Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid termed Islam the best shield before all troubles and fitnas. He was talking to the audience of the introductory meeting of new university students in Zahedan.
He began his brief speech with the Qur’anic verse: «قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ», Proclaim, “Are the knowledgeable and the ignorant equal?” It is only the men of intellect who heed advice.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “All kinds of developments and worldly or everlasting blessings of the Hereafter depend on getting knowledge. It should not be learnt just for holding certificate, getting job, livelihood and position.”
Khateeb of Sunnis advised the students and said: “Student life is the best life. Strive to seek knowledge, act on the religious commands and be pious and bounded to the principles.”