Saturday, December 2, 2023 AD / Jumada al-Awwal 18, 1445 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
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Letter
 

Translation of the letter:

They did not know God the way He deserves (to be known) when they took rulers apart from Him, submitted to rulings other than His rulings, and said about Him what they had no knowledge of when they said: “God has commanded us to it,” whereas God does not command polytheism, but they have fabricated lies against Him...

The bandits in the way of God kept people from God’s Book and His Caliph and occupied them with themselves, as a baby is kept from his mother’s breast and distracted with a pacifier! Then the consequence of this banditry was that people became addicted to imitating them, and not long after they fell into the hole of imitation in the practices, they fell into the well of imitation in the principles, had them take control of their Hereafter and world, submitted to their guardianship as if it is the guardianship of God, and took them as lords apart from God; like Jews who took their scholars and monks as lords apart from God during the absence of their Prophets, and whenever a Prophet came to them, they denied him with their gesture or killed him with their fatwa; because no Prophet came to them unless he spoke against their priests and exposed their hypocrisy and treachery...

Indeed, you have left the Book of God behind, neglected His Caliph, and slaughtered the intellect before your desires, and this is not so surprising; because you have been away from the age of the Prophets for more than a thousand years, and the time of their absence has been prolonged for you, and now you are descendants of a people who saw neither a Prophet nor a successor to a Prophet, so you inherited religion from them; as God Almighty has said: ﴿فَخَلَفَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ وَرِثُوا الْكِتَابَ يَأْخُذُونَ عَرَضَ هَذَا الْأَدْنَى وَيَقُولُونَ سَيُغْفَرُ لَنَا وَإِنْ يَأْتِهِمْ عَرَضٌ مِثْلُهُ يَأْخُذُوهُ ۚ أَلَمْ يُؤْخَذْ عَلَيْهِمْ مِيثَاقُ الْكِتَابِ أَنْ لَا يَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْحَقَّ وَدَرَسُوا مَا فِيهِ ۗ وَالدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ[1]; “Then they were succeeded by generations who inherited religion from them, so they take goods of this world and say: ‘We will be forgiven,’ and if similar offer comes to them, they would take it too! Had the covenant of religion not been taken from them and had they not studied its lessons that they should say nothing about God except for the truth and that the abode of the Hereafter is better for those who are pious?! Do you not understand?!” So you followed in the footsteps of your fathers and were descendants after them; as God Almighty has said: ﴿أَوْ تَقُولُوا إِنَّمَا أَشْرَكَ آبَاؤُنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ وَكُنَّا ذُرِّيَّةً مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ ۖ أَفَتُهْلِكُنَا بِمَا فَعَلَ الْمُبْطِلُونَ[2]; “Or you say: ‘Our fathers before us were polytheists, and we were descendants after them, so are You going to destroy us for what people of falsehood did?!’”...

Beware, do not be deceived by their appearance and do not fall for what they say of flowery statements; because they are like devils that come to you from the right; as God Almighty has said: ﴿قَالُوا إِنَّكُمْ كُنْتُمْ تَأْتُونَنَا عَنِ الْيَمِينِ[3]; “They say: ‘You used to come to us from the right!’” Whereas the left and the right are misleading and both lead to one destination, and that is indeed the fire, which is an evil destination for the misguided. Know God’s religion by His Book and His Caliph, not by the opinions of men; because those who have known God’s religion by the opinions of men have not known God’s religion...

Then, with the support of this status that God has not set for them, they harm any Muslim who does not submit to their rulings or follow their desires and consider it lawful to violate his wealth, life, and reputation that God has forbidden, and some of their subordinates who work under their command try to spread corruption on the earth, and some of their followers who are mostly fools disown their opponents as if they are God’s opponents, and there are miserable people among them who kill and get killed for them!...

Indeed, they shouted before they could speak, flew before they grew wings, and dived into the sea before they learned to swim! So they have put on a garment that is too big for them and shoes that fall off their feet! They have taken a morsel bigger than their mouths and eaten food more than their stomachs, so their ribs are about to break apart! They dress like monks but think like disbelievers and say the words of the righteous but do the deeds of oppressors! They are like beautiful, slender snakes with bellies full of poison! They go out in the morning for oppression and return home in the evening for evil deception! Their hearts have been filled with arrogance and greed, and they are concerned about nothing but maintaining their power! They blame the arrogant while they are from them and deny claimants while they make the same claim! They have sacrificed religion for politics and traded the Hereafter for the world! They have committed great sins and invented abhorrent innovations! They have given positions to the incompetent and brought the lowly to high ranks! They have isolated the righteous and defamed well-wishers!...

I swear to God, if you look at their logic, you will find it absurd, and if you examine their proof, you will find it invalid. Their thoughts are confused, and their words are contradictory; because God has not sent down proof for what they say, and they fabricate lies against Him...

