Khateeb of Sunnis counted misdeeds and sins the reason behind all problems, defeats and anxieties of Muslims. He urged on repentance and bringing changes in life.
Talking to Sunni worshipers on Friday August 23, 2019 in Zahedan, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid referred to the Qur’anic verse: “إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يُغَيِّرُ ما بِقَومٍ حَتّى يُغَيِّروا ما بِأَنفُسِهِم; Verily Allah does not change a people’s condition unless they change their inner selves” and said: “The Noble Qur’an is a great, comprehensive and unexampled book. It answers our all questions and misconceptions. If we do not find the answer of our questions in the Qur’an, it is due to our objective weakness.”
“Misdeeds and disobediences remove blessings. There are many people who lose the blessings of victory, health, wealth, post and position with changes in their world. In such conditions, repentance is the best choice and the only solution,” he added more.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “Any nation that does not value blessings, Allah takes back His blessings from them. It is the way of Allah which is not limited to non-Muslims. If Muslims neglect divine rulings, they will face problems and failure. They will lose peace and their wealth. The main reason of Muslims’ anxieties, problems and negligence is disobedience from the orders of Shari’ah.”
“It was the recalcitrance of Pharaoh which caused his all deprivation from blessings. He lost his all power, rule and wealth just due to his rebellion.”
President of Darululoom Zahedan went on to say more about another example of failure and said: “In the battle of Ohod, a group of Sahabah was deployed at a strategic gorge of mountains. But some of them disobeyed their commander and the army of Muslims witnessed a temporary defeat.”
“Sins and misdeeds uproot mankind. When sins spread in the society, that society will face crises and problems. Misdeeds create challenges in personal and social life. The only remedy is to bring change in life,” he concluded.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid urged on “tolerance” and “unity” in a part of his sermon and said: “Shia and Sunni seminaries should enhance their tolerance and remove bigotry and intolerance. Islam is a mercy for all; it should not be represented by extremism, narrow-mindness and personal views that people consider Islam a burden.”
Forced Confession Refused in Islam
In the second part of his Friday speech, Mawlana Abdol-Hamid condemned “forced confessions” taken from accused people and termed it “against the way of Islam”.
Khateeb and Friday Imam of Sunnis reacted to the recent details disclosed in the case of Iranian nuclear scientists’ assassination and said: “Lately, some details of the assassination of nuclear scientists have been disclosed that those who were detained and investigated as assassins of nuclear scientists had confessed the crime under torture and their confessions were false.”
“According to Islam any kind of confession which is the result of pressure and torture is not authentic. Islam does not allow such steps. Those who obtain confessions by force and torture have not recognized Islam well,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said: “Some people abduct others and torture them to confess any crime or accept any debt; such confessions are inauthentic. Forced confession is refused in Islam and Islamic Shari’ah does not accept such confessions.”
“Everyone in the Islamic Republic of Iran has to follow the Islamic directions. If any judge issues order of Ta’zir for obtaining confession, his order is against Islamic directions and such confessions are inauthentic. We ask the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop such acts,” he underlined.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “We are human beings and we may commit mistake, but it is important to accept our mistakes and modify them.”
“The new chief of justice has been making efforts to bring changes in the judiciary and fight against economic corruption. It is a good news and source of satisfaction. All offices and organizations need reviews and changes in their policies and attitudes,” Mawlana Abdol-Hamid concluded his points.