Inspiring Muslims to deepen their communication with Allah Almighty in their individual and social life, at home and in workplaces, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader insisted on the importance of doing good deeds and obeying Allah and His messenger Muhammad PBUH.
Talking to tens of thousands of worshipers in Zahedan’s Grand Musalla on June 17, 2022, the most outstanding Iranian Sunni scholar said: “Unfortunately, today people’s communication with Allah has weakened, while in the past, their relationship with the Almighty was much better; people of the past had a stronger belief in Allah. Today, many people pretend to have a good connection with Allah, but there are only a few people who have a real and sincere communication with Him.”
Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid continued his Friday speech by saying: “A good relationship with Allah not only gives a fresh life to mankind, but also benefits the whole world. It is the source of all goodness and blessings. The more we communicate with Allah, the more divine mercy descends on us. Good deeds, alms, visiting the patient, serving the community and people and solving their problems are acts of remembrance of Allah Almighty.”
“These things will be easy if we carry out them with full interest and for the sake of Allah Almighty,” he believed.
President of Darululoom Zahedan added: “Love of Allah eliminates shortcomings and makes the prayers, supplication, fasting, and recitation of the Holy Qur’an easy for Muslims.”
Emphasizing on the importance of spiritual and educational activities at home, the Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan said: “The atmosphere of home should be spiritual; recitation, remembrance of Allah, studying books and good attitude should be practiced at home. We should be punctual to our regular prayers in congregation. No one should perform the Fajr prayers at home.”
He urged on recitation and remembrance of Allah after the Morning Prayers.
“Our relationship with the Prophet has weakened today, while the Prophet is the source of all goodness. As lovers and true followers of the Holy prophet PBUH, we should always send salutations to him,” said Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid considered the Holy Qur’an as the book of guidance and stated that the Qur’an was revealed to build people’s lives and guide them to the right path.
“The propaganda of enemies, the temptations of Satan, and the love of materials are among factors that have caused Muslims to forget Allah and the hereafter life,” he believed.
“Strengthen your relationship with Allah, do not forget the grave, manage your life for your benefit and for the benefit of others, take serious steps for your hereafter life, and do reform activities in the community,” the Friday Khateeb of Zahedan further said.
Launch libraries in homes and mosques
Emphasizing the need for scientific activities in homes and in mosques, the prominent Sunni leader of Iran said: “Managing the affairs of daily life with proper planning is vital for everyone. At home, we should have a schedule to manage chores with proper timing.”
“Recitation of the noble Qur’an and studying scientific and religious books should be in our home schedule,” he urged.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “We should launch libraries in homes and in mosques and put copies of the Qur’an, textbooks, and general Islamic information books in our libraries.”
Insisting on studying the life of the Holy prophet Muhammad PBUH, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid stressed that lives of Muslims should be in accordance with the Holy prophet’s manner.
Resolving Iran’s nuclear issue through negotiations is in interest of region and world
Expressing his regret over the slow pace of Vienna nuclear talks, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader warned of the dangerous consequences of such a loose process and called on both sides to resolve the issue with flexibility and through negotiations and peaceful means.
In the second part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “Stalemate in the nuclear talks and the threat of war has raised concerns among people. Everyone is worried about another war in the region; war is dangerous for the entire world.”
“In the invasion of Ukraine, Russian experts made miscalculations. In this war, Russia’s resources have been lost as well as it caused casualties and financial losses for Russia and Ukraine. The consequences of the war affected the whole world. The NATO invasion of Afghanistan and the US invasion of Iraq were similar wars,” said president of Darululoom Zahedan in his Friday sermons.
“If there is a war between Iran and the world powers, such a war will be devastating for the Middle East and the flames of war will rise throughout the region; because both sides have the power that will lead to a long war. The decision for such a war is not wise at all,” the eminent Sunni leader of Iranian Balochistan said.
He urged: “The two sides must resolve this issue through negotiations and with flexibility.”
“It is in the interest of Iran and the world to end Iran’s nuclear case and resolve it through negotiation; because the region does not have the capacity for war. Nowadays the region is involved in a big tension; a tension that should not continue more,” said the Friday Imam of Zahedan.
‘All must work to prevent another devastating war in the region’, he underlined.
The policy of imposing sanctions was wrong from the beginning
Criticizing imposition of sanctions on Iran, the Iranian Sunnis’ leader stressed on removing the sanctions which have affected common masses.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “No more sanctions should be imposed on Iran, but all previous sanctions should be lifted. More than eighty million people live in Iran. Those who impose sanctions on Iran should know that the biggest pressure of sanctions is on the masses.”
“The policy of imposing sanctions has been a wrong policy from the very beginning’, he believed.
Khateeb of Sunnis concluded his points and said: “Sanctions must be lifted and the nuclear issue of Iran should be resolved through negotiation and debate.”