Sh. Abdol-Hameed travels to Sarbaz, Baluchistan

Sh. Abdol-Hameed travels to Sarbaz, Baluchistan

Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi, made a two-day long trip to Sarbaz district of Baluchistan, Iran, last week where he attended some graduation ceremonies of female students and Huffadh, memorizers of the Noble Qur’an.

In the first stay, the rector of Darululoom Zahedan was received warmly by Islamic scholars, social activists and faithful residents of Hashemabad village in Rask. Shaikh talked to the audience in Hashemabad taking part in the gathering of people in a seminary.

Hashemabad, that contains about 400 families, is a poor village as for as economy is concerned. But it is equipped with the light of the Qur’an; there is a seminary for females as well as a school for boys to provide them facilities to learn the Noble Qur’an.

Sermon of Shaikh-ul-Islam in Hashemabad:
Shaikh addressed residents of Hashemabad after Maghreb prayers on Tuesday, Oct. 9 giving thanks to the rector of seminary and organizers of the gathering. He underlined that such meetings were reasons of gaining the Almighty’s mercy and blessings.

All facilities for mankind; mankind created to worship God
In a part of his discourse, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed pointed, “Allah Almighty has created mankind for a great work; we have a huge responsibility in this regard. The Noble Qur’an notified us clearly on the goal: «و ما خلقت الجن و الإنس إلّا لیعبدون», (I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.)”

He added more saying that Allah Exalted had bestowed human being all sorts of facilities; the entire universe has been created for mankind’s comfort. The Noble Qur’an says: «هو الذی خلق لکم ما في الارض جمیعا», (he created for you all that is in the earth). Allah has stored all the needs of human being until the Resurrection Day. Despite of this divine mercy of God, regretfully people ignore their purpose that is worshipping Allah without associating anything else.

Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan urged saying, “The best cloth is the dress of Taqwa, piety. It is an invisible dress. Allah says in the Noble Qur’an: «و أنزلنا لباسا یواری سواتکم و ریشا و لباس التقوی ذلک خیر»؛ (We have sent down to you the dress that covers your shame and provides adornment. As for the dress of Taqwa (piety), that is the best.) As visible cloth saves people from heat and cold, invisible cloth of piety protects mankind from the fire of the Hell.”

The Noble Qur’an; a unique divine book
The outstanding Iranian Sunni leader pointed out to the role of the Qur’an in guiding mankind saying that it was a peerless book in eloquence. In the time of beloved prophet Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him, Arab poets used to compete with each other in the field of poetry and eloquent language. When they saw the unbeatable eloquence of the Qur’an, they had no other choice but to submit before it. It is sorrowful that today’s Muslims show negligence about the Qur’an. Young and many college students as well as their teachers do not recite the Noble Qur’an; people do not recite this great book in mosques.

At the end of sermon, he called on male and female young to seek knowledge pointing that the remedy of people’s economical problems is in returning to Allah and adopting His commands.

After the discourse of Shaikh Abdol-Hameed, names of female graduates and memorizers of the Qur’an of “Khadijat-ul-Kobra” seminary were announced.

Consultative meeting with Ulama in Naseerabad:
The second stay of Shaikh Ismaeelzahi was in Naseerabad village of Sarbaz district; he took part in the annual consultative meeting of Islamic scholars and activists on Wednesday.

The meeting was started by listening to reports of some scholars and activists. Then, Shaikh extolled Ulama of Sarbaz for their gumption and novation in holding consultative meetings. He stated that the activists of other regions can follow Sarbaz’s scholars to be more unified.

Emphasizing on the importance of religious and cultural activities, the chairman of the Coordination Council of Sunni Seminaries said, “Ulama have a vital duty to preach brilliant teachings of Islam and direct people to the straight path. In this way, Ulama would gain Allah’s pleasure raising their status.”

Shaikh Abdol-Hameed gave tributes to late Mawlana Taj Muhammad, ex-rector of Anza seminary, Mawlana Abdol-Aziz, the founder of Darululoom Zahedan, Qadhi Abdullah Sarbazi, father of Shaikh Abdol-Aziz, Mawlana Muhammad Omar Sarbazi, the founder and ex-rector of “Manba-ul-Uloom Kuhwan”.

Scholars should work independently under the Constitution’s limits
The eminent Sunni Islamic scholar urged saying that the Constitution had given the Sunni community religious freedom. Officials can not halt or restrict Sunnis’ liberties by their personal views; their intervention in our religious affairs is illegal.

“Unity and solidarity are the aims of Sunni Muslims in Iran; they are against dispute and sectarian violence. Sunnis oppose any sort of violation of the law and constitution,” he underlined.

Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah advised the audience to preach Islam and Islamic principles peacefully avoiding violence and relations with extremists.

