Translation of the letter:
In the Name of God, the most Beneficent, The most Merciful
I thank God the Lord who there is no Lord other than him; a Just who does not oppress and a mighty who does not become weak and a wise who does not become unaware and a wakeful who does not sleep and an alive who does not die; A God who is praised in its essence and is pure from all errors and deviations; A God who is upright by its essence and eternal in its uprightness; A God who is hidden in the climax of apparentness and is visible behind a thousand curtains; the God who created earth and sky and whatever that is between the two in six days so that it becomes a reason for His Lordship; the God who created the angels by His power and mercy and put them in stars and planets so that they worship Him and serve Him; the God who created human by His power and wisdom and made him superior to many of His creations so that he may know Him and worship Him...
Translation of the saying:
When a group of youths who love Mahdi, wrote a letter to Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani and declared their support for him and asked him for instructions, he said:
“Send them my regards and tell them: When people are going left and right, you hold on to the middle path, and when people are inclining toward Zayd and Amr, you turn to Mahdi. Remember God Almighty a lot, and set Heaven as your trade, and perform the prayer at its initial time, and pay Zakat to its owners, and be nice to your parents, for you will not stay with them for long, and enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and make your affairs smooth and easy, and leave what is out to be left, and hold on to what is ought to be held on to, and be ready to emigrate toward Mahdi! Because I will emigrate toward him when I find enough companions,...
Translation of the lesson:
Verse No. 6
God Almighty has said:
“O you who believed! Obey God and obey the Prophet and those in authority from among you”.
1 . Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Shirazi informed us, he said: I asked Mansoor about the words of God Almighty that says: “O you who believed! Obey God and obey the Prophet and those in authority from among you”, so he said: There is always someone among those who believed that obedience to him is obligatory for them like obedience to God and the Prophet, whoever obeys him, obeys God and the Prophet, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys God and the Prophet, and he is the one whom God and the Prophet have appointed, and not the one whom people have appointed with their passions, I said: They say that anyone from among believers who takes control of their authority is the one in authority from among them, he said: They are right!...
What is the secret of the black flags of Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani? Is it not true that he is not a fake claimant? So what’s his intention by use of black flags?
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani is not a fake claimant, and he has no similarity to them in terms of thoughts, conversation and performance and this is obvious and tangible to those who are knowledgeable and fair. With this in mine, the secret of his use of black flags is the following three reasons:
Firstly, using black flags, is the tradition [Sunnah] of the Messenger of God peace and salutation be upon him and his household; Because according to Mutawatir narrations, the color of the flags of his excellency during the battles were black and with this description, utilization of black flags by Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani in the great cultural battle that he has started in order to fight against ignorance and imitation and passions and worldliness and prejudice and arrogance...
In the subject of imitation, how can we answer the 122nd verse of Surah At-Tawbah? Thank you very much.
In verse 122 of blessed Surah of At-Tawbah, it has been said: ﴿وَمَا كَانَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لِيَنْفِرُوا كَافَّةً ۚ فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِنْ كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنْذِرُوا قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا رَجَعُوا إِلَيْهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَحْذَرُونَ﴾; “And believers were not those who migrate altogether (toward the Prophet), so why not from each group of them some migrate to learn about the religion and to warn their own nation when they return, so that they may beware”. It is clear that this blessed verse is not related to “imitating the scholars”, but rather it is related to the narrations of the narrators from the Prophet peace be upon him and his household; as all the people of the knowledge, have mentioned this verse is one of the proofs for authority of narrations; although contrary to what they think, it only implies on the authority of Mutawatir narrations from his Excellency or merely narrations of him for the people of his time;...
Recently, a challenging book with a new thinking style in the field of Islamology entitled Return to Islam by “Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani” has been published among the educated people, including Islamic seminarians and academics, and has provoked various reactions. The content of this book, which is written in a scholarly and reasoning manner and based on Islamic certainties and well-known facts to all Muslims of different sects, is a critique of the official and common understanding of Islam, and presents a distinct and trans-sectarian understanding of it called the pure and complete Islam.
In this book, the author first explains the criterion of cognition and considers necessity, unity and self-evidence as its three characteristics, and after many studies, considers the intellect as its example and emphasizes that all cognitions must inevitably lead to the intellect. Of course, he considers the intellect different from philosophy and believes that the criterion of cognition is the rational intellect and not the philosophical intellect...