Sunday, October 24, 2021 AD / Rabi' al-awwal 17, 1443 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(79) Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani redefines beliefs and laws of Islam by relying on transparent wisdom requirements and by citing religious categorical texts which are nothing but Quran verses and Mutawatir narrations of the prophet peace and salutation be upon him and his household and presents a new and ultimately distinct version of Islam that can be considered an Islamic ideology and school of thought and creates a revolution in viewpoint and approach of Muslims of the world and becomes the ground preparer of their union and coherence in near future and a grand and fundamental evolution in their political and cultural structures. (Article 1)
Question & Answer

What is the law for kissing the hands of rulers or scholars or parents? What is the law for kissing the hands of the Messenger of God (peace be upon him and his household) and the Imams of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), especially his Excellency Mahdi (peace be upon him)?

Kissing nobody’s hand is Sunnah, but kissing the hand of the Messenger of God, peace be upon him and his household, and His Caliph’s hand for blessing is permissible; As some of our helpers informed us and said: «أَرادَ رَجُلٌ أَن یُقَبِّلَ یَدَ الْمَنْصُورِ فَأَبْعَدَ یَدَهُ وَ قالَ لَهُ: أَ تُریدُ أَنْ تُغِرَّنِي کَما تُغِرُّ هَؤُلَاءِ الدَّجاجِلَةَ؟! لا یُقَبِّلُ الرَّجُلُ یَدَ الرَّجُلِ إلّا أَن یَکُونَ إِماماً مُفْتَرَضَ الطّاعَةِ! قالَ الرَّجُلُ: وَاللّهِ ما فَعَلْتُ ذَلِكَ إلّا لِأَعْلَمَ أَهُوَ مِنَ الدَّجاجِلَةِ أَمْ لا، فَعَلِمْتُ أَنَّهُ لَیْسَ مِنْهُمْ»; “A man wanted to kiss Mansoor’s hand, so he moved his hand away and said to him: Do you want to deceive me just as you deceive these Dajjals?! Nobody kisses nobody’s hand unless he is an Imam to whom obedience is obligatory! (After that) The man said: I swear to God, I did not do that unless to know if he is also from Dajjals or not, so I realized he is not from them”! Nevertheless, kissing the hands of the parents, if they are Muslims, has no problem; as one of our helpers informed us and said: «سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الرَّجُلِ یُقَبِّلُ یَدَ والِدَیْهِ، فَقالَ: لا بَأسَ بِهِ، أَما سَمِعْتَ قَولَهُ تَعَالَى: ﴿وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ؟!»; “I asked his honor about a man kissing the hands of his parents, he said: it has no problem, have you not heard the word of God Almighty who says: 'And lower to both of them the humble wing of kindness'[1]?!”, but kissing the hands of tyrants and scholars who follow them is forbidden; as one of our helpers informed us and said: «سَمِعْتُ الْمَنْصُورَ یَقُولُ: مَنْ قَبَّلَ یَدَ ظالِمٍ یُظْهِرُ بِذَلِكَ وَلایَتَهُ فَکَأَنَّما قَبَّلَ اللّاتَ وَ الْعُزَّى»; “I heard Mansoor says: whoever kisses the hand of an oppressor to declare his friendship to him, it is like that he has kissed Lat and Uzza” and in the book “Return to Islam”[2] it has been said that his honor refused to kiss an arrogant scholar’s hand.

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