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In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

  O Allâh, deliver us from the darkness of ignorance and delusions into the light of knowledge and science, and from the mires of lust into the Eden of good deeds.

The Resistance causes worry to tyrants

 Dear Brothers, when there is a hot topic, or a hot issue, like what is happening in Gaza these days, we should give it priority. Therefore, today we will be talking about Gaza, and the resistance there. Some of the Pentagon officials said: What do we do with these aircraft carriers, and these intercontinental ballistic missiles? There is no single power on earth that dares to fight us. But, what can we do with a human being who wants to die and who is disconcerting us?

So, resistance has disconcerted those who are strong. It has worried and agitated the presumptuous and the tyrants. This is objectively due to the fact that those who resist have self-confidence, and they have confidence in the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

The Major Developments in our Relations with the Enemy:

1. The first concern of the Jews changes from security to survival

 There is a major, sharp and perspicuous development in our relations with the enemies. The first development is that their concern over the last fifty years was security. Now their concern has become their survival. This is very obvious. The existence of Israel is being discussed in the Zionist state. Without the Resistance, their concern would have remained security only. There is a serious debate in Israel now that their existence is at risk. So the first major development, we thank Allah Almighty, is that they used to talk about their security, and now they are talking about their existence.
 One of the giant international businessmen used to give them 2 billion dollars every year. This year he gave them 4 billion dollars to support the existence of Israel.

2. The Jews can no more be decisive in the wars they launch:

 The second development is that they have lost the ability to be decisive in the battlefield. What does that mean? They used to start a war and end it in four hours, in six days. Now, they start a war, but they don’t know when it is going to end. This is a second development. We should trust that Allah will never abandon the believers.
 The Zionist enemy is no more able to start and end a war. They can start a war, but they cannot end it. The Israeli army is still a powerful army, but it is no more decisive in the battlefield. This was clear in their announcements. They said we can expand the war, depending on the circumstances. But we face severe resistance. So, this is the second achievement.

3. Balance of Terror:

 The third achievement: Whenever they launched a war, they used to be almost comfortable, and their people used to be comfortable as well. Now they panic as we panic. They blow the sirens as we do. They rush to the shelters as we do.

 We can summarize the great achievements made with help of Allah Almighty as follows: Their major concern was security now, it is their existence; there is a balance of terror now; and they have lost the ability to be decisive in the battlefield. I ask Allah Almighty that there will be more victories, although the situation is very painful. But we shouldn’t forget that after a twenty-hour battle they were unable to advance, and they suffered great losses. An aircraft and a number of tanks were hit. This means that our dear brother who are fighting this Zionist enemy have anti tank weapons. This is a major development. They started with stones. Now they have anti tank weapons, they have very effective mines and they have missiles that can reach up to sixty kilometers, as the enemy confessed, and they could hit the nuclear reactor. Yesterday, they hit with missiles a military base inside Israel.

Making Ready the Strength Available for Fighting the Enemy:

 Allah Almighty says:

﴾Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power﴿

[Al-Anfal, Verse:60]

 A Hamas leader said: Our Lord, we have made ready our strength to the utmost of our power. The rest will be taken care of by Allah Almighty. Allah has not made it a must for us to make ready a power equivalent to that of the enemy. Because of His mercy, we are ordered to make ready the power available only. This is what has exactly happened. They (the Jews) as Allah Almighty said:

﴾ Thou wilt indeed find them, of all people, most greedy of life﴿

[Al-Baqara, Verse:96]

 The believers, however, love death as they do love life, which is indeed something great. They (people of Gaza) are under fire, blockade, hunger, darkness, sickness, bloodshed, and yet no complaint. None of them blamed those who lead this war against the aggressors. I wish that we all be optimistic and positive in our thinking. There are very great achievements that I have them in three achievements.

