The Friday sermon of March 12, 2004 in the Sheikh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza was
delivered by Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris, an employee of the Awqaf (Religious
Affairs) ministry of the Palestinian Authority. The following are excerpts from
Translation by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The Battle of Truth & Falsehood
” … Ever since Allah created this life, it is a conflict between Truth and
Falsehood, a continuous battle between good and evil, and a constant struggle
between those who are good and those who are evil. On this holy land, we
witness one of the chapters of this holy battle, the battle between Truth and
We are the good, people of Truth, who defend it with our blood and
souls. We defend our rights, we defend our land, and our holy places. On the
other hand, our enemies are evil, people of Falsehood who fight using the
sword of Falsehood. We will beat them, because victory will be that of Truth,
Jews Had to be Destroyed
“Oh servants of Allah, history repeats itself. When the Prophet [Muhammad]
entered Al-Madina, he entered it in order to establish the Islamic state. But he
found serpents there, disseminating their venom among the Arabian tribes, in
order to destroy their kinship and spark war between the Arabs and the
brothers [i.e. The Muslims].
“When the Prophet saw the situation of the Arabs, he found that they were not
capable of establishing the Islamic state… He looked around and saw the flame
of civil strife raging through the Arabian tribes. Brother fighting brother, and
tribe fighting tribe.
“When he investigated the cause of these civil wars, he found that the Jews
were behind them. The most grave thing the Prophet saw was the war raging
between the Aws and Khazraj tribes. When he investigated the cause of this
great war between the two largest tribes, he found a Jew behind it. A Jew
named Shas sparked the fire of civil strife between the Aws and Khazraj.
“The prophet had to have a good plan in order to establish his Islamic state. He
based his plan on two elements. The first of them was to make peace between
the Arabs and brotherhood among the Muslims…
The second element the Prophet had to deal with was the Jewish
existence in Al-Madina, with which no Islamic state could ever be established.
“The Prophet received an instruction from the Lord of heaven and earth, Who
knows the nature of the Jews, who forever live off the fire of civil strife and
disseminating their venom among the brothers, Muslims, and friends. Allah
ordered him to forge his plan to take care of the Jewish existence in Al-Madina.
“The prophet could not fight the Jews immediately following his emigration to
Al-Madina, because his security, military, political, and economic situation did
not permit him to wage war against the Jews, at that time.
“The Prophet had three stages in taking care of the Jewish existence: The first
was political. One should deal with the Jews politically to defend oneself from
their evil. The Prophet dealt with them politically and signed pacts with them,
even though he knew they treat the Muslims ruthlessly, but this was an
Oh Allah’s servants, it was an unavoidable political stage in order to
strengthen the Muslims, because wars weaken the Muslims if they are not
strong enough to begin with. The second stage was harder for the Muslims:
The stage of tolerating the damage caused by the Jews, who again, began
violating the pacts and spreading their poison among the Muslims…
“Then came the great battle of Badr, where the Muslims grew stronger. This
brought the third stage of dealing with the Jewish existence in Al-Madina. We
have tolerated you for a long time – you offspring of apes and pigs! We have
tolerated you for a long time. After the battle of Badr, verses came down
ordering the Prophet to fight the Jews…
The Jews lived in fortresses and in various tribes. The Prophet said: ‘By
Allah, I fear the Qaynuq’a tribe.’ Meaning, ‘I fear the civil strife they spark.’ We
must first teach the Qaynuq’a tribe a lesson that will deter those behind them…
“Mixing with the Arabs gave the Jews an Arab trait – courage. Praise Allah.
Imagine – the Qaynuq’a Jews were the bravest Jews in Al-Madina because they
mixed with the Arabs. They won this courage from their neighboring Arabs.
Thus, there was no choice but to begin with the strongest among the Jews so
they will serve as a lesson to those who follow them – the Jews of Khaybar, the
[Banu] Nadhir tribe, and the rest of the Al-Madina Jews.”
The Jews’ Evil Deeds Led to Their Downfall
“Then an incident took place that was a turning point regarding the Jewish
existence in Al-Madina. They started! And they bear the responsibility for their
bad deeds and for the venom they spread in the heart of Al-Madina. A Muslim
woman went to the Qaynuq’a tribe to sell something. They asked her to
uncover her face but she refused. The Muslim woman refused to uncover her
face in front of Jews. When finished with the sale, she sat down next to a
Jewish jeweler, and this jeweler tied the edge of her garment in the back, so
when she rose up, some say her face and others say her legs were revealed.
She screamed and cried for help. Then, a noble Muslim came, who could not
bear the humiliation of this woman. He rose to defend the Muslim woman’s
honor, drew his sword and struck that Jew, the lowly jeweler. He struck and
killed him. The Qaynuq’a tribe turned against this Muslim and killed him. They
killed this Muslim who defended a Muslim woman’s honor.
“[The Prophet] prepared his army and went to the Qaynuq’a [tribe]. He laid
siege to them for 15 days until they came out and surrendered. The Prophet
rejected [their surrender] unless all their men were killed, and only the women
and children be allowed to leave Al-Madina.
