Saturday July 31, 2021 AD Dhul-Hijjah 21, 1442 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(56) Satan and his party are equipped with the tools of power, wealth and media in our time more than ever, and by abusing these efficient tools, they have taken over the public opinion and have changed world relations to their advantage and they are suppressing the justice seekers, sterilizing the reforms, reversing the facts and contamination of natural and Islamic teachings. Their most important goal in these actions is one thing: to prevent the advent of Imam Mahdi peace be upon him. (Section: Articles and Remarks)
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Does saying the phrase «أشهد أنّ علیّاً ولیّ الله» in the Azan abrogates it? Shi’a scholars do not consider it as a part of Azan, but do not forbid saying it either (by reasoning based on verse 55 of Surah Al-Ma’eidah). Is Mr. Khorasani’s opinion the same?

Saying «أشهد أنّ علیّاً ولیّ الله» in Azan, like saying «الصّلاة خیر من النّوم» in it is innovation, and if it is said without believing in its particularity, then it actually is talking in the middle of Azan which is considered to be abominable, and this is a law that has not been unknown for the former Shi’a scholars; as Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babawayh (D. 381 AH), known as Shaykh Saduq, in the book “Man la yahduruhu al-Faqih”[1], has considered saying this phrase in Azan to be from the innovations of “whom may be cursed by God” who have falsely made themselves among the Shi’a.

↑[1] . Vol. 1, p. 290
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