Khateeb of Sunnis recommended pilgrims to focus on Hajj rituals and benefit as much as they can from the golden opportunity of Hajj. He termed “taqwa” and piety the best provision for the pilgrims.
Talking to tens of thousands worshipers on Friday 19th July, 2019 in Zahedan, southeastern Iran, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “The best and greatest provision for the pilgrims and Hujjaj is taqwa. Allah Almighty says: “وَ تَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوي وَ اتَّقُونِ يا أُولِي الْأَلْبابِ; and take provision along with you for the best provision is piety; and keep fearing Me, O men of understanding!” The verse urges on avoiding from all kinds of sins and misdeeds.”
“Male and female pilgrims are dressed in the cloth of ihram as the Almighty has ordered. The pilgrims should protect all of their body parts, especially eyes, ears and tongue from sins. Hujjaj should take whatever they may need during Hajj without asking others something,” he clarified the issue more.
Great Hadith teacher of Darululoom Zahedan said: “The pilgrims should remain aside; leave inessential shopping, trades and talking with people. All works should be put under the care of Allah Almighty.”
“A Haji is like a dead who is dressed in white shroud/kaffan moving towards Allah by reciting the name of Allah. All people are equal in Hajj in same cloth and non-sewn and unhemmed sheets. The pilgrims are supposed to wear slippers during Hajj and present before Allah with an uncovered head and feet,” he further said.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid termed Hajj a great worship and wished an “accepted Hajj” for all pilgrims. He advised them saying: “I’d like to request all pilgrims to make du’a for the whole Muslim world and people of the entire world.”
Islam considers all spiritual and material needs of mankind
In another part of his sermon, the Friday imam of Sunnis said: “Islam is a comprehensive religion with consideration of all kinds of needs which human beings may need them in their spiritual and material life.”
“Monasticism has no place in Islam; rather Islam encourages building of a good world and beautiful of endless life. All teachings of Islam are balanced and moderated. In tenets, it urges on faith and in the same time morality is important in Islam,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid added more.
He went on to say more: “When we look at Islam’s guides and directions about economic issues and its emphases on learning skills and training, we think Islam is only the religion of working, striving and seeking Halal income. It has been considered “worship” to seek Halal livelihood and learn any skill.”
“As well as, Islam has lots of directions for traders and farmers. Honesty is must in transaction as lots of directions are there for traders and farmers. A Hadith suggests that truthful and honest businessman would be with the prophets, martyrs and the upright people,” president of Darululoom Zahedan further said.
He called on young to work and avoid from sitting and sleeping at home all the day, saying: “Looking up for any job and work in streets is better than sleeping at home. Do not be a burden on society, rather help the society. Take part in vocational classes and learn more than one skill.”
“Searching for an appropriate job is the sign of wisdom. Wise but bankrupt people do not sit at home doing nothing; they go behind any job and earn money. As Allah feed birds, fishes, livestock animals and all of His creatures, He will feed mankind, too, if they go out and work hard to earn,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid emphasized.
Take care of young
He addressed the audience in a part of his speech and said: “There are lots of social crimes and implications which damage health and they are against the Islamic rulings. So take care of your children and protect them from drugs and illicit activities.”
“We will be proud of young when they join universities and Madrassahs. They should learn the Noble Qur’an and get Islamic knowledge. Young are advised to accompany Tablighi Jamaa’t and present in mosque,” Shaikh added more.
He denounced “murder” and said: “It is very bad for young to commit suicide or murder innocent people. The cases of murder have been growing. Some people instantly take weapons and knives out and open fire. It is worst sin after shirk and kufr.”