Khateeb of Sunnis warned on the “deceits of Satans to destroy people’s faith and religion” and urged on imitation of the Qur’an and Sunnah to get protection from fitnas.
Talking to tens of thousands worshipers in Zahedan, Iran, on 12th Oct. 2018, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid began his speech by the Qur’anic verse: «وَ اتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لا تُصِیبَنَّ الَّذِینَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْکُمْ خَاصَّةً; And guard against the mischief that will not only bring punishment to the wrong-doers among you. Know well that Allah is severe in punishment.» and said: “Islam has introduced some channels and rulings for approaching divine satisfaction and has put Muslims on the straight path.”
“The world is full of good deeds and misdeeds as well. Ego as well as visible and invisible Satans strive to misguide mankind and persuade them to commit sins. There are different ways on which Satan invites people to misdeeds,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Human beings have hidden and obvious enemies to make them vigilant and alert. The best enemies are the ones who struggle to get you away from mosque and offering prayers. Satan wants to do so and he disguises in different shapes.”
“Rulings of Shari’ah should be protected and they protect us from all kinds of Fitnas. Fasten the Sunnah of Rasoulullah PBUH to get protection from Satan and his tactics,” he underlined.
Shaikh further said: “Parents should be careful about their children. Look after them and see whom they sit with and make relation; Ulama, activists of Tablighi Jamaa’t, academians and Qur’anic teachers or bad and thug people? There are lots of thugs who want to mislead your sons and daughters. Even they make women addicted to drugs to misuse them.”
“Illegal Ta’wiz writings” should be stopped
In another part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid decried amulet writers and said: “Some people write Ta’wiz and talisman to create differences between spouses as well as son and father to destroy families. They sit with young women alone. These are clear sins and such amulets are forbidden and Haram. They steal people’s faith and religion by such amulets.”
“Those who allow writing Ta’wiz, they just allow it on the condition of using the name of Allah and avoiding from asking help from others than Allah. It should not be a shop to earn money,” he added more.
The eminent Islamic scholar said: “If some scholars forbid from writing Ta’wiz at all, it is because of some illegal acts of amulet composers. If Ta’wiz writers do not avoid, we will close the door of Ta’wiz writing. Any allowed act has some limits and no one is free to do whatever he wishes and wants.”
Legitimation of Tariqat is conditioned with “imitation of Shari’ah and Sunnah”
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid termed “imitation of Shari’ah and Sunnah” a condition for legitimation of Tariqat and Tasawwuf.
He said: “Some cunning people have opened shops to earn money on the name of Tariqat. It is a good way if it is on the way of Shari’ah. It is bad to take advantage of legal channels to obtain illegal benefits. When a lawful act ends up with illegal acts and results, that legal act will be illegal, too.”
“Be aware and do not put your hands in the hands of anyone. Do not allow women to meet amulet writers. We should be careful about our faith,” Khateeb of Sunnis underlined.
The establishment should find solution for people’s economic problems
In the last part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid alluded to the ongoing economic problems of people and said: “We’d like to ask the judicial and security authorities to take care of people keeping in mind the difficult times of people and their destroyed markets. Many of them have lost their trades and constructional works have been stopped.”
He pointed out to the case of fuel smuggling carried out by masses and said: “Smuggling fuel is not allowed; but there should be a difference between those who smuggle to earn large amount of money and other masses who just want to feed their families and pay their necessary expenses by selling fuel.”
“It has been experienced when market of fuel was stopped, robbery and thievery increased in the region. But now there is a good condition of security as people can buy and sell fuel,” Shaikh said.
He finalized his points and said: “The rulings and behavior should be according to conditions and people’s situation. There should be ways for people to work and earn; their pains should not be intensified. The establishment should be with people in such bad conditions and strive to find out solutions for their problems.”