The Jews have recently been Greatly Worried:

 Now they are worried about whether they will remain in this region or not. The Europeans remained for ninety years in this region. They finally left, and they are no more here. It is not they who are going to stay in this land. They live in fear and terror. Seven hundred thousand people are living in Bir Shiba which is under the threat of being hit with missiles. There is worry. The same worry we have had for the last fifty years.  They have it now. The numbers of immigrants who leave the country are increasing. Millions are returning to their original countries.

 So, what to do with a person who came to die? I remember a story about Moshe Dayan (the former Israeli Defense Minister). A Palestinian revolutionist exploded himself in the middle of a group of sixteen Jewish soldiers, who all died. On the same day there was a Knesset session. When the Minister of Defense entered, he was attacked by the Parliament members, asking him: “Where have you been? Where is your army?” He said quietly: “What do I do with a person who came to die? The greatest threat I have is to threaten a person of death, but when such a person wants to die, what do I do with him?”
Therefore, it is said that wars in ancient times started between two persons, then it changed to become between two armies, then between two minds. The most coward person is the one who directs a weapon at a target and presses the trigger to destroy. Now it is a war between two minds. So, wars started between two persons, then it became between two armies, then between two minds, and it returned to be between two persons.

The Jews Fear of Death:

 In the South Lebanon war, it was said in the report that they (the Jews) themselves prepared: Three thousand people conquered the biggest army in the region, and the fourth army worldwide. Allah Almighty helps those who defend themselves when they are attacked by tyrants. We supplicate Allah from our hearts that they (people of Gaza) will have victory against their enemy.

 Dear brother, Allah Almighty says:

﴾Each one of them wishes he could be given a life of a thousand years; but the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment﴿

[Al-Baqara, Verse: 96.]

 Allah Almighty also says:

﴾They will not fight you (even) together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Strong is their fighting (spirit) amongst themselves: thou wouldst think they were united, but their hearts are divided﴿

[Al-Hashr: Verse: 14.]

The Jews’ Aggression an Integral Part of Their Very Existence:

 Dear brother, Allah Almighty says:

﴾Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in Excesses.﴿

[Al-Maeda, Verse: 78.]

 Aggression is part of their existence, but Allah Almighty said:

﴾And also (He will give you) another (blessing) which you love, help from Allâh (against your enemies) and a near victory.﴿

[Al-Saff, Verse:13.]

 Now, where does this victory come from? The answer is: Victory comes only from Allah. The evidence is:

﴾And there is no victory except from Allâh.﴿

[Al-Anfal, Verse:10.]

 This is what the creator of the heavens and the earth says. This meaning is confirmed in what Allah Almighty says:

﴾If Allâh helps you, none can overcome you﴿

[Al-Imran, Verse: 160.]

Victory is from Allah; the Price of Victory:

1. If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you:

 Now what is the price of victory? What Allah Almighty says in this respect is conclusive, decisive, exclusive, and expansive:

﴾O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.﴿

[Mohammad, Verse:7]

 Allah does not need our help. Scholars of Quran interpretation said: the meaning is that if you support His religion, He will support you. When you abstain from taking usury, you support the religion of Allah. When you perform the five prayers in front of your children, you support the religion of Allah. When you abstain from scandal, you support the religion of Allah. So, If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you.

2. He who wants to conquer the strong should support the weak

 This is the second price, and it is between you and the slaves of Allah:

 The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

((Do you think that you get help (victory) and sustenance except because of the ones who are vulnerable amongst you))

[Reported by Al-Bukhari, as narrated by Musa’ab Bin Sa’ad]

 Allah Almighty rewards the society that helps and supports the vulnerable and the poor. If we want Allah to bestow upon us victory and help us conquer those who are stronger than us, we should take care of those who are weaker than us; the vulnerable, weak, needy and poor people. We should provide food to those who are hungry, clothes to those who have nothing to wear, accommodation to the homeless, knowledge to the ignorant ones, and we should provide justice to those suffering from injustice. You can leave the vulnerable person uncared of. He/She will die. You are stronger than him/her, and he/she cannot hold you accountable. But the rewards come to us from Allah Almighty when we support those who are weaker than us.

