Shaikh Ab. Hamid alluded to the channels of connecting to Allah in his sermon of 9th March, 2018 and termed “Du’a” one of the most influential worships that can bring big changes in a society.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid, the Friday imam of Sunnis in Zahedan city, began his speech by recitation of the Qur’anic verse: “وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ; Your Lord said: “Pray to Me, and I will accept your prayers. Surely those who wax too proud to worship Me shall enter Hell, utterly abased.” [40:60]
He said: “Before Islam there was not any accurate and eligible way to get connected with Allah; people were suffering from polytheism/shirk and superstitions. With the prophet-hood of the last messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, an accurate and correct channel for connecting with Allah emerged before people. This channel is free of superstitions and the dirt of polytheism.”
“The way of connecting with Allah has different shapes; making Du’a, bowing before Him, prayers/Salah, donating and all commands of Islam are the methods to approach Allah Almighty correctly,” the president of Darululoom Zahedan further said.
He said: “The prayers of the prophet Mohammad PBUH are the eternal and revolutionary miracles of him. These prayers are humbly and reverentially uttered by Rasoulullah PBUH. His prayers developed the Ummah and made his companions and households prideful until the last day.”
“If we look up the books, we will find lots of prayers which had brought big changes in the world. Those prayers have been weak among today’s Muslims. If there is any prayer, that humbleness is absent,” Shaikh Ab. Hamid added more.
He further said: “Du’a is one of the big worships; when Eve became pregnant, she and Adam prayed to Allah for a good child with a sound health in body and obedience.”
“We should make Du’a before starting any work asking the Almighty to make it blissful. Students should ask Him for useful knowledge. Travelers also should remember Allah while travelling in order to protect themselves from difficulties,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.
Good women can direct societies positively
In another part of his speech, he alluded to “woman day” in Iran and said: “Women play a key role in society. They had played an important role in the history of human beings and all religions.”
“Women should get their due rights and they should be respected and focused more, because if they are reformed they can direct societies positively. A woman has influence on her husband, father, brother and children,” Shaikh added more.
He also pointed out to the Arbor Day in Iran (6th March) and the week of natural resources calling people to plant trees which benefit the country and all people.
Khateeb of Sunnis also urged on protecting historical trees and meadows, especially the pistachio trees. He also called on hunters to avoid from hunting wildlife in order to maintain their generation.