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Fadak Sermon - V

Then she continued:

O' People! Know that I am Fatima, and my father is Mohammad, whom Allah has praised him and his progeny;

That which I say first, I shall say last;

and I say not what I say mistakenly, nor do what I do, uselessly.

Surely, an Apostle has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to him is, your falling into distress; excessively solicitous about you; to the Believers is He, compassionate, merciful.” [Qur’an, 9:128]

Thus, if you recognize him and identify his lineage, you find him, my father, not (the father of any of) your women;

and the brother of my cousin (Ali), not (the brother of any of) your men;

and certainly great is he, to be derived from, (may the blessings of Allah be upon him and his progeny).

So, he delivered the Messengership; openly expressing the warnings, inclining away from the path of polytheists, striking (breaking) their backs, seizing their throats, inviting to the Path of his Lord with wisdom and excellent exhortations.

He destroyed idols, and defeated chiefs, until their groups fled, and turned their backs.

Until night uncovered its dawn;

and the Truth revealed its purity;

and the leader of Religion spoke, and devils’ tumults subsided;

and the adherents to hypocrisy were removed;

and the knots and complexes of blasphemy and dissension were untied;

and you spoke the "statement of Ekhlaas" (confession to Uniqueness of Allah) among a few, with bright faces and flat stomachs;

while you were, on the edge of an abyss of fire” [Quran, 3:103];

a sib for any drinker, and morsel and opportunity for any greedy person, and flammable object for passing hasty ones, and crushed under the steps of passersby;

you were drinking unclean and fetid (dirtied by camels) water, and eating animal skins and plant leaves.

You were abject outcasts;

fearing lest you might be abducted by the people" [Quran, 9:27] around you.

So Allah -the Exalted, the Glorified- rescued you through Mohammad whom Allah has praised him and his progeny;

after this and that; after he encountered, the bold of men, and the wolf(-like) among Arabs, and the vicious of the "adherents to the book" (followers of the previous books);

whenever they kindled a fire for war, Allah put it out”, [Quran, 5:65];

or any time, a horn of Satan appeared, or a mouth from the polytheists, opened, he dispatched his brother (Ali) deep into their jaws;

then he (Ali) came back not, until he crushed, and extinguished their fire with his sword.

He (Ali) has been, a struggling person in the cause of Allah, endeavoring one, in the Amr (command, decree, matter,… ) of Allah, close to the Rasool (Messenger) of Allah (Mohammad -PBUH&HP-), Master of Lords of Allah, (with) his sleeves always rolled up, a benevolent exhorter, endeavourer, struggler;

while you have been, living comfortable lives, self- indulgent, carefree, in security.

You have been waiting for the wheel of times, to turn against us;

and expecting anxiously, the news;

withdrawing from battles;

and running away from wars.

To be continued…