“Hypocrisy also played a role. Abdallah bin Ubai, Allah’s curse upon him, asked
to spare their lives. The Prophet did not want civil strife in the ranks of the
Muslims and said, ‘I accept, provided they leave Al-Madina.’ The Prophet
expelled them from Al-Madina, so they would serve as a lesson to those who
follow. This was the first lesson of the Jews of Al-Madina. Later, there were
many other lessons.
“Time does not permit us to discuss the rest of the Jewish tribes. But we must
learn the lesson of the Prophet with regard to the Jews of Al-Madina, whom he
expelled. His strategic choice was: ‘Fight them, Allah will torture them [at your
hands]’ and also, ‘Make ready against them [all] the force and horsemen that
Jews Seek to Conquer Saudi Arabia
“The Jews today – there is no doubt – are avenging their ancient forefathers,
the sons of apes and pigs. Some of the extremist Jews are demanding today
their property in Al-Madina. There are even those who have requested to be
buried at the southern edge of Palestine. When the one-eyed Dayan was on his
deathbed, he instructed that he be buried at the southern edge of Palestine.
When asked why, he said, ‘So that I will be close to Al-Madina.’ This is the
extremist tendency of the Jews. They are the extremists, they are the
terrorists. They deserve death, and we deserve life, because we are the people
“They avenge their forefathers; they take revenge on us, the Muslims, by taking
our holy places and by taking our lands by force. Only last week, this bloody
week, they killed from among the sons of our people, children and women,
some 40 Palestinians, in front of the entire world, and no one lifted a finger.”
Arab States are Abandoning the Struggle
“In light of these massacres, I tell you, I congratulate our people and brothers in
Jordan, and bless them for the ties they are establishing with the Jews, and for
laying the cornerstone … on the day of the massacre, at the time the massacre
was being carried out on the land of Palestine, in Bureij, Nusseirat, Rafah, and
At these moments, they lay the cornerstone and inaugurate a science
institute in order to normalize relations between Jordanian and Jewish students.
Blessings to you, the people of Jordan, blessings for the American supervision
of this successful project, and blessings to our people in Libya and blessings to
all the Arab peoples, as we are slaughtered here on the land of Palestine.”
We will Fight the Jewish Cancer
” … We will fight them with Allah’s help. The Jews are the ones of whom
Allah, who knows them best, said: ‘You strike more fear into their hearts than
Allah does.’ Oh Muslims, it is Allah who tells you this. And this is what we see
and know well. But the Arabs and Muslims must know that this is a Qur’anic
truth. We strike more fear into their hearts than their Maker. Who stated this
fact? The Lord of heaven and earth. Allah is the one who created them and
knows their nature well.
“Allah knows that they love life: ‘None preserves life more than them’ – life, no
matter what kind of life. Even if it is a life of humiliation, disgrace, and
submission, they preserve it.
“This preservation of life roots miserliness and cowardice in them. The Jews
are disseminating their venom, and history repeats itself. They disseminate their
venom in the Arab countries, because they cannot live in the Middle East like a
cancer, spreading in this land, unless they spark the fire of civil strife and war
among the Arabs and the Muslims. And indeed, they spark this fire.
“Furthermore, they incite the world superpowers against the Arab countries.
Israel incites the U.S. against Syria. Syria will face great, heavy pressure and
we say to them: Be patient and Allah will be with you. Our people in Syria, our
brothers in our struggle and our Jihad against this cancer on this land…
Our brothers in Lebanon, in Jordan, in Egypt, in all countries of the world,
we will never desert them, as long as they fight this cancer.
“We reach our hand out in peace, as the Prophet reached his hand out in
peace, but they act ruthlessly towards the Muslims.”
The Palestinian Mother Wishes to Receive Her Son as a Corpse, but Not
“We, the people of Truth, reach out our hand in peace. But they accuse us of
being terrorists. Terrorists, because when the Palestinian mother
welcomes her martyred son, she wishes to receive him as a corpse. She does
not want him to be alive. But she does not want this corpse butchered.
The wish of the Palestinian mother is to see the body of her son the martyr.
“Are we terrorists? We, terrorists?! We face burning rockets that leave the
martyr no flesh, bone, head, or foot. When the news of the death of her son
reached the martyr’s mother, she said to the youths: ‘I want to see my son.’
They were patient with her and took him to the cemetery to be buried. She
learnt of this, and went there, asking: ‘Where is my son?’ Her son is a pile of
flesh in a container, in a small sack. She watched while they buried him, and
she said: ‘If only a foot remained, I would kiss it.’ Allah Akbar, is she a
terrorist?! A terrorist, this woman who wants to find the foot of her son so she
can kiss it before he is buried?! With these statements, Umm Muhammad broke
the hearts of those present.
“Where are the hearts of the world?! Where are the hearts of the Arabs? Where
are the hearts of the Muslims in light of these sights? By Allah, if they didn’t
see them, we would say, ‘Never mind.’ But the entire world saw how our
martyrs are burned in their cars on the road. Our children – their heads are cut
off. Despite all this, we will be patient, because we are a people that deserves
triumph, Allah willing.”