The most influential Sunni leader in Iran demanded equal rights and opportunities for Iranian Sunnis in employments, distribution of posts and religious freedom in the 28th graduation ceremony of Darululoom Zahedan on Thursday 4th April, 2019.
The official website of Shaikh-ul-Islam Maulana Abdol-Hamid reported that he had urged in his speech that “extremism and bigotry are in contrary to Islam” and Sunnis of Iran oppose “any kind of violence, sectarianism and insecurity”.
In the gathering of Iranian Sunnis where more than 150.000 citizens were present, he said: “Bigotry and intolerance are the roots of many challenges in the Muslim world. The prophet PBUH abided with his treaties always, even with infidels who ousted him from Makkah and Jews. The prophet never violated his treaties. We miss the open-mindness and tolerance of Sahabah and Ahl-ul-Bayt. ”
“This ceremony is not only for the Sunni community, rather it is for all and we are well-wishers of everyone in the world. Iranian Sunnis are against insecurity in their country as well as in other countries. We oppose war and violence and worked hard as much as we could to stop insecurity in our country,” Friday imam of Zahedan added more.
He called on “dialogue” and negotiation among Muslims and termed it solution to Yemen, Syria and Iraq crises.
No hate for anyone!
“There is no any rancor and hate for anyone but cruel and aggressor people who do not believe in dialogue and logic,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid underlined.
The most influential Iranian Sunni leader said: “The Sunni community of Iran has not left any excuse for the authorities. They have been active and present in all national and domestic fields. I feel that the Supreme Leader is satisfied with the Sunni community.”
“We want equal chances for competent Shia and Sunni individuals in order to give them opportunity for servicing the country. We accept we have freedom, but in the towns and regions where Sunnis are in minority, they cannot build mosques and worship freely,” he underlined.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid concluded his points by saying: “If the historic order of the Supreme Leader about removing discrimination among religious communities is implemented, all problems of the Sunni community would have been resolved. We hope the officials will execute the orders of the Supreme Leader with open minds.”
Message of the gathering
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid shed light on the message of the gathering and said: “Returning to Allah is the message of this gathering. Unfortunately Muslims claim more and act less. Selfishness has exceeded honesty and sincerity. Sahabah, first of all, fought against their egos and selves.”
“The only way to break all political and social deadlocks is returning to Allah Almighty. We follow one nation cause. There are Muslims who either have no interest in Islam or they go to extremes and ignore huge capacity of Islam,” he added more.
Khateeb of Sunnis addressed the attendees of the 28th graduation ceremony of Darululoom Zahedan and said: “I’d like to thank all of you; you are our guests and hosts are like slaves for the guests as some people say. We apologize for shortcomings as we cannot host you as you deserve. You have come here to respect knowledge and you are here for the sake of the Almighty Allah.”
“This great and big gathering is the fruit of the sincerity of Allamah Maulana Abdol-Aziz, the founder of this seminary. You see the results of my colleagues’ efforts and donations of Zahedan’s people. We thank Allah for His mercies,” he said.
The 28th graduation ceremony of Darululoom Zahedan was concluded by honoring 195 graduates of Darululoom Zahedan in 2019 and sincere Du’a of Maulana Abdol-Hamid, president of the seminary.