Translation of the letter:
Abdullah son of Habib informed us, he said: His excellency Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani wrote me a letter in which after mentioning God and praising Him and sending greetings to the prophet and his household, said:
“And as to what follows...
O Abdullah son of Habib! Know that Salvation is the fate of pious people and piety is the title for God’s worship, and God’s worship is verily obedience to Him and obedience to Him is to do obligatory deeds and to avoid Haram deeds which He has told in His book and in His prophet’s Sunnah. So the servants of God are pious people who are benefactor truth-tellers and temperate righteous people; Those whose hearts tremble from the fear of God and settles down in their own places in a hope for Him; Those whose lips have been dried due to mentioning God so much and have become lean due to continuous fasting;...
Translation of the saying:
1. Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Hirawi informed us, he said: I ask Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani about this word of God Almighty that says: “Obey God and obey the Prophet”, he said: Obey God by obeying His Book and obey the Prophet by obeying his Sunnah, I said: How is the one who obeys the Book of God but does not obey the Sunnah of the Prophet? He said: No, I swear to God, he does not obey the Book of God until he obeys the Sunnah of the Prophet, although his nose is cut off!
Translation of the saying:
2. Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Balkhi informed us, he said: I ask Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani about this word of God Almighty that says: “And God sent down the Book and wisdom to you”, he said: They are Quran and the Sunnah, and indeed, the Sunnah was sent down as Quran was sent down!...
Translation of the lesson:
But the tenth narration is that which Ali ibn Bābawayh [Died in 329 AH] has narrated in the book of “al-Imāmah wa al-Tabsirah”, from Sa’d ibn Abdullah, from Muhammad ibn Isā, from Safwān ibn Yahyā, from ibn Muskān, from Hasan ibn Ziyād, from Abu Abdullah — meaning Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq — peace be upon him that said:
People are not ordered and the earth does not get reformed except by the Imam.
Mansoor may God protect him, said: We believe in this and invite toward this, and he said: The situation of people will always get worse until they return toward the Imam whom God has commanded them to obey.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for accepting this humble servant to serve in the path of Imam Mahdi’s advent peace be upon him.
The best greetings and next:
First Question: Is the physical vitality of Imam Mahdi peace be upon him growing or is he always young by Almighty God’s power?
Second Question: Has Imam Mahdi peace be upon him married, and does he have any children or not?
Third Question: Ayatollah ... [One of the Shia scholars] has said that Imam Mahdi peace be upon him has married with an Iranian girl in Tehran. What is your opinion on the words of this man?
Finally, thank you for your precious efforts. Wish you all success. Greetings.
Please note the following:...
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 new thinking style in the field of knowledge about Islam with the title “Return to Islam” written by “Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani” has been spread among the Muslim elites and thinkers and it has had various reactions. The content of this book, which has been written in an academic and argumentative manner and with reliance upon Islamic certitudes and certainties of all Muslims from different sects, is criticism of official and common version of Islam and presentation of a distinct and beyond sectarian version with the title “complete and pure Islam”.
Author in this book, first explains cognition criterion and considers necessity, unity and self-evidence as three characteristics for it and after plenteous further investigation, considers intellect as its instance and emphasizes that all cognitions inevitably should be concluded with intellect. But he recognizes intellect, different from philosophy and he believes that cognition criterion is the wisdom intellect...