Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid, Friday Imam of Zahedan’s Sunnis, and his comrades left Zahedan to Sarbaaz district, southeastern Baluchistan, Iran, immediate after Friday prayers in Nov. 29, 2013.
In his first stay, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid visiting Hafez Abdulla, the rector of Manba-ul-Uloom seminary, -enlightened mystic relic of late Mawlana Mohammad Omar Sarbaazi- in Padeeg village.
Meeting the teachers and heirs of Mawlana Sarbaazi, Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah in Zahedan emphasized on republication of Mawlana Mohammad Omar’s books and essays because there is need of editing and updating some words and sentences.
He visited in Kuhvan village the under-construction grand Masjid where he presented some suggestions regarding the building and architecture of the Masjid.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid, who had spent that night at Kuhvan seminary, discoursed to students after Morning prayers on the virtues and status of knowledge, necessity of struggle on the path of learning, he also insisted on sincerity in deeds.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid termed Manba-ul-Uloom seminary and its incomputable benefits for society as the fruit of late Mawlana Mohammad Omar’s sincerity – founder of the seminary.
Visiting Angoori village
Shaikh-ul-Islam and his comrades left Kuhvan toward Angoori village on Monday morning (30 Nov. 2113) where many of people were gathered outside of the village to welcome Mawlana Abdol-Hamid.
He talked to the residents about the status of the Noble Qur’an and said, “Allah the almighty has shown the best way and destination of human prosperity in the Qur’an in this world and the hereafter. Allah the almighty says: “If we had revealed the Qur’an on the mountains, they were fragmented and affected.” when the mountain is such influenced, certainly the human heart will be influenced more. Wherever, at home, village, and city, the Qur’an is recited, indeed many blessings will be revealed.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid continued, “The companions, may Allah be pleased with them, achieved that high status thanks to the Noble Qur’an and valuable teachings of prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. So bless your home by concepts of the Qur’anic verses and the teachings of the prophet. Nowadays if Muslims glory by Makkah and Madinah, it is because of the Qur’an and teachings of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Establish Qur’anic schools in your villages and send your children to learn the Qur’an.
The chairman of the Coordination Council of Sunni Seminaries of Sistan-Baluchistan recommended the attendees toward encouragement, support and funding of their children in learning modern sciences besides Islamic knowledge.
He said more, “We need pious and high educated people. We can be an advanced and well-known nation when we have literate and pious men and women.”
After giving speech in Angoori village, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid visited the seminary of the village and prayed for its success.
Then he attended the funeral of an innocent young man who was the victim of a blind tribal discord among the great number of participants. Talking to the audience in the funeral, he decried tribal discords and said, “The prophet, peace be upon him, termed disputes as shaver. Disputes and clashes are such ugly and dangerous which may destroy the world.”
Shaikh called tribal clashes and blind killings signs of the ignorance and reminded their duty on controlling such incidents. He further said, “It is our responsibility to prevent people from fratricide, killing Muslims and unjust acts. Disputing nations decrease their honor before the Sublime Allah and His servants. Therefore, strengthen your unity, solidarity and empathy and end such disputes.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid continued his journey in the southern parts of Baluchistan where he visited the people of Ashar district and Afshan village. By the warm welcome of people, he entered the village and took part in the graduation ceremony of female students. In the gathering, Molawi Abdol-Ahad Mollazahi welcomed Shaikh-ul-Islam in short words.
Speech of Shaikh-ul-Islam in Afshan
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid, the chief guest of the gathering, talked to the attendees expressing his thanks to hosts, scholars and people. He pointed out to the virtues of the Noble Qur’an and said, “The Noble Qur’an is the miracle and evidence for Islam’s rightfulness as it is the evidence of the truth of the prophet’s prophecy. Qur’an is a book of miracle that has challenged all people 1400 years ago and no one has been able to reply its challenge yet.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid further added, “If a nation practices upon the Noble Qur’an and the commands of Islam, it will be an eternal, distinguished and unfailing nation. The secret of our prosperity in this mortal world and the Hereafter is in the Qur’an as well as it is the cornerstone of our refulgence and development. That nation is unbeatable whose mentor is the Qur’an and the beloved prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The secret behind the Companions’ prosperity is carrying out the directions of the Qur’an and Sunnah in all aspects of life. If today’s Muslims follow the steps of the Companions and adhered to the perfect religion of Allah, He will vouchsafe them the same dignity, glory, honor and pride. Since Muslims have shunned the Qur’an, Sharia imitating their wishes and inner self, they have been suffering from various problems.”
Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah pointed out to the high status of the prophet’s companions and noted, “After prophets, there is no any group as high as the companions of the prophet in rank. The prophet, peace be upon him, was persistently praying to Allah in the Badr battle, saying “O God! If you extirpate this small group (of the companions), there will be no one else in the world to worship you.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid further castigated the tribal clashes and killing innocent people in the region saying, “Unfortunately some Muslims commit the sin of fratricide and killing innocent people, while it is an atrocious sin. Allah Almighty says: “Whoever kills a person not in retaliation for a person killed, nor (as a punishment) for spreading disorder on the earth, is as if he has killed the whole of humankind, and whoever saves the life of a person is as if he has saved the life of the whole of humankind.” [05:32]
The rector of Darululoom Zahedan addressed the residents of Afshan village and emphasized upon learning religious and modern sciences, supporting scholars, the unity, protection of religious and ethnic culture, practicing the directions of Sharia and avoiding from sins.
At the end, he indicated to some current issues and said, “We call influential people to bring peace in the region and rebuff insecurities; miscreants should be marginalized. Protection of the borders is equal to the security of our province and country. The new government believes in dialogue; we should take the advantage of this opportunity well.
To be continued…in Sha Allah