignity, honesty,


truthfulness, straightforwardness, and responsibility.


The human mind alone, my brothers in Allah, is unable to make right decisions and judgments.


And if the truth had been in accordance with their desires, verily, the


heavens and the earth, and whosoever is therein would have been corrupted!


[Al-Muminūn: 71]


Man has narrow beneficial tendencies. With his despotic and crooked mentality, he even tries


to usurp and pilfer what he can.


With his absolute reason and highhandedness, man is incarnated in a host of phenomena of


present-day civilization, rejecting the world of the unseen or the metaphysical world as they call it


and accepting nothing but the tangible, i.e. what is perceived by the senses.


Having been considered the maker of his own values, man has taken a methodology and


followed a path that led him astray from faith and religion, and from what messengers have brought


and away from the books revealed. They even claim that there are no constants regarding justice


and freedom; no criteria for ethics and interests. This is lethal relativity par excellence. There are


neither constant hostilities nor constant friendships and not even truthful relations. It is the interests


of the strongest, the verdicts of the most oppressive, and the whims of the most tyrannical that


prevail.


Dear brothers and sisters!


Because of following the reason, or rather the whims, values have been weakened and


materialism enhanced to the extent that racism and fanaticism have resurfaced. You would witness


a man of science and knowledge harbouring bigotry for his colour and nation despite the material


progress that he has achieved. He has even fought against religion and the religious; he has been


ensnared by the material and the tangible, achieving therein undeniable success. Yet, he meets


with ignominious failure in safeguarding human dignity vis-à-vis those belonging to other races


and nations. Such people have globalized wars, conflicts and disputes. The more lethal the aspects


of materialism get and the greater the reliance on stark power, the worse and more severe the


situation will be. There are now millions of weak and miserable effeminate, naked, sick and


helpless people.





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You would see the inventor, the discoverer, or the manufacturer seeking through their


inventions, discoveries, and products to serve the wellbeing of mankind with respect to nutrition,


clothing, and medicine which would help enhance health and safety conditions. However, such


plants, laboratories and factories produce ‒at a greater, more hideous and flagrant rate‒ poisonous,


lethal gases and weapons of mass destruction threatening the world with chemical, microbial and


nuclear warfare. Arms race knows no limits. Allah, the Ever-Exalted, the Ever-Magnificent, said:


They know what is apparent of the worldly life, but they of the hereafter


are unaware. [Al-Rūm: 7], And a disaster will not cease to strike those who


disbelieve because of their (evil) deeds or it (i.e. the disaster) settle close to


their homes [Al-Ra’d: 31]


O fellow Muslims!


Stripping modern sciences from faith and sublime values has plagued this age with barrenness


and degradation, and led to a cul-de-sac. It is a world where freedom has become open-ended,


justice loose, interests with no criteria, and the ends justify the means.


This ‒I swear by Allah‒ would not have happened had not there been a separation between


science and belief, religion and life, and science and ethics. It is a world where there are neither


friendships nor hostilities, but only interests run by the strongest and controlled by the richest.


Science is nothing but postulations, theories and phenomena isolated from values. The coup de


grace comes when they decide that these have nothing to do with religion or life.


O people of reason!


Knowledge without faith lacks insight. Nay, it is but a monster wreaking havoc. Man without


faith is also a wild, fierce monster. And he goes away, he strives throughout the land


to cause corruption therein and destroy crops and animals. Allah does not like


corruption. [Al-Baqarah: 205].


Certainly, when science chose this materialistic path, its results led to destructive consequences


that horrified all humanity both in practice and theory. Therefore, all human legislations,


covenants, and agreements would soon disappear and their defects, gaps, oppression, and partiality


would begin to surface.


Would that civilised people know that there is a tight connection, or rather a constant and strong


covenant between faith and life, faith and science, and creed and work: And (remember)





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when We took from the Prophets their covenant, and from you (O


Muhammad), and from Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), and


Isa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary). We took from them a strong covenant.


