Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid called on parents to give more importance and attention to the education and upbringing of their children.
Talking to thousands of worshipers in Zahedan city on Friday 9th March, 2017, he said: “All human beings have some responsibilities in this world, but the responsibilities of Muslims are heavier and more than others. Our problems will be resolved if we carry out our duties and fulfill the responsibilities well.”
“It is regrettable that most of the treaties, duties and commitments are violated in today’s world; it is one of the biggest problems of the human society in our era,” he added more.
Khateeb and Friday imam of Sunnis went on to say more: “One of the divine duties on the shoulders of people, especially Muslims, is to save their selves and family members from the Fire and divine punishment. The believers have a heavy duty in this regard and they should draw appropriate plans to protect their families.”
He termed “acting upon the Qur’an and Sunnah” the only way for salvation and said: “A man can get rid of the Fire by acting on the directions of the Qur’an and Sunnah and getting away from the sins and temptations of the self. Allah has bestowed us the best religion, book and prophet. It is the sign of ignorance if we are not proud of the Qur’an and Sunnah of the prophet, peace be upon him.”
“Awake your children for the prayers. Bring them up on the method of the Last Messenger, peace be upon him. Acting on the Sunnah and method of the prophet PBUH should be accustomed and common at our homes and lives. There should not anything more important for us than worshiping Allah,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid underlined.
He pointed out to the importance of educating children and said: “Reconsider your life and your children’s. Plan and invest on their education. Your children should admit in seminaries and universities and get specialization. Your main wealth is your children. Take them close to yourself and do not allow them to be close with the addicts and criminals.”
Alluding to the annual gathering of Sunni students of Iran at Darululoom Zahedan, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid asked the audience to make du’a for the students of Madrassas and universities. He said: “Students (of Madrassas and universities) are among the best classes of the society. What a great activity is learning and getting knowledge!”
He termed “piety” and “knowledge” the two pivots of prosperity and guidance and said: “Piety and knowledge are two great wings for the prosperity, guidance and advancement. Our collegians should offer prayers and remain awake at nights and worship Allah to save themselves from the downfalls.”