Saturday September 18, 2021 AD Safar 11, 1443 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(5) Allamah Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani may God protect him does not belong to any of the Islamic sects; because he does not consider any of them -whether from the Sunni sects or from the Shiite sects- to be complete and flawless, and he believes that all of them -more or less- are infected with some heresies and belief and jurisprudential deviations. (About Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani)
Question & Answer

With our greetings, we want to know his honor’s opinion about this narration:

Amir al-Mu’minin Ali peace be upon him has said: The great prophet peace be upon him and his household said: “A man will rise from Transoxiana who is called “Harith ibn Harith”, the commander of his corps and the leader of his army is a man called “Mansoor” who will prepare sovereign ruling and monarchy for the household of Muhammad peace be upon him and his household or will provide power and dominance for them, as Quraysh prepared the grounds for sovereign ruling of God’s prophet peace be upon him and his household. It is obligatory to any muslim believer to aid him”. (Aqd al-Durar, p. 130)

[Also] we want to know his honor’s opinion about this narration:

Conjunction occurs between Mars and Saturn every two years. Imam Ali peace be upon him considers the move of army of Khorasani and Shoaib bin Saleh from Samarkand toward Iraq, following the full conjunction of these two planets(1) a year before the rise of Mahdi peace be upon him:

... Be aware, you will have a short time ,after a while at which some of my speeches and also types of arguments and their correctness will be revealed for you, at the time of occurrence of exact conjunction of Mars and Saturn(1). At this time, consecutive vibrations and earthquakes will happen and some flags will rise up from Jeyhoon shore toward Babel desert ...(2).

1 . From Old astronomers viewpoint, the exact conjunction is when two stars come together at one degree and at one minute in one house, and according to new astronomers, when the distance between them, from the ground viewer’s look, be less than five astrological degrees.

2 . Mashariqul Anwar al-Yaqeen, p. 266, the Tatanjiyyah sermon.

The news about rise of a man called “Mansoor” from Transoxiana ahead of a man called “Harith ibn Harrath”, in order to prepare the grounds for sovereign ruling of the household of Muhammad peace be upon him and his household, is a Wahid news which Abu Dawud has narrated in his Sunan[1] with a Hasan evidence in the opinion of Ahl al-Hadith, from Halal ibn Amru, from Ali, from the God’s prophet peace be upon him and his household, but there are differences in its versions; Because this is apparent from the issued version that “Mansoor” is ahead of “Harith ibn Harrath” which is strange; Since there is not any witness or equivalent for it in other narrations, but from Qunduzi version in Yanabi al-Muwadda[2], the unity of “Mansoor” and “Harith” and non-contradiction of them is apparent, that there is witness and equivalent for it in other narrations and therefore, some researchers have stated that the mentioned “Harith” in this narration, is the same “Mansoor Khorasani” and their reason, regardless of the Qunduzi version, is that there is no trace of this “Harith” in other narrations and only “Mansoor” is mentioned as the person who will rise from Khorasan. Yes, Qazi Noʿman in Sharh al-Akhbar[3] from Abdur Razaq, from Ali, from the God’s prophet peace be upon him and his household, has narrated the mentioned news in a way that informs “Mansoor” is ahead of “Mahdi”, not ahead of any other man; Given that it has been said in it: «يَقُومُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ وُلْدِي، عَلَى مُقَدَّمَتِهِ رَجُلٌ يُقالُ لَهُ الْمَنْصُورُ، يُوَطِّئُ لَهُ -أَوْ قالَ: يُمَكِّنُ لَهُ- واجِبٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ نُصْرَتُهُ -أَوْ قالَ: إِجابَتُهُ»; “A man of my children will rise, a man called “Mansoor” is ahead of him who will prepare the grounds for him -or said: will make possibility for him- It is obligatory to any believer to aid him -or said: to respond to him” and accordingly, “Harith” is considered of the titles of Mahdi peace be upon him who according to what is apparent from some narrations, is in Khorasan before his advent and accompanies “Mansoor Khorasani”; As in a narration which has mentioned the black flags, it has been said: «فَإِنَّ فِیها خَلیفَةَ اللّهِ الْمَهْدِيَّ»[4]; “Indeed Mahdi, the caliph of God is among them” and it has been said in another narration: «فَإِنَّ الْمَهْدِيَّ وَ النَّصْرَ مَعَهُمْ»[5]; “Indeed Mahdi and Nasr are with them”, furthermore it is possible that “Nasr” is a distortion of “Mansoor” and maybe in the original narration it has been said: «فَإِنَّ الْمَهْدِيَّ وَ المَنْصُورَ مَعَهُمْ»; “Indeed Mahdi and Mansoor are with them” and this reveals the meaning of the Abu Dawud news and can be from that aspect which is narrated: «مِنَ الْمَغْرِبِ يَقُومُ وَ أَصْلُهُ مِنَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَ هُناكَ يَسْتَوِي قِيامُهُ وَ يَتِمُّ أَمْرُهُ»[6]; “(Mahdi) will rise from west, but its origin is from east and his rise will form and his works will be organized in there”. The result is that the Abu Dawud news, is a Wahid and uncertain news and is narrated in two different ways and in each of them, different perspective is accepted and with above description, one cannot be limited to that.