[Al-Aḥzāb: 7] Verily, those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, their


Lord will guide them through their Faith. [Yūnus: 9] Whoever works


righteousness- whether male or female- while he (or she) is a true believer (of


Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with


respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them a reward


in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i. e. Paradise in the


Hereafter). [Al-Naḥl: 97]


Great values such as: piety, charity, truthfulness, sincerity, faithfulness, respect of human


dignity, humbleness, cooperation, self-denial, love of good for people, patience during hardships


and ordeals…etc, can never be achieved truly except if fenced in by faith in Allah, taqwa vis-à-vis


Him, devotion in worshipping Him, and desire and fear of what He has for us in the Herein and in


the Hereafter.


O people of reason! O you Muslims!


This becomes even clearer when we investigate the status of one special human institution; how


it has come to be nowadays and how it should normally be. It is namely the institution of marriage


and its goal. Marriage as it is properly construed is a strong covenant …while you have gone


in unto each other, and they have taken from you a firm and strong


covenant. [Al-Nisā’: 21], lineage and relationship by marriage, building a family, a bond and


kinsfolk, family members and relatives. Marriage also means intimacy and good companionship,


kindness and benevolence, keeping (one's wife) amicably, perseverence and responsibility. Family


becomes (in light of all this) a shelter and a school, a warm hug and a loving home providing care.


However, nowadays, and according to what the materialists of this age desire via their


materialistic values and their selfish and prejudiced disposition, marriage has become but a dull


contract, an insensable relationship, devoid of all family responsibilities. In this kind of marriage,


both the husband and the wife are but ghosts that are together in such a cold rapport to the extent


that, in many cases, they substituted children for domestic animals!





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As for the family responsibilities, they have been assigned to various associations and


foundations; thus care homes increased in number in order to take care of foundlings, the elderly


and the handicapped, while social security has become exclusively the responsibility of the


government or social associations.


In modern families when the parents become too old and helpless to take care of themselves,


their children would take them to one of those homes where they would have to spend the rest of


their lives, not being able to visit or be visited. Occasionally, their children might drop by to pay


them a visit, to give them a rose or (send them) a post card.


In such families, when children reach maturity, they lose all connections with their families and


parents; they bear no responsibility nor do they have any consideration for relatives or in-laws.


Unfortunatly, this aspect of the analogy is not exclusive to one particular region; it is rather almost


all encompassing.


Here is another picture or value, if you wish, to be taken as analogy; it is the value or the moral


principle of chastity. Does chastity really exist in this modern life? Chasitity ‒may Allah protect


you‒ means selfcontrol and moderation in seeking physical and psychological pleasures in terms


of food, drink, earning, communication, and emotions.


The contemporary path is deeply involved in pleasures with endless avidity and unquenchable


thirst. Why is this? It is because life for them does not reach beyond the domain of the earth. This


is indeed abominable submission to the bottomless world of materialism, not to mention the law:


“the end justifies the means” which can lead to total chaos and destruction when it shows its ugly


teeth!


Thus, you see the image of modern man with empty cups, dry lips, shiny from the outside but


dark inside, weary eyesight, feeble faith, and much pessimism. You see eyes that cannot refrain


from looking at Haram (what Allah has prohibited) and hearts that are not deterred by calamities.


All they have of science, art, politics, education, intellect, and heart revolve around materialistic


things.


Now, then ‒may Allah protect you:


Man is being killed without war and tortured without beating; it is now time for the people of


intellect and reason to know the signs of true civilization and the whereabouts of the desired


development paths and the effects and importance of values.


I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Satan: By Al-Asr (the time) (1) Verily,


man is in loss (2) Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do





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righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth [i. e. order


one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Maruf) which Allah has


ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar) which


Allah has forbidden], and recommend one another to patience (for the


sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah's Cause


during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad).  [Al-Asr: 1-3]


May Allah benefit me and you with the great Qur’ān and with the guidance of Prophet


Mohammed [May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him]! I say this and ask Allah to forgive you and me and all the


Muslims! So ask Him for forgiveness; He is All-Forgiving, All-Merciful!


