Iran’s Sunni leader amid demonstrations in Zahedan:

Solve Zahedan’s Friday Bloody Case Through its Proper Ways

Solve Zahedan’s Friday Bloody Case Through its Proper Ways

Alluding to some secret efforts of police officials to end the public protests of Zahedan related to the Bloody Friday, the most influential Iranian Sunni leader said that in order to solve the issue, officials should pursue proper means and ways.
Talking to the people of Zahedan before the Friday prayers on September 22, 2023, Shaikh Abdol-Hamid addressed the officials, insisting on adopting the methods and ways of the holy prophet and his companions and households in ruling and dealing with people.

The holy Prophet PBUH did not think about the welfare of himself and his children, but thought about the prosperity and comfort of people
The Friday prayer leader of Sunnis in Zahedan said in the first part of his speech: “Before the dispatch of the holy Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, there was no justice and fairness, and no one respected the rights of others. Allah Almighty sent His last messenger with a great capacity to enlighten the world. The Last Messenger of Allah guided a nation that had fallen in faith and morals. By the revelation of the holy Qur’an and through the wise methods of the Prophet, a big change occurred in Makkah and the Arabian Peninsula in the shortest time.”
“The secret of the Prophet’s success in educating the society and nation was that all his plans, guidance and orders had practical support. The Prophet did not make any concessions for himself. When the Companions tied a stone to their stomach due to hunger, the Prophet tied two stones to his stomach. When the Companions had nothing to eat for one or two days, the Prophet did not have bread for three days or more than that. If the Prophet advised the Companions to pray the night prayers (Tahajjud), he himself used to pray the night prayer as much as that his feet swelled,” he added.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid further said: “The holy Prophet never thought for the betterment of his children’s life and for a more prosperous life, but he used to improve lives of others. The Prophet and his children endured hardships and problems more than others. They thought how to make the lives of others better. After a while, the flag of monotheism were raised in one third of the world during the time of the holy Prophet and in the era of the Guided Caliphs. An extraordinary change happened in the world after Islam.”

The holy Prophet did not act like police
There was no prison in the lifetime of the Prophet

Criticizing the officials for violent treatments against protestors, the Iranian top Sunni cleric strongly opposed such behaviors, saying: “The holy Prophet did not do anything as police officers do against the opponents. He did not arrest anyone, rather he guided people through instructions and advice. The Prophet advised women to wear hijab, but never stopped or dismounted anyone for not wearing hijab. Regarding the creed, monotheism, prayers, etc., the Prophet acted like this. He only implemented the Sharia laws (Hudoud) when some individuals confessed their crimes themselves, and these are specific rules.”
“There was no prison in the lifetime of the holy Prophet, peace be upon him. Once a captive was brought, and tied to the pillar of the mosque. When the Prophet saw him, he asked the captive: What are you thinking about? The captive answered: I see goodness and think good (if you kill me, it is your right because I killed someone, and if you forgive me, it is your favor). The Prophet ordered to release him. When the man saw this morality, he embraced Islam,” said the president of Darululoom Zahedan.
“The holy Prophet changed the world through his good attitude and action. There was no weakness in the Prophet’s performance and life. That is why all Muslims love him today. In mutual friendship, morality, justice, freedom, and fairness, the holy prophet taught the best lessons. The righteous caliphs and companions also ruled according to the way and method of the holy Prophet, and they educated people well,” he said more.

If the dignity of women was preserved, there would be no need to pass complicated hijab bills
The holy Prophet is the best example for those who want to form an Islamic government and system
The most outstanding Iranian Sunni leader went on to say: “If people are hungry, the rulers and their children must endure hunger. Rulers should consider themselves as ordinary people. They should not be hypocrites. People expect world leaders and all officials, even those who do not adhere to any religion, to treat people equally. People also expect this from scholars and heads of clans. After the 1979 revolution, there was a great opportunity to follow the way of the Prophet, Ahl al-Bayt, and the Companions in edification of the people, but it did not happen.”
“If we want to imitate the holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, we should know that the prophet of Allah was with the people, and endured so many hardships. If the authorities were with people and served them, people themselves would adhere to the hijab code and there would be no need to pass hijab bills. If you respected women and had proper planning for the youth, they would have not come to the streets to protest,” said Imam of the Grand Makki Mosque of Zahedan.
He underlined: “To get rid of all problems, there must be grounds to respect the dignity of women and youth. You should create jobs for the youth. When young people are disappointed and do not see a bright future, they create problems. If we do not preserve the dignity of women, they will not wear hijab.”

Islamic law has no weakness; weakness is in performance and in people
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid expressed his regret that many Iranians hate Islam today, and said: “We are sorry that many people in the society have been escaping from the religion. Many think that the current situation is due to weaknesses in Islam, while this is a big mistake; rather the weaknesses are in individuals, and the Islamic Sharia is free from any weakness. The current crises and problems in Iran are the fruits of incorrect performances and tasteful approaches.”
“We would be happy if we could show an example before the nations of the world, and in the meetings of the United Nations and the heads of the world that could be admired by others. It was a source of pride for us that the world leaders receive the message of a civilized nation; but it did not happen,” he said.

No one can create distance between scholars, tribal elders and people of the province
We are with the oppressed people

“Recently, some officials wanted to solve the Bloody Friday event in any way, while Allah has put proper ways to solve every problem. Allah has recommended that when you want to enter a house, enter through the door, do not enter from the window. If we enter through the door and proper means, we can succeed. Scholars, tribal elders and people of the province are united. No one can create a distance between the scholars with each other, or between the scholars and the tribal elders, or between the scholars and the people. By the grace of Allah, unity and cohesion in this province is a blessing,” the eminent scholar of Iranian Balochistan referred to secret actions of some officials to solve Zahedan’s Bloody incident by any way.
“We are not harmful to anyone, including the rulers and the nation. We stand with the oppressed. We advise those who commit injustice, and we say what is right,” he further said.

True unity is realized when it has practical support
Referring to the occasion of official “Unity Week” in Iran, he said: “There has been “Unity Week” celebrating officially in our country for the past four decades until now. During more than four decades, we accompanied the state. Whenever the officials invited us to the conferences, we participated and spoke. We believe that unity is realized when it has practical support. Unity can be effective if we act, even if we do not speak a single word about unity; but if we speak and do not act, it will be useless.”
“If discriminations and inequalities were eliminated, and the slogan of unity had a practical support, it would be effective. If there is discrimination and inequality, and problems are not solved, slogans of unity and holding meetings will not have effect. We are not against unity, but we believe in unity. Unity is the order of the Qur’an, and it brings solidarity among different tendencies. Unity should not be a slogan, but should have practical support. There should be no dispute between different religions and tendencies,” said the Friday Imam of Zahedan.

It was annoying to create trouble for those who wanted to hold an “anniversary ceremony”
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said in his last points: “Recently, problems have arisen for the citizens whose children or one of their family members lost their lives in the recent nationwide protests. Those who wanted to hold anniversaries for the martyrs or to attend the cemeteries faced problems. Security forces have arrested some of the mourners. This action was very annoying for all of us.”
“In the custom of the world and in the Islamic traditions, they sympathize and cooperate with the person in pain. Iranians are among the civilized nations and have always expressed sympathy with mourners,” he believed.


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