Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan said in his sermon of 19th Oct. 2018 that “good deeds will change into paradise or fire” calling people to show patience before sins and return to Allah always.
The official website of the office of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reports, he began his Friday speech by recitation of the Noble verse of the Qur’an: “Whoever does righteous deeds – whether male or female – while he (or she) is a believer; then We will certainly give them a good life, and We will certainly grant them their rewards in proportion to the best of what they used to do. [16:97]” and said: “Prosperity or adversity of all human beings depends on their deeds and attitudes.”
“In fact these are our good deeds which change into paradise as our bad deeds get the shape of fire and hell. Allah says: “This is the Paradise you will inherit (as meed) for your deeds. [43:72]” This is the virtue and blessing of Allah who gives us the Paradise for our minor deeds,” the famous Islamic scholar said.
He further said: “By good faith, tenets and deeds not only Allah Almighty bestows the Paradise, but He also changes this mortal world into a heaven, too. Human beings can enjoy calmness and life by good deeds. If the acts of nations are good, their rulers also will be good and just.”
“If people suffer from moral and actual corruption, this world will be a hell for them; however this world is not for punishment and reward basically, but mankind can see the effects of their good or bad deeds in this world. Bad deeds give birth to disputes, drought, famine and many other calamities to individuals and societies,” senior Hadith teacher of Darululoom Zahedan said.
He said: “We have to correct our attitude and deeds; these are various kinds of sins which carry out the divine anger and hell. Our destiny is in our own hands; Allah Almighty has clarified everything that what is wrong and what is correct.”
Shaikh said that by leaving misdeeds human beings would taste the enjoyment of life and faith. “Satanic temptations to push human beings towards sins always try to mislead them. In such conditions, seek forgiveness and refuge to Allah and imagine His punishment and difficulties of grave and Hereafter.”
Khateeb of Sunnis emphasized: “Treatment of all sins, calamities and difficulties is repentance and seeking forgiveness from Allah. Regret and return to Allah. Avoid from unjust acts and decisions to save yourself from injustice of cruel people. Justice makes the world peaceful; security of individuals, families and societies depends of enforcement of justice.”
In another part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid called on justice inside families and among children, saying: “Enforce justice among children, then do not doubt that they will take care of each other. Do not prefer sons over daughters. All of them are your darlings. Those who deprive daughters from heritage, they buy the hell by their own hands.”
Pressures on Mosques, Seminaries “Childish Behavior”
In the second part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid criticized pertinent departments over creating troubles and limitations for mosques and religious schools of the Sunni community in Iran. He termed such acts “against the constitution and unity”.
Khateeb of Sunnis said: “All directors and officials should behave justly with people and avoid from ethnic and sectarian steps. They should not discriminate among ethnic and religious communities.”
He decried creation of troubles for some Sunni seminaries and mosques across the country and said: “We have received reports recently about some pressures and troubles created for mosques and Islamic seminaries and creation of limitations in offering prayers and other religious rituals of the Sunni community in different parts of the country.”
“We are shocked and ashamed to hear about such behaviors and incidents. Stopping any seminary/Madrassah or interfering in internal issues of any mosque are against unity; they do not make people closer to each other,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.
He termed such acts “childish” and said: “Unfortunately, some people who consider themselves “officials” show childish behaviors. Creating limitation and troubles for education and religious issues is an illegal act and contrary to the constitution.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid further said: “Sectarian and ethnic steps damage the country and society. Masses have been suffering from different kinds of problems due to economic sanctions; in such conditions pressurizing people religiously is extremely against discretion and wisdom.”
“Directors and managers should act on the path of justice; masses are like children of one father and the state should implement justice among all of them. Equal and just eyes can guarantee peace and calmness in any society,” he urged.
The eminent Islamic scholar said: “There are sectarian directors in the country and in our province (Sistan-Balochistan) who marginalize other communities. They are weak directors who do not see all denominations and communities.”
In a part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reacted to the incident of kidnapping border guards in the last week and counted it “shocking” and “bitter”.
He said: “Maintaining peace, especially security of borders, is very necessary. Problems and demands should be pursued and followed up by negotiation and peaceful channels.”
In another part of his Friday speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid congratulated the Health Insurance Week and said: “Islamic Republic of Iran has been providing good services in the field of health. It stands on a much better position comparing to many other countries in this regard.”