Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said in his speech of Sep. 20, 2019 that “science” is the prerequisite of human life and urged on seeking both Islamic and modern sciences to get advancement in the both worlds.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reported his Friday sermon presented in Zahedan which was begun by recitation of the noble Qur’anic verse: “هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَ الَّذينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ إِنَّما يَتَذَکَّرُ أُولُوا الْأَلْبابِ; Ask them: “Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” Only those endowed with understanding take heed.”
He said: “Science is the need of human life. It was the first thing which was bestowed to Adam by the Almighty. For showing superiority of Adam on angels and jinns, Allah Almighty organized a test and asked the functions of different things; it is knowledge of world’s management and development and angels had no knowledge about it. Adam had the potential and capacity, so he learned and expressed the functions instantly.”
“When the competence of Adam was verified and cleared for the angels, Allah ordered them to bow to Adam. This prostration was a tribute and salutation to Adam and the position of humanity and knowledge,” Shaikh added more.
He divided science into two classes and said: “It is necessary for the caliph of Allah on the earth to be equipped with science. Allah Almighty bestowed Adam, peace be upon him, two great sciences of “theology” and “ontology”. First Adam learned the science of things and ontology as it is necessary for the mortal life of world. Then, when his repentance was accepted, Allah equipped him with the science of prophecy and theology.”
“All inventions and discoveries of mankind are the results of the science which was bestowed to Adam and his off-spring by the Almighty. As well as, the subjects which have been teaching in universities are the fruits of that divine science,” president of Darululoom Zahedan underlined.
He said: “It is necessary to get Islamic education and the science of Shari’ah in order to defeat Satan and the self. Without this science we cannot purify our souls and control the self. Showing negligence in this regard is equal to downfall and regret.”
“Students of Islamic seminaries and madrassahs should not be convinced with and confined to traditional religious sciences; rather they should seek modern sciences as the students of universities need to learn the Qur’an and Hadith and Islamic knowledge as much as they need. Islam and modern sciences complete each other,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.
Parents should plan for children’s education
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid alluded to the new school year in Iran and said: “The best parents are those who plan and think of their children’s education and upbringing. If children have no knowledge and good deed, there is no fruit and profit for families and societies from them.”
“Science is the best tool in the hands of nations to hold their destiny and future. If our children are equipped with education, they can participate in their future and society will need their abilities and qualities. So the atmosphere of home should be educational and full of knowledge and guidance,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid called on parents and guardians of families to send school-age children to schools not to markets and places of work.
At the end of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid pointed out to his latest trip to the Republic of Tatarstan and said: “Praise be to Allah, people of Tatarstan seek knowledge and science. They respect intellectuals and Ulama. We witnessed in this journey goodness and we have founded the people of that land hospitable, warm and friendly.”