Part Two


Praise be to Allah! Praise be to Allah Who has predetermined the livelihoods and life-spans


and has preordained deeds and their consequences. I praise and thank Him (May He be extolled), for He is


the Bountiful, the Benefactor! I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Him,


with no associate. He is the Generous, the High. I also bear witness that our Master and Prophet


Muhammad (May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him) is His Servant and Messenger, who has lofty honour and


perfect traits. May Allah send His Salat (Graces, Honours, Mercy), Peace and Blessings upon him,


his generous family, his distinguished and eminent Companions, the tabi’in (the contemporaries


of the Companions of the Prophet [May Allah’s Salât and Peace be upon him] after his death) and those who followed


them in righteousness as long as the day and night alternate!


Now then, O Muslims!


It is the Sunnah of struggle (conflict) between right and wrong, good and evil, justice and


injustice. We, Muslims, do not doubt for one second that with its true religion, this Ummah, Allah


willing, is capable of helping humanity get rid of its misery and providing it with the true and


righteous way of life, Then if there comes to you guidance from Me, then whoever


follows My Guidance he shall neither go astray, nor shall be distressed. [Taha:


123] You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism and real followers of Prophet


Muhammad (May Allah’s Salât and Peace be upon him) and his Sunnah are


the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Maruf (i.e.


Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar





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(polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in


Allah.  [Āl-Imrān: 110]


The road is plain and the way is very clear; it is holding tight to the rope of Allah and adhering


to His Sharia. Faith is the bond that joins hearts, and true brotherhood is brotherhood in faith.


Religion is not restricted to good morals or a number of values and their glorification. Rather,


it is the one that sets them firmly, defines their features, controls their measures, and decides the


reward or punishment for them.


You should know ‒may Allah protect you‒ that the treasures of Islam are not exhausted and


that Islam is ever new and radiant. In fact, the secret that lies behind the endurance of this religion


until now, the impossibility of its disappearance, and the power of its resistance is that because it


is the Truth from Allah. It is protected by His Grace. It is divine, complete and comprehensive in


its faith, legislations, values, and morals. All of those values are lofty ones and strongly coherent


which renders them, by the protection and wisdom of Allah an obstacle in the face of anybody


trying to criticise, alter, or crush them.


Indeed, it is enough glory, power, and hope for you that your religion is spreading throughout


the whole world: strong or weak, north or south despite campains of distortion and bias. It is a


great dignified religion. Whenever enemies try to harm it, it grows stronger and whenever they


leave it, it expands, so thanks are due to Allah!


When Muslims return to their religion, feel proud of their values, and hold tight to their Sharia,


then they will not only save themselves but they will save the whole humanity that is suffering


from this savage wilderness and the ever escalating destruction and devastation.


Our religion is guidance for all people, and our Prophet Muhammad [May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him]


is Allah's Mercy for the Worlds. It is nice when the people of the Truth believe that what they see


as conflict of interests is but conflict of values, a conflict between right and wrong, between what


this religion has preached and those who desire to extinguish Allah's Light, but Allah will not


allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the Kafirun


(disbelievers) hate (it). [Al-Taubah: 32] Allah will prefer His religion (Islam) over all other


religions even though the disbelievers hate it.


This being said, I advise you to send your salat and peace on the Mercy and Blessing Allah


bestowed on you, your Prophet Muhammad [May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him], the Messenger of Allah, as


Your Lord commanded you to do in His wise Book where He so truthfully and graciously said:


Allâh sends His Salât (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy) on the Prophet





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(Muhammad صلى لله علیھ وسلم ), and also His angels (ask Allâh to bless and forgive


him). O you who believe! Send your Salât[1] on (ask Allâh to bless) him


(Muhammad صلى لله علیھ وسلم ), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the


Islâmic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As-Salâmu ‘Alaikum. [Al Aḥzāb: 56]


O Allah! Send Your Salat (Graces, Honours, Mercy), Peace and Blessing on Your Servant and


Messenger, our Master and Prophet, Muhammad [May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him], the beloved and the


Chosen One, on his virtuous and immaculate family and on his wives, the mothers of the believers!