Except for those who have good intentions, and when God’s invitation reaches them, they answer it, repent to Him, and leave the ranks of oppressors; because they are from the pious, and the good end will belong to the pious when their sins are forgiven, their evil deeds are forgotten, and they enter Heavens beneath which rivers flow to be a reward for their patience, and with God there is a great reward...

Why did those who had power on the earth not invite toward God’s Caliph on it or give him their wealth and weapons so that he would have power on it like them?! Did they fear that their power on it would diminish?! They will inevitably lose all their power on it when God’s Caliph comes to power on it, to the extent that the happiest of them on it will be one who pastures the sheep of his father’s village! Is there not a ruler on the earth who would sell his kingdom on it to have a kingdom in Heaven? Indeed, God can take away the kingdom from them by force, but He likes that they surrender it to Him willingly...

The truth is that you have strayed into the right out of fear of the left, become afflicted with exaggeration out of fear of negligence, and jumped into fire out of fear of it! Whereas God has made you a middle nation, warned you against the left or the right, and said: ﴿وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا[4]; “And thus We have made you a middle nation.” So do not take guardians apart from Him that you will fall into misery, and do not take a path other than His path that you will go astray! I am indeed a well-wishing brother to you. Do you want to be among those who will say on the Day of Judgment: ﴿رَبَّنَا إِنَّا أَطَعْنَا سَادَتَنَا وَكُبَرَاءَنَا فَأَضَلُّونَا السَّبِيلَا[5]; “O Lord! We obeyed our leaders and elders, so they misled us”?!...

Beware! Do not let Satan deceive you that you would have the illusion of emergency and say: “These are better than others for us, there is no choice for us other than them, and we are repelling the worse by utilizing the bad”; because if you are pious, do not be satisfied with the bad, and avoid taghut, God will make a way out for you from where you do not expect, grant you a double portion of His mercy, provide for you a light by which you walk, and forgive the failures of your past; because He is indeed the All-Forgiving, the Most Merciful; as He has said: ﴿وَالَّذِينَ اجْتَنَبُوا الطَّاغُوتَ أَنْ يَعْبُدُوهَا وَأَنَابُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَى[6]; “And those who avoided worshiping taghut and turned toward God, there will be good tidings for them.” Now I give you good tidings that God has never left His servants to choose between the bad and the worse, and He is too Wise and too Generous to do so, but rather He has set the good for them beyond the bad and the worse, but most of them do not know. I have come to you now to inform you about it and reveal it after a period that has been prolonged for you so that you may gain insight. Now I have brought you a message in which there is relief for you, and perhaps God has started something that is hidden from you; because He has power over all things. So if my feet remain firmly on the earth and those who do not want God to be worshiped on it do not remove me from it, I will speak to you and show you the truth, to an extent that children will memorize it and housewives will describe it, and if my feet are seized and I am removed from the earth, I have no fear; because I am not better than my fathers, and my life is not more sacred than their lives, and how sweet it is for me to join them while I have followed the Book of God and the Sunnah of His Prophet, and I have not brought any innovation into Islam, nor have I made a claim about what does not belong to me, nor have I sought superiority or spread corruption on the earth, and I have done my duty toward my people, and death is better for me than life in the world that has been filled with oppression and has become filthier than a dog’s carrion! Undoubtedly, my return is to God, and He will judge between me and those who let me down and wronged me. He has promised those of you who know the truth and stand up for it that He will surely appoint them as Caliphs on the earth, establish for them their religion which He chose for them, and give them security after their fear so that they may worship Him and not associate anyone with Him. Then those who fabricated lies against God will despair of His mercy and know that they cannot make Him powerless on the earth, and God surely fulfills His promise, and He possesses a light that perfects it, even if disbelievers hate it.

When various words are heard and everyone calls out from a side, you shall follow a word that is more compatible with the words of God and His Prophet and respond to a call that is more in line with the intellect; as God Almighty has said: ﴿فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِ ۝ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ ۚ أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمْ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ[7]; “Give My servants good tidings; those who listen to every saying and follow the best of it; they are the people whom God has guided, and they are indeed people of wisdom.”

Thus we wrote to you so that you may be mindful, return to the truth, worship your God by making religion pure for Him, avoid worshiping taghut, even if it is in the clothes of Islam, and rise for justice so that fitnah will be eliminated on the earth and religion will be entirely for God, and those who dispute about His signs should know that there is no escape for them, and peace be upon whoever followed the guidance.

Explanation of the letter:

To know more about His Honor’s intended meaning in this honorable letter, see the topics “Impossibility of absolute guardianship of the Islamic jurist,” “Obeying oppressive rulers is not obligatory,” and “Sovereignty of other than God” from the book Return to Islam.

↑[1] . Al-A‘raf/ 169
↑[2] . Al-A‘raf/ 173
↑[3] . As-Saffat/ 28
↑[4] . Al-Baqarah/ 143
↑[5] . Al-Ahzab/ 67
↑[6] . Az-Zumar/ 17
↑[7] . Az-Zumar/ 17–18
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