Sunday April 18, 2021 AD Ramadan 5, 1442 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(70) The meaning of imitation is acting upon someone else’s saying or deed without reason, and therefore acting upon someone else’s saying or deed with reason is not considered imitation, but it is considered following the reason. Therefore, it is permissible to act upon the religious order of scholars in the case that they provide convincing reasons for it from the Book of God or Mutawatir Sunnah of the Prophet or the common sense, rather it is probably considered obligatory to do so; since acting upon it in that case, is acting upon the Book of God or Mutawatir Sunnah of the Prophet or the common sense. (Question and Answer 43)
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Q&A about Promoting good and forbidding evil

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Laws; Promoting good and forbidding evil
I am a man of pulpit[1] and one of the devotees of his Excellency Allamah Khorasani may God protect him, and sometimes in my preachings I use luminous sayings and eloquent sermons of this honorable man in order to make people aware of the true teachings of Islam, but unfortunately, considering the existing security conditions in Iran and the poisoned atmosphere they have created against this oppressed scholar, I am not able to mention his Honor’s name and cannot quote these things explicitly from his Honor; especially since there are fanatics among the people of the mosque who, if they hear the name of this honorable man from my mouth, will not even pray behind me anymore and will cause me many problems. However, I sometimes refer to this honorable man in a brief way and say, for example, “In the words of one of the great men” or “In the words of one of the scholars” or “Some wise men have said” and the like, but I do not know whether these hints are enough or not? In any case, my question is whether this is permissible for me, considering that I intend to promote the true teachings of Islam? If not, what should I do? Thank you and thank this great scholar who is a clear example of «إنّک علی الحقّ المبین»[2] and with his valuable works, he has raised our level of thought and insight toward Islam by several degrees and has corrected our wrong views, especially on the issue of Mahdism, and has started a great and unprecedented cultural revolution in the Islamic world, which promises the global revolution of Mahdi, God willing.
Esma’ili 26/12/2015
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