Shaikh Abdol-Hamid urged on “presence of mind” and “supplication” as conditions for acceptance of Du’a calling on the audience to pray to Allah and show patience in hard times.
Khateeb of Sunnis began his speech of Friday 2nd Nov. 2018 by the Noble Qur’anic verse: «وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ» and said: “Allah Almighty has mentioned Du’a as one of the biggest worships which is beloved to Him.”
“This verse contains an order with a promise; Allah orders us to call Him and supplicate before Him. It’s His promise to accept Du’a if it is sincere from the bottom of heart. If we obey divine orders and supplicate Him sincerely, we should be sure that He accepts our prayers,” he added more.
The eminent Islamic scholar further said: “During making Du’a presence of mind is necessary; all thoughts and temptations should be extruded. Focus only on Allah, because He does not accept prays of heedless unmindful heart.”
“Heedlessness damages worships, but it destroys Du’a and it cannot be accepted if mind is busy with something else. Showing deficiency, helplessness and supplication is must while praying to Allah,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan went on to express more etiquettes of Du’a saying: “According to Hadith, if someone wants his/her supplication to be accepted by Allah, s/he should avoid from bad, illegal and cursing prays. When you make a good Du’a for an absent person, you will benefit from that Du’a, too. If the opposite person does not deserve imprecation, it will return to the prayer.”
“Du’a is acceptable when the man is sure that his supplication will be accepted. It may see any delay, but it cannot be wasted. It’s also possible that any request is not suitable for someone in this world, and then Allah saves that supplication as an ibadah/worship for him in the endless world,” he added more.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid further said: “Other worships are like surface and Du’a is like core. Du’a is the abstract of all worships. The close servants of Allah used to make Du’a with fear and hope as the Qur’an informs. It was the habit of the Prophet PBUH to pray to Allah day and night, at home and during travels.”
“Worship should be sincerely for Allah not for mean world. But Du’a for worldly objects is acceptable. Du’a is not against the principal of patience, rather it is the best way to supplicate before Allah and seek His refuge. As prophet Ayyub made Du’a and asked Him for His mercy and cure,” he underlined.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid suggested the audience to supplicate to Allah in all conditions as the Qur’an orders: “O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.”
Full reliance on tools, result of negligence and ignorance
In another part of his speech, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid urged on reminding the Lord of all tools and said: “Du’a is more important than dawâ/medicine and obvious tools. Take benefits of tools, but do not forget the Lord of tools. It is an extreme ignorance to focus only on medicine, doctors, hospitals and tools but deny to realize Allah who is the lord of tools and means.”
“Leaving means is against the divine order and prophetic directions and wisdom; but reliance should be on the Almighty. In farming, building any mosque or advising children and sending them to educational institutes just depend on Allah and ask Him to give you good fruits,” he emphasized.
Sunnis’ imam in Zahedan city concluded this part of his speech by saying: “Always consider the Almighty who controls all means. Never forget Him and ask Him for whatever you need humbly.”
Saudi officials have to try culprits behind Khashoggi’s murder
The eminent Sunni scholar reacted to the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi and called on Saudi officials to try and punish culprits who were involved in his assassination.
In the last part of his Friday sermon, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a famous Saudi journalist and critic has shocked the world. The Saudi government has been damaged badly from this incident.”
“We hope Saudi officials will follow up this case with full attention and seriously. The culprits behind this murder who ordered, made plan and directly took part in the assassination should be tried and punished in order to condole people of the world,” the most influential Iranian Sunni leader urged.
He pointed out to similar assassination cases in many other countries and said: “Unfortunately some countries work hard to obliterate their opponents and critics, while it is the worst way and method.”
“The best strategy is the method of dialogue and negotiation with opponents and critics. We think negotiation can decrease disputes in the world and creates adjustment making opponents softer,” Khateeb of Sunnis underlined.
He went on to say more: “If the world comes towards dialogue and negotiation going on the path of moderation, at least the crises will be controlled and fighting with them will be easier.”
“Implementation of justice is the best way to make the world secured with durable friendship and unity. Implementation of justice brings individual and social peace in society. There is no any better prescription that justice for establishment of peace and unity,” Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said.
In a part of his speech, he alluded to the upcoming new sanctions on Iran which will be imposed by the US since Nov. 3 and called such sanctions “unjust”.
Meanwhile, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid called on masses to make Du’a to get rid of economic crises and the rest of problems as he asked the authorities to find out any “comprehensive and quick solution” for the ongoing crises.