Mawlana Abdol-Hamid has called on Ulama to not escape from their duties and think and plan how to carry out their duties in a better way.
Talking to Darululoom Zahedan’s alumni on Thursday 29th Dec. 2017, he said: “The duty of ‘enjoining to good and forbidding from bad’ and ‘preaching the Qur’an and Sunnah’ has been put on the shoulders of Ummah, especially Ulama.”
“It is a very heavy duty to guide and educate people. Islam has been spread in the world by ‘thinking’, ‘struggle’ and ‘serious efforts’. We should not be heedless about sinful people,” he added more.
The president of Darululoom Zahedan added more: “The number of calamities has gone up. Earthquakes and wars have increased. There is no calmness and worries have increased. They are lashes of God. These calamities are the results of weakness in faith and acts.”
“The Noble Qur’an is the biggest miracle with the most influence. Teaching this great book is the main duty of Ulama. We can get victory by recitation, prayers, donations and acting upon Shari’ah and Mustahabbat/recommended acts,” he added more.
Shaikh-ul-Hadith of Darululoom Zahedan called on his students to make plans for the reformation of society and said: “Escapism from duties does not suit Ulama. If someone escapes from his duties, he will see the divine punishment. Think individually and congregationally how to carry out responsibilities.”
In another part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid urged on respecting law by people and authorities. He said: “Respect the law of Allah and country. But I mean the legal and written laws, not personal views of some officials which are not laws.”
He addressed Ulama and said: “Don’t be afraid of authorities’ personal laws and views. The constitution has given us freedom. If someone wants to restrict us, put the law before him, because all officials of the country owe their legitimacy to the constitution.”
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid termed the constitution a ‘national pact’ and called on all people and groups of the society to respect law.
“Serving Islam is our duty, we should continue our duty without creating sensitivities,” he concluded his points.