Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi began his latest Friday sermon on July 06, 2012 by recitation of holy verse: «وَقُلِ اعْمَلُواْ فَسَيَرَى اللّهُ عَمَلَكُمْ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَسَتُرَدُّونَ إِلَى عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ» [توبه: 105], (Say,: Do (what you do); Allah will see your deed, as will the Messenger and the believers. And you shall be returned to the Knower of the Seen and the Unseen, and then He will tell you what you have been doing.) Underlining the importance of good deeds, he put negligence and sins main causes of people’s failure.
Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah added more saying, ‘Allah Almighty has urged mankind to advance towards deeds leaving mere talks. It is easy to explain verses, Hadith and biography of holy men, but acting upon their directions is a bit hard. While only deeds are important for Allah. He does not look at our rank, wealth and knowledge; He gives importance to our deeds.’
Mawlana Abdol-Hameed divided deeds into two kinds, saying, ‘Deeds are two sorts; deeds of heart and deeds of body parts. Good faith, sincerity and love of Allah and His messenger Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him, are the deeds of heart. During worships the heart should be with Allah completely. We should focus on Allah who is aware of our all intentions. Sincerity and faith are the most important deeds of heart.’
The eminent Islamic scholar went on to say that Allah Almighty has given very excellent opportunities to mankind to do good deeds and prepare for the Hereafter. Allah, the Sublime, accepts His servants’ repentance, especially at the midnight and in the third part of the night. When others are sleeping, good people get up to seek Allah’s forgiveness, as Holy Qur’an says: «و بالاسحار هم یستغفرون. », (and in the hours before dawn they used to pray for forgiveness.)
He counted meditation in the creation of mankind as one of the signs of Allah’s cognition, saying, ‘Allah Exalted say: «وَفِي الْأَرْضِ آيَاتٌ لِّلْمُوقِنِينَ*وَفِي أَنفُسِكُمْ أَفَلَا تُبْصِرُونَ» [الذاریات: 20-21], (In the earth, there are signs for those who (seek truth to) believe, and in your own selves! So, do you not perceive?) If you can not see Allah, look at your selves! The creation of every human being is an evidence of Allah’s oneness, everlasting power and greatness. All parts of human body are signs of Allah’s wisdom, rationality and that He is the only Creator. All creatures of Allah Almighty prove His greatness; despite these clear signs, those who deny Allah’s power, their hearts have turned blind. «فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى الْأَبْصَارُ وَلَكِن تَعْمَى الْقُلُوبُ الَّتِي فِي الصُّدُورِ» [الحج: 46], (Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts.)’
Shaikh Ismaeelzahi urged saying that both good and bad deeds of mankind have particular shapes. These are the bad and good deeds of people which would appear in front of them in the grave. Many people would see their deeds as much big as mountains are.
The rector of Darululoom Zahedan pointed out towards the causes of success’ spoliation, saying, ‘Negligence and sins are the most important reasons of people’s failure. Islam asks us to obey Allah and His last messenger carefully with full respect. When we offer prayers, in fact, we respect Allah Almighty.’
At the end, Shaikh exhorted the audience to have strong decision for preparing for the Hereafter and worshiping Allah in Sha’ban and Ramadan.
He said that Sunni Muslims face problems in establishing Eid prayers. He pointed that it was the duty of the current regime to make it easy for people to offer prayers. Sunnis do not have appropriate places to offer Eid prayers in Zahedan and some other cities of Iran.