Friday April 10, 2020 AD Sha'aban 16, 1441 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.
Number: 1 Code: 31

A saying from his Honor about the necessity of acting based on the intellect, and the forbiddance of acting based on the habit or emotions or imitation

أَخْبَرَنا عَبْدُ اللّهِ بْنُ مُحمّدٍ الْبَلْخِيُّ -وَ هُوَ رافِعٌ كَفَّيْهِ إِلَى السَّماءِ- قالَ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنّكَ تَعْلَمُ أَنِّي ما رَأَيْتُ أَعْلَمَ مِنَ الْمَنْصُورِ بِما أَنْزَلْتَهُ و لا أَرْحَمَ مِنْهُ بِمَنْ خَلَقْتَهُ! كُنْتُ مَعَهُ وَ نَحْنُ عَلىٰ شاطِئِ جَيْحُونَ فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِي وَ قالَ: يا بُنَيَّ! إِسْتَعْمِلِ الْعَقْلَ فِي أُمُورِكَ كُلِّها وَ لا يَغْلِبنَّكَ عَلَيْهِ عادَةٌ وَ لا شَهْوةٌ وَ لا تَقْلِيدٌ! وَ قالَ: إِعْمَلْ عَلىٰ عَقْلٍ تُعَدُّ عامِلاً و لا تَعْمَلْ عَلىٰ عادَةٍ وَ لا شَهْوَةٍ و لا تَقْلِيدٍ، فَإِنَّ مَنْ عَمِلَ عَلىٰ شَيْءٍ مِنْ ذٰلِكَ كانَ عَمَلُهُ كَرَمادٍ اشْتَدَّتْ بِهِ الرِّيحُ فِي يَومٍ عاصِفٍ لا يَقْدِرُونَ مِمّا كَسَبُوا عَلىٰ شَيْءٍ، إِنَّ اللّهَ تَعالىٰ يَقُولُ: «وَقَدِمْنَا إِلَىٰ مَا عَمِلُوا مِنْ عَمَلٍ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ هَبَاءً مَنْثُورًا»!

Translation of the saying:

Abdullah ibn Muhammad Balkhi - while he had risen his hands toward the sky- informed us and said: Oh God! You know that I have not seen anyone more knowledgeable than Mansoor about what you have sent down, and have not seen anyone more compassionate toward those whom you have created! I was beside him while we were by the Jeyhun river, then he took my hand and said: Oh, my boy! Use intellect in all of your affairs and neither let the habit nor emotion nor imitation conquer you about them! And he said: act based on the intellect to be accounted as a doer, and do not act based on the habit or emotion or imitation; because someone who acts based on these factors, his action is similar to ashes in a stormy day that there remains nothing for them of what they have acquired! Indeed, the dignified God has said: “And we come for the deed they did and transform it into scattered dust”[1]!

↑[1] . Al-Furqan/ 23
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