In the first part of his Friday speech in Zahedan, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid alluded to the plagues, pests, and crises that people of the world are facing today, and emphasized on repenting and returning to Allah Almighty in all circumstances.
The Friday Khateeb of Zahedan considered the events and calamities as the result of human beings’ deeds and actions and pointed to the oppression, cruelty, injustice looting the rights of weak people and so no.
“Pests have spread in the world today. Successive droughts, economic and water crises, earthquakes, hurricanes and etc. are among the incidents that threaten human beings,” said Shaikh Abdol-Hamid.
President of Darululoom Zahedan continued: “All incidents have superficial and also spiritual causes, but most of the people only see the superficial causes and they are unaware of the real causes. Experts blame fault activation of the earth for earthquakes and landslides. They think that climate change is the cause of the lack of rain, famine; and heat and sanctions are the cause of political and economic problems, while if Allah wills there will be earthquakes without active faults”.
“Sustenance of human beings, illness, health, wealth, and everything is under the command and permission of Allah Almighty. Nothing can be done without God’s permission,” he further said.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid considered calamities and plagues as the result of oppression, injustice, depriving women and orphans from their due rights, and urged on the need of repentance and asking Allah for forgiveness.
In another part of his Friday speech of Zahedan, the eminent scholar of Sistan-Balochistan emphasized the need for blood donation and noted: “As the number of patients with thalassemia and road accidents has increased in Sistan-Balochistan, and our province faces the lack of blood, the blood donation is one of the urgent needs in the region.”
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid advised people to donate blood.
Ignoring experts’ warning caused collapse of Abadan tower
Criticizing the authorities for ignoring the experts’ warnings about the danger of the collapse of the Abadan’s metropol tower, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and called on the authorities to take immediate action in order to solve the problems.
In the second part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid insisted on fair and just treatment with all Iranians.
The most influential Iranian Sunni leader noted: “In the incident of the collapse of the Metropol Tower, the negligence of the managers and authorities to the warnings of the experts about the possibility of the collapse of this building has worried the people of Iran”.
“Unfortunately, in our country, the rules are sometimes neglected and some people break the laws because of their relations with the officials; the accident of the fall of Abadan’s metropol tower is one of these cases,” the Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan expressed his concerns.
“The law must be applied equally among all classes of society. Even it should be applied to authorities and those in power, as the Caliph Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, presented in court and accepted the judge’s verdict against himself”, said the president of Darululoom Zahedan.
“I hope that the authorities will confront injustice and inequality and will respect the rights of all Iranians regardless of their affiliation to any party or tendency,” the eminent Sunni scholar of Iran stated.
‘Establishing justice brings unity, peace, and security in the country’ he believed.
Debate is the best way to solve tensions of Balochistan in Pakistan
Referring to the recent tensions in Pakistani Balochistan and problems of the Baluch people, the Iranian Sunnis’ leader noted: “Unfortunately, the province of Balochistan in Pakistan, which is in our neighborhood, has been suffering from problems and insecurity for years”.
“As a well-wisher, I’d like to advise the administration of Mr. Shahbaz Sharif and other Pakistani officials to manage and resolve the problems of Balochistan through political means. The problems of Balochistan cannot be resolved through murdering and detaining people. The killing of people in these tensions hit both Pakistanis and Muslims around the world,” said Shaikh Abdol-Hamid in the Friday gathering of Zahedan.
“As human beings, we must feel compassion for all people of the globe. All human beings have human brotherhood with each other, and the people of Pakistan have human, Islamic and patriotic brotherhood with each other. Therefore, the loss of one side is the loss for the both sides,” the prominent Baloch leader of Iran addressed the Pakistanis in the Friday prayer ceremony of Zahedan.
He urged: “Debate is the best, safest, and nearest way to solve the problems of Balochistan in Pakistan. We recommend the two sides to solve their problems through negotiations and peaceful political ways.”
The people of Sistan-Baluchestan want the officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to solve Hirmand water problem
Pointing out to the water crisis in Zahedan and Sistan region, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “Drinking water of Zahedan and Sistan is supplied from Hirmand River. We heard that the water of the Hirmand River is going to run low; if this water is cut off from Afghanistan, the people of Sistan will face serious problems in agriculture lands.”
“We ask the officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to think about the drinking water of the people of Zahedan and Zabol,” Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan addressed the Taliban’s government.
“Although our dear brothers and sisters in Afghanistan are suffering from shortage of water , but the people of Iran –who are relatives and neighbors of Afghans – want this water to be divided between both Iranians and Afghans”, he demanded.
‘I hope that the officials of the Islamic Emirate will respond positively to this request’, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.