Khateeb of Sunnis counted the challenges faced by mankind in the sermon of May 11, 2018 and called acting upon Shari’ah effective in self-purification and saving mankind from the challenges.
He began his speech by the Noble Qur’anic verses: «قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَنْ زَكَّاهَا*وَقَدْ خَابَ مَنْ دَسَّاهَا» and said: “Satan and the concupiscible appetite are the biggest challenges before everyone in human life. The self/ego always excites human beings to commit sins.”
“Satan is the obvious enemy of mankind. His enmity is clear, obvious and big. There are two kinds of devils: hidden and visible ones. Both of them excite mankind to commit sins; they show sins small things in the eyes of human beings,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.
He underlined: “The only remedy is to purify the soul. A man can be prosperous when he passes from all challenges safely. It is a dangerous and risky task; human beings always face the risk of losing endurance. Allah tests His slaves and He puts the way of salvation before them, too, which is purification of the soul.”
“Allah Almighty repeatedly swears to tell human beings that they are losers if they commit sins. Allah wants to make His slaves sure that there is no any other option but to purify the self,” president of Darululoom Zahedan added more.
He said: “The inner diseases are more dangerous than physical diseases related to the body. The inner and inward diseases are arrogance, selfishness, egoism, voracity, stinginess and loving money and wealth. They are very dangerous diseases and harmful to the spirit.”
Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid alluded to the key factors and medicines to treat human beings from inner diseases and said: “Offering prayers makes mankind humble and removes arrogance. When they became slaves of Allah, they will not commit sins. But the prayers should be offered with attention.”
“Zakah is one of the most important worships according to Islam. It plays a key role in removing greediness, voracity and love of wealth. Donating on the path of Allah is effective in purification of heart. If there is no compulsory to pay Zakah, we should donate as much as we can on poor and needy people,” he added more.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid termed fasting, remembering Allah and reciting the Noble Qur’an the other treatments for the concupiscible ego.
He said: “We should worship Allah and carry out His commands according to Shari’ah; these commands make us purified and prosperous before challenges of the life. Save your body from misdeeds and sins. Misdeeds pollute inward of mankind and some of them decline spiritual advancement of human beings.”
“The ego gets more power by committing sins and it provokes for more sins making the end of mankind bad. The plot and stratagem of Satan is feeble before the believers. But the one who moves towards sins, his plot is not weak. So take advantage of Ramadan and purify your soul,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.
Withdrawal of US from JCPOA against Intl. Laws
In the second part of his speech, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader criticized the US government over quitting the JCPOA and termed it against the international laws.
He said: “The US government has quitted a deal which was inked up by Iran and the world powers. It is a unilateral act which declined the viewpoint of the other side – Iran.”
“The US withdrew the Iran nuclear deal while Iran has been loyal to contents of the deal fully without any activity to obtain nuclear weapon. All nuclear activities of Iran have been under control of the IAEA. If the US considers herself abided with the international regulations, she has no right to quit this deal,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid termed the US exit from the Iran deal “unethical” and said: “The unilateral withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA is wrong morally and legally. Such acts make agreements and deals unworthy and valueless.”
“We decry the US withdrawal from the JCPOA. We hope the rest member of the JCPOA will remain resolute and loyal to the deal; Iran will continue to abide with the deal, too,” he added more.
In another part of his speech, Khateeb and Friday imam of Sunnis condemned Israeli missile attack on Syria.