Allah Almighty Gives Victory to Infidel but Just Nations

 I swear by Allah Almighty that a society having injustice would never see any victory. I am not pessimistic. Scholars said that Allah would give victory to the just and fair infidel nation against a Muslim nation that is unjust and unfair.

 Do you want to know why they (the West) are strong in their societies? Because they support the weak and the vulnerable, and they feed the poor. Therefore, the first point as a price for victory is:

﴾If you help (in the cause of) Allâh, He will help you.﴿

[Mohammad, Verse:7]

 The second point is:

((Do you think that you get help (victory) and sustenance except because of the ones who are vulnerable amongst you))

[Reported by Al-Bukhari, as narrated by Musa’ab Bin Sa’ad]

 The employer who pays as a monthly salary of six thousand (Syrian Pounds) to his employee may not be considered a just and fair person, because the employee spends one thousand and two hundred pounds for transportation, and four thousand and eight hundred pounds will remain with him. What can he do with this very small amount? Unfortunately, the employee has no other choice. He cannot refuse such an offer, because the alternative is dying from hunger. To be fair with your employee, you as an employer should give him a salary sufficient to maintain his human dignity. In that case Allah Almighty will help and support you.

 I visited a factory in Aleppo, and the owner told me that the minimum salary he pays is twenty thousand Syrian Pounds, up to seventy thousand. He told me that he has received orders for the coming six months, and they are paid in cash. Allah Almighty supported him because he pays to the poor workers sufficient salaries. He is munificent with his workers, so Allah is munificent with him. The general rule is: If you want to conquer those who are stronger than you, you should support those who are weaker than you.

Conditions of Victory:

 However, there are conditions for victory. To get the support of Allah, one should meet the following conditions:

1. Believing in Allah:

 This belief should be the drive to make you obey Allah Almighty. It should reflect in your behavior and in your attitudes. If you give, if you abstain, if you consent, if you are happy, if you are angry, if you make or don’t make relations with sh3er, all this should based on your faith in Allah. Your belief should be expressed in a behavior, attitude and movement. Therefore, Allah Almighty says:

﴾… and (as for) the believers it was incumbent upon Us to help (them).﴿

[Al-Rum, Verse:47]

 This phrase by Allah the Great:

﴾it was incumbent upon Us﴿

 makes the heart tremble. Allah Almighty is establishing a right for you upon Him. He said to you: claim your right from me.

﴾… and (as for) the believers it was incumbent upon Us to help (them).﴿

[Al-Rum, Verse:47.]

 Allah Almighty also says:

﴾And never will Allâh grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.﴿

[Al-Nisa, Verse:141]

 The prophet (peace be upon him) said, as reported by Mua’ath (may Allah be pleased with him):

((Oh, Mua’th, do you know what the servants of Allah owe to Him? And what Allah owes to His servants? I said: Allah and His prophet know best. He said: What the servants owe to Allah is that they should worship Him, and not associate sh3er with Him, and what Allah owes to His servants is that Allah will not punish those who don’t associate sh3er with Him.))

[It is agreed among narrators that this Hadith was reported by Mua’ath, may Allah be pleased with him]

 Allah Almighty says:

﴾And Allâh would not punish them while you (Muhammad PBUH) are amongst them.﴿

[Al-Anfal, Verse:33. ]

 ”Amongst them” here means while your teachings are implemented by them. So long as the Prophet’s Sunna (teachings and traditions) is applied in their lives, they will be safe from the punishment of Allah.

 This is the first condition, which is faith and believing in Allah. However, it is insufficient alone. There is a complementary condition. I’ll give an example here for clarification: If you have a gas cylinder, is it possible for you to use it alone for cooking? You need a cooker. So, both the gas cylinder and the cooker are needed, but none of them is sufficient alone. Then, we can say: what is the value of the cooker without a gas cylinder? And what is the value of the gas cylinder without a cooker? So, faith is a prerequisite.

