Describing the position of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader strictly forbade any blasphemous act against the Sahaba.
Talking in the biggest Friday gathering of Zahedan on March 25, 2022, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “The Companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH have the highest position in Islam. In addition to fighting alongside the Prophet in defense of Islam, they also enjoyed the advantage of accompanying him.”
“No Imam of Jurisprudence and Hadith reaches the position of the lowest companion; rather all righteous people owe the Companions in their religion and faith. The Companions saw the Prophet Muhammad PBUH directly with their own eyes and accompanied him. This worship was very effective in making them,” said Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan, Iran.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid continued: “The Companions learnt from the Prophet the best lessons. No teacher, educator, or scholar has been able to educate, bring up and train his students like the Prophet Muhammad. Accompanying the Prophet Muhammad, who was the Khalil of Allah, elevated the Companions to the highest poison. The Prophet advised: do not offense my Companions.”
The prominent Sunni leader of Iran further pointed to some blasphemous acts against Sayyidana Mu’awiyah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, especially recently in Iranian Kurdistan, and said: “Many insult Mu’awiyah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, while he was a great companion of the Prophet and writer of the revelation. All the narrations mentioned in the virtue of the companions of the Prophet, include Mu’awiyah, may Allah be pleased with him.”
“Although the Companions were not infallible, but whenever Allah mentions their mistakes, He declares that the Almighty has forgiven them. This is the sign of Allah’s pleasure with the companions. It is necessary to maintain the sanctity of the Companions and the Households of the Holy prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.