O Allah! We seek Your satisfaction with the four Caliphs, Abu Bakr, Omar, Othman, and Ali, the


Prophet’s Companions, the tabi’in and those who followed them in righteousness until the Day of


Judgment! O Allah! We seek Your Satisfaction with us as well, as You are Most Forgiving, Most


Generous, and Most Beneficent!


O Allah! Grant glory to Islam and Muslims! O Allah! Grant glory to Islam and Muslims! O


Allah! Grant glory to Islam and Muslims, and fail polytheism and polytheists! O Allah! Let down


tyrants and infidels and all other enemies of Islam!


O Allah! Grant us security in our homelands! O Allah! Grant us security in our homelands,


and set right our Imams and leaders! O Allah! Entrust our government to those who fear You and


seek Your satisfaction, O Lord of the Worlds!


O Allah! Grant our Imam and Leader a success of Your own! Honour him with Your obedience


and make Your word uppermost through him! Make him an asset to Islam and Muslims! Grant


him sound health and wellness! Guide him, his deputy, his brothers and his aides to do what You


love and what pleases You, and lead them to righteousness and piety!


O Allah! Help Muslim leaders to abide by Your Book and follow the Sunnah of Your Prophet,


Mohammad [May Allah’s Salat and Peace be upon him]! Make them a blessing on Your faithful believers, and unite


them on the grounds of Truth, right guidance and the Sunnah, O Lord of the Worlds!


O Allah! Set right the conditions of Muslims, O Allah! Set right the conditions of Muslims,


stop their bloodshed, grant their leadership to the best among them, unite their word on the Truth,


the right guidance, and the Sunnah! Grant them victory over Your enemy and theirs!


O Allah! Whoever intends to do any evil against us, our religion, our homeland, our Ummah,


our security, our leaders, our ulamā (religious scholars), the righteous and benevolent among us,


or our unity and accord, O Allah, make him preoccupied with himself! O Allah! Make him


preoccupied with himself! Let his plotting return against him, and make his destruction in his


planning, O You, the Lord of the Worlds!





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O Allah! Make for this nation (the nation of Islam) a matter (an affair) of rationality (guidance)


where the people of piety are honoured and those of sins are guided, and where virtue is promoted


and vice is prevented! Verily, You are the Omniscient!


O Allah the Lord of the believers, the Giver of victory to the oppressed, the Helper of those


who seek help, the One of Great Hope! The Protector of the weak! Grant victory to the oppressed


and weak everywhere! O Allah! Grant them victory in Syria and Burma! O Allah! Bring an end to


their suffering! Grant them speedy relief and draw them closer at heart! O Allah! Grant them an


aid, a fighting power and a triumph of your own! O Allah! We beseech You to bestow on them a


victory of your own, relief, blessing and perseverance!


O Allah! Defeat the tyrants and oppressors in Syria and those who sympathize and side with


them! O Allah! Disperse their gathering, scatter their crowds, and tear them apart!


O Allah! Destroy the usurpers among the Jews! O Allah! Destroy the usurpers and occupiers


among the Jews! Destroy them, for You are certainly able to do so! O Allah! Inflict Your wrath –


which can never be turned back from the people who are Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists or


sinners)– on them! O Allah! We leave them to You (to deal with them) and seek refuge in You


from their evils!


Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow


not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers. [Al-A͑


rāf: 23]


… Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter


that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire! [Al-Baqarah: 201]


Glorified be You, our Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! You are free from what they


attribute unto You! May peace be upon the Messengers! The last of our supplications is all praise


be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!



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