2. Making Ready the Power Available:

﴾Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war﴿

[Al-Anfal, Verse:60]

 They (the Jews) have made their strength ready against us, but we prepared nothing against them. They prepared against us various kinds of weapons, including cluster bombs, phosphoric and atomic weapons and all kinds of missiles, tanks, artillery and aircrafts. In south Lebanon they attacked the civilians with millions of cluster bombs that explode every day. They have made their strength ready against us. They worked in darkness and we slept in the light of the sun. They have the worst commodity, but they marketed it in the best way possible. We have the best commodity, but we marketed it in the worst way possible.

Consequence of not preparing strength against enemies:

 What we suffer from these days is a consequence of mistakes that go back for two hundred years exactly. They prepared against us in nineteen sixty an aircraft (B52) that goes from America and bombs any country in Asia, then returns to USA without the need to be refueled. They prepared the satellites, and the various kinds of astonishing and strange bombs. Allah Almighty says:

﴾Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war﴿

[Al-Anfal, Verse:60]

 This is an order from Allah, and every order of Allah should be respected and implemented. We are in default in this respect. Yesterday I was surprised to know that they (the resistance) have anti tank weapons and effective landmines. They could hit an aircraft. This is something that makes your heart full of confidence in Allah Almighty, in terms of His order “Against them make ready your strength”. One of their (the resistance) leaders said: “Oh Allah, we have made ready against them (our enemies) what we could, weapons made by them, stones, and now missiles that could hit their atomic reactor and Tel Aviv.” And he said:”wait to hear good news”. Hopefully, we’ll hear the good news soon.

Kinds of Victory:

1. A Deserving Victory

 Dear brother, now we have another issue: the kinds of victory.
 First of all I would like to say that there may not be a war between two kinds of rightness, simply because rightness is not multiple. A war between rightness and falsehood will not last long, because Allah is with rightness. And, a war between two falsehoods will never end. I say that there is a deserving victory. If you believe in Allah Almighty, the way ordered by Allah, and if you make ready your strength against your enemy to the utmost of your ability, then you have satisfied the two conditions of victory. And, if you are awarded victory in this case, it is called a deserving victory.

﴾And Allâh has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force.﴿

[Al-Imran, Verse:123.]

2. A Victory of Grace

 If you do not deserve victory, Allah may award you victory out of His grace. Yesterday I supplicated Allah Almighty saying: “Oh Allah, if we don’t deserve victory, make us victorious out of Your Grace, and don’t make the enemies gloat over our grief. Oh Allah, this is a decisive war, and Gaza is defending the whole Islamic world and the whole Arab world. If the Jews conquer us, they will regain their previous supremacism which was humiliated in the South Lebanon war. This is a very sensitive war for us and for them. If they don’t win this war, they are no more a deterring force in the region; and if we win, it will be the beginning of another victory.
 So, first there is a deserving victory:

﴾And Allâh has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force﴿

[Al-Imran, Verse:123.]

 And, second there is a victory of grace:

﴾Alif-Lâm¬Mîm. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings]. (1) The Romans have been defeated. (2) In the nearer land (Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Palestine), and they, after their defeat, will be victorious. (3) Within three to nine years. The decision of the matter, before and after (these events) is only with Allâh, (before the defeat of Romans by the Persians, and after, the defeat of the Persians by the Romans). And on that Day, the believers (i.e. Muslims) will rejoice (at the victory given by Allâh to the Romans against the Persians) — (4) With the help of Allâh...﴿

[Al-Rum, Vesres:2,3,4,5]

3. Secular Victory

 We have another kind of victory, when the two parties of war are disbelievers and infidels. One party has helicopters for example, with the effective range of weapons being seven kilometers, and the other party has tanks, with the effective range of weapons being three kilometers. One helicopter can destroy one thousand tanks. Who will win? The stronger, the one with the stronger weapon, the one whose preparation for the war was better, and who has satellites and very good plans will win. This is called a secular victory, and it has no relationship with religion at all. This kind of victory is beyond our subject. It is a secular victory between two disbelieving parties, in which the stronger, the one who has better plans and forces, will conquer the other.

