Egyptian TV broadcasts sermon: "O Lord, defeat the Jews your enemies"
Cairo Egyptian Satellite Channel 1 Television in Arabic at 1005 GMT on 14
June carries a live relay of the Friday prayer sermons from the al-Rifa'i
mosque in Cairo. The sermon is delivered by Dr. Ahmad Umar Hashim, the head
of al-Azhar University, supreme head of the world Muslim youth, and member
of the Egyptian higher Sufi council. Reception is good.
Concluding his sermon, Dr. Hashim prays to God: "O Lord, make us the
best nation as you described us. O Lord, make us victorious over your
enemies, the enemies of religion. O Lord, defeat the Jews your enemies,
the enemies of religion. O Lord, make us victorious over the infidels. O
Lord, return the liberated holy Jerusalem to us. O Lord, make the ruler
and subjects successful, unite the Islamic nation, support the President of
the republic and support the leader of Muslims everywhere to do what
satisfies you. O Lord, forgive us, and make us victorious over the
infidels. O Lord, do not disappoint us as we pray to you, and do not
torture us as we beseech you. We have prayed to you as you ordered us, so
respond to our prayers. O Lord, do not make our enemy gloat over our
failure, and do not make us fail a friend. Do not make our religion our
weak point and do not make the world our utmost ambition or knowledge. O
Lord, cover our weaknesses, make us safe against fears, and make us do what
satisfies you. Heal our sick and have mercy upon our dead. O Lord, make
the ruler and the subjects successful, make the Islamic nation united and
let your anger and hate be away from us.