Khateeb of Sunnis in Zahedan alluded to some messages of Hajj and termed “Ka’bah” the center of divine concentration in the sermon of 7th Sep. 2018.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid began his speech with the recitation of the verses 26-29 of the chapter Hajj and said: “Allah Almighty has bestowed us two kinds of blessings; spiritual and material blessings. Some of them have been granted directly by the Almighty while some others should be obtained by making efforts.”
“Acceptable faith and faith on the judgment day and prophets are the things which should be obtained by efforts. However human beings have been bestowed the nature of Tawheed/monotheism. This potential needs to be changed into an actual blessing,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Allah the Sublime has not wanted to give us everything without any effort from our side. It is the divine law to make efforts for obtaining spiritual and material blessings. These are correct tenets, rulings, good manners and behaviors which make us exemplary human beings. Let’s build ourselves and become beloved to Allah.”
“There is no importance of beauty, clothing, post and wealth before Allah; these things have been given by the Almighty Himself. Rather Allah looks at the beauty of our faith, sincerity, moral and piety and He likes such things,” he further said.
Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid pointed out to the high position of Ka’bah and said: “Prayers of worshipers cannot be accepted unless they orient themselves toward this holy site. It is the center of all worships’ consideration. When you slaughter any animal, its head should be oriented toward Ka’bah. While making ablution, it is recommendable to orient toward it, too. Faces of dead people after burying also should be toward Ka’bah.”
“The prophets Ibrahim and Isma’eel are the architects of Ka’bah who were clean and well-intentioned men. Allah did not want to utilize contaminated hands and wealth for building this holy site,” he added more.
Hajj, a symbol of Islam’s greatness and unity
President of Darululoom Zahedan went on to say more about the importance of Hajj and its messages.
He said: “Allah likes unity and gathering of His servants for worshiping. Millions of people gather around Ka’bah and worship Allah. They do not know each other, they do not understand each other’s languages, but they respect each other and show sacrifice. All of them worship only the Almighty despite their differences in language, culture, dialect and color of skin.”
“Allah has bestowed a great attraction to the holy site of Ka’bah as a shrine. Millions of Muslims love to visit it time and again. They are ready to spend their wealth and souls to approach Ka’bah, look at it and visit it. The most especial divine attention is on the people who are dressed in dead-clothes in Arafat. They present before the Almighty in the simplest style with empty pockets to confess that all blessings belong to Allah,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid underlined.
At the end of this part of his speech, he alluded to the messages of Hajj and said: “Hajj teaches us unity; it calls on us that you should be united and avoid from killing and looting each other. As well as, the only way to get prosperity is imitation of the Almighty and His last messenger.”
“Hajj tells us that live piously and piety is the best provision. So the pilgrims who repented during Hajj, they should abide with their repentance and always imitate the Almighty and His prophet. Leave all misdeeds forever,” Khateeb of Zahedan urged.
Economic Dilemmas Need “Quick, Comprehensive Wise Tactics”
In the last part of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid pointed out to the economic problems and dilemmas hit Iranian people and called on the authorized offices to take quick and comprehensive steps for resolving the problems.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “Our currency has lost its value badly internationally due to unjust sanctions imposed by the arrogant elements. It has made people anxious and the country suffers from the liquidity problem.”
The most influential Iranian Sunni leader alluded to some other factors intensified economic crises in Iran and said: “Corruption and embezzlement from one side and on the other side, mismanagement, domestic and foreign policies produced the ongoing economic problems.”
“The ongoing economic crises not only affected poor and jobless parts of the society, but rich class plus all parts and communities have also been facing economic pressures. Many of businessmen have billions of debts outside of the country and they have to pay their debts by dollar, but the current situation has made it impossible for them,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan urged on the necessity of seeking any remedy in this regard and said: “For resolving this problem, apart from praying to the Almighty, the authorities including the supreme leader, president and the rest of officials should find quick and comprehensive solutions and discretions. They should get gumption, and then Iranian currency can retrieve its value.”
Alluding to presence of Sistan-Baluchistan’s provincial governor in the gathering for the Friday prayer, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid asked him to keep in mind people’s economic problems and sanctions seeking any remedy and solution for their living and income.