In his Friday prayers sermon Sayyid Kashmiri said:
• Al-Zahra (s.a.) was the link between prophet-hood and Imamah and the continuation of the progeny of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.w.) until judgement day.
• Some reports put the number of Alawis in the world to over 30 million.
• Praised the determination of the Mujahideen in Iraq and asked them to unite and remain steadfast in the face of Allah’s enemies and the enemies of His prophet (s.a.w.w.) and humanity - appealing to the congregation to pray for their victory.
6 Jumada II 1436

He began his sermon with a recitation of the Surah of Al-Kawthar from the Holy Qur’an. Although interpreters differ on its meaning, but most probably Kawthar refers to Al-Zahra (s.a.) due to the context of the verse and the reason for its revelation. Also because Al-A’ss ibn Wa’eil Al-Sahmi used to address the prophet (s.a.w.w.) as the ‘Abtar’ i.e. the childless one. Meaning, if the prophet (s.a.w.w.) dies then his progeny would cease to exist because his children from Khadijah and others all died during his lifetime. For this Allah (s.w.t.) bestowed him with Al-Zahra (s.a.), who was the reason for the continuation of his progeny until the hour of reckoning. Current statistics put the number of Alawis in the world to over 30 million.

The prophet’s offspring (was) a girl who grew
Like a springtime flower to cover the earth



While the offspring of Al-A’ss ibn Wa’eil Al-Sahmi and others ceased; the offspring of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.w.) remained to illuminate the earth and enlighten humanity. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, Al-Zahra (s.a.) was the link between prophet-hood and Imamah; for she was the mother of the noble Imams, who are the stars of enlightenment for humanity and the protectors of the Rissala from distortion and falsification.

Allamah Kashmiri then called upon the Mujahideen in the arena of confrontation with the enemies of Allah and the enemies of humanity to be patient, steadfast, unite and collaborate. They should know that victory is on their side - with Duas from Momineen for them from everywhere. The fact that they chose to protect Iraq and its sanctities and adhere to the orders of the rightful deputy leader in the era of occultation, is a favour and a blessing bestowed upon them by Allah and by that they gained victory. He then asked the congregation to pray for more victories and support for them.

Indeed, We will support Our messengers and those who believe during the life of this world and on the Day when the witnesses will stand – (Holy Qur’an 40:51)