Tuesday July 16, 2019 AD Dhul-Qi'dah 13, 1440 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
* At the same time as Eid al-Adha English translation of the honorable book “Return to Islam” written by Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani is published. * Software version of the book “Return to Islam” written by allamah Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani may God protect him has been published.


Number: 4

Another excerpt from his honor’s letters that he emphasizes on necessity of recognizing truth from falsehood.

The letter text:

... من برای شما برادری خیرخواه هستم. من شما را به تشخیصِ حق از باطل فرا می‌خوانم تا هلاک نشوید و به شناخت راستگو از دروغگو دعوت می‌کنم تا در زیان نمانید؛ چراکه شما از روز نخست تا امروز، همواره در زیان بوده‌اید؛ چنانکه پروردگارتان فرموده است: «إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ» (عصر/ 2) و رهایی شما از زیان در گرو دو چیز است، هم‌چنان‌که پرواز پرندگان به آسمان در گرو دو بال است و آن دو چیز، همانا ایمان و عمل صالح است؛ چنان‌که فرموده است: «إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ» (عصر/ 3). امّا ایمان، اعتقاد به حق و عدم اعتقاد به باطل است و این تنها با شناختِ حق و باطل حاصل می‌آید و امّا عمل صالح، چیزی جز عمل به لوازم حق و پرهیز از لوازم باطل نیست و این نیز تنها با شناختِ حق و باطل حاصل می‌آید. پس، شناختِ حقّ و باطل، پایه‌ی ایمان و عمل صالح است و این دو با شناخت آغاز می‌شوند. مَثَل شناخت نسبت به این دو، مثَلِ پی نسبت به ساختمان یا سر نسبت به بدن یا نماز نسبت به سایر اعمال است. آیا اگر ساختمانی پی نداشته باشد، بر جای خود استوار می‌ماند؟! یا اگر کسی سر نداشته باشد، سایر اعضای بدنش به او سود می‌رساند؟! یا اگر کسی نماز نخواند، حجّ و روزه‌ی او پذیرفته می‌شود؟! به همین سان، اگر کسی معرفت نداشته باشد، مؤمن نیست و عمل صالحش به او سود نمی‌رساند. به شما راست می‌گویم: اگر کسی میان صفا و مروه یا آویخته به پرده‌های کعبه، با عملِ صالحِ همه‌ی جنّ و انس بمیرد در حالی که حق و اهل آن را از باطل و اهل آن نشناخته، همانا به مرگِ جاهلیّت مرده و به دوزخ در آمده است. پس، از این‌جا واجب می‌شود بر شما که حق و اهل آن را از باطل و اهل آن بشناسید و این شناخت را بر هر عمل صالحی مقدّم بدانید و آگاه باشید که بدون این «معرفت»، هیچ ایمانی برای شما نیست و هیچ نماز و روزه و حجّ و زکاتی به شما سود نمی‌رساند و شما از زیان‌کاران خواهید بود ...

Translation of the letter:

... I am a merciful good-intentioned brother for you. I invite you to recognize truth from falsehood so that you do not perish and I invite to distinguish the truthful person from a mendacious liar so that you do not get stuck in loss; because you have always been in loss from the very first day up to now; as your Lord has said: «إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ» (Asr/ 2) and your deliverance from loss is contingent upon two things, just like the birds in sky who rely on two wings to fly, indeed faith and good righteous deeds; as He has said: «إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ» (Asr/ 3). But faith, is to believe in what is the upright and disbelief in what is false and this can be achieved only with recognition of right and wrong and then good righteous deed, is not anything other than performing the prerequisites for uprightness and avoiding from prerequisites of falsehood and this can only be achieved with cognition about uprightness and falsehood. So, recognizing uprightness and falsehood, is the foundation of faith and good righteous deed and these two begin with cognition. The similitude for cognition about these two is like the foundation for a building or head for a human being or prayer compared to other deeds. Does a building that does not have a foundation remain in its place strong? Or does a person who does not have a head benefit from any other body organs? Or can the Hajj and fasting from somebody who does not pray be accepted? To the same extent if somebody does not have the knowledge, does not have faith and his righteous good deeds does not benefit him. I am telling you the truth: If somebody dies while he is in midst of Safaa and Marwah or he is hanging from curtains of Kabba and carries with him the righteous good deeds of all mankind and the Jinn, while he does not recognize the truth and people of the truth vs the false and the people of the false, indeed he has died to Jahiliah death and has gone to the hell. Therefore, it is hereby obligatory to you that you recognize right and his people from falsehood and his people and make this recognition prior to every good righteous deed and be aware that without this “knowledge”, there exist no faith for you and you will not get benefit from all the prayer and fasting and Hajj and Zakat and you will be from those who get lost ...

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