Pointing out to the ongoing crises and various kinds of problems in Iran, Khateeb of Sunnis urged on two pivots of “obtaining divine support” and “people’s sympathy” in order to get rid of the ongoing crises.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reported the Friday speech of him delivered on June 29, 2018 in Zahedan. He said: “The US wants to impose severe sanctions on the country after withdrawing the nuclear deal. The ongoing issues and problems in the country have connections with this subject.”
“Before reinstatement of sanctions, only the news of sanctions created disorders in our markets and aggravated the economic problems,” he added more.
The most influential Iranian Sunni leader alluded to the public anger inside the country and disputes about negotiation with the US and expressed his point of view on the subject. He said: “We’ve been emphasizing on negotiation in any dispute. We don’t deny negotiation with the US totally, but in the ongoing situation and conditions announced by the US, it is so difficult to conduct fruitful negotiations.”
“I think negotiation with the US is not a complete resolution, rather I believe the only remedy is to negotiate with the Iranian nation first of all; obtaining the satisfaction of the Almighty and ensuring people’s demands pave the way for resolving the crises,” he underlined.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “By paying attention to two axes of “Allah” and “nation”, none of powers can defeat us. Allah has addressed His last prophet: ‘O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and the believers who follow you.’ [8: 64] The Last Messenger was innocent and owner of the revelation and the nous; despite it Allah said the believers were sufficient for him.”
“Negotiations with others including the US can be productive and fruitful only in the case when the authorities and establishment have the support of Allah and people. Otherwise, even negotiation with the US cannot save us,” he clearly said.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid proposed everyone to review his/her acts. He said: “Maybe there has been injustice with some classes and groups of the society as Allah punishes us with drought, earthquake and a cruel like the US.”
“The officials should get pleasure of people and listen to people. The legal and due demands of people should be heard and focused. None of authorities, Ulama, parts of the establishment and individuals is innocent. All Muslim rulers and personalities should act on Shari’ah and listen to their masses,” he added more.
At the end of this part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “We should repent, rectify mistakes and work hard to implement justice.”
Incompetent officials caused public protests
In another part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid urged on revising policies of employing and approving competence of candidates.
He said: “There are conditions for adopting official employees and checking competence of them which end to discrimination. Meritocracy is the victim of such conditions and competent and capable people have been rejected because of their schools of thought. Many have been rejected because they had not offered prayers in the first line and because of not taking part in national rallies.”
“Therefore, we see incompetent and weak managers and officials whose behavior erupted strikes and protests in the country,” Shaikh added more.
He said: “Incompetent managers are not only in the government; they can be found in different offices and parts of the establishment. The conditions cannot be changed only by removing one or two ministers.”
“The country suffers from economic corruption. Economic problems cannot be resolved only by punishment of some corruptors; strategies and policies should be revised. This is the time to release political prisoners and take advantage of their viewpoints for resolving the national problems; intellectuals are not restricted to the governing body,” Shaikh added more.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid also called on revising foreign policies. He said: “We should rethink about the strategies and plans executed in other countries. Talk with the nation clearly and share the past mistakes with them.”
He expressed his deep regret on forbidding Sunni citizens in some metropolises, including Tehran from establishing Eid prayers. He termed such acts against the well of the higher officials.
President of Darululoom Zahedan urged: “It is unclear that how much the enemy wants to damage country’s economy and security in order to put pressure on the nation. It needs our solidarity and unity and serious steps of the officials.”
As well as, he recommended people to pursue their demands and problems peacefully without giving any chance to enemies for exacerbating the condition.
Engage Sunni forces formally
Khateeb of Sunnis condemned an attack on frontier local forces of Basij at Mirjaveh and said: “In any condition, the peace of region should be protected and demands must be followed by legal channels.”
He alluded to martyrdom of some Sunni youth in the attack and said: “It has been 40 years that Sunni citizens cannot be engaged and employed formally in the armed forces. This is the legal and due right of Sunnis to see their forces engaged officially in the armed forces.”