Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah in Zahedan, Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdul Hameed began his Friday sermon by recitation of holy Qur’anic verse:
«وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَن كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ» [النور:55] and talked about the virtues of great companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him); particularly, the excellences of the second and third Caliphs, Omar and Othman (may Allah be pleased with them).
Indicating towards the some important incidents, in the history of Islam, which took place in the last month of Higri year, Dhil-Hijja, he said that “Hajjat-ul-Widaa”, the last pilgrimage of Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was performed in this great month.
Shaikh Abdul Hameed added more saying, ‘On 17th or 18th of Dhul Hijja, third Caliph, Othman bin Affan was martyred. As, second Caliph, Omar bin Khattab was assassinated in the adytum of Prophet Muhammad on 27th Dhul-Hijja; he departed this mortal world three days later.’
Enlightening some virtues of Sahabah, he pointed that if we meditate accurately, we would come to know that prophets are the best and most pious over the world; the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is Imam of prophets and a mercy for all in the world. After the prophets, no one was or will be better than the Companions of Prophet Muhammad. Sahabah were brought up by Imam-ul-Anbiya, Muhammad (Alaihissalam).
The rector of Darululoom Zahedan further said that beloved prophet Muhammad is the best mentor and trainer over the world; his students and companions are, definitely, the signs of his well training. Sahabah accompanied him day and night, in all circumstances and plights.
Mawlana Abdul Hameed emphasized saying that worshipping Allah Almighty, piety, Jihad, obedience and the best ethic of Sahaba made them the most excellent. Sahabah are the examples for Muslims in all eras. None of Muslims can achieve their highest status by any sorts of worships.
Explaining some virtues of Omar bin Khattab, he said that the second Caliph of Muslims used to wear callous cloths, despite being the Caliph of entire Muslim world. He vanquished his time’s two super powers, Iran and Rome, delivering their people from shirk and yoke of tyrant rulers.
‘Omar (radhi-Allahu anhu) never tried to collect money for his personal affairs; rather he was vigilant over the situation of his peasantry. He allocated significant salary for each citizen; he, always, was taking care of people and showed kindness to all of them. Omar gave freedom of speech to his subordinates, as common people were able and allowed to criticize him and they did!’ Khateeb of Sunnis pointed.
Shaikh briefly pointed out to some virtues of the third Caliph Othman and said that Othman married two daughters of the Prophet consecutively. He endowed his whole life for Islam and the progress of humanity. Some of the territories in northern Africa which practiced ‘Arab spring’ and Balochistan were conquered by Othman bin Affan (may Allah be pleased with him).