Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said ‘Haram wealth damages and uproots faith and spirituality of mankind’ in his Friday sermon of Dec. 12, 2014 (19th Safar, 1436).
Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan began his sermon by the Noble Qur’anic verse: «يَا أَيُّهَا الرُّسُلُ كُلُوا مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَاعْمَلُوا صَالِحًا إِنِّي بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌ», (I told them, O Messengers, eat from the pure things and act righteously; I know all that you do.); [23: 51] and said, “Eating legitimate is one of the most important principles of Islam. Islam is the religion of clean civilization that is based on very important and great principles; these points make mankind prosperous in the both worlds.”
He further said, “If someone leaves his tenets, moral and practical principles behind, he will lose everything; it topples people down preventing them from flying towards Allah. A poem of Allāmah Iqbal clarifies that it is much better for a person to die from hanger if livelihood stops him from flying to Allah. Haram wealth stops the man from going towards Allah.”
“It is very important to know that flying to Allah is our way; the prophet Ibrahim, peace be upon him, said: ‘Indeed I am emigrant toward Allah’. Every migration that is on the path of worship and obedience is a ‘migration toward Allah’. But we must not forget that it is Islam and its brilliant directions which accompany us in this journey. The world that claims to be civilized cannot bring any principles for reaching to the Almighty and the Paradise making mankind the caliph of Him on the earth. Tawhid, Islamic monotheism, is the root of Islamic tenets; this revolutionary belief brings changes in the lives of people,” Shaikh-ul-Islam added more.
Urging on earning Halal and legal income, he said, “Eating Halal and earning legal income are among the important principles of Islam. There are many rationales behind forbidden things in Islam. Eating Halal and avoiding Haram make the person beloved to Allah. Divine love cannot be gained without acting upon the Shari’ah. By taking care of the moral, ethnic and practical principles we can reach to the love of Allah.”
The teacher of Hadith at Darululoom Zahedan underlined, “If someone want to get the pleasure of Allah, he must run away from Haram things; Haram creates a buffer between mankind and the Almighty. Haram wealth and income deprive mankind from good deeds burning their faith and spiritualty. Only Halal eaters can worship Allah. There is a Hadith that the body nourished with Haram is worthy for the Fire. So all Muslims should avoid from such dangerous wealth and food.”
At the end of this part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid counted ‘imitation of the prophet, peace be upon him, the only way leads to Allah and said, “The person who goes on other ways but Sunnah, he will not reach to Allah. The path of Muhammad should be selected who is an unrivaled expert and mercy for the universe.
CIA Torture Report, a Big Defamation for the USA
The outstanding Iranian Sunni leader termed the recent report of the US Senate on the brutality and deception of CIA a ‘big defamation’ for the USA in the second part of his speech.
Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan, Iran, alluded to the report of the US senate and said, “The summary of a report detailing George W. Bush–era CIA detention and interrogation policies was released on Tuesday. The report affirms the CIA’s use of torture to question suspected culprits after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It is a big notoriety for the US leaders who claim to respect democracy calling the US ‘center’ of civilization and democracy.”
“A confession that is taken by torture is rejected in the view of Islam as well as the international laws. Such confessions cannot be accepted as they are not valid in justice-providing courts everywhere,” he underlined.
The rector of Darululoom Zahedan stated, “The use of torture by CIA had taken place by approval of the US administration; thus the president of the US and the rest of US leaders must conduct an unbiased probe into the matter. Whoever committed crimes by torture should be tried; trial of the culprits who were behind these crimes can get the US out of this defamation; it is the only way of rehabilitation.”
Process of recognition of Palestine is a positive move
The prominent Islamic scholar urged on the freedom of Palestine and end of the occupation of Palestine in another part of his speech before tens of thousands worshippers in Zahedan.
He said, “We would like to recommend the West and whoever claim to fight against extremism and terrorism to struggle for freedom of Palestine; they must work hard to stop Israel from occupation. Because, according to scholarly researches, the main reason behind international crises is the crimes of Israel against the Palestinian nation.”
“Unjust and irrational support of Israel caused heavy damages for the supporters of Israel, common people and nations who kept silent on the crimes of this sinister regime,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said.
Friday Imam of Sunnis in Zahedan concluded his points by saying, “Withdrawal of Israel, liberation and independence of Palestine will be a great step towards a peaceful world and on the path of fighting against terrorism. By the blessings of Allah, we witness many European parliaments suggesting their governments to recognize the independent state of Palestine as they ask Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories. Of course it is a positive move. We hope the international community acts upon its slogans on democracy and freedom correctly.”