4. Victory of Principle

 If a person, who is a good believer and a scholar in religion and Shari’a, is sitting at home, and he has done all his teaching and Jihadi duties towards his children and his wives (a reference to Dr. Rayyan in Gaza), then a missile hits his home and kills fourteen individuals. This person has died on the doctrine of monotheism, and he has performed all his worships duties towards Allah. For Allah he is a winner. This is a victory of the principle.

 So, we have deserving victory, and victory of grace, and secular victory, and victory of the principle.

Fruits of Victory from Allah:

 Dear brother, if we are granted victory, what will happen?

﴾Allâh has promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion, which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islâm). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me﴿

[Al-Noor, Verse:55 ]

 So, there is succession, there is empowerment, and there is security as natural consequences of victory.

Only obedience with patience will lead to victory:

 The second subtle meaning:

﴾Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls)﴿

[Al-Ra’ad, Verse:11]

 If we change ourselves, we’ll be deserving victory from Allah. Do you know that the problem of the one and a half billion Muslims in the world, which is thought to be insolvable, can easily be solved if they follow the Holy Quran!?
Allah Almighty says:

﴾Mighty indeed were the plots which they made, but their plots were (well) within the sight of Allah, even though they were such as to shake the hills!﴿

[Ibrahim, Verse: 46]

 Allah Almighty says:

﴾But if ye are patient and do right, not the least harm will their cunning do to you for Allah compasseth round about all that they do﴿

[Al-Imran, Verse:120]

Whoever does not care for Muslims, is not a Muslim:

 These are some of the ideas that I thought will be suitable to present to you in the light of the great achievements of the resistance. Resistance is the best solution to put an end to the arrogance and haughtiness of those who are strong. In today wars, it is impossible for a developing country army to conquer an advanced country army. However; the guerilla warfare has different plans and tactics. Some armies think to follow resistance plans and tactics in their fighting. Their tactics are not expectable for the regular armies.

 Dear brother, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

((Whoever dies without participating or having the intention to participate in a military expedition for the cause of Allah, will die having a sort of hypocrisy.))

[Narrated by Muslem, as reported by Abu Hurayra]

 However, it is the mercy of Allah that the Prophet (PBUH) also said:

((Whoever provides the gear for a warrior in the cause of Allah will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah; and whoever supports the family of a warrior for the cause of Allah, will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah.))

[It is agreed by narrators , reported by Zaid Bin Khalid]

 Yesterday, one of our brother received a letter that moved him to tears. The letter says: If you couldn’t have the honor to be with the knights of the daytime, cannot you be with the worshipers of nighttime, to supplicate Allah to provide support to the resistance fighters?

 If you would like to donate money in support of the resistance, you should look for a trustful channel. There are many trustful support channels. So, as our Prophet (PBUH) said:

((Whoever provides the gear for a warrior in the cause of Allah will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah; and whoever supports the family of a warrior for the cause of Allah, will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah.))

[It is agreed by the narrators , reported by Zaid Bin Khalid]

 If a Palestinian student from the West Bank or Gaza Strip is studying here (in Damascus) and his family, because of the war, cannot provide support to their son, and you provide that support in their stead, then you have replaced the family in providing support. It is as if you have provided support to the family, who is under aggression by the enemy. In this case the Prophetic Hadith is applicable to you:

((Whoever provides the gear for a warrior in the cause of Allah will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah; and whoever supports the family of a warrior for the cause of Allah, will be considered as if he has participated in a military expedition for the cause of Allah.))

[It is agreed by the narrators , reported by Zaid Bin Khalid]

 If you cannot participate in fighting the enemy with the resistance, and if you cannot provide financial support, then you can pray and supplicate Allah Almighty to help the resistance in their fight against the aggression of the enemy. Supplicating Allah Almighty is the minimum that you can do. Hopefully in the future we’ll have the honor of Jihad, and we’ll be able to be fighting in the battlefield.

 Dear brother, I would like to reiterate in conclusion that “Whoever does not care for other Muslims, is not considered one of them.”

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