1- Do your prayer at the onset of its due time.
2- Do not abandon the Nafilah of night and ask God for forgiveness at dawn.
3- If you can avoid negligence of God even for a moment, then do so; because negligence of God is the origin of every sin.
4- Remember death very often and pay visit to the graves; because you will not stay on earth for long.
5- Fast the first and last Thursday and the middle Wednesday of every month; because this is the Sunnah.
6- Give charity; because it will clear your sins.
7- Do good to your parents, even if they do bad to you; because they have done enough good to you.
8- Do not cut your relationship, even if it is connected by a hair strand.
9- Do not lie, unless you are afraid to be killed or get someone killed.
10- Do not backbite, unless he is an unbeliever or a sinner. So when you are complaining about others behind their back, say: Those who do this or say that, and do not mention their name.
11- Do not quarrel, even if you are right, but say your reason and keep silent, even though you are accused of being defeated.
12- Admit your fault, even if you lose badly.
13- Prohibit any bad action you see and promote any good action you do not see. This is the key of reforming the world.
14- Do not talk a lot to stay spiritually healthy; because too much talk will not be free from flaws.
15- Do not joke, unless you are right.
Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim
With my greetings and respect to all the staff of the Office for the Preservation and Publication of the Works of Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani, I studied this book that you introduced to me and wrote a note about it that I send to you.
”وَأَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَنَازَعُوا فَتَفْشَلُوا وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ ۖ وَاصْبِرُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ“ (Al-Anfal/ 46)
“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 and voiced independence claims through illusive and baseless slogans and under conspiracy and fermentation of arrogant powers! All of these miseries were due to the fact that Muslims burned their most valuable capital with their own hands and turned their lines of unity into rupture, dispute and disunity. It is natural that the outcome of such a great rebellion was nothing but an overthrow of the achievements of the Prophet Mohammad Sallallahu Alaihi wa 'Alihi wa Sallam. To such an extent that we see today the division in the Ummah and the harshness and animosity among them have blinded their eyes toward fairness and made them, who are originally from a unit Ummah, altogether alien to each other! Every day from one corner of the Islamic world, one can hear the cry for curse and Takfir of Muslims against each other; some of them consider Jihad against another group obligatory and another group issues Fatwa to murder and shed blood among their religious brothers and they consider this act a merit for reward in hereafter!...
↑ . [Translator note: Peace and Salaams be upon him and his household]
↑ . [Translator note: The nation of Islam]
↑ . [Translator note: to “Takfir” someone is to rule that he/she is out of Islam and is not a Muslim rather he/she is an infidel. A Takfiri group is a group who indulge in this behavior]
↑ . [Translator note: Holy war]
↑ . [Translator note: A religious order or verdict that a scholar issues]