Gathering in Rahmaniya seminary of Naseerabad:
The last stay of Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hameed in Naseerabad was in “Rahmaniya” Islamic school of Sarbaz. Dozens of prominent scholars, elites and students participated in the ceremony of Rahmaniya seminary.

Some well-known Ulama talked to the audience at the gathering before the discourse of Shaikh Abdol-Hameed which was the final speech of the ceremony.

Discourse of Shaikh-ul-Islam in “Rahmaniya”:
Addressing hundreds of intellectuals, scholars, students and Sunni citizens in Rahmaniya seminary, Shaikh of Hadith in Darululoom Zahedan said all prophets after Abraham, peace be upon him, were the descendants of him. Prophet Abraham was thrown into fire on the path of Allah. Just because of Allah’s command, he left his wife and suckling son in dry Makkah. As well as, he gave sacrifice of his son Ishmael.

Counting “Tawhid and avoiding shirk and superstitions” the most important bequest of prophet Abraham for humanity, Mawlana Abdol-Hamed pointed, “The heritage of prophet Abraham for the entire human being is with Muslims; so they are the nearest ones to the religion and ideology of Abraham, peace & blessings be upon him. So we should apply the method of Prophet Abraham, then we will be supported and liked by Allah Almighty.”

He underlined that the religion and faith of Abraham was completely in accordance with the rationale, nature and wisdom. However, the mankind reached to high development in science and technology, but without Islam, Tawhid and the Noble Qur’an mankind would be ignorant.

Rampancy of Islam in the West
Alluding to the spread of Islam in the Western societies, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed pointed saying, “Despite severe efforts of the West and communism in the East, we can observe Islamic vigilance and awakening in the world. The USSR used to introduce religion as“opium” to get rid of spiritual ailment. Muslims were their main targets; communist rulers struggled to preach their poisoned ideas among Muslim masses, Muslims were compelled to bury down the copies of the Qur’an in order to protect them from desecration of communist soldiers. This barbaric regime was cut into pieces by Afghan Mujahideen after 70 years-long continuous despotism.”

The member of the IUMS stated more, “All praises be to Allah, I have read a news that there were about 50 conclusion of the Qur’an, Khatm-e-Qur’an in Tarawih prayers, during last Ramadan in Moscow. Islam has been rife in a region where religion was counted as poisoned! It proves that Islam is according with the nature and sagacity. If a sane person meditates upon the nature of Islam, s/he would be embracing Islam.”

He further said that it was a good news for masses in Russia as they get more religious freedom gradually. Russia goes on the track of democracy to reach to a better point.

Shaikh pointed more saying, “Muslims have been gifted two bright and eternal blessings; the Noble Qur’an and Sunnah are the things which lead mankind to the peak of prosperity. Non-Muslims are deprived as they have no such shining bestows. Muslims will not face abjection unless they adopt the Noble Qur’an and Sunnah. The prosperous life of Sahaba is the best example of the claim.”

He introduced the presence of religious seminaries in Sarbaz district the basic reason of Islamic awakening in the region. He asked people of Sarbaz to cooperate with the heads of the seminaries in Sarbaz so they will be able to work hard steadily without any hesitation.

Desecration is not freedom of speech
Denouncing strongly the desecration of the Prophet Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him, Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah added more, “We, as Muslims, have difference with few parts of the international human rights. We believe that personal freedom must not be limitless. There is contrast in the international law for human rights; this law forbids incursion to others’ wealth and soul but an ignorant man enjoys free hand to wound feelings of millions of Muslims across the globe. This law caused hundreds of innocents to lose their lives in different parts of the world. Muslims think such rules are in contrary to the logic and rationale.”

The eminent Sunni leader made it clear that Muslims would not forgive such criminals who insult their wholeheartedly beloved prophet. If they find such criminals anywhere they would punish them indeed. But we think only the directly involved culprits should be sentenced; the soul and wealth of Christians should remain safe in Muslim states. It is Haram to target them inside Muslim countries.

Shaikh Ismaeelzahi pointed more saying, “Muslims replaced “democracy” into “social justice” and “Islamic equity” in their legal terms. All people have fair rights according Islamic equity and justice; no one is allowed to insult others’ sanctities. Others are not permitted to vilify Muslims’ holy places and personalities.

At the end of his sermon, Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hameed advised the audience specially sisters to learn the Noble Qur’an and its reading in an accurate way utilizing new tools. He asked them to teach other females as well how to read the Qur’an.

Some female graduates of Rahmaniya seminary and memorizers of the Qur’an were rewarded certificates before the conclusion of the seminary.  

Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah ended his trip by visiting students and scholars in Anza and Kuhwan villages of Sarbaz.



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