The leading Iranian Sunni scholar, Shaikh-ul-Islam Abdol-Hameed Isma’eelzahi, criticized the role of the Guardian Council in vetting hopefuls for presidential election in Zahedan, Iran, on Friday 24 May, 2013.
Alluding to the issue of disqualification of candidates in Iran, he stated, “The issue of hopefuls who have been disapproved by the Guardian Council is the top and hot subject of the country; as a dutiful citizen I have to share my opinions in this regard honestly.”
Friday Imam of Sunni Muslims in Zahedan pointed out Iran has been facing a very hard time with lots of crises. People hoped the top constitutional supervisory body, the Guardian Council, would take the matter of approving open-mindedly. But the statement of the council over approval proves that still disturbances roam around.
Showing reaction on disqualification of the farmer president, Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani, by the Guardian Council, Shaikh Isma’eelzahi underlined, “Ayatollah Hashemi is one of the famous national and evolutional personalities of Iran; many of people know this politician well inside and outside of the country. He has been disqualified by the GC.”
The nation was hopeful a man would take their problems seriously as they have been suffering from various crises. People want a man to take power and decrease the severity of the political and economical crises of them. I said previously politics and economy had been entangled; economical crises can be eradicated only by political amendments, he added more.
The outstanding member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the disapproval of Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani has made a big part of the nation worried. Although there were some mistakes and criticisms on the performance of Mr. Rafsanjani in his term of presidency; but it seems he has experienced some changes in the recent years. It was expected he would face challenges in a better way to get the country out of the current crises.
Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah concluded his points by saying the authorized sides and members of the Guardian Council in particular would review their decision.