Talking to tens of thousands citizens of Iranshahr, Baluchistan, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Isma’eelzahi described the Iranian Sunnis ‘tolerant’ and ‘unity-seekers’, emphasizing on religious freedom and legal rights of them.

In his recent trip to some parts of central and southern Baluchistan in Iran, the eminent Sunni leader, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Isma’eelzahi, addressed thousands of citizens gathered in the Grand Noor Masjid of Iranshahr in the centre of Iranian Baluchistan on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

He pointed, “All praise belongs to Allah, the Iranian Sunni community is a tolerant and unity-seeker society. Iran’s Sunnis never betrayed their country for some interests. Even I heard about some people who were fugitives outside of the country; some enemy states asked them to work in their cause betraying the country, but our people denied strongly informing them they are not    treacherous to their country.”

As the Sunni citizens of Iran have been patriot, they want elimination of all sorts of discriminative stances and rules. They must get their tights; it is legal and logical demand of Sunnis in Iran. Shia scholars, particularly the leader of the country, are requested to have more attention towards Sunnis’ rights. They should work hard to remove discrimination between Shias and Sunnis, the outstanding Sunni leader further said.

He went on saying Iran’s Sunnis mostly live in the frontier regions; if any war is imposed, they will defend their country and sacrifice lives for Iran. ‘We are brave and good fighters; we are not weak and timid. We are Iranians and we will resist any assault,’ he added more.

Khateeb of Sunnis underlined that enjoying enough freedom for religious exercises is the right of the Sunni community. Iran’s Sunnis respect others; they have positive feelings for their Shia countrymen. Rights of Shia minorities in other states should be preserved. Discrimination does not bring pleasure of Allah. The authorities and scholars must have unbiased attitude towards the entire nation.

At the end of his speech, Shaikh Isma’eelzahi addressed people of Iranshahr saying, “We ask you to bring Islamic Shari’ah into action. When we accept Islam, we accept its all rules and regulations. Never forget this point that none of nations was demolished due to poverty, but ruination was the end of all nations which run away of divine commands and the true religion of Allah.”   


Published on : 25 February, 2013

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