Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah in Zahedan, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi, began his latest Friday speech on 7th Dec. 2012 by reading the noble Qur’anic verse:
« أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ وَلَا يَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ»
“Has the time not yet come for those who believe that their hearts should be humble for the remembrance of Allah and for the truth that has descended (through revelation)? They must not be like those to whom the Book was given before, but a long period passed on them (in which they did not repent), therefore their hearts became hard, and (thus) many of them are sinners.”
Addressing tens of thousands worshippers in the Grand Makki Masjid of Zahedan, he stated, “None of mankind can meet salvation without piety and fear of the Exalted. The last and chosen religion of Islam leads human beings to the perfect prosperity. Allah Almighty has made it clear the best sequel is for pious men and women; it dignifies Muslims.”
Every Muslim must pay particular attention to the five-time daily prayers. The Fajr prayer needs more consideration. Awake your children for Fajr prayer. Your daughters and sons-in-law also should get up at dawn; do not let them to miss this blessing prayer and important obligation of Allah Almighty, Shaikh added more.
The rector of Darululoom Zahedan underlined saying the time has come to return toward Allah; we all should repent. Muslims must review their past and make serious efforts to reform their characters. Fear Allah to save your selves from His punishment; it is very dangerous to not care about the rights of people and their true Lord.
“It is the tool of honor and dignity for Muslims to be pious and exercise all commands of Islam firmly. Our honor is in the pleasure and satisfaction of Allah Almighty. If we gain dignity at Allah Almighty, the entire world would kneel before us. Grandeur belongs only to Allah and the believers. None of honors can compete with the honor that is obtained through out Islam; worldly ranks and respects are temporary. People do not respect such ‘honorable people’ by heart as they do for pious Muslims,” Khateeb of Sunni Muslims in Zahedan pointed.
The eminent Islamic scholar urged saying now-a-days Muslims suffer from lots of difficulties including humiliation and abasement; it is for their bad characters, Muslims have forgotten good and exemplary morals. So we should adopt the brilliant directions of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Offer prayers in Masjid with congregation. As for as Shari’ah is concerned, never compromise in home with family members.