The interim Friday imam of Sunnis in Zahedan shed light on the virtues of Sayyidana Othman bin Affan and called him an example in “modesty” and “generosity” on August 31, 2018.
Mawlana Abdol-Ghani Badri began his speech by recitation of the Noble Qur’anic verse: “فَإِنْ آمَنُوا بِمِثْلِ مَا آمَنتُم بِهِ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَوا” and said: “We remind and discuss the virtues of Sahabah, may Allah be pleased with all of them, to follow up their footprints. Rasoulullah, peace be upon him, has called his companions “loadstars” that guidance-seekers have to follow them for obtaining prosperity.”
“Othman bin Affan was one of the sincere companions of the prophet PBUH. He was a generous man who supported Islam financially in hard times,” he pointed out.
Mawlana Badri added more: “Sayyidana Othman was an example in “modesty”, “generosity” and worshiping the Almighty. He used to recite the Noble Qur’an whole night and he was martyred while reciting the Noble Qur’an. Muslims should follow such beautiful manners and qualities to make themselves beloved to Allah.”
He said “obedience” made the companions of the prophet PBUH on a highest position in the Ummah and other Muslims can follow them to get prosperity and a clean life.
In the first part of his speech, the senior teacher of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Male and female believers can be prosperous only by living a clean life and obedience of Shari’ah as He wants and expects from His servants.”
The educational vice-president of Darululoom Zahedan alluded to three stages of human life (animal, rational, faith) and said: “When a human being is born, s/he only thinks of eating and drinking like animals. This is called “animal stage” in life. Then s/he grows up and starts thinking for improvement and development in clothing, dressing, eating and a luxury life. This is called “rational stage” of life. Then faith outlines borders and restrictions.”
“Wisdom may claim there is no difference between marriage and adultery; but Iman/faith differentiates between them. Faithful people prefer faith on wisdom and they always imitate Shari’ah,” he further said.
At the end of his sermon, Mawlana Abdol-Ghani pointed out to the start of pilgrims’ return operation from Haramayn Sharifayn and said: “Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid returns from Hajj on Tuesday 4th Sep. 2018. He will present in Grand Makki mosque to offer prayers and make Du’a.”