Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid pointed out to the consequences of making friendship with good and bad individuals and called on cutting ties with those who maintain their bad deeds.
The official website of Shaikh Abdol-Hamid reported that he began his Friday sermon of Oct. 4, 2019 by the Noble Qur’anic verse: «يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ عَلَيْهَا مَلَائِكَةٌ غِلَاظٌ شِدَادٌ لَا يَعْصُونَ اللَّهَ مَا أَمَرَهُمْ وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ» and said: “According to Hadith everyone is on the faith of his friend, so be careful who are in your friend list. Review your relationships and befriending attitude. Friends affect their friends.”
“If you have friends who are involved in bad habits and misdeeds, do not cut your ties with them instantly; first of all work hard to bring them on the right path. If you fail, then cut your ties; because maintaining friendship with such people may affect your habits and attitudes, too,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “We all should be careful about the relationships of our children and family members; we should know their friends at school, university and outside of home. One of the main reasons behind behavioral disorders and problems of the young, women and other classes of the society returns to their bad companies.”
“These companies defame reputable families. All people should sit with good people and avoid from bad ones. Maulana Rumi has said that a moment with the saint is better than one hundred sincere worshiping,” he further said.
The prominent Islamic scholar went on to say more: “A bad company makes people bad. Unfortunately some people just observe their interests and they make friendship with different kinds of people; while bad companies affect others.”
He warned about befriending the enemies of Allah and said: “Being good is not enough; rather we should try to be good and call on others to carry out good deeds and avoid from bad deeds. So make friendship with those who get you close to Allah and protect your faith.”
Success of Police, in Public Trust & Support
In the second part of his speech, Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan alluded to the National Police Week in Iran and termed “obtaining public support and trust” the most important way leads to success.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “It is very important for any country to implement peace at borders. The numerous enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been struggling to make the country insecure by interfering via borders. It makes the responsibility of border guards more sensitive.”
“We all should support the frontier guards by making Du’a and guiding them correctly if they need. All Iranians have sympathy with the border guards. The police forces belong to common masses and they should move with public. The success of police lays in public trust and support. Public support is the biggest asset for the police forces and any other organization,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “As much as the police strengthen its connection with influential classes like Ulama, teachers and academic figures and etc. they will be more successful in implementation of law and order.”
“I’d like to advise all police officers and police stations’ chiefs to urge on their men and personnel to be with people; they should avoid from opening direct fire if they are suspicious. If there is 90% possibility of a crime and 10% of exoneration, the people should not be targeted just because of that 10 percent,” he underlined.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “Policemen should tolerate damages, but avoid from shooting and opening fire which may target innocent individuals. It is good for unity and peace, as well as the enemies would not find any excuse to propagate.”
Public rescue to victims of Zahedan-Tehran train ‘exemplary’
Friday imam of Sunnis in Zahedan pointed out to positive role of local villagers in providing emergency relief and aid to the victims of Zahedan-Tehran train which was derailed near Zahedan city at Shuru village and applauded the villages over providing urgent aid to the victims.
He said: “The dear residents of Shuru and Galougah really played a sacrificing role in the incident of Zahedan-Tehran train’s derailment as they rescued the victims before the arrival of rescue teams from Zahedan.”
“People’s rescue to the victims of this incident was exemplary. It is the sign of our people’s vigilance and it is a proof that these people value the whole Iranian nation and all human beings,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said.
At the end of his words, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid asked the Almighty for forgiveness of the deceased passengers and cure for the wounded ones.