Translation of the letter:
In the name of Allah the beneficent the most merciful
Oh my God and God of my fathers those who passed! And God of skies raised by pillars which cannot be seen! And God of ablaze sun and shining moon and abundant stars! And God of extended lands which some are on the top of some others and are attached together by some nails! And God of deep and widespread oceans and whatever is floating on and in them! And God of great seas with raging waves and beautiful islands and sandy beaches and rivers which pour at them! And God of high mountains with snowy peaks and steep slopes and dark valleys and dangerous headlands and big rocks which are put next to them! And God of lush forests with dense trees and dark deeps and every creature which is moving in them! And God of vast deserts with waterless area and eroded soil and sifted shrubs and sand storms which are blowing on them!...
Translation of the saying:
When a group of the youth who love Mahdi wrote a letter to his honor Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani and announced their support for him and asked for guidance from him, he said:
“Send them my Salutations and say to them: When all people are gravitating toward left and right you hold on to the straight middle path and when all people are gravitating toward Zeyd and Amro you gravitate toward Mahdi. Remember Almighty God a lot and set paradise as your trade and perform your prayer on the onset of its due time and pay Zakat to its targeted inmate and be kind to your parents as you will not be so long with them and promote good and forbid evil and make your affairs smooth and easy and leave what it is supposed to be left and hold on to what it is supposed to be held on to, and be ready to migrate toward Mahdi! Because I will migrate to him when I find enough companions even if there be seven seas between me and him...
Translation of the lesson:
But the eighth narration is that which Ali ibn Bābawayh [Died in 329 AH] has narrated in the book of “al-Imamah wa al-Tabsirah”, from Muhammad ibn Yahyā, from Muhammad ibn Isā ibn Ubayd, from Muhammad ibn Abi Umayr, from Husayn ibn Abi al-Alā that said:
I said to Abu Abdullah — meaning Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq — peace be upon him: Does the earth remain without Imam for one day? So he said: No.
Also, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni [Died in 329 AH] has narrated in the book of “Al-Kāfi”, has said: Ahmad ibn Mihrān narrated to me, from Muhammad ibn Ali, from Hussayn ibn Abi al-Alā that said: I said to Abu Abdullah (Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq) peace be upon him: Does the earth remain without Imam? He said: No.
Also, Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Bābawayh [Died in 381 AH] has narrated in the book of “Kamāl al-Din wa Tamām al-Ni’mah”, has said:...
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...
I did not know his honor before and even did not hear his name! I did not see any biography nor a picture of him on the internet too! It is not known at all if such a person exists! Assuming that he exists, it also is not known if he is Shia or Sunni! What kind of pure and complete Islam is this to which he invites and in which has disproved “absolute guardianship of Faqih” and has mentioned the names of Ahl al-Bayt without “peace be upon him”?! If he is Shia, he should have mentioned the names of Ahl al-Bayt with “peace be upon him” and if he is Sunni, at least should have mentioned their names with “Allah is pleased with him”!
The fact that you did not know his excellency Allamah Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani before and did not hear his name, is not a reason for him to not exist. As the wise people have said: “To not find is not the reason for to not exist”!...
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...