Yes, the news about rise of a man called “Mansoor” from Khorasan with black flags for inviting toward Mahdi and preparing the grounds for his sovereign ruling, is not limited to this one news, rather this is apparent that it exceeds hundreds of various news with plenty of evidences in narrative books of Sunni and Shiite, and this number is indeed Mutawatir and leaves no place to doubt about its correctness; Except that Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani, although has indeed risen from Jeyhoon shore and undoubtedly invites toward Mahdi and truly prepares the grounds for his excellency’s sovereign ruling and practically has raised up black flags to confront the black flags of ISIS, does not claim to be the very “promised Mansoor”; Since his rise is not a superstitious and fictitious rise at all, rather is an absolute truth and a reality on earth which there is no place for claims in its holy presence; As his rise from Khorasan is an absolute reality and his black flags confronting the black flags of ISIS, is an absolute reality and his invitation toward Mahdi and his preparation of the ground for his excellency’s sovereign ruling, is an absolute reality and his great book, “Return To Islam” is the cultural and ideological engineering for the global revolution. With above description, how low-minded are those who want to make ways for claims in the holy presence of this absolute and real movement, in order to harm its calmness and wisdom with this low-minded method and cause the burnt servants of God to doubt about it[7], and open the mouths of blabbers against it, while if they were after the truth, they would see it with their two eyes and if they were after the reality, they would hear it with their two ears and at that time, they would not leave definitives for unspecifics!

A few days ago, a man came to Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani from a very distant land and after he had some conversation with him, he took his hand and said: “I witness that you are the promised preparer of the grounds for appearance of Mahdi that Prophet of God has commanded us to accompany”! When the honorable man heard this, he pulled out his hand immediately and told him with reproof:

“Leave me alone oh you brother! Have you come all along this far distant trip to deceive me about my religion?! I swear to God that I will prepare the grounds for reappearance of Mahdi but I do not care what will you name me; Because I have not chosen the blue sky as my roof top and I have not selected the soil on earth as my carpet and I have not thrown myself like a stone into the ocean of sedition and disaster so that you come from your land and name me a promised person! Am I not the son of man?! So call me the “son of man” and accompany me on the route that I have started because I am heading to Mahdi and I will get to him with you or without you”!

Then as he was standing up to leave he said with a loud voice:

“I am an announcer ahead of Mahdi who calls: Clear the way”!

Now, you “Youth who love his excellency Mahdi”!

If you are truly “Youth who love his excellency Mahdi”, know that helping “the promised ground preparer of Mahdi’s advent” is not obligatory because he is “promised”, rather it is obligatory because he is “the ground preparer of Mahdi’s advent”, and if you are “Youth who love his excellency Mahdi”, must rise to aid him, although you do not consider him “promised”! Good for those who have insight; Since they see the truth behind a thousand curtains, and Woe to those who are blind; Since they do not see the truth, even if it is in front of their eyes!

But the narration about the conjunction of Mars and Saturn and its implying over the incidents close to the advent of Mahdi, is a weak and Wahid narration which it is not permissible to rely on it; Specially given that it is opposed to prohibitions of Islam about looking into astronomy to predict incidents, even though it is real like sorcery.

↑[1] . Vol. 2, p. 311
↑[2] . Vol. 2, p. 51
↑[3] . Vol. 3, p. 359
↑[4] . Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 5, p. 277; Hakim, Al-Mustadrak alaa al-Sahihain, Vol. 4, p. 502; Bayhaqi, Dala’il al-Nubuwwah, Vol. 6, p. 516
↑[5] . Ibn al-Monadi, al-Malahim, p. 44
↑[6] . Ibn Hayyun, Sharh al-Akhbar, Vol. 3, p. 364
↑[7] . [Translator note: Refers to the proverb “A burnt child dreads the fire”.]
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Sub-questions & answers
Sub-question 1
Author: A group of youth who love his excellency Mahdi
Date: 04/02/2015

With our greeting to his honor Khorasani

• We are grateful that you answered our questions.

• Given that we are youth who love the prophet and his household, we regard ourselves obliged to refer to their narrations and by the help of scholars like you and of course by intellect and insight, analyze the contents.

• We surely are not men of superstitionism and traditionalism.

• We definitely consider you son of man and one of righteous servants of God and we do not exaggerate about you nor about anyone else.

• We are sure the way of advent of his excellency Mahdi is Pragmatism and Realism.

• We do not consider ourselves impeccable and faultless.

• At the moment, the only work which we can do, is to introduce your valuable book to study by other people.

• Also, at the moment we cannot travel to your land.

• We hope to the grace of God and we are waiting for the future conditions to coordinate our activities accordingly.

• If you know what is suitable for us, guide us again.

Peace be upon us and upon the righteous servants of God

Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings

Answer to
sub-question 1
Date: 05/02/2015

Youth like you who have faith, knowledge and insight, truly are “Youth who love Mahdi” and at this chaotic time, are rarer than the club of gold and silver. Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani gives his best regards to you and says:

“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. Who can guarantee ten thousand companions for me so that I guarantee him reappearance of Mahdi?! Earth has ruined and time is like a lousy wen that has opened up but the future will belong to the pious”.

God protect you “Youth who love Mahdi”.

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