Expressing his deep concern over increasing of economic pressures on the Iranian people and the unsolved political problems of the country, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader called on the officials to solve these problems and stressed the need to meet people’s legitimate demands.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said in his latest Friday speech of June 24, 2022 that in order to solve the economic problems, country’s policies should be reviewed and changed.
Talking to tens of thousands of worshipers in the biggest Friday gathering of Zahedan, the capital city of Iranian Baluchistan, the famous Iranian Sunni leader said: “In the past, the poor and jobless people were suffering from livelihood problems, but today, all Iranian people are under severe economic pressures. Unfortunately, the country’s economy has collapsed today and is out of control. Prices are rising in the morning and evening. People cannot afford to buy their basic necessities of life.”
The Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan continued his speech by saying: “The officials should see this miserable situation with a broad vision and try to solve all problems sooner.”
“We see somewhere that protesters come to streets with empty tablecloths and say: we have nothing to eat. It is painful that our dear Iranian nation is hungry and is screaming for food.”
The officials must be best listeners to the people
Calling on the authorities to listen to the people, president of Darululoom Zahedan emphasized: “Our dear officials should listen to all Iranian people and meet their legitimate demands, the voice of teachers, retirees, workers, and all classes should be heard and their due rights should be given.”
The prominent Baluch Sunni scholar of Zahedan further said: “The hypocrites said that the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, was an ear; Allah Almighty replied that the prophet was the best listener. In this event, Allah Almighty teaches us that authorities must listen to everyone; any authorized side that does not act like this, in fact he does not act on the way and Seerah of the prophet, peace be upon him.”
“An official must be among the people, listen to their demands and views and solve their problems. Authorities should consult with academics, elites and wise people of the society,” said the eminent Iranian Sunni scholar.
Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid stated: “Allah Almighty has given us a great nation; the nation is the blessing of Allah. There should be no more pressure on them. Instead of imprisoning protesters, their voices should be heard and their demands must be answered.”
Priority is with the people of Iran
Emphasizing on putting people first and solving their economic and political problems, the Iranian Sunnis’ leader called on the authorities for a big change in policies of the country, saying: “As an Iranian citizen, as a well-wisher and as a student, I have always called on the authorities to bring changes in the foreign and domestic policies of the country.”
“If the authorities are considering any priority for outside of Iran, they should know that the first priority is with the Iranian people; so the officials should put the Iranian people first,” he added more.
The sovereignty is the shadow of Allah on the people
Continuing his Friday speech, Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan noted: “I would like to advise the officials of our country and officials of neighboring countries that governance is the caliphate of Allah Almighty.”
“Governance is a great capacity; in governing a country, different sects, ethnic groups and communities should be recognized. Allah is satisfied with such a caliphate. When the will of Allah is considered and the voice of everyone is heard, such a government will succeed,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid believed.
“I hope that all countries, especially our neighboring new established countries will run the affairs of their country in a way that Allah is satisfied. A ruler must be a mercy of Allah. The sovereign must be as a cold shadow of Allah, not as a warm shadow,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.