In his latest statement, the prominent Iranian Sunni leader urged on removing any kind of discrimination and inequality in Chabahar Grand Mosque on 13th Oct. 2017.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reported, he pointed among the people of Chabahar, the biggest coastal city of Iranian Baluchistan: “The Sunni community [of Iran] wants to not see any kind of discrimination among the religious communities. ‘Faith’ is a personal issue between the man and his nourisher.”
The eminent Islamic scholar said more: “Sunni Muslims have not adopted their tenets because of any cleric and Mawlana; rather they believe that they can get the pleasure of the Almighty by this way. The same is the case with Shia Muslims.”
“Religious tenets should not be the standard for ascertainment of individuals’ capabilities. Knowledge, capability, strength, competence and nationality should be important. When every member of the Iranian nation, regardless to his race, religion and faith, is expected to work hard for maintaining unity and peace, there should not any discrimination among them in the rest areas. Wisdom and law also confirm it,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid underlined.
He alluded to the historical letter of the supreme leader about removal of discrimination and said: “The supreme leader has urged there must not be any kind of discrimination between Iranian ethnic and religious communities. We were sure before it that discrimination was against the wish of the supreme leader, but some officials used to say they were under pressure. Now when the most authorized man of the country order and urge on removing discrimination, no excuse can be accepted from any minister, governor and director general.”
“We think any Iranian citizen with any faith should be legitimate to serve his country if he can. Ethnic and religious discriminative views should be removed. Meritocracy should rule on. The founder of the revolution had criticized those who have a wrong look at the nation considering them ‘alien’ for the regime,” the president of Darululoom Zahedan said.
He added more: “We hope the officials will pay attention to the demands of the Sunni community. The supreme leader has expressed his viewpoint openly. The ongoing government also has a positive opinion about employment of Sunnis in management of the country. So the officials should consider these orders serious.”
“Iranian Sunnis want to maintain peace and unity of their country. All classes of the Sunni community agree upon it, but they urge on their legal demands, too. They will not withdraw from their demands,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.
He expressed: “If we do not follow up these demands, some other elements will present the demands by other methods which create troubles for the country. But we do not want create any problem for the country.”
Chairman of the CCSS concluded his points by saying: “Sunnis’ demands are in accordance with the intentions of the supreme leader and constitution. We want change according to the law. We hope the Iranian Sunnis may get their due rights with maintenance of national unity and peace.”
Islam will not go by passing of personalities
Friday imam of Sunnis pointed out to the passing of Shaikh-ul-Hadith Mawlana Mohammad Yousuf in a part of his speech in Chabahar and said: “The passing of Mawlana Mohammad Yousuf Husseinpour, the teacher of scholars, was a big loss and shocking for the Sunni community and a big part of the Shia community, too.”
“He was a very humble and pious man who was a moral support for us. Presence of people in is funeral ceremony was also unprecedented.”
He mentioned Islam as an eternal religion and said: “Islam will remain until the last day of this world. It has been experienced that Islam does not depend on personalities. Rather the Almighty brings other characters as the Guided Caliphs came forward after the passing of the prophet, peace be upon him. Mawlana Husseinpour also had a duty in this world; he completed it and went.”