Referring to the ongoing peace talks in Afghanistan between Taliban and the US, while expressing his happiness with the process of peace negotiations, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader urged on mutual respect in his Friday speech of March 12, 2021.
Friday Imam of Sunnis in Zahedan, Iran, also alluded to the ongoing war of Yemen and expressed his sympathy with the people of Yemen who are dying due to hunger. Mawlana Abdol-Hamid urged that Yemen belongs to the people of Yemen.
Pointing out to the peace talks in Afghanistan, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been occupied by some powerful countries and involved in civil wars for decades”.
“Fortunately, the process of peace negotiations has been inaugurated in Afghanistan in recent years. Establishing security for both sides in this country is possible only through negotiations”, said the Friday Imam of Zahedan while expressing his happiness with the process of peace negotiations in Afghanistan.
“The people of Afghanistan have the right to live in peace, security and tranquility; they need to work together for the development of their country”, the eminent Sunni scholar of Sistan-Baluchistan said.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid continued: “Peace can be established in Afghanistan when both parties show mercy to each other and think about the interests of their country”.
President of Darululoom Zahedan expressed hope that the two sides would show self-sacrifice so that durable peace and security would establish in Afghanistan”.
Yemen’s differences should be resolved through negotiations
Pointing out to the war situation in Yemen, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “Yemen belongs to the Yemenis and no one else. Unfortunately, Yemen is in a dire situation; children and adults are dying of hunger.”
The Iranian Sunnis’ leader continued: “The war, clashes and bombings have no result other than damages and harm to the Yemeni people.”
“Instead of fighting with each other, the Yemeni people should negotiate and make efforts for a comprehensive government that respects the rights of all”, said the Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid alluded to the crises that Islamic countries have been facing for years, believing that all these crises are due to the divisions among Muslims.
“The divisions among Islamic countries have dangerous consequences; these divisions have caused the enemies to abuse such situations,” said Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid completed his points by saying: “The Islamic countries must be united to eliminate insecurity and conflict in the Middle East. To bring peace in the Muslim countries, the dignity and respect of all should be persevered”.