Shaikh Abdol-Hamid condemned “forced confessions” taken from accused people and termed it “against the way of Islam” in the sermon of Friday 23rd August, 2019.
Talking to tens of thousands worshipers in Zahedan, Iran, Khateeb and Friday Imam of Sunnis reacted to the recent details disclosed in the case of Iranian nuclear scientists’ assassination and said: “Lately, some details of the assassination of nuclear scientists have been disclosed that those who were detained and investigated as assassins of nuclear scientists had confessed the crime under torture and their confessions were false.”
“According to Islam any kind of confession which is the result of pressure and torture is not authentic. Islam does not allow such steps. Those who obtain confessions by force and torture have not recognized Islam well,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said: “Some people abduct others and torture them to confess any crime or accept any debt; such confessions are inauthentic. Forced confession is refused in Islam and Islamic Shari’ah does not accept such confessions.”
“Everyone in the Islamic Republic of Iran has to follow the Islamic directions. If any judge issues order of Ta’zir for obtaining confession, his order is against Islamic directions and such confessions are inauthentic. We ask the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop such acts,” he underlined.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “We are human beings and we may commit mistake, but it is important to accept our mistakes and modify them.”
“The new chief of justice has been making efforts to bring changes in the judiciary and fight against economic corruption. It is a good news and source of satisfaction. All offices and organizations need reviews and changes in their policies and attitudes,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.