Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that he was appointed by Allah to defend the Lebanese people in a video that was posted on Fasl Al-Khitab on YouTube July 31, 2022. He said: "We are people who were appointed by Allah because we fear Judgement Day." Nasrallah also said that his people are ready to "sacrifice our souls, our children, and all who are dear to us" for the sake of Lebanon and its people, even those people "whose position is unbecoming and inappropriate."
Hassan Nasrallah: "For 40 years, we have always been at the ready, and tonight I am saying that like always, we are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children, and all who are dear to us for the sake of our country and our [Lebanese] people as a whole — even for the sake of those whose position is unbecoming and inappropriate. We are ready to make this tremendous sacrifice.
"Who appointed me, you ask? Knock it off. You're calling yourself a human being? Who appointed me? Allah did. Who appointed you? Allah appointed me. We are people who were appointed by Allah, because we fear Judgement Day. We fear Allah on Judgement Day. We believe that on Judgement Day, Allah will not ask us only whether we prayed, fasted, made pilgrimage, and read the Quran, carried the masbaha prayer beads, and so on.
"He will ask us about the people, their honor, their lives, their defense, their security, and many other things. He will only ask us about the things that were within our capabilities, because there are people in Lebanon who want us to do things that are beyond our capabilities. Allah created his servants and did not ask them to do things they cannot."