Monday April 12, 2021 AD Sha'aban 29, 1442 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(68) The necessity of following the opinion of the majority of the people, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with the truth, is contrary to the manifestations and necessities of Islam, insofar as it is impossible to believe in it except by departing from Islam, and yet those who believe that legislation and governing the society is based on the vote of the majority of the people and it is not based on the verdict of God and they claim to be Muslims at the same time, they are actually hypocrites. (Section: Criticisms and investigations)
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Explain to us the extent of Imam’s interest in Islamic sects.

Imam Mahdi peace be upon him is the Imam of all Muslims, and he is not dedicated to a specific sect, but some Islamic sects may have more cognition about his excellency. In any case, the relation of his excellency to Muslims is like the relation of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib to them that all of them accept him as the Caliph, but some of them consider him as the fourth Caliph and some of them as the first Caliph. Although there is less discord among them about Imam Mahdi peace be upon him, because they all regard him as the 12th Caliph, and from the household of the prophet, and appointed by God, and they only disagree over his father and his birth time, and this is a disagreement that does not do any harm to the necessity for preparation for his advent.

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