Shaikh Abdol-Hamid termed “hypocrisy in acts and tenets” the biggest challenge before everyone in life. He said “high fondness of wealth and children” among the reasons of hypocrisy.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reported his Friday speech of Dec. 29, 2017 where he began his sermon in the main gathering of Sunnis in Zahedan by the Qur’anic verses 9-11 of Munafiqoun chapter.
He said: “Rarely people notice their bad habit of hypocrisy. It has two main parts; hypocrisy in tenets as some people do not believe in monotheism, prophecy of prophets, the Hereafter life and Qur’an, but in fact they do not believe in those tenets. Hypocrisy in tenets is the most dangerous hypocrisy.”
“There is a kind of ‘kufr’ which does make the man out of Islam’s circles. The other kind does not pull the person out of Islam, but s/he would be counted among ungrateful human beings. Some sins have been termed ‘kufr’ in Islamic texts; it means they are such heavy sins that make people prone to kufr and infidelity,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid urged.
He further said: “Some Muslims just show that they are Muslims for the sake of posts and worldly interests, but their tendency to non-Muslims is more.”
Khateeb of Sunnis alluded to the second kind of hypocrisy and said: “Hypocrisy in acts and deeds has been common among Muslims today; by tenets they are Muslims, but they have the methods and signs of hypocrisy. In Hadiths, ‘falsity’, ‘breach of trust’, ‘abjuration’ and breaking promise have been termed the signs of hypocrisy.”
“Weakness in faith and deeds has emerged among Muslims. They cannot go to mosques. Sins and absence of opportunity to act on the commands are the results of hypocrisy,” he added more.
The president of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Do not forget Allah and avoid from the fondness of wealth. If someone does not carry out his financial duties, such as people’s debts and Zakah, s/he suffers from high fondness of money and wealth. Love your children and bring them up well, but do not take bribery for their sake. Do not make Allah upset for the sake of others.”
He said that “the treatment of fondness of money is donation” and take care of poor people and families of prisoners and those who live in suburb areas and villages.
If Sunni Elites Get Opportunities, They will Serve Honestly
In the second part of his speech, the Iranian Sunni leader expressed his gladness at election of a Sunni young as chairman of Iran Boxing Federation and termed such appointments in favor of the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “It is a happy news that Mr. Hussein Thouri, the general director of Sport & Youth Bureau in Sistan-Baluchistan, has been elected as chairman of Iran Boxing Federation.”
He congratulated the Sunni Baloch chairman of Iran Boxing Federation who was present in the gathering of worshipers for the Friday prayers. Shaikh Abdol-Hamid expressed his good wishes for Mr. Thouri to achieve honors for the country in this field.
The most influential Iranian Sunni leader addressed the Sunni officials who have been appointed on different official positions and said: “It is my message to all Sunni officials who have got official posts to work honestly and perfectly avoiding from illegal acts. Then they can pave the way for engagements of other elites and capable Sunnis in official posts.”
He also advised the Iranian officials to utilize capabilities of the Sunni elites and youth more than past in province level and also national positions. “If you give Sunnis opportunities and trust them, be sure they will work better than others,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid added more.
Khateeb of Sunnis urged on ‘creating balance’ in appointments in Sistan-Baluchistan and said: “There should be a balance in appointments and distribution of positions between Shia and Sunni communities. They are two brothers who should enjoy an equal view; the divine satisfaction and interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran demand it.
“Unity, which is among the most important strategies of Iran, necessitates equality among all Iranians. The nation should not be divided into different ethnic and religious sects, rather there should a balance among them,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.