Translation of the letter:
The righteous servant of God, Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani, wrote to the Persian Muslims in the beginning of his letter after praising God and sending salutations to His prophet:
“And as to what follows... Oh you wise people! Oh Muslim brothers and sisters! I am talking to you about you. Will you hearken to my speech and believe it or will you close your ears and continue your way?! I swear to God, if the enemy of a human writes him a letter, he will read it carefully to know what his enemy has written for him, while I am your compassionate friend and well-wishing brother and it is more deserving to know what I have written for you. If you do not recognize me, I do recognize you and if you do not like me, I do like you. Hearken to my speech and do not ask who I am; Since the identity of human will be revealed by his speech and the wise will look at the speech and not to the speaker!...
Translation of the saying:
Ahmad bin Abdul Al-Rahman Taliqani informed us and said: I asked Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani about the words of Almighty God that says: “Indeed I am the appointer of a Caliph on earth.”, then he replied: Indeed earth will not be empty from a Caliph whom God is the appointer of and if earth becomes empty of such a Caliph then it will swallow everything in itself and whoever dies without knowing this Caliph then he has died an ignorant death! Then he went into silence for a while such that I was intending to stand up and leave, then he continued: Since the time God said this, He has been always appointing a Caliph on earth and should He would have said “I will appoint” it would be possible that He meant to appoint only once but He has said: “Indeed I will always be the appointer” and in Arabic language, “appointer” means that appointing verb is continuous and all Caliphs of God on earth have been guided to the measure of everything that God has created in it...
Translation of the lesson:
A group of our helpers informed us, they said: Mansoor Hashemi khorasani may God protect him, dictated us in some of his assemblies, so he said:
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
Praise to Allah, the Lord of the world and peace be upon Muhammad and his pure family, but after that, remember -O servants of God- that God has wisdom and grace, and it has been due to His wisdom and grace that He has not left the earth since He made Adam peace be upon him inhabit in it, without a just scholar that has made him an Imam for them, so that he guides them, and one of the things that implies it, is His saying that has said: “Indeed, I am the Appointer of a Caliph on earth” [Al-Baqarah/ 30] and has said: “It is just that you are a warner and there is a guide for every nation” [Ar-Ra’d/ 7] and has said: “The day when we call every group with its Imam” [Al-Isra/ 71] and has said: “And of those whom We have created, there are a number who lead to the truth and do justice with it” [Al-A’raf/ 181]...
1 . if Zakat was to be forbidden for Bani Hashim, would God not emphasize on it in the Quranic verses? This family did not accept Zakat in the beginning era of Islam, was that not a sign of their piety and contentment?
2 . Prove that the three-sixth of the Khums which is given to orphans and the needy and wayfarers, all of them must be from the Hashemi’s family.
3 . Is paying Khums and Zakat in accordance with other Quranic judicial commands whose establishments are contingent upon rulership of Caliph of God on earth?
The answers to your questions are as follows:
1 . Zakat is forbidden for Bani Hashim based on the Mutawatir Sunnah and it is unanimously consented among Muslims of all sects; such as people like Sharif Murtaza, Ja’far ibn Hassan, known as Muhaqiq Helli,...
Please explain more about name, age, nationality and apparent characteristics of his honor Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani the ground preparer for the advent of Imam Mahdi peace be upon him. Thank you.
Having a character-oriented mindset has turned into a dangerous and prevalent sickness among Muslims; because they do not accept the word of truth from whom they do not know and accept the word of falsehood from whom they know, while the word of truth is true even though its speaker be unknown and the word of falsehood is false even though its speaker be known. The word of truth does not become false by its speaker’s anonymity and the word of falsehood does not become true by its speaker’s fame, rather every speaker will be known by what he says; if his word was true, he is in line with the truth and if his word was false, he is in line with the falsehood...
﴿وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ﴾
“And obey God and His Messenger, and do not strive with one another to become fatigued and your stamina disappears and wait patiently for God that God is with the patient ones.”
The history of Islam is evidence of the fact that after the demise of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi wa 'Alihi wa Sallam and the absence and loss of the Prophet, which was in fact the greatest calamity for the Muslims, the Islamic Ummah started wandering due to falling in great seditions and misleading doubts and lost his way to the realization of Islam’s ambition and the formation of the ideal city of Utopia. As a result, the Ummah gradually lost the power it had during the time of the Messenger of God Sallallahu Alaihi wa 'Alihi wa Sallam and by passage of time and circulation of ages it got stricken with ignominy and misery! The vast lands of Islam which were united by the slogan of Tawheed